From left, Corvette winners Jason Kool of Calgary, Donald Addison of Winnipeg, and Jason Kozak of Michigan
Calgary and Winnipeg will each see new 2018 Corvette Stingrays on their streets this summer.
Auto Value gave away three Stingrays as part of its Kentucky Horsepower Corvette Giveaway sweepstakes, culminating in a weekend trip to Louisville – and two of the winners are Canadians.
Jason Kool of Jays Speed Shop Inc., a customer of Central Auto Parts Distributors in Calgary took home a black Corvette, while Donald Addison of Stonewall Tire, a Ring Service Supply customer in Winnipeg took home a white one.
The lone American winner was Jason Kozak of Mr. Muffler and Auto-Wares, Inc. customer out of Macomb, Mich., who drove home in a torch red edition.
The were part of a group of 25 grand prize winners who arrived with and their guests May 17 and were greeted with a private welcome reception at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.
The next day, they travelled to Bowling Green, Ky. to visit the National Corvette Museum – a pilgrimage destination for Corvette owners, enthusiasts and gearheads alike.
The party continued in Louisville at the Frazier History Museum courtesy of Valvoline. Guests sipped cocktails and enjoyed delicious Louisville fare in the speakeasy Champagne Parlor while a character actor took the audience through prohibition era Louisville with historical storytelling and showmanship.
Saturday the group experienced a full day of thoroughbred racing at Churchill Downs from their very own Winner’s Circle Suites. At the track, race number five’s winning mount, First Spring, was awarded the Auto Value Cup by several of the excited trip members.
The day concluded with the Corvette giveaway ceremony at the Kentucky Derby Museum. All grand prize winners had a chance to win one of three brand new Corvettes provided by Auto Value as they each unwrapped a die cast replica Corvette. While 22 of them were holding a yellow die cast Corvette as a memento to their trip, the three winners holding a white, black or red miniature replica of the Corvette they just won. The three Corvette winners also won $25,000 each.
From left, Brad and Susan Johnston, Edie and Sandra Cifuentes, Al and Danielle Torcini, JC Washbish, John and Kathy Gustafson, Tim and Amy Lassila, Jason and Stephanie Kozak, Charlotte Grimmett
As part of the promotion, a total of $45,000 had also been given away to 240 professional technicians in the form of a $100, $250, and $500 VISA gift cards.
The Kentucky Horsepower Corvette Giveaway technician sweepstakes ran from September 1-November 30, 2017. The grand prize winners received an entry into the sweepstakes with every eligible $150 purchase. There were more than 201,000 total entries during the promotional period.