Wednesday, January 25, 2012 04:14
You already know you get a lot from reading Real Car Guys––news, tech info, and downright weird stuff about cars––but if you think the goodness ends at the end of each post, you’re wrong. Just ask Richard Benson who won the Real Car Guys stereo giveaway contest for participating readers who commented on various stories ... and drove away with a premium sound system for his car.
“It may be the best sound system I’ve ever had,” says Benson, who installed it himself in a 1965 Ford Galaxie XL he bought on eBay. The car was in good shape when he got it, but in true Real Car Guys fashion he couldn’t leave it alone. He installed new carpets, an electronic ignition, and new rims and tires, and replaced a lot of the small trim parts.
And now, thanks to Real Car Guys, Benson’s Galaxie also boasts a killer sound system, consisting of an Alpine CDA-117 head unit, SPX 13Pro rear speakers, SPX 17Pro fronts, a 10W7 JL subwoofer in the trunk, a PDX-F6 speaker amp, and a PDX-M6 sub amp. "Everthing came from an online store Woolfersect.com, and they were great. They called if there was a problem, they even held shipping the system because I was out of town. I would use them again in a heartbeat. All I can say is Valvoline let me win something that I could never afford to buy but would love to have," he says. More...
Friday, January 6, 2012 00:35
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be in a professional drag racer’s shoes, here’s your chance to do better than that (assuming you’re the right size, of course). Today is the last day to enter the Valvoline NextGen sweepstakes and win the firesuit worn by NHRA drag racer Spencer Massey on the day he debuted his Valvoline NextGen/Fram Top Fuel dragster at the 2011 Southern Nationals.
Massey’s faith in NextGen recycled oil is evident every time he rolls to the starting line in his 8,000-horsepower Top Fuel dragster with NextGen in the engine. He relies on it for his personal vehicles, too, and not just for its performance. Recycled oil is good for the environment. Switching to NextGen recycled oil could reduce the need for oil by 1.6 billion quarts––enough oil to stack barrels from New York to Los Angeles––every year.
Remember, today is the last day to enter the sweepstakes, so hurry on over to Valvoline’s Facebook page and sign up before you get left sitting at the starting line.
Monday, January 2, 2012 06:00
The staging lights are on, and the revs are climbing in the Valvoline NextGen sweepstakes for a one-of-a-kind collector’s item––the firesuit worn by NHRA drag racer Spencer Massey on the day he debuted his Valvoline NextGen/Fram Top Fuel dragster at the 2011 Southern Nationals.
Massey is just one of a growing number of professional racers who are discovering how good a recycled oil can be. "I've been using Valvoline in my personal truck and my motorhome that I travel to all the races in for quite some time,” says Massey. “After we debuted the NextGen dragster in Atlanta I got curious about NextGen and decided to switch over to it. It’s really the best oil that I've ever used. I've traveled over 30,000 miles this year with my motorhome and I can honestly say that using that oil has made a big difference. As if using the Valvoline NextGen product in our 8,000-horsepower Top Fuel dragsters didn't say enough itself, I can honestly say it works very well for me in my personal vehicles, too."
You can enter the sweepstakes on Valvoline’s Facebook page. But don’t wait too long, because all those guys who already entered are looking to get the hole shot.
Friday, December 23, 2011 02:12
Remember the year you got up before anyone else and went downstairs to the tree, only to find socks and underwear instead of that slot-car set you wanted? Worst Christmas ever, right?
But if you’re a Real Car Guy, this holiday season might just bring you some clothing you actually want––the firesuit worn by NHRA drag racer Spencer Massey on the day he debuted his Valvoline NextGen/Fram Top Fuel dragster at the 2011 Southern Nationals. It’s signed by Massey, too, making it even more of a one-of-a-kind racing collectible.
Massey is just one of a growing number of professional drivers and racing teams switching to Valvoline NextGen recycled oil. To formulate NextGen, Valvoline starts with recycled base stock oil, which never wears out, and blends in fresh additives. The result is an oil that meets all industry standards for conventional oil.
Racers like NextGen because it stands up to the rigors of racing, but there are sound environmental advantages to switching to NextGen oil, too. Switching to NextGen recycled oil could reduce the need for oil by 1.6 billion quarts––enough oil to stack barrels from New York to Los Angeles––every year.
Go to Valvoline’s Facebook page to enter the sweepstakes to win Spencer Massey’s autographed firesuit. But don’t get caught sitting at the lights, because the last day to enter is January 6, 2012.
Monday, October 24, 2011 06:00
Most of the time when you go to an auto parts store you come out with less money than you had when you went in. Here’s your chance to turn that around. O’Reilly Auto Parts is having a Tune Up Your Wallet Cash Giveaway with up to 20 winners of $100 every day.
Entering is an easy two-step process. First, enter on the web at O'Reilly Auto Parts, then again on O’Reilly’s Facebook page, and you’re in. You only need to enter once to be eligible for the entire sweepstakes.
Of course, you want to skew the odds in your favor as much as possible. You can get additional entries by referring friends via Facebook, and if one of them wins a $100 prize, you get $25. Sweet!
The more entries to the Tune Up Your Wallet Cash Giveaway, the more daily prizes will be awarded, so sign up now, and get your friends to sign up, too. Over 55,000 people have entered so far, and the sweepstakes ends at midnight tonight -- October 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm (EDT) --, so don’t wait. Enter now and watch the money slide across the counter at the auto parts store the other way for a change.