HOUSTON, TX – July 15, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Who knew loving your car could pay off, but six auto enthusiasts throughout the country are now fuelling their favorite rides for free thanks to Shell. With more than 5,000 entrants vying for a chance to win up to five years of free Shell gasoline in the third annual Shell V-Power “Fuel My Passion” Sweepstakes, these six lucky winners drove away with Shell V-Power premium gasoline, designed to provide maximum protection for optimum performance. Whether a proud owner of a Nissan 300zx Twin Turbo from Kirtland, Ohio or an auto enthusiast who owned a custom 1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia from Lakeland, Fla., each entrant had a passion for their ride! As one entrant described his car — “it’s my best friend.”
To promote the sweepstakes, Shell created a special online destination for auto enthusiasts to showcase their rides. Everyone who participated in the sweepstakes was automatically entered to win a year’s supply of free Shell V-Power premium gasoline. In addition, they were invited to share their photo entry through a number of social media channels in an attempt to gain online votes. Ultimately, the entrant with the most votes would win five years of free Shell gasoline.
With much persistence and a crusade to get his peers to vote, T. Watkins from Claremont, Calif. was declared the Grand Prize Winner and received five years of Shell V-Power premium gasoline! As the Grand Prize winner, he said, “I’m still in disbelief, and lacking the ability to properly express my gratitude, I can only simply say thank you. Thank you for the great prize! While my bike is more of a putt-putt than a vroom-vroom, the quality of fuel and the different rewards programs that Shell has to offer help ease the pump pain.”
In addition, five secondary prize winners were selected at random to receive a year’s supply of free Shell V-Power premium gasoline. Two of the five lucky winners had this to say — R. Swanson from Waterford, Conn.: “I’m taking my winnings on the road and doing some U.S. sightseeing later this summer and fall. Shell V-Power now equals Vacation Power!” and A. Pasquale from Waynesboro, Va. said: “I am thrilled to find out that for the next year my car will be running exclusively on Shell V-Power!”
“The response to this year’s sweepstakes has been overwhelming as we’ve seen automotive enthusiasts throughout the country get involved. We’re excited to see the various levels of entrants who love their vehicle,” said Gerardo Amado, Shell V-Power Brand Manager at Shell Oil Products U.S. “Shell is happy to reward customers who have made Shell V-Power America’s best-selling premium gasoline.”
To view a full list of the Shell V-Power “Fuel My Passion” sweepstakes winners visit: www.shell.us/fuelmypassion.
Shell V-Power premium gasoline contains the highest concentration of the Shell Nitrogen Enriched Cleaning System, designed to provide maximum protection for optimum performance. With five times the amount of cleaning agents required by federal government standards, Shell V-Power actively shields and protects critical engine parts and cleans engine gunk even faster than regular Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines.
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