HOUSTON, TX, September 17, 2013 – Pennzoil is proud to announce April Vaught from Middletown, Kentucky as the lucky grand prize winner of the Pennzoil ‘Four Wheels to Freedom’ sweepstakes that ended on July 31, 2013. Vaught will receive a one of a kind 2013 Challenger SRT8, customized by country music star, Tim McGraw. The vehicle encompasses freedom, expression and acceleration which together represent the foundation of the Pennzoil and Tim McGraw relationship.
“A natural progression in our relationship with McGraw was to bring his love of cars to life for fans and what better way to do that than put him in the driver’s seat to customize an American classic for one lucky consumer,” said Bree Sandlin, Pennzoil Global Brand Manager. “Once completed, the Four Wheels to Freedom vehicle is even more impressive than we could have imagined and beautifully encompasses the passion McGraw and Pennzoil share for the freedom derived from the open road.”
Not without a little hesitation, McGraw gave up the keys to the 2013 Challenger SRT8 to Vaught.
“After putting so much thought into designing the ‘Four Wheels to Freedom’ muscle car, I wanted to be there in person to hand the keys over to the lucky winner,” confessed McGraw. “It’s a powerful machine with nothing but open road in front of it!”
The 2013 Challenger SRT8® is the most powerful in the Challenger line, stocked with launch control, 470 horsepower and acceleration of 0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds. The car is specifically inspired by the album art of McGraw’s latest release, TWO LANES OF FREEDOM, from the stripes on the hood, down to the aqua blue and orange color palate combination for which 23 coats of paint were utilized to perfect the coat! The paint design also uses a two-tone theme which fades as it moves to the rear of the Challenger to convey the feeling of motion.
With the keys in her hand and Tim McGraw by her side, Vaught shared her excitement.
“Winning a car and meeting Tim McGraw is a once in a lifetime deal! I think I’m still in a state of shock and denial,” explained Vaught. “And the car! The car is more than I could have ever dreamed of and the fact that it is customized by Tim McGraw makes it all that much more special to me.”
Vaught was randomly selected as the grand prize winner of the ‘Four Wheels to Freedom’ sweepstakes. Participants were given a chance to enter the sweepstakes from May 1 through July 31 at Pennzoil.com. An additional 40 first place winners received JBL Tim McGraw On Ear Headphones and an additional 50 second place winners received posters from Tim McGraw’s 2013 TWO LANES OF FREEDOM Tour presented by Pennzoil.
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