SEMA 2011: Nitto’s Fan Drive Giveaway Hype Continues at SEMA

Say, who likes free stuff? Why sure, we all do. But how about a free car? Now you’re speaking our language. Nitto Tire is doing exactly that, and they’re doing it – of all places – on Facebook. Yup, that social meat market that was only for catching up with old high school pals and to see what your ex is up to is going to play home to Nitto’s Fan Drive Sweepstakes.

So what’s the deal? What’s in it for me, you ask? Easy. Nitto is giving away one of nine different cars with a choice of nine different wheel and tire options! Seriously.

Whether you’re looking for some retro Detroit muscle in the form of a new Camaro, Mustang or Challenger; an import tuner – choosing between a Nissan 350Z, a Hyundai Genesis, or a AWD Subaru WRX STi; or some big boy fun behind the wheel of a Ford F-150, a Chevy Silverado or a new Ram 1500, Nitto is offering something for everyone.

Seems easy enough, right? Pretty much. Just go to Nitto’s Facebook page and select the car you want to customize! Next, you’ll pick the wheels, decals and tires you want your “dream ride” to sport. When you submit your custom package, you enter into the running.

But there’s a catch: the car (or truck) that you’ll win might not be the one you opted for. It turns out that the winner will drive home the most popular package. So while you might be wishing for a Ford pickup, you might win a Nissan sports coupe.

The way to win the car of your heart’s desire is to enter the same package over, and over, and over again. Each time your favorite combination is submitted, the higher its popularity climbs up the chart. Yeah, it’s a popularity contest…just when you thought you were done with high school!

Kicked off on the 2nd of September, Nitto’s Fan Drive Sweepstakes will run all the way until 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time, 8:59pm PST) on December 31, 2011. When the clock strikes 12 midnight at the end of the year, the contest ends. Then, the winner will be selected by random drawing. So it doesn’t matter how many times you enter your car to win, your chances remain the same as everybody else’s. Fair is fair, after all.

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In 1995 Mark started photographing drag races at his once local track, Bradenton Motorsports Park. He became hooked and shot virtually every series at the track until 2007 until he moved to California and began working as a writer for Power Automedia. He was the founding editor for its first online magazines, and transitioned into the role of editorial director role in 2014. Retiring from the company in 2016, Mark continues to expand his career as a car builder, automotive enthusiast, and freelance journalist to provide featured content and technical expertise.
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