Automotive Parts Associates gives winners the drive of a lifetime

Jan. 1, 2020
Three winners of the Professionals’ Choice Scratch & Win Promotion and their guests had a memorable time driving Lamborghinis and Ferraris at the Disney Speedway in Orlando, Fla.
“When a winning customer tells you they are going to have to have a smile surgically removed from their face, you know you have a satisfied customer!” says Caprice Caster, director of events & promotions with Automotive Parts Associates. Over the weekend, three winners of the Professionals’ Choice Scratch & Win Promotion and their guests had a memorable time driving Lamborghinis and Ferraris at the Disney Speedway in Orlando, Fla.

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Over the past few months Automotive Parts Associates shareholders conducted the Scratch & Win Sweepstakes at over 200 locations across the United States and Canada. Each time a product was purchased from one of the sponsoring manufacturers, the installer received a scratch ticket. Thousands of dollars in instant winning gift cards were distributed and several thousand completed scratch cards were returned for the grand prize drawing – an Exotic Driving Experience Weekend.

The winners were Craig Callahan from John’s Auto Repair in Hightstown, NJ; Ron Vaughn from Vaughn’s Mr. Muffler in Dubuque, IA; and Alfred Wilkins from Wonder Auto & Tire in Riverview, NB. Winners and their guests were flown into Orlando and put up at the Grand Floridian Resort. On Friday night they enjoyed a steak and seafood dinner followed by a cruise on the Grand One Yacht with dessert and a fireworks show.

Saturday morning the group headed to the track where they selected from a menu of exotic cars. Each participant chose two cars and took them out for 16 laps. Afterwards guests were given spending cash and park passes to enjoy the rest of the weekend at their leisure.

Dan Freeman, president & CEO of Automotive Parts Associates says, “This approach for the Scratch & Win promotion has given 6 people once in a lifetime experiences. It will last a lot longer than giving them basic cash prizes.”

This promotion is made possible by the support of the sponsors: Airtex Fuel, Akebono, ASC

Industries, BBB, Beck Arnley, Bendix, Bosch, Denso, Dorman, Exide, Federal Mogul, Gates, KYB, MAS, SKF, Permatex, and ZF Sachs. Automotive Parts Associates, Inc. is a member-owned cooperative made up of over 110 member shareholders.

For more information about APA membership and our promotions, contact Dan Freeman or Bill Cook at 913- 310-9250 or visit us at

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