From July to September Automotive Parts Associates (APA) shareholders gave their customers the chance to win a trip to Orlando for the Richard Petty Exotic Driving Experience. Winners’ prize packages included airfare, ground transfers, two nights at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club, spending cash, park hopper passes and the opportunity to drive exotic cars including Lamborghini’s, Ferrari’s and GTR’s.
The winners were Kody Talbert from Gasoline Alley Tune Up in Indianapolis; Mauro Garcia from Mauro’s Auto Repair in Philadelphia; Trent Slayden with Slayden Auto Repair in Taylor Ridge, Ill.; and Claude Gottwald with CRG Auto Repair in Mokena, Ill. The weekend before Thanksgiving each winner brought a guest and escaped the cold wet weather that was hammering much of the country.
While the driving experience was rained‐out, the winners still enjoyed a fireworks cruise at Epcot, a special breakfast in the garage and exploring all the parks. Winners also received a choice of a certificate to use for a future Richard Petty Driving Experience or the cash equivalent as a rainout concession.
“We truly appreciate all that you did to make things magical for everyone and extend a heartfelt thank you to Automotive Parts Associates for the opportunity. Though we all looked forward to the driving experience it just wasn’t in the cards this time but everything else was awesome, so again thank you for everything” said winners Claude & Ramona Gottwald.
Winners were selected from tens of thousands of entries. Each time a customer purchased a part from one of the sponsoring manufacturers, they received an entry form from the participating APA shareholder. Sponsoring manufacturers were: ACDelco, Airtex Fuel, Akebono, ASC, Autolite, BBB Industries, Beck Arnley, Bosch, Denso, Dorman, Exide, Federal Mogul, FRAM, Gates, KYB, Loctite, MAS, Permatex, Prestone, SKF, Smitty’s, Trico and SACHS ‐ ZF Services.
APA’s current promotion, Win Place Show, runs from November 28 to February 14. Two winners of this promotion will each receive a trip to the Kentucky Derby. Other winners will receive Target gift cards.
APA is a member‐owned cooperative made up of over 110 independent warehouse distributors. APA’s members have over 350 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Its members’ distribution centers offer a wide assortment of national brand product lines as well as a substantial line of Professionals’ choice private brand products.
For more information about APA membership, contact Bill Cook at 913‐310‐9250 Ext. 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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