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!

  New Giveaway: Hurst/Olds Dream Giveaway®

As part of Dream Giveaway’s retrolicous “Summer of ’69” celebration, we’re handing over the title and the keys to one of the wildest muscle machines of the ’60s — a ’69 Hurst/Olds 442. This grand-prize is the first factory Cutlass 442 transformed into a Hurst/Olds through the coordinated efforts of Oldsmobile and Hurst Performance, making it a priceless treasure, which you can sock away in your garage free and clear when you enter to win it.

 

In our back-story research, we dug up a classic full-page magazine advertisement, which helped Hurst Performance rack up 906 orders for these gentlemen’s muscle cars back when Hendrix, The Beatles and Creedence Clearwater Revival were all the rage on the radio.

This vintage ad’s colorful cartoon graphics and immortal words of automotive wisdom aptly remind us that Hurst was one of the hippest players in the performance scene:

Awesome is the word for it.

You roll up to the light next to a cocky-looking guy in the supercar. He gives is a couple of blings … then looks you over. And you watch the creeping horror of realization hit him.

That’s more than a 4-4-2. It’s a ’69 Hurst/Olds.

Today, 51 years later, the legendary ’69 Hurst/Olds is one of the most desirable finds from the original muscle-car era. Add in that this Hurst/Olds was numero uno to be built and underwent a concours, frame-off restoration and you have all the makings of this unprecedented, once-in-a-lifetime giveaway.

If you’re ready to put this limited-edition classic muscle in your garage, then enter now with your generous donation. Eight great charities are counting on you.

Ending Soon: Mustang Dream Giveaway®

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Mach 1, the speed of sound, is 649 miles an hour.

Of course, no muscle car can come close to fighter-jet speeds, but the legendary Ford Mustang Mach 1, introduced in 1969, can sure make more down-to-earth velocities a heck of a lot of fun. 

Available with a wide variety of engine/horsepower combinations, those in the know seek out the top-dog Mach 1 with a 428 Super Cobra Jet engine and a W-code Drag-Pak rear end.

Surprise. Surprise. Surprise.

That’s exactly what we’re giving away in the Mustang Dream Giveaway, but if you want this classic Mustang in your home hanger (your garage!), then it’s time to get your entries. You only have days left to get to Dreamgiveaway.com, make a generous donation and get your chances to win. The countdown clock above shows you how much time is left to enter.

This ’69 Mustang Mach 1 is believed to be a one-of-one special ordered street racer with all of the go-fast goodies that made the Ford Mustang a legend of the muscle-car era. We already mentioned the Ford 428ci Super Cobra Jet V-8, Drag-Pak and W-code Traction-Lok rear, which include Ram Air and 4.30 gears, respectively, and it also has extremely rare factory options such as Pastel Grey paint, tachometer, smoked glass and radio delete.

Don’t wait any longer. Click here (www.dreamgiveaway.com/dg/mustang) and get your entries for the Mustang Dream Giveaway before time runs out at midnight (Pacific time) on June 30, 2020. Remember, Dream Giveaway will pay the federal taxes on the prize winnings so you don’t have to.

Winner Spotlight: Chevelle Dream Giveaway®

“You know, I get so many prank calls that I didn’t think it was real. I was amazed that I actually won. I just could not believe I could have been so lucky. It is like a dream come true.”

Those are the words right from the mouth of Virginia Simon of Ocala, Florida, the grand-prize winner in the Chevelle Dream Giveaway. Will Virginia, who lives a short hike from the world-famous Gainesville Raceway, test this grand-prize 450hp LS6 Chevelle SS454’s tarmac-taming tenacity down the legendary quarter-mile stretch of track?

“The answer is “No!” she says emphatically.

“Years ago, I drove a race car in a Richard Petty Experience around Lowe’s Motor Speedway at 130 mph. I would not take the Chevelle to a race track for a time trial or to race. I appreciate older cars and I feel this is a collector car that should be well taken care of and kept in its original condition. It will go to car shows and other venues.”

Here’s some more great words of wisdom for you from this very-thankful winner. “I believe in charities. I believe people’s needs are great. For a very few dollars you could win a prize worth thousands of dollars. All donations (chances) help those less fortunate. They need your support more than ever right now with many families struggling to make ends meet.”

We want you to be the next big Dream Giveaway winner. Head on over to www.dreamgiveaway.com and make a heart-felt donation to win your favorite prize package.

We currently have a plethora of incredible muscle-car giveaways ready for you to enter and win — Show and Tow has a ’70 ’Cuda AAR (and a RAM Powerwagon), Shelby has a 2020 GT500 Mustang (and a Shelby F-150), Bandit has a ’79 Trans Am Special Edition, Hurst/Olds is now live and Mustang is coming to an end at the end of this month. Quite literally, we have a prize package for everybody and that includes you at www.dreamgiveaway.com.

  Charity Spotlight: Honor Flight of West Central Florida

When you enter to win the world’s greatest prize packages at DreamGiveaway.com, a generous unrestricted grant benefits Honor Flight of West Central Florida. We recently checked in with this incredible non-profit organization and asked them to share with us a summary of the day’s schedule when a group of veterans deploy on an Honor Flight trip.

“Honor Flight of West Central Florida packs in a lot of activities on our one-day trip to Washington, D.C. Our day starts very early. The veterans and guardians arrive at the airport at 4:00 a.m. for a 5:45 a.m. departure. Upon landing at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport, our plane is greeted with a water-cannon salute. We load up three buses, and then police escorts, who are with us all day, escort the veterans to the nation’s capital. These police escorts, who are active duty with the National Park Service, help us navigate the heavy traffic and provide much entertainment doing so. The veterans love this.

Our trip’s first stop is the World War II Memorial. It opened in 2004 and honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces, the 400,000-plus who died and all who supported the war effort from home. We have lunch delivered to the memorial, and, after reflection, there is time to relax and enjoy the meal.

The second stop includes the Korean, Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials. We take a group picture at the beginning of this stop with the Washington Monument in the background. Once the photograph is completed, everyone has free time to spend at the memorials. 

The Korean Memorial was dedicated in 1995. It commemorates the sacrifices of the 5.8 million Americans who served during the three-year period of the Korean War.

The Vietnam Memorial was first dedicated in 1982. There are currently 58,320 names of American servicemen, who are believed to have lost their lives in the Vietnam War, inscribed on the wall.

The last stop before we begin our journey back to the airport is the Air Force Memorial that overlooks the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. This memorial was dedicated in 2006 and is known for the soaring spires that represent the contrails of the Air Force Thunderbird demonstration team in the “bomb burst” maneuver.

Our day in Washington, D.C. is busy. Lots of love and gratitude is shown to the veterans at each stop that we make. Strangers approach the veterans and thank them for their service and sacrifice.

Upon arrival back home at the St. Pete/Clearwater airport, the community greets the veterans with a welcome-home ceremony. Boy Scout troops, Honor Guards, Patriot Guard Riders, Knights of Columbus, families and friends of the veterans and many others come out in force. For many veterans, they have never received thanks for their service, and they are overwhelmed by the outpouring of appreciation. At the end of the ceremony, each veteran has his (or her) photo taken with the Bomber Girls.

During this pandemic, our spring flights were postponed. We look forward to our future trips and making a lot more smiles.

Visit www.dreamgiveaway.com today and make a heartfelt donation to enter to win some amazing prize packages. When you do so, you’ll be helping Honor Flight of West Central Florida recognize the service and sacrifice of America’s servicemen and women.

  Partner Spotlight: Odyssey Batteries

Every day should get off to a great start, right? That’s why Dream Giveaway Garage trusts Odyssey Batteries for our grand-prize vehicles. When you take home a grand-prize car, you’ll have a great start, too, thanks to the day-in and day-out reliability of an Odyssey battery.

If you don’t yet have an Odyssey battery in your personal vehicles, now is a great time to make the changeover. No matter where your journey takes you, the Odyssey Battery has the power and endurance to get you there and back! It’s the one battery built with Pure Guts!

Odyssey Batteries outperform and outlast conventional batteries with up to twice the cranking power and up to three times longer life. That’s because Odyssey batteries use advanced Thin Plate Pure Lead Technology, or TPPL, making the plates much thinner so that each battery contains more plates per cell. In fact, Odyssey Batteries have up to 18-percent more plate surface than conventional or spiral wound batteries. More plates equals more power leading to more life.

The dry cell Absorbed Glass Mat design of Odyssey batteries delivers virtually maintenance-free performance while providing extreme vibration resistance. It rolls with the curves and cushions the shocks or blows of any challenge without worry.

In addition, Odyssey batteries are sealed and never require watering. They can be mounted in any position – except inverted – to fit in tight spaces or within unconventional applications.

Odyssey batteries feature a three- to 10-year service life and two-year storage life at 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius). They are vibration resistant, classified as “non-spillable” by the U.S. Department of Transportation and include a limited two- to four-year full replacement warranty.

Take our word for it. Don’t go on your next odyssey without an Odyssey battery. Connect with Odyssey Battery on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. For more details, including free shipping on orders over $50, visit www.odysseybattery.com. Please tell them that you heard about them in Dream Giveaway’s Shiftin’ Gears.

  Winner Announcement: Bronco Dream Giveaway®

Congratulations to Elizabeth Sorrell of Virginia Beach, VA, the grand-prize winner in the Bronco Dream Giveaway. We are currently monitoring federal and state Coronavirus guidelines to determine if we may hold the award ceremony here in the Dream Giveaway Garage. We’ll keep you updated on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Good luck to all of you and we hope you are the next big Dream Giveaway grand-prize winner.

 

  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.