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!

  Ending Soon: C-10 Dream Giveaway®

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Did you know that die-hard classic-car fanatics are willing to wait years for their prized vehicles to appear on the cover of national magazines? As a former car-magazine editor, I can tell you that very few restored vehicles are worthy of the top billing in a magazine.

That’s what makes the Chevy C-10 Dream Giveaway so amazing. The grand-prize 1972 Chevy C-10—featuring a $100K-plus restomod restoration from bumper to bed—has appeared, not once, but twice on the covers of national car mags.

Both C/10 Buyers Guide and Street Truck were so blown away by the faultless fit, finish, mechanicals and air-ride suspension of this Chevy C-10 grand-prize, that they devoted their front covers to it.

That’s not all. If you’re a fan of the car-build shows on cable TV, you’ve likely heard of TRUCKS! TV Host Kevin Tetz.

Here’s what he had to say about this once-in-a-lifetime grand-prize: “I’ve built and driven many trucks over the years, and this ’72 C-10 is a fantastic blend of classic styling and current technology that brings the performance level up to today’s standards. I love this truck!! I want this truck!”

Now it’s your turn to put this pedigreed pavement pounder in your paddock, but as the countdown clock above shows, time is quickly running out. You only have until midnight on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, to get your entries in and move one step closer to making your classic-truck dreams come true.

Head on over to Dreamgiveaway.com and stock up on Chevy C-10 entries. Restomod Chevy trucks at this level are usually only found at the SEMA show and big-dollar national auctions. Don’t miss your chance to bring this fully restored classic truck home.

Behind The Scenes: 2020 Bandit Dream Giveaway

The legacy of Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds will live forever. Thanks to Mr. Reynolds’ generosity before his passing, you can bring home one of his favorite muscle cars ever —a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am Special Edition with black paint, gold stripes, gold hood bird and, of course, T-tops.

Here’s the back story of how the amazing Bandit Dream Giveaway brought to you by Ames Performance came together.

Shortly after Mr. Reynolds’ death, the Dream Giveaway Garage met with his estate and created a plan to give one lucky winner a Trans Am with his autograph on it. The estate is extremely particular as to who uses Mr. Reynolds’ image and likeness, but he loved Dream Giveaway and the fact that our charities and donors are both big winners.

Now more about the grand-prize Trans Am. It is an extremely low-mile Bandit that has been inspected and approved by the Dream Giveaway Garage. It features a show-quality paint job and new stripes, decals and hood bird. The interior lends credence to the fact it’s only been driven 37,000 miles since new. The T-tops are in incredible shape and give the driver (INSERT YOUR NAME HERE) an unobstructed view of the sky overhead. The 15 x 7-inch Snowflake wheels ride on brand-new Goodyear Polysteel tires, courtesy of Kelsey Tires.

Pontiac Historic Services verified this vehicle’s VIN as a genuine 1979 Trans Am Special Edition.

Mr. Reynolds’ signature appears on the Trans Am’s Shaker scoop and clearcoated so it can remain protected against fading for years to come.

Now it’s your turn to put the pedal to the metal and help out veterans and children’s charities. Quicker than Bo “Bandit” Darville could get from Texarkana to Atlanta, head on over to www.dreamgiveaway.com and stock up on Bandit Dream Giveaway entries. There are only a handful of Bandit Trans Ams in the entire world that have Mr. Reynolds’ autograph on the Shaker scoop. You do want to put it in your garage, don’t you?

New Giveaway: 2020 Tesla Dream Giveaway

If you’ve ever been stuck behind the driver’s wheel of a sluggish minivan, you know that the words performance and minivan usually aren’t said together in the same breath.

So, to have a chance to win the world’s fastest SUV is a big deal — a really big deal.

Thanks to feedback from great Dream Giveaway donors like you, the Dream Giveaway Garage is bringing you a brand-new Tesla Dream Giveaway. The grand-prize is a fantastic-looking Tesla Model X with Ludicrous mode and full Auto Pilot.

The Tesla Model X is the world’s fastest SUV with an amazing performance scorecard —469 horsepower, 600 lb-ft of torque and the strength to go from 0-60 mph in 2.4 seconds all without sacrificing luxury and room for five adults.

In true Dream Giveaway Garage, this grand-prize Tesla features tasteful upgrades, including black and white premium interior with carbon fiber décor,

custom exterior and interior LED lighting, a five-way lowering kit and specially selected Onyx Black wheels and tires.

One lucky winner will bring this 2020 Tesla Model X Performance SUV home later this year.

So how do you get one step closer to winning it?

Make your generous donation today at www.dreamgiveaway.com. We will announce the winner in December of this year.

Can you imagine how incredible it will be to never having to stop at a gas station again for gasoline? Enter now.

  Partner Spotlight: California Car Cover

How does the Dream Giveaway Garage keep the grand-prize vehicles free from dust and other airborne pollutants? The answer is simple: California Car Cover.

Since 1989, California Car Cover Company has been producing top-of-the-line custom fit car covers, earning them the title “Home of the World’s Softest Custom Fit Car Covers.” California Car Cover boasts a library of over 100,00 custom-fit vehicle patterns, each custom-made using the latest technology and best fabrics. Whether you are looking for the softest cover to pamper your classic or a durable cover to protect your vehicle from the elements, California Car Cover has the right cover for you. All of the California Car Covers are custom-fit to the year, make and model of the vehicle. Whether it is a brand-new car, rare exotic or unique classic, California Car Cover can make a custom fit cover to protect it.

Keeping your vehicle looking its best, California Car Cover is your source for complete car care; the home of the Original California Car Duster, the Original California Jelly Blade, the Original California Dry Blade and California Golden Shine, which is their exclusive line of car care products. 

 California Car Cover is your one-stop source for all products related to the automotive lifestyle, including custom-fit seat covers, floor mats, sun shades, dash covers, garage creepers, battery-maintenance items, apparel, collectible signs and limited-edition replica models.

Head on over to www.calcarcover.com and find the items both you and your significant other (your car, of course!) have been looking for. Please tell them that you read about them in Dream Giveaway’s Shiftin’ Gears.

  Charity Spotlight: Smile Network, International

When you enter to win the world’s greatest prize packages at DreamGiveaway.com, a portion of your donation benefits the non-profit organization Smile Network. We recently checked in with this worthwhile charity and asked them to discuss the subject of volunteerism.

Smile Network International is an international non-profit humanitarian organization that provides life-altering reconstructive surgeries to impoverished children and young adults born with cleft lips and palates around the world. In as little as 45 minutes and for $500, Smile Network can provide a free life-changing surgery to a child born with a cleft lip or cleft palate.

Since 2003, Smile Network has operated on more than 4,000 patients in 13 countries on five continents.

Smile Network brings together medical and non-medical professionals from the public and private sectors to provide care and facilitate humanitarian efforts that impart dignity and improve the quality of life for the poorest children in the world whose needs would otherwise go unaddressed. 

This work would not be possible without the incredibly talented volunteer medical personnel who participate in our surgical missions throughout the world. Each year, we staff multiple missions with anesthesiologists, plastics surgeons, CRNAs, pediatricians, and ward, recovery and operating room nurses.

There are more than 400 people who volunteer at the mission sites or participate in adventure travel programs and assist with fundraising events. To learn more about getting involved with Smile Network go to www.smilenetwork.com or follow us on Instagram @smilenetworkinternational.

Without the support of our donors like you when you enter a Dream Giveaway, we could not do what we do and change these children’s lives. 

Visit www.dreamgiveaway.com today and make a donation to enter to win some amazing prize packages. When you do so, you’ll be helping Smile Network, Intl. fund its very important services to needy children.

  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 Craft, Mustang 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.