texaco launches virtual auto show contest

Chevron Global Marketing launched Texaco’s Car of the Decades contest celebrating cars and the people who love them with a virtual auto show that lets visitors decide the best cars from every decade in the 20th century through today.

During the Texaco Car of the Decades submission process, which concludes Sept. 3, auto enthusiasts can register online at www.texacocarofthedecades.com

to enter their favorite car for a chance to win a grand prize package featuring VIP treatment at the launch of the 2008 season at Daytona, including a tour of the No. 42 Texaco/Havoline garage, the pit and a chance to meet driver Juan Pablo Montoya. Other potential prizes include customized and framed drawings of the winning cars by automotive artist Dwayne Vance as well as Texaco Gift Cards.

“Many people share a passion for automobiles and the rich tradition and heritage they have in American culture,” said Danny Roden, vice president of North America Marketing for Chevron. “The Car of the Decades contest celebrates the automobiles Texaco has serviced for eleven decades and the people who love them, providing an online forum for enthusiasts plus a chance at an opportunity to attend the launch of the 2008 Texaco racing season in Daytona in 2008.”

From September 4 through Oct. 4, visitors will have the opportunity to view, vote and comment on all eleven decades of cars participating in the competition to help decide the winners. Once all votes are tallied and a winner representing each decade spanning from the 1900s through the 2000s is announced, an expert panel of judges, including editors of Automobile and Hot Rod magazine, will deliberate to determine the winner of the Grand Prize “Editor’s Choice” award to be announced on Oct. 19.

The “Editor’s Choice” award, the sweepstakes’ highly coveted grand prize package, includes two VIP passes to the Daytona, Florida race, roundtrip airfare, lodging, transportation, $500 spending money, a full-sized customized framed color painting of the winning car by artist Dwayne Vance and a $500 Texaco Gift Card.

Texaco continues to sponsor the No. 42 Texaco/Havoline race team and is proud that this year marks its 20th anniversary as a primary sponsor in Cup racing. For more than 100 years, Texaco has grown into one of the most iconic, trusted and familiar brands in the world.

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