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: Home Improvement Giveaway ®!









How quickly can you stuff your shopping cart full of $10,000 worth of fun stuff from The Home Depot?

The answer is, “Probably quicker than you think.”

To give you some great ideas for your shopping list if you win the Home Improvement Dream Giveaway, we put the Dream Giveaway Garage sleuths in front of their keyboards and asked them how they would spend $10K in five items or less. Here are the top mash ups.


Shopping List A – “The Garage”

Best Barns Glenwood 12 ft. x 24 ft. Wood Garage Kit without Floor $5395
Big Ass Fans 3025 10 ft. Indoor Yellow and Silver Aluminum Shop Ceiling Fan with Wall Control $3089
Swisstrax Black and Silver Double Car Pad Ribtrax Modular Tile Flooring $1468
Gladiator GearTrack Channel Garage Hook Kit (8-Hooks) $48

                                                                                                                  Total $10,000

Shopping List B – “The Backyard Patio”

Oakland Living 5-Piece Aluminum Deep Seat Chat Set with Sofa, Loveseat, 2 Club Chairs, Polyester Cushions and Cocktail Table $4312
AquaRest Spas Select 200 5-Person Plug and Play Hot Tub $2299
Lava Heat Italia 2G A-Line 66,000 BTU 8 ft. Stainless Steel Gas Patio Heater with Remote $1899
Englander Smoke-N-Sear 788 sq. in. Pellet Smoker and Grill $1199
Patio Living Concepts 26 in. European Single Bronze Globe Plug-In Outdoor Black Lantern Patio $291

                                                                                                                    Total $10,000

Shopping List C “The Bathroom Remodel”

American Standard Acrylic Luxury 51 in. x 30 in. Right Hand Walk-In Whirlpool in Linen $5780
WS Bath Collections 47.5 in. W x 18.1 in. D x 32.9 in. H Bathroom Vanity Unit in Nordic Oak with Mirror and Column $3052
Stelpro El Nino 1450-Watt Chrome Auto-Start Electric Hand Dryer $777
ANZZI LLANO Series 60 in. 4-Jetted Full Body Shower Panel System with Heavy Rain Shower and Spray Wand in Black $391

                                                                                                                    Total $10,000

So how will you spend $10,000 to The Home Depot? While you ponder that predicament, don’t forget that the clock is ticking and time is running out for you to enter to win the Home Improvement Dream Giveaway.

The countdown clock gives you the precise days, hours and minutes you have left to enter!

  New Giveaway: Customized Ford Focus RS “Hot Hatch!”

Never say never to more horsepower. That’s the truism behind a customized Ford Focus RS you’ll bring home if you’re the winner of the brand-new Focus RS Dream Giveaway.

We’re horsepower fans from way back. That’s why we were blown away by the pepped-up performance of this mini muscle car. A grand-total of 450 horsepower on an all-wheel drive chassis makes this cousin to the Ford Mustang a pinnacle of Ford hot-hatch performance.

Here are the grand-prize Ford Focus RS “Top 10” features sure to light your fire.

1. 19×8.5-inch Advan Racing RSII wheels — a $3,000 value
2. Factory Recaro Sportster CS shell seats —only production car in the USA to get them
3. 450hp 2.3L turbo four-cylinder engine — that’s 100 horsepower over stock
4. 19 mpg city / 26 mpg highway — more power to you at the pump
5. Launch control — allows sub 4.5-second 0-60 mph times
6. SEMA Show-quality custom Nitro Blue paint — an $8,000 value
7. 235/35ZR19 Toyo 888R tires — they’re stickier than flypaper
8. Drift mode — it sends torque to the outside rear wheel to send you into a controlled oversteer, better known as drifting
9. 165-mph top speed
10. Factory 10-speaker Sony sound system to jam out to your favorite tunes.

If you’re a true believer in sporty, fun motoring machines, this grand-prize Ford Focus RS is your all-access pass to putting excitement back into your daily driving experience.

Our final thoughts: The grand-prize Ford Focus RS has a mean streak. Now it’s up to you to tame it. Head on over to www.dreamgiveaway.com and use promo code GZ0419X and we’ll hook you up with a bounty of bonus tickets when you enter to win.

  Veterans First: Honor Flight of West Central Florida

When you enter to win great Dream Giveaway prize packages, you are helping out the trustworthy charity Honor Flight of West Central Florida. We checked in with this “Veterans First” organization to learn how your generous donations are put to good use.

Honor Flight of West Central Florida has been a recognized hub with the Honor Flight Network since 2010 and began flying in 2011.  Its mission is to fly veterans to Washington, D.C. to see those memorials dedicated in their honor.  Each veteran flies FREE OF CHARGE! 

Since its inception, Honor Flight of West Central Florida has flown 2,698 veterans on 36 flights … and it has four flights planned for 2019.  In 2018 it flew 293 veterans. Seventy-eight of these veterans served in WWII, 164 served in the Korean War Era, 33 served in Vietnam and 17 have served more recently. 

Honor Flight of West Central Florida is an all-volunteer hub with 97 cents of every dollar going to its mission. 

Here are some additional numbers from the Honor Flight Network:  Since 2005:  221,850 veterans have been honored.  One hundred thirty Honor Flight hubs covering 45 states. Nationally, there are 37,730 veterans waiting for their flight.

Head on over to www.dreamgiveaway.com and make a generous donation on your favorite prize package. You’ll be helping the trusted charity Honor Flight of West Central Florida continue its mission to honor American veterans.

 Partner Spotlight: Prolong Super Lubricants

Prolong Super Lubricants, a brand of GoldenWest Lubricants, Inc., located in Pomona California, is the perfect example of an American success story. Despite the rapid growth, the company maintains its ingrained entrepreneurial spirit and grassroots contact with customers. The firm also supports a philosophy of good corporate citizenship by contributing to a variety of community and service organizations.

The company is focused on research and marketing of household, automotive, industrial, and energy-related products that live up to its tradition of technical innovation and down-to-earth utility for consumers worldwide. Prolong continues to demonstrate that the key to business success is providing effective products with the unyielding standard on which the company was founded: No Equal In The World®

At the Dream Giveaway Garage, we use Prolong products as we trust their quality and performance. Here are some of our favorite Prolong products and we hope that they will soon become some of your favorite products, too.
Prolong® Engine Treatment is formulated with AFMT™ technology and can be used in gasoline or diesel engines and with synthetic or petroleum based oils. Because our engine treatment chemically bonds to metal parts in the engine it does not have to be running to be protected which is particularly important when the motor oil is not yet fully circulating in the engine. Prolong® Engine Treatment contains no solid particles, such as PTFE resins, ‘molys,’ zinc, copper or graphite and does not alter the viscosity of the motor oil.

Prolong Super Lubricants is so confident of the benefits of its AFMT™ advanced technology, that the company offers a free Lifetime Limited Product Engine Warranty for eligible vehicles with the use of Prolong Engine Treatment. Drivers may register vehicles as old as ten years with up to 100,000 miles and, once registered, the warranty can be extended for as long as the vehicle is owned by using Prolong with future oil changes.

Prolong SPL100® Super Penetrating Lubricant Spray is also formulated with AFMT™ (Anti-Friction Metal Treatment). It lubricates, penetrates, and prevents corrosion, Frees sticky mechanisms, displaces moisture, stops squeaks, and reduces friction and wear on all metal surfaces. It cleans and protects metal surfaces, tools or any metal equipment exposed to water or weather. It provides easy-to-apply protection and lubrication for hundreds of household, automotive, and recreational uses.

Prolong Waterless Wash & Shine is a revolutionary new method of washing and shining your car in less than 15 minutes without water! No buckets, no hoses, no rinsing, and drying! Simply spray on the surface and wipe dry. With Prolong Waterless Wash & Shine you can conveniently and quickly wash your vehicle anywhere, anytime. The unique formulation dissolves dirt and stains such as tree sap and bugs; special lubricating agents encapsulate the dirt so that it can easily be wiped off a car’s delicate surface without scratching. It also leaves a protective film that provides gloss, color enhancement, and smoothness that conventional car washes fail to deliver.

To learn more about Prolong Super Lubricants Products, visit their website at www.prolongstore.com/estore or email them at sales@prolong.com. As a Shiftin’ Gears reader, we have a special offer for you. Use promo code DREAM19 and receive a 25% discount at checkout while supplies last.

  Winner Spotlight: Chevelle Dream Giveaway®

We’re not in Kansas anymore.”

That’s what Wichita resident Bill Cornell quipped when we flew him to the palm-tree-lined city of Clearwater, Florida, to scoop up the grand-prize 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport in the Chevelle Dream Giveaway.

It just won’t be Cornell who will be returning home with Kansas on his mind.

Coincidentally, the grand-prize Chevelle SS396 was assembled at Chevrolet’s Fairfax assembly plant located in Kansas City, Kansas, two-hundred miles from where it will sit in this grand-prize winner’s garage.

“I owned three ’65 Chevelles growing up,” Cornell tells us. “I really wanted to win this 1970 Chevelle.”

Bill and his grand-prize Chevelle will enjoy cruising the city’s Douglas Avenue, where, like Woodward Avenue is to Detroit, “Dragging Douglas” was a weekend ritual in Wichita in the ’50s and ’60s.  

If you’re a Chevelle fan, don’t worry. Dream Giveaway Garage is already on the hunt for the perfect classic Chevelle to hand over in the next Chevelle Dream Giveaway, which will launch next year.

In the meantime, we have plenty of classic iron for you to enter to win, including a very nicely restored 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge, a 1969 Camaro and a 1961 Corvette.

And if new muscle gets your heart pumping, your generous donation could win you a customized Jeep Wrangler, a special-ordered Telsa Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode, a 2019 Silverado “High Country” 4×4 truck, and other great grand-prizes.

So head on over to DreamGiveaway.com and grab your entries to your favorite giveaways. We’d love to meet you here in Clearwater, Florida, hand you the keys to a grand-prize and find out where you’ll be cruising your ride on Saturday nights.

  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.