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ZAP, the Santa Rosa, CA company probably best known to the slightly-more-than casual auto enthusiast as the organization who went back and forth with DCX over the importation of smart to these shores, is celebrating its 11th anniversary with the announcement that it'll be importing OBVIO! cars from Brazil. Standing in diametric opposition to smart's lack of capitalization, the all-caps, be-exclamationed OBVIO!s are due to hit American roads in 2007. Meanwhile, ZAP expects to show off several innovations at the San Francisco International Auto Show later this year. Which is good, because pretty much nothing else ever makes its debut there. Score (a very small) one for the City by the Bay!

ZAP Celebrates Eleventh Anniversary in Business [Forbes]

DaimlerChyrsler Denies it Received Smart Purchase Order from ZAP [Internal]