CARQUEST announces 1957 Chevy sweepstakes winner
Todd Mackenzie of Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada is the lucky winner of the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air in the CARQUEST Auto Parts 1957 Chevy Sweepstakes. Mackenzie’s name was chosen from nearly 200,000 entries. “Todd almost didn’t fill out an entry form for the sweepstakes” but was encouraged to do so by Emmett McLellan, owner of the local CARQUEST store.
Gordon Sadler, Director of National Marketing for CARQUEST CANADA LTD. was very pleased to have a Canadian winner for the 57 Chevy promotion, “I believe that the whole town of Woodstock knew the 57 Chevy was being awarded today as I was asked on more than one occasion (by locals) if the car had arrived yet!”
From Left to Right, Emmett McLellan, Owner R.E.C. Auto Inc, Todd MacKenzie, 57 Chevy Winner, Gordon Sadler, Director, National Marketing CARQUEST CANADA INC, Greg Rouble, DC Sales Manager CARQUEST Atlantic Division.
Todd received the 57 Chevy Saturday June 23rd at a ceremony in front of R.E.C. Auto Inc. in Woodstock, NB. The local radio station and newspaper were in attendance as Todd received the 57 Chevy. Excited to be getting the keys, Mr. MacKenzie said, “I have always dreamed of owning a 57 Chevy, and when I was notified I won the car I did not believe it was real!” He noted that there have been many offers to purchase the car but states “I am going to keep it”. R.E.C. Auto Inc. also held a charity BBQ to commemorate the presentation of the Bel Air. ($300.00 was raised and donated to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics.)
The 1957 Chevy Sweepstakes was a yearlong, North America-wide; exclusive CARQUEST sweepstakes in which the customized 1957 Chevy was the grand prize. Along with awarding an actual restored 1957 Chevy, CARQUEST also produced a limited edition 1:25 die-cast model of the car, which sold at CARQUEST Auto Parts stores and helped raise funds and awareness for Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. Visit CARQUEST online for more information about CARQUEST.