MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. Announces 2018 “Drive with the Original” Technician Promotion with Grand Prize Petty’s Garage Resto-mod 1968 Chevy Camaro

Farmington Hills, MI, December 12, 2017 – Due to the success of the 2017 MAHLE “Drive With the Original” technician promotion, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. has introduced the 2018 promotion, unveiling the grand prize – an authentic MAHLE “Resto-mod” 1968 Chevy Camaro – also to be built by the team at Petty’s Garage. The prize will be awarded to a qualifying technician at AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas.

The 2018 “Drive with the Original” promotion kicks off on December 12, 2017, and runs through October 1, 2018. Four finalists will be randomly selected from all entries to receive a trip for two to the 2018 Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. The “Original” himself, Richard Petty, will be on hand when the finalists select a key from his signature Charlie 1 Horse hat, one of which will unlock the doors to the grand prize MAHLE Petty’s Garage Chevy Camaro.

“We are extremely excited to bring the 2018 ‘Drive With the Original’ promotion to the marketplace – especially with this new ‘Resto-mod twist’,” said Jon Douglas, President, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. “We are also very proud to provide many of the engine components that will be needed to build the motor that will go into the MAHLE Chevy Camaro. And of course, with all the ‘extras’ the Petty team brings to the table when they do one of these builds… I can’t wait to see the finished car!”

In addition to the grand prize Camaro, over 1,000 additional Instant Win prizes will be awarded, including Richard Petty Driving Experiences, autographed Richard Petty signature Charlie 1 Horse cowboy hats, autographed #43 die-cast model cars, insulated tumbler mugs and baseball hats.

The promotion is open to all professional technicians in the United States when their shop purchases select MAHLE Original® gasket sets. The MAHLE Original gasket box will include a sticker with detailed information the technician can use to enter the promotion. The promotion features an Instant Win component where it reveals whether the technician has been awarded one of the Instant Win prizes.

Even if the technician does not win instantly, they are still entered in the drawing for one of the four trips to Las Vegas for the grand prize drawing. The finalists will be announced on or about October 5, 2018.

The MAHLE Petty’s Garage Chevy Camaro will feature an LS motor built with MAHLE components, upgraded big disc brakes and a custom Magnaflow exhaust system. The car will ride on Continental Tires with 20” Forgeline wheels and upgraded Petty’s Garage suspension components. The distinctive look of the vehicle will be finished off with a custom fabricated rear racing spoiler and front splitter.

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