Friday, February 6, 2009

The Winner and the Builder

Last week we mentioned a tricked out Honda that was being given away at the 2009 Pennsylvania Auto and Boat Show in Harrisburg, but we had not yet noted the winner. It only seems right that we say "Congratulations" to Amanda Sechrist of Lewisburg, PA, winner of the Xtreme Ride Revamp. More than 140,000 people attended the show, and you can be sure there were plenty of entries to win this sporty little dream car.

Amanda said the way the winner was selected was very exciting and even nerve wracking. A name would be drawn and the person would go up and would select a CD to play that would indicate winner or no. Amanda was the 16th name drawn, and she was quite nervous at this point. "It was amazing," she said when she put the CD into the slot and discovered she had won the car. "I was in shock." The 24 year old Sechrist is a career trainer.

We also tracked down Brian Fox to get more details on this giveaway promotion which was designed to give back to the community and help support the tuner scene.

AMSOIL: What are the key features of the Fit?
Fox: Key features of this 2009 Faulkner Honda Fit are as follows...
Under the Hood: AMSOIL 0w-20 Synthetic Motor Oil, INJEN Intake w/AMSOIL Ea Filter, and INJEN Exhaust.
Exterior: Honda Sport Factory Body Kit, BASF Champainship White Paint, and Impressive Signs Graphics.
Interior: Katzkin Red Leather Interior and door panals and a Wasbasto 900 Dual Vent Sun Roof by Auto Sun Roof.
Stereo: Pioneer D3 DVD/CD/NAV/IPOD Head Unit with ORION Sub, Amp, and components by Creative Car Tunes, Suspension - Lowered on Tanabe Springs.
Wheels/Tires: Konig 17 Inch Wheels with Dunlop 205/40/17's.

AMSOIL: How did Fox Marketing get hooked up with Honda on this project?
Fox: As part of the "Xtreme Ride Revamp", Fox Marketing was brought on to design and coordinate this build. I've always helped Motor Trend Auto Shows with things like this over the past eight years, so this was a great "fit" for both of us. The local Honda Dealer in Harrisburg PA, Faulkner Honda, is the key to this puzzle. They pony up the car and Don Perry and the gang really love giving back. Their motto is "Family First" and this just shows the dealership's character. Honda is lucky to have a dealership like this supporting their brand!

AMSOIL: What’s your role in these kinds of projects and what’s your favorite part?
Fox: My favorite part of this whole promotion is just seeing someone really appreciate all the hard work that goes into building a car. Someone might be in hard times and really need a car, it is all about giving back at the end of the day. No money can be put on changing a person’s life.

AMSOIL: Any additional comments on this project?
Fox: I'm very honored to work with AMSOIL and when we first came to them about this promotion, they welcomed it with open arms. We see value in their synthetic lubricants product line as now a person only needs to change their oil once a year instead over every 3,000 miles.

AMSOIL: Thanks. And have fun on your next project car. We're sure it, too, will run smoother and last longer with AMSOIL.

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