Five grand prize winners have been announced in the Shell V-Power “Fuel My Passion” Contest & Sweepstakes following a nationwide vote.
Hundreds of automotive and motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country entered the contest. All entries shared a common thread-their passion for their ride and fueling it with Shell V-Power.
The online community then was given the “V”-power to decide who would win the ultimate prize-Shell V-Power gasoline for a year.
“The response to this contest has been overwhelming. With more than 146,000 online votes cast, consumers across the U.S. wanted to get involved,” said Meg Kreutzer, category manager, Fuels & Forecourt Marketing at Shell Oil Products U.S. “Now that the votes are in, we couldn’t be more excited for our grand prize winners who really know first-hand the ‘power of Shell V-Power.'”
One lucky sweepstakes winner, Charlie Smith from Lawrenceville, Georgia, also was awarded the all-new 2010 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Lo motorcycle (valued at $16,299) on Nov. 7, 2009 during the Stone Mountain Harley-Davidson dealership’s 11th Anniversary celebration. A long-time fan of Harley-Davidson, Smith’s wish to own a motorcycle finally came true through the Shell V-Power “Fuel My Passion” Sweepstakes.
“Charlie was speechless when he received the call that he was selected as the sweepstakes winner. His pure joy and excitement is a testament to the passionate nature of this contest,” said Peggy O’Neil, retail marketing project manager, Harley-Davidson. “We welcome Charlie to the Harley-Davidson family, and we are grateful to Shell for making Charlie’s dream of being a motorcycle owner become a reality.”
Below is a list of the Shell V-Power “Fuel My Passion” Contest’s grand prize winners. All the runner-up finalists received a $250 Shell Gift Card that can be used on items including gasoline, car washes, repair service or food and drinks at any of the 14,000-plus Shell-branded stations coast-to-coast.
MODIFIED CAR CATEGORY-Phil Roberts, Lexington, Ky.: This father of four showed his passion for his family by trading in his convertible for a modified van.
MOTORCYCLE CATEGORY-Donald Henkes, Humble, Texas: As a master mechanic for almost 30 years, Henkes knows to only put Shell V-Power in his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
SPORTS/LUXURY CATEGORY-Mike Newman, Kettering, Ohio: Newman will go out of his way to fill up with Shell gasoline – the only brand that his vehicles have ever known.
TRUCK/SUV CATEGORY-Debra Nicholson, French Lick, Ind.: As part of her preventive maintenance practices, Nicholson only uses Shell V-Power to help keep her truck in top condition.
OTHER PREMIUM RIDES CATEGORY-Rob Krider, Fresno, Calif.: Krider and his Baja Bug recently won an endurance race from Long Beach, CA to Las Vegas, NV, fuelled by Shell V-Power.