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Finalists Announced For MAHLE ‘Drive With The Original’ Promotion

The grand prize of a Petty’s Garage Mustang will be awarded today at AAPEX 2017.


The four finalists for the MAHLE “Drive With the Original” Technician Promotion have been selected from the nearly 10,000 entries received. These four finalists have travelled to this year’s AAPEX in Las Vegas where one of the finalists will win the grand prize – a custom-built Petty’s Garage Ford Mustang.

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The grand prize ceremony will take place at the MAHLE Aftermarket booth, No. 2661, at 4 p.m. PST today, Oct. 31. The “Original,” Richard Petty, will be present when the finalists each select a key fob from his signature Charlie One Horse hat – one of which will unlock the doors of the customized, twin-turbo 1,000 HP Grand Prize MAHLE Ford Mustang from Petty’s Garage.

The four finalists for the MAHLE “Drive With the Original” promotion are:

  • Thomas McKeehan, Winter Springs, Florida, who works at Express Automotive, Winter Springs, Florida.
  • Tom Scholten, Hawarden, Iowa, who works at Luxury Auto Mall, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
  • Tyler Watson, Vancouver, Washington, who works at Peters Import, Vancouver, Washington.
  • Tracy Weiland, Silver Spring, Maryland, who works at The Shop European Auto Clinic, Rockville, Maryland.

“We congratulate these technicians for winning the trip to AAPEX and receiving a chance to win this incredible MAHLE Mustang, custom built by Petty’s Garage,” said Jon Douglas, president, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. “We also thank these technicians, and all the other technicians that participated in the promotion, for choosing MAHLE Original gaskets to complement the expert work they perform.”


The four finalists were randomly selected from the entries received and have been awarded an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas to participate in the special grand prize ceremony. In addition, more than 2,400 instant win prizes were available in the promotion, including Richard Petty Driving Experiences, autographed Richard Petty signature Charlie 1 Horse cowboy hats, and autographed No. 43 die-cast model cars.

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