Interested in winning a free 2013 Shelby GT500 Ford Mustang? Sure you are…if you aren’t, well then, you’re definitely on the wrong website. Imagine an all-black, 800+ horsepower 2013 GT500 and being handed the keys–pretty picture, right? That is what’s going to happen this week, when the HFB Special Edition Shelby GT500 is given away as part of SPEED’s coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event and Auction in Scottsdale this Tuesday (January 15th).
Entrance into this contest is detailed below, in the news bite, with the winner chosen on Sunday (Jan. 20). Note also, there’s a day-by-day breakdown of the events going on at this incredible event. If you end up “playing” the game, best of luck to you in winning this awesome 2013 GT500!
SpeedTV News Clip
An all-black, one-of-a-kind, 800-plus- horsepower 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang HFB Special Edition is this year’s Hagerty Fantasy Bid giveaway grand prize, a part of SPEED’s 39 hours of live coverage from the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event and Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. that starts Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
Game play begins Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and lasts through Sunday, Jan. 20 with 28 fantasy bid cars selected to cross the block throughout the weekend.
It’s easy to enter, as any Hagerty Fantasy Bid contestant who places a fantasy bid is automatically eligible for the giveaway Mustang (sign-up information below). A random drawing from all fantasy bid entries throughout the four days of competition determines the winner, which concludes on Sunday, Jan. 20.
As with each Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event and Auction on SPEED, fantasy bidding is only a portion of the interactive and digital opportunities throughout any one of these live auction events. The SPEED Social Garage, live streaming video, live blogging, photo galleries and SPEED.com’s up-to-the-minute coverage of the market and trend lines offer the audience a unique two-screen experience.
This is SPEED’s second-straight year offering a special Mustang GT500 as its grand giveaway prize. Arizona resident Chris Cherryholmes was the lucky winner of last year’s drawing.
“How phenomenal is it that Ford was able to top last year’s incredible one-of-one Shelby giveaway,” said Rick Miner, SPEED SVP of Production, Network Operations & Executive Producer of Barrett-Jackson. “I’m thinking about quitting my job just so I can enter the contest.”
Besides its jaw-dropping horsepower numbers, the Shelby GT500 HFB Special Edition is loaded with performance and aesthetic upgrades. A full Ford Racing lowering kit, Hydraulic Hood struts and Shelby Wheel Company’s Nitto 20×9.5 front and 20×11 Drag Radial rear tires gives it one mean profile.
Interior-wise, the custom-made front and rear seats feature black suede inserts, black carbon fiber stripes and blue stitching all combining for an attractive outward appeal, while still maintaining Ford’s firm yet comfortable driver-support structure.
Full-length stainless-steel headers with high-flow catalytic converters, a Borla exhaust system, high-flow air filter and an Ice Nine modified air intake (adding 30 horsepower) all increases efficiency, power and enhances the sound of this enticing package.
Adding to the overall look is W2 Graphics’ flat-black stripe kit, RTR’s rear license-plate surround and Ice Nine’s side splitters and smoked-lens kit. Also included are a custom billet antenna, 3D carbon fender scoops, custom quarter-window scoops, quarter-panel scoops, billet aluminum Hagerty Fantasy Bid badging and a laser-etched, Hagerty logoed gas cap that signifies a Special Edition Mustang.
On the interactive side, one can join the Barrett-Jackson conversation through the SPEED Social Garage or via Twitter by using the ‘#BJA2013’ hash tag and @BarrettOnSPEED handle.
Chat directly with SPEED’s on-air team; Bob Varsha (@bobvarsha), Matt Stone (@MattStoneCars), Mike Joy (@mikejoy500), Rick DeBruhl (@rickdebruhl), Justin Bell (@justinbelltv), Ralph Sheheen (@ralphsheheen) and April Rose (@tweetAprilRose). You can also converse with SPEED.com Editor-In-Chief Tom Jensen (@tomjensen100) and SPEED.com Automotive Editor Bob Golfen (@BobGolfen), as they have the latest auction news and storylines.
Additional information, videos and photos can be seen by ‘Liking’ the Barrett-Jackson on SPEED Facebook page. Receive the newest information on upcoming lots, updated Hagerty Fantasy Bid action and what trends industry experts are spotting at Barrett-Jackson on SPEED.
SPEED.com also has a full pallet of at-event coverage, including multiple live streaming cameras in and around the auction area, event photography, trivia, daily notebook, blogs and a top-10 daily car sales data feed and event totals. Selected video feeds are also available to users of iPhones, iPads and Android mobile devices.
Hagerty Fantasy Bid Entry
To enter the Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game and gain eligibility to win the Shelby GT500, log onto FantasyBid.com to create an entry. Contestants can also enter via mobile device by sending an SMS text message to ‘773333’ (SPEED 3) with a fantasy bid during applicable bidding times. To place a bid, enter the amount of your bid in dollars without punctuation. The winner is determined as follows: the first eligible entrant whose fantasy bid is the same as or comes closest to the final ‘gaveled’ sales price without going over on any of the selected vehicles. Winners are awarded points to determine each daily prize winner.
For those that want an additional challenge, contestants can invite their friends to play among themselves with the all-new league-play function.
Players amassing the most points over the four days of Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game play will be declared the Grand Prize winner, and receiving a 60-inch Samsung 3D LED HD Smart Television. The overall runner up wins a Microsoft Surface 32 GB tablet while the third-place player receives a 160-gigabyte Sony PS3 Playstation. Four $500 fuel cards are also being awarded for accumulating the most points per day, and a 32-gigabyte Apple iPad mini will be awarded to each of the 28 per-car winners.
Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction live on SPEED
(All Times Eastern; Schedule Subject To Change)
Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Barrett-Jackson live auction, 7 p.m. – midnight.
Wednesday, Jan. 16 – Barrett-Jackson live auction, 7 p.m.- midnight.
Thursday, Jan. 17 – Barrett-Jackson live auction and Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game, 7 p.m. – midnight.
Friday, Jan. 18 – Barrett-Jackson live auction and Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game, 2 p.m. – midnight.
Saturday, Jan. 19 – Barrett-Jackson live auction and Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game, 2 p.m. – midnight.
Sunday, Jan. 20 – Barrett-Jackson live auction and Hagerty Fantasy Bid Game, 2-6 p.m.
Alternate streaming cameras for live auction times are also available at SPEED.com.
Source: SpeedTVCategories: Aftermarket, Events, 2013 Mustang