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08 Mar 2022

DuPont Registry secures second and final round of Series A financing

Ikonick Motors investment closes out the Series A round of financing.

Miami, FLORIDA – March 8, 2022: duPont Publishing, Inc. (d/b/a “duPont Registry”), a Motorsport Network company, today announced that it has closed the second and final round of Series A financing, led by entrepreneur and philanthropist Barry L. Skolnick, founder of Ikonick Motors, LLC, home to some of the world’s finest artworks and automobiles.

Barry Skolnick said: “duPont Registry is known as the market leader in the luxury automotive marketplace and now, as part of the Motorsport Network portfolio and being able to take advantage of the company’s digital footprint and global reach, there is no doubt in my mind that duPont Registry will achieve great success in leveraging its existing business model to become a world leader in the online marketplace for selling and buying supercars and other luxury autos.”

duPont Registry sits at the nexus of Motorsport Network’s Driven Lifestyle division, harnessing in one ecosystem, the culture, community, and commerce of the world’s luxury and classic automotive lifestyle. The Driven Lifestyle portfolio features Canossa Events, synonymous with excellence in road touring, and the organizer of 250 marquee experiences per year for driving enthusiasts. Part of Canossa Events, Cavallino is one of the preeminent media and concours events companies in the world, hosting landmark events for high-end automotive collectors and admirers, such as the Annual Palm Beach Cavallino Classic. The Driven Lifestyle portfolio also features FerrariChat, a leading global social platform and the foremost voice for Ferrari owners and enthusiasts, with 20 years of experience connecting approximately 200K engaged registered members.

duPont Registry has been a market leader in the luxury automotive marketplace for over 36 years, dedicated to connecting affluent buyers with high-end exotic cars and luxury auto brands. Motorsport Network will use this second and final tranche of Series A financing to launch duPont Registry’s new business venture of building the most innovative, influential, and sophisticated online marketplace for selling and buying ultra-luxury and exotic automobiles, providing an exceptional experience for the affluent consumer dedicated to a driven lifestyle. duPont Registry is poised to lead the digital transformation of the industry, given the rapidly-paced global classic, luxury, and exotic car markets and the acceleration of online automotive retailing.

Will Chapman, CEO, duPont Registry said: “This second and final round of Series A strategic investment by Ikonick Motors will allow duPont Registry to continue its planned growth trajectory, while at the same time allowing us to work with Barry and his team.”

 

About duPont Registry

For over 36 years duPont Registry has been the premier exotic and luxury automotive marketplace destination for buyers and sellers of fine automobiles. It connects millions of buyers and sellers across the globe.  As part of the Motorsport Network portfolio, under the Driven Lifestyle division, duPont Registry will use the advanced technology capabilities and global reach of the parent company to further extend its leadership position as the most influential, innovative, and sophisticated ultra-luxury and exotic automotive online marketplace. duPont Registry’s brand authority, publication, and digital properties lead the luxury automotive marketplace with an impressive reach of nearly 10 million followers on social media.

About Motorsport Network

Every month approximately 62 million dedicated users visit a Motorsport Network digital property, to buy, to learn, to be entertained, or simply to feed their passion for cars and racing. We sit at the heart of the Racing and Automotive industries and provide authoritative thought leadership as well as unique experiences to our customers. We take them on a customer journey that encompasses news and insights, events, tickets, games, and eSports, so we leverage the network effect to add value to their experience.  We use our in-house technology and modern data tools to continuously test, learn, and improve. Our processes, content creation, and products are constantly evolving to better serve our audience, clients, and partners.

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