Sam G 1965 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

How I won my classic car!

I am owner of Guinn's Tire and Auto business in Marietta, GA and CarQuest is my parts supplier. I was unaware that my CarQuest parts representative was entering my name in their 10 to Win contest each month....and was very surprised to become the winner in April 2013. My name was chosen out of 45,000 entries nationwide and I won the first prize! The first prize included an all expense paid trip for me and my spouse to the 2014 Barrett Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale, AZ, $5,000 in cash and a 1 in 10 chance to win the grand prize...a restored 1965 Mustang. In addition, my CarQuest rep received $1,000. For me, this was a dream come true. I have been to several Mechum Auto Auctions and really wanted to go to the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale! First of all, let me tell you that all car guys should go to this auction at least once, it was a great experience! We enjoyed a nice group dinner with our CarQuest reps and the other first prize winners and were advised to meet in the lobby of the hotel the next morning and we would walk to the golf course where the car was waiting for it's new owner! Once we saw the car, we were hooked! It was beautiful...sitting in the sun, bright and shiney, roped off and secured with a padlock! All of the first prize winners drew a ping pong ball (which was wrapped in black plastic) that contained a number written on it. According to the number on our ping pong ball, we all picked an envelope that contained a key that would unlock the padlock. My number was 3. They began the process backwards from 10 and as each first prize winner tried to unlock the padlock and were unsuccessful, the next one would try. When 7 had tried unsuccessfully, I was next...my heart was racing....my key unlocked the padlock and the car was mine! CarQuest made arrangements to ship the car to me in Georgia via Reliable Truck lines. The car arrived 2 long weeks later and sits in front of my business so that my customers can enjoy it. Oh yeah....my wife and I really enjoy riding around in it too! It is a beautiful car and I am grateful that I won the car and the trip!

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