Virginia tire dealer wins dream Barracuda

Feb. 21, 2011

Dale Reed, owner of Reed's Tire Center #1 Inc. in Stanley, Va., was the grand prize winner in the second annual "Dream Car Sweepstakes." Sponsored by Federated Auto Parts Inc. and Standard Motor Products Inc., the contest was open to authorized Federated counterpersons and professional technicians.

Reed received an all-expense paid trip for two to the Mecum High Performance Car Auction in Kissimmee, Fla., which took place Jan. 26-30, 2011. He also received $15,000 to spend on his dream car, and purchased a very rare Barracuda Gran Coupe and a 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS396.

As a special surprise, NASCAR drivers Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace were on hand to meet Reed and check out his new rides.

“We would like to congratulate Dale and thank Standard for their sponsorship of the ‘Dream Car Sweepstakes’ promotion,” says Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts. “We had great participation in the program and our customers and counterpeople really liked having the chance to see if they could win their dream car.

"Federated and Standard have had a tremendous relationship for many years. and we hope to continue to partnership on more great promotions like this one in the future.”

When counterpersons sold 25 Standard brand oxygen sensors, fuel injectors or ignition coils, they received a $50 Visa gift card and one entry into the grand prize drawing. Technicians needed to purchase 10 oxygen sensors, fuel injectors or ignition coils from an authorized Federated distributor to receive a $50 Visa gift card and one entry into the grand prize drawing.

Five second-place winners received an Apple iPad, and 10 third-place winners received a Dell Inspiron Laptop.

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