CHARLOTTE, Mich., Aug. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spartan Chassis ("Spartan" or the "Company"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPAR), will demonstrate its superior chassis performance during a free Ride and Drive event at the FMCA 90 th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase held Aug. 13 to 16, 2014, at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, Ore. Customers can visit the Spartan Chassis booth (#2135 between Miller Lane and Tye Lane) Thursday through Saturday during show hours for the opportunity to experience a Spartan Chassis-equipped motor coach.

"We consistently find that it is the breadth of features and performance of a Spartan Chassis which create customer delight and differentiate our products," said Timothy Hamm, Vice President, Sales and Business Development of the Specialty Vehicles business unit, Spartan Chassis. "This Ride and Drive program is about providing new and existing customers an opportunity to experience the most dynamic ride and handling chassis on the market."

Spartan Chassis is partnering with Entegra Coach to offer the Ride and Drive experience for attendees of the FMCA rally. All participants who complete the Ride and Drive on the Entegra Anthem, equipped with a Spartan K3 chassis, will receive free Spartan apparel. One Ride and Drive participant will be randomly selected to receive a $500 fuel card.

The goal at Spartan Chassis is to provide its end-users with an exceptional RV experience, no matter the destination, duty-cycle or configuration. Spartan Chassis consistently drives innovation that improves motor coach performance, including ride quality, maneuverability and handling. Spartan's OEM customers recognize the company and its ability to design, engineer and manufacture a superior chassis.

Ride and Drive reservations can be scheduled at the booth or online in advance of the FMCA's 90 th Family Reunion event in Redmond, Ore., here (

About Spartan Chassis, Inc.

Spartan Chassis, Inc. is a world-class leader in the engineering, manufacturing and marketing of chassis and aftermarket parts for emergency response, recreational vehicle (RV), defense and specialty vehicles. End users recognize and request the Spartan Chassis brand, which consistently delivers superior performance, exceptional safety ratings and innovations which distinguish us from the competition. Visit Spartan Chassis at

About Spartan Motors

Spartan Motors, Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures specialty chassis, specialty vehicles, truck bodies and aftermarket parts for the recreational vehicle (RV), emergency response, government services, defense, and delivery and service markets. The Company's brand names – Spartan™, Spartan Chassis™, Spartan ER™, Spartan ERV™ and Utilimaster® - are known for quality, performance, service and first-to-market innovation. The Company employs approximately 1,700 associates at facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Indiana, and Florida. Spartan reported sales of $470 million in 2013 and is focused on becoming a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of specialty vehicles and chassis. Visit Spartan Motors at

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