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!
Dream big and tow big. That’s the slogan of our new Big Diesel Truck Dream Giveaway. The grand prize is a brand-new 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali 4x4 truck valued at $82,000. We also pay $20,000 for the taxes, which brings the total prize value to over $100,000.
This grand-prize turbo-diesel 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali comes nicely optioned with a crew cab, standard bed, single rear wheels and all the extra-cost factory features to tow up to a 12,100 lb. trailer at ease, including a removable fifth-wheel gooseneck/hitch, 15 camera views including an industry-first transparent trailer view and a multicolor head-up display. It also has GMC’s super-cool ProGrade tailgate.
Whether you’ve never owned a big diesel truck before or you are ready to hit the open road for the umpteenth time, when you enter to win, this grand prize will have you singing, “Tow, tow, tow your boat” … or your toy hauler, or your car hauler, or your RV, or, well, you get the idea!
With 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque from its Duramax turbo-diesel engine and Allison 10-speed automatic transmission, winning this GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali means that nothing can stand between you and the 2.6-million miles of road in the United States today.
Tesla Dream Giveaway Ends In
What has 778 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds?
GT500? Guess again!
Mid-engine Corvette? You’re getting closer!
The answer is the crazy-cool Tesla Model X with Ludicrous + and full autopilot.
Holding the world record for the “World’s Quickest SUV” means the Tesla Model X even beat a $400K Lamborghini Aventador in a quarter-mile race, which was documented by Drag Times magazine at Palm Beach International Raceway. You can check out the amazing video yourself at here.
There’s only one thing quicker than our grand-prize Tesla Model X and that’s the official countdown clock showing how long you have left to enter to win before time runs out at midnight (PST) on December 1st.
Break up with that dreaded gas pump forever! Every entry helps out veterans and kids, so enter now!
“I loved every minute … getting to see so many Mopars, seeing the Show and Tow prize and meeting everyone at Dream Giveaway Garage as well as ‘Big Daddy’ Don Garlits, the father of drag racing!”
Those are the words right from the mouth of AJ Jette of South Carolina, last month’s big Show and Tow grand-prize winner. AJ, a maintenance technician, is now one of the Mopar or No Car! crowd with his ’70 AAR ’Cuda, 2019 Ram Power Wagon and Futura car trailer, courtesy of the gearheads at Dream Giveaway.
AJ, who at 26 is one of the youngest winners in Dream Giveaway history, tells us his first thought upon hearing that he had won was: There’s absolutely no way. He goes on to say, “And after it sunk in, I just couldn’t keep myself calm. I’m sure I talked my wife’s ear off the entire wait until the ceremony and even after!”
Now it’s your turn and AJ wants you to be as lucky as he is. “Go for it!” he says. “Even if you don’t win, you can be happy knowing you’re helping out those charities! That’s a win in itself.”
Head on over to www.dreamgiveaway.com and make a heart-felt donation to win your favorite prize package.
We have the Dream Giveaway Garage showroom packed full of pulse-pounding muscle-car giveaways ready for you to enter and win —Shelby has a 2020 GT500 Mustang (and a Shelby F-150), GTO has a ’67 GTO, Hurst/Olds has a ’69 Hurst/Olds, Camaro has two high-performance Camaros Classic Corvette has a big-block ’66 Sting Ray convertible and Cadillac CTS-V has a very rare Championship Edition CTS-V. We have a prize package for everybody and that includes you at www.dreamgiveaway.com.
When you donate to win any of our great grand-prize packages, a portion of your donation benefits the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, Detroit’s hometown charity for over 100 years. We recently checked in with these Motor City heroes and asked them to tell us about the difference they’ve been making this year in the lives of Detroit’s less fortunate.
Since the start of COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries has distributed food boxes to over 5,000 families in southeast Michigan. Beneficiaries have mostly been seniors, women and children.
Done in compliance with relevant health guidelines, the community food distribution has enjoyed the active participation of police departments in the various cities that included Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Livonia, Westland, Wayne, Inkster and Highland Park.
Additionally, the Mission’s Lighthouse Food Bank in Roseville has each month been serving over 4,000 women, children and men in need.
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 the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries continue to help Motor City’s impoverished.
How do the grand-prize muscle machines in the Dream Giveaway Garage keep their shine and luster? The answer is Mothers Polishes, Waxes and Cleaners. Now Mothers introduces a wax alternative that can keep your pride and joy looking its best. Are you ready to learn more?
Unless you’ve been asleep at the wheel, you’ve likely heard that ceramics – products that instead of using wax for protection, use an ingredient found in glass – silicon dioxide or Si02 – are all the rage. The challenge has been to make ceramics not only easy and safe to use, but also affordable. That’s where Mothers High Performance Car Care has been very successful with its CMX Ceramic Spray Coating, thanks to a unique formulation that also contains titanium dioxide for extra durability and to help filter UV rays.
What’s the benefit of ceramics? Long-lasting protection that offers relentless water beading, and simply put, dirt and debris does not stick to it like it does unprotected paint, or even a wax. The benefit is your vehicle stays cleaner longer, and is easier to clean when it does get dirty. When washing, dirt comes off easier, and water not only beads, but sheets off when flooded with the proper hose action of a gentle flow, so it almost dries itself. Car care all of a sudden becomes a lot easier, so you can spend more time enjoying your ride instead of taking care of it. Consumer ceramics also last much longer than waxes, sometimes up to 2-3 times as long, or longer. It’s not unheard of to get six months or more out of a quality consumer-applied ceramic, that applies in half the time.
Applying modern consumer ceramics is very easy. In the case of CMX, because it lasts so long, the best time to apply it is on a well-prepared surface – that means clean, free of major defects, and rid of waxes and oils. On a new car, it’s a no-brainer. Of course, the process starts with a thorough washing using a quality car wash. Clay it if you see or feel surface contaminants, which are usually identified by a rough feeling on the paint. Mothers Speed Clay 2.0 or Mothers California Gold Clay Bar kit are great choices. If you’re seeing defects, scratches, spiderwebbing or swirls, take the step (or steps) to polish them out, with either a spot product like California Gold Scratch Remover, or the CMX 3in1 Ceramic Polish & Coat. For tough defect removal, you might need to step up to something like the Mothers Professional Rubbing Compound and Professional Finishing Polish. Lastly, use the CMX Surface Prep to remove any old waxes or oils that claying or compounding/polishing steps might not have removed.
Once prepared, just follow the directions, as some spray products vary greatly in their application methodology. For Mothers CMX Ceramic Spray Coating, it’s recommended to spray it on a standard microfiber applicator pad, work it in really good, a section at a time. Let it set for several minutes (while you’re working more sections), and buff what little residue is left once it’s all dried. Hit the textured plastic trim with the CMX Ceramic Trim Restore & Coat and you’ve got a well-protected ride! On future washes, try the CMX Ceramic Wash & Coat to keep the finish maintained. Vehicle care never was easier!
For more details and how-to videos, visit www.mothers.com, where you’ll also find a wealth of information in their online Detail Guide.
Congratulations to Michael Ansley, the grand-prize winner in the Shopping Spree Dream Giveaway. Next month’s winner announcement will be the Tesla Model X on December 15th. Good luck to all of you and we hope you are the next big Dream Giveaway grand-prize winner.
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.