Life’s Better in a Classic: Gas card giveaway winners

Life's Better in a Classic

Hagerty Classic Cars magazine received more than 1,500 story submissions in our gas card giveaway contest from classic car owners and enthusiasts, telling us why life’s better in a classic. The top 100 stories were selected based on those that received the most comments and “thumbs up,” and it’s time to reveal the winners of those 100 $50 gift cards, who will receive some carefree summer cruising on us.

Here they are, in no particular order:

  1. Greg L.: 1970 44s Pace Car
  2. Tim S.: 2 dogs, a 6-month-old and a wife cross-country
  3. Diane T.: 38 years later
  4. Mike E.: ’67 Black Beauty
  5. Carlo L.: A Day at the drags
  6. Paul G.: A Fireman and his son
  7. Karla M.: A little girl’s love for her Aunt and Uncle and their cars
  8. Thomas H.: All the way back home
  9. Michael F.: An extraordinary life
  10. J.W. M.: A special wedding present indeed
  11. Blaine P.: A wedding to remember
  12. Tanner F.: Best birthday present ever
  13. Larry L.: Dad loved convertibles and so do I
  14. Corey K.: Dad races in the family car
  15. Michael J.: Daughter’s special 16th birthday
  16. Jack D.: Do you want a $5 room or a $7 room?
  17. Michael S.: Dreamt of a 1969 Chevelle and woke up with a 1969 Caprice
  18. Carrie S.: Driving the Bat Mobile
  19. Larry K.: For you, Dad, and thank you
  20. Don F.: From Fire to Fireball
  21. Jerry M.: In memory of my dad, George Morgan, who restored this Morgan
  22. Brian R.: Just in time
  23. Nicole K.: Little girl’s dream
  24. John C.: Long live the M151!
  25. Steve B.: 1st day, best day
  26. Anthony O.: Marry me and my car
  27. Jennifer Z.: Mom’s Taxi aka Bad A$$ Alert!
  28. Paul B.: Moments of joy
  29. Wade J.: More cancer miracles will happen thanks to a special car
  30. Bill S.: My brand new bride helped get our Model A back on the road
  31. Tom H.: My car is for me
  32. Bob H.: My cool mom in her 1963 Corvette
  33. Sandy H.: My first and last wife
  34. Jeff L.: My first drag race
  35. Colbie M.: Ol’ Blue – ranch truck
  36. Scott O.: Old times are not forgotten
  37. Peggy W.: “Shifty” business
  38. Joel B.: “You’re grounded for the summer!”
  39. Larry K.: Restorer in Training – life father, like son
  40. Steve K.: Retirement gift shocker
  41. Lynelle R.: Smokin’ for the parade
  42. Debi N.: Son and mom restoration project
  43. Patrick G.: Strangest things can happen on the way to see Springsteen
  44. John W.: Surprise award
  45. David B.: Tears of joy
  46. David B.: The best, the worst and the beautiful
  47. Nicole C.: The Cougar should honestly be our family crest at this point
  48. Scott D.: The day my tires got a parking ticket
  49. Kay B.: The loss of the love of my life and how he lives on now
  50. Hank S.: The night of Y2K
  51. David S.: The one that got away and came back
  52. Charlie P.: The steering wheel is broken
  53. Bill E.: The Sunday drives
  54. Brian K.: The U.S. Army and my 1962 Thunderbird
  55. Neil L.: Two rare 1972 442 Olds Cutlasses
  56. Craig H.: When a 1974 Buick Century is cooler than a Ferrari
  57. Ben C.: Young, dumb and full of rust
  58. Gerald S.:  A little boy who made me smile
  59. Joe V.: Ann’s Birthday
  60. Byron E.: Hot August Nights, Reno, NV
  61. Linda M.: Learning to drive a stick shift
  62. Mack B.: Let’s do a burnout
  63. Paul S.: My first car … at age 12!
  64. Mark R.: My first convertible
  65. Chuck H.: On wheels of love for my Dad
  66. Andrew S.: Show up in style
  67. Ashford M.: That red ragtop
  68. Terry K.: The Flying Riviera – my favorite car
  69. Dayl T.: 12 years old and cruising
  70. Jim C.: Actor’s 1966 Thunderbird a star to nephew
  71. Evan B.: My unique first car
  72. Frank F.: “But Officer, I wasn’t driving!”
  73. Barry M.: Rusty Bucket, one HOT RIDE!!!
  74. John P.: Take it to Sturgis
  75. Howard S.: The car that changed everything
  76. Ken M.: The Healey that got away
  77. James C.: The one that got away found its way home again
  78. Laura V.:  The “hows, whys and oh mys!” of my restoration process!!
  79. Russ A.: Model Ambrose
  80. Jeff W.: Mom’s valentine
  81. Paul A.: The cars get us together, but the people keep us together
  82. Dennis J.: Cross-country with Kilgore Trout
  83. Seamus H.: First car at 18yo … 1 year later
  84. Dave C.: Manx for the memories
  85. Mike M.: Me, Dad and Grandma, and a real-life car chase in Hollywood
  86. James R.: Pop’s “return to Sorrento”
  87. Ronda H.: Ronda’s dream
  88. Robert G.: Wow – reunited with my lucky charm
  89. Kim D.: Freeze frame
  90. Dan T.: It took a father and son and made them into best friends
  91. Michele M.: Let’s hear it for a girl
  92. Victor V.: Me and the B
  93. Ned N.: My love affair with Ford Mustang convertibles
  94. Virginia B.: Our ’56 through our 48 years together
  95. Harold H.: Yesterday when I was young
  96. Howard B.: Living a dream
  97. Coleen F.: Oh please, Baby
  98. Duke M.: There are reasons for preserving the past
  99. Kathleen K.: The Seductress
  100. Loreen M.: Why does my face hurt?
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