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!
Sammy Davis, Jr.—wearing a judge’s wig and corresponding black robe and carrying a gavel of justice—was the huge inspiration for one of the era’s most recognizable muscle cars.
Of course, we’re talking about the 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge, a bright orange, V-8 powered muscle car that was all the rage back in the day.
Now Dream Giveaway is offering up a very nicely restored Judge in our latest GTO Dream Giveaway brought to you by Ames Performance Engineering.
This grand-prize Judge comes with a Pontiac Ram Air III 400 engine, a Muncie 4-speed, signature Carousel Red paint, and a whole lot of Judge attitude. It’s restoration is pretty amazing. In fact, it reminds us how good the Judge looked when it was on new-car dealer lots 50 years ago.
You know the old saying, “This Judge can’t be bought!” So head on over to www.dreamgiveaway.com today and get your entries to bring home this fully restored 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge plus $20,000 for taxes.
We’ll even fly you to Clearwater, Florida, to pocket the keys to this grand-prize GTO Judge if you’re the winner.
HURRY! THE OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE DREAM GIVEAWAY ENDS IN
That’s why the gearheads at Dream Giveaway put together the Offroad Adventure Dream Giveaway, featuring the country’s most respected utility vehicle (UTV)— a 2018 Polaris RZR.
Our friends at Polaris tell us, “Life begins where the blacktop ends.”
They put together an amazing video, which tells you all about the offroad vehicle lifestyle. We hope you enjoy watching it.
Time is running out to put a Polaris RZR XP 1000 in your garage … and then put it to work on all of your future fantastic adventures.
Head on over to www.dreamgiveaway.com to make your next adventure an off-road adventure.
The answer is — when it’s a Haulcat.
The Haulcat, a custom-built, 707hp Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 truck, was a whole lot of good, old-fashioned American fun while it was here in the Dream Giveaway Garage. But like all of our bigger-than-life grand-prize packages, the day comes when the vehicle we told you about for months on end gets to go home with one lucky person.
Someday, that lucky person could be you.
For retired Army enlisted man Michael Hesson of Florida that magic day came last week when he made a special trip to the Dream Giveaway Garage to put the keys to the Haulcat in the ignition of the grand-prize Ram truck and sang a happy tune all the way back to his hometown.
“When I first got the call my first thought was: You’re kidding me, right? “It still really hasn’t sunk in yet that I have won. It probably won’t sink in until I see the car.”
Of course, Michael didn’t expect to win and he did.
That brings us to you. Are you ready to be the next big Dream Giveaway winner? There are plenty of other incredible prize packages for you to enter to win, including two Corvettes, two Mustang Bullitts, a fully restored 1970 Chevelle SS, a fully restored 1969 GTO Judge, a Tesla Model S P100D, a Hero Edition Jeep Wrangler, a 1969 Camaro with a 2019 Silverado truck and a whole lot more.
This month, we asked the technical wiz-bangers at Mothers about how easy it is for you to become a clay bar expert without having to work up a sweat.
Getting the ultimate show car shine starts with clay.
Regardless of where you live, or how much you drive your ride, your paint’s finish is subject to a variety of damaging contaminants. Acid rain, bird droppings, pollens, metal particles, brake dust. All of these present a danger to the integrity of your paint. It can take just minutes in the path of a breeze carrying pollens to ruin a shine.
And while you may not necessarily see these contaminants, you can definitely feel them.
Clay bars shear-off and remove these contaminants, and leave your car’s surface perfectly clean, smooth-as-glass and ready for polishing and waxing. It’s an important step for that ultimate show car shine.
Claying is easy. First, start with a freshly washed and dried vehicle. Remove the clay bar from its wrapper, then knead and flatten the clay in the palm of your hand.
Starting with a cool, clean surface, spray the Instant Detailer liberally in a sweeping motion to lubricate the small area that you’re going to be working on, it’s about two square feet.
Lightly glide the clay across the lubricated surface. You may feel an initial resistance, and even hear the contaminants as they’re being removed.
Now continue this process until the area feels completely smooth, and the clay glides easily. You’ll even notice a different sound to the action — or less of it.
Between panels, knead and fold the clay bar back onto itself to refresh the working surface. Always ensure the paint surface is thoroughly lubricated when using clay.
Using a soft microfiber or terry cloth towel, dry off any excess Instant Detailer and move to the next area to be clayed—re-knead the clay bar for each new section to maintain effectiveness.
Plan on waxing the finish after using the Clay Bar.
For more details on clay bars, visit www.mothersclaybar.com. Please tell them you heard about them in Dream Giveaway Garage’s Shiftin’ Gears newsletter.
Shiftin’ Gears checked in with MADD to learn more.
On the road of life, we want every family to be safe without the threat of drunk or drugged driving. And we want every family to stay whole without the danger of underage drinking consequences. Since MADD was founded, drunk driving fatalities have been cut by over 50%. More than 370,000 lives have been saved. And we have compassionately served over 840,000 victims.
There is still more work to be done! Tragically, more than 300,000 innocent people are killed or injured on our roadways every year to this 100 percent preventable crime. Countless more are changed forever, yet find comfort, and eventually hope, through our free victim services.
MADD won’t stop until drunk driving does—because one empty seat at the table is one too many. With your help we will arrive at a destination of zero deaths and injuries. Together we will see our dream come true of No More Victims.
Head on over to www.dreamgiveaway.com and make a generous donation on your favorite prize package. You’ll be helping the trusted charity MADD continue its mission to make substance-related traffic accidents and fatalities a thing of the past.
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.