5 Star celebrates its 25th anniversary at PLASA 2006, where it will show its diverse range of cases, and also have some fun with prizes to be won.

Marking its quarter century, 5 Star is holding the ‘Speed Challenge,’ where visitors can experience an exciting flight-cased racing simulation game and win prizes.

The simulation includes high quality graphics and sound, and the entire system is housed in a custom built ‘Super Tour’ flight case with racing seat, steering wheel, and pedals. The ‘Speed Challenge’ will take the lap times from each hour of the show, and the visitor with the quickest time walks away with a 5 Star 25th anniversary, limited edition briefcase. The overall quickest time across the four days will receive a £2, 500 voucher to spend at 5 Star Cases.

5 Star will also show a selection of cases from its various ranges. On display will be the recently updated Steel Frame Shock Rack in Tour Grade, which features a durable inner steel 19” rack frame and load-bearing rubber shock mounts. These racks are particularly suited to AV systems and broadcast equipment, ensuring additional shock protection.

Another rack system benefiting from a ‘face-lift’ is the rack-in-a-box. This versatile case comprises of an outer flight case from the Industrial range and a removable inner plywood sleeve. The inner sleeve is CNC machined with durable textured finish and has removable side panels for additional equipment access.

Due to the recent investment into additional CNC machining facilities, 5 Star will be showing samples of inserts from its foam division. On display will be various CNC machined inserts, showing the range of colours available to special order. Die cut inserts are a large part of the foam division’s output and will also be on display.