Every month, Dream Giveaway Garage brings you a behind-the-scenes look at Dream Giveaway® grand-prizes, the charities that benefit from your donation, the companies that help us build the grand-prize cars, and the lucky winners!

  Grand Prize Shelby GT350X Mustang Steals the Show at SEMA

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Not always. Take for example the ginormous grand prize in the 2017 Mustang Dream Giveaway — the world’s only 875hp Shelby GT350X Mustang, which recently returned to the Dream Giveaway Garage after its starring role at the 2017 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The “X,” as it is called, was the special guest at Nitto Tires’ display, allowing 150,000 attendees to see every awe-inspiring angle of the one-of-a-kind Shelby.

SEMA rules are strict and didn’t allow vehicles inside of the convention center to fire up their engines during the show. We’re saving that aural delight for the winner of the 2017 Mustang Dream Giveaway when we fly him or her to Clearwater, Florida, in 2018 to take home the GT350X along with the only 1965 Shelby G.T. 350X ever produced. Plus we’ll pay $45,000 for taxes.

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  Two Dream Giveaway Camaros Go Home with One Lucky Texan

2016 Mustang Dream Giveaway
2016 Mustang Dream Giveaway
2016 Mustang Dream Giveaway
2016 Mustang Dream Giveaway
2016 Mustang Dream Giveaway

Celebrating 50 years of Chevrolet Camaro high performance doesn’t get any sweeter than scoring the first of the breed … and the most modern of the marque to go along with it. Of course, I mean the 1967 Rally Sport Camaro and the Lingenfelter Performance Edition 2017 Camaro ZL1 that recently starred in the 2017 Camaro Dream Giveaway.

On November 8, 2017, Dream Giveaway Garage flew lucky ticket holder Juan Duron from his hometown of San Antonio, Texas, to Clearwater, Florida, to pocket the keys to both high-flying Camaros.

Onsite to help Moran get over the shock of winning two of his favorite muscle cars in the entire world were Lingenfelter Performance Engineering owner Ken Lingenfelter, a representative from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, dozens of Corvette and Camaro owners from area car clubs and Dream Giveaway staff.

“When I learned I had won it was just unbelievable,” Duron said. “It’s crazy because I was never thinking: I hope I win; rather I was thinking: Where am I going to park the cars? I was thinking like I already had them. When I told my wife she almost hit the ground.”

“When I was teenager we used to cruise around in those cars so I am definitely excited to take the 1967 [Camaro] out for a drive once I get it home. There are a lot of spots in San Antonio on Friday and Saturday nights where classic cars get together, so I plan on taking it to one of those events.

“I feel great that my donation went to help some wonderful charities. My wife and I are always trying to give back to the community in any way we can. We own a company called Angeleve Ambulance and Transportation. One of the things my wife and I do is take one of our ambulances and drive to orphanages in the area and deliver toys. We have been blessed in our lives and we enjoy blessing others.”

What Dream Giveaway do you hope to win: Corvette, Challenger, Mustang, Ultimate Jeep or Shopping Spree?

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  Partner Spotlight: Reliable Carriers, Inc.

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When your prize-winning, 700-horsepower hot rod needs to travel to a racetrack across the country, you need to retrieve that classic pick-up you just won at auction or you want a safe and secure company to get your Dream Giveaway grand prize back home for you, Reliable Carriers stands ready to go the distance. You can count on Reliable to provide timely, professional service whenever and wherever you need vehicle transporting in the 48 contiguous states and into Canada. In fact, Dream Giveaway relies upon Reliable Carrier to transport all of our grand-prize vehicles.

With nearly 60 years of experience, Reliable has worked hard to become the largest enclosed automotive transport company in the U.S. Along the way, they’ve earned the loyalty of return customers, as well as industry awards that recognize their dedicated corps of friendly, hands-on drivers. With an average of 10 years of experience, Reliable drivers are well known for taking extra special care of every customer and vehicle carried.

Customer confidence is again multiplied thanks to the $5 million worth of insurance coverage on the contents of every trailer. GPS satellite tracking allows Reliable to track the specific location of any transport, at all times. Drivers are also provided with smart tablets running special apps that help them perform at their highest levels, including the ability to send an electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) the moment a transport reaches its destination.

As a special offer to Shiftin’ Gears subscribers, let Reliable quote your upcoming transport needs, and in appreciation, they’ll give you a stylish baseball cap embroidered with the Reliable logo front and center, yours to keep for the long haul. Call Reliable Representative Dale Wilson at (734) 834-3754 if you’d like to get a no-obligation quote. Learn more at www.reliablecarriers.com.

  Brand New: 2018 Home Improvement Dream Giveaway

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2016 Big Game Dream Giveaway Winner
2016 Big Game Dream Giveaway Winner

The Home Improvement Dream Giveaway is back! This is your opportunity to make your dream home a reality with a $10,000 gift card to The Home Depot. Which project would you tackle first? Turn your garage into gearhead heaven or create your own private outdoor retreat. Maybe you’ll add a driveway or finish needed repairs.

Whether you choose to do it yourself or hire a pro, the possibilities are endless! The sky’s the limit with $10,000 for home renovations. Maybe you want a Wi-Fi enabled touchscreen fridge to stream music and TV while you’re preparing dinner on your new chef-quality stove. You could surprise your spouse with a magnificent remodeled master suite. Or maybe you need to expand the garage for your growing collection of muscle cars.

Last year, Carlos De Paz of Southern California won the 2017 Home Improvement Dream Giveaway and planned to use his $10,000 The Home Depot gift card to purchase new appliances. Will you be the next lucky winner? Enter today!
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  Charity Spotlight: Bright Pink

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How does your donation to enter and win a Dream Giveaway help real people all over the United States? To find out, we checked in with our partner charity Bright Pink and asked them to share the heart-warming story of a young woman whose life was greatly impacted by funds raised through supporters like you.

“This is Erin’s story but, really, it could be anyone’s,” Bright Pink VP of Brand and Experience Carli Feinstein told us. “The fact is, all women have at least a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime and, for those with a family history of the disease, the risk is even higher. But, there’s good news. All young women have the power to be powerful advocates for their own health and being proactive is the first step.”

Now in Erin’s own words, let’s see how Bright Pink changed her life:

I remember signing up for Bright Pink’s Breast Health Reminders without giving it much thought. Let’s be honest, we all live on our phones so what’s one more text a month?

When that first message popped up, I spent a lot of time checking my body to make sure everything felt okay. It did. So I went on with my life. For the next few months, I would get my reminder from Bright Pink and spend some time feeling for anything abnormal. It became habit.

It would have been so easy for me to become complacent. I was 34 years old, and month after month everything seemed fine. Until it wasn’t.

Then my August reminder came, and I found a lump.

Commence the mammograms, ultrasounds, surgery and eventual diagnosis. Luckily, we caught my breast cancer in its early stages and I was going to be okay.

My journey to okay started because of a text message. That text truly saved my life.

Thanks to Dream Giveaway, Bright Pink is able to enable more women each year to benefit from its programs and tools such as its Breast Health Reminders text alerts.

Visit www.dreamgiveaway.com today and make a donation to enter to win some amazing prize packages and help Bright Pink save lives from breast and ovarian cancer. To learn more, visit www.brightpink.org.

  About the Editor: Christopher R. Phillip
Christopher R. Phillip is the former senior associate editor of Vette magazine, the editor of High Performance Pontiac magazine and his feature stories and photography have appeared in well known, national automotive-enthusiast magazines, including Hot Rod, Car CraftMustang Driver and others.  In addition he is a top-rated celebrity interviewer with published articles on Burt Reynolds, Jack LaLanne, Frank Zappa, Carlos Santana, and many others.