Saturday, August 27, 2005

Big Honkin' Truck Makeover

Today at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas they announced the winners of the $50,000 Big Honkin' Truck Makeover Contest. You can see our entry above.

Out of over 300 entries, the sponsors, Castrol and BP Lubricants narrowed the finalists down to three. Those three finalists are: Jeff Fields from upstate New York, Ed Godfrey (My Eddie!) from Dallas, TX and Robert Jones from Atlanta, Georgia. The other two guys came to the show with their wives and seemed very excited to be in the contest. Well, as excited as a truck driver can be, I guess! We talked a little with each of them and decided they were all very nice people and we would be happy with whatever the outcome of the contest was.

When the winners were announced, the crowd went wild! Jeff Fields won the Grand Prize $50,000 truck makeover and Robert Jones won a trip for two to Las Vegas for the ACDelco NHRA Nationals (ugh, race cars) but we made off with a portable CD/DVD/MP3 Player and a $100 gift certificate to use towards the purchase of DVD's!! Now you know we'll be using that prize since we are such movie hounds!

We had a great time at the show and were thrilled to be part of the contest. The people from BP Lubricants and Castrol were just wonderful with us. They supplied us with t-shirts and baseball caps, an abundant supply of their new Castrol Tection Extra oil, and a great DVD player that will surely be worn out by the end of the year. Ed will also be featured along with the other two winners in upcoming trucking industry magazines. We will let you know when the articles are out!

As a result of our win, Eddie and I decided we are going to enter more contests since we seem to be having a streak of luck lately. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some DVD's to watch.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! What a great feat. Enjoy your movies :-)

Darcy said...

Congrats! Sounds like a great honor