Hundreds of guests enjoyed a memorable evening at the “Best Trucking Tailgate Party Ever” hosted by Federated Auto Parts during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX).
The tailgate reception not only showcased the Federated Ultimate Service Truck as the centerpiece of the evening activities, but it also featured a guest list that included such luminaries as Lt. Gen. Pete Osman, president and CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, NASCAR legend Kenny Schrader, and the guys who modified the Federated Ultimate Service Truck, Matt Steele and Bruno Massel, hosts of the Great American Country (GAC) Network show Truck U.
As part of the evening’s festivities, Federated CEO Rusty Bishop presented a check for $145,000 Lt. Gen. Osman for the Toys for Tots Foundation.
“We want to thank everyone who attended our Best Trucking Tailgate Party Ever, especially our members, manufacturing partners and honored guests,” said Phil Moore, senior vice president of Federated Auto Parts. “It was especially gratifying for everyone at Federated to be able to present a donation for Toys for Toys to Lt. Gen. Osman.”
Phil Wofford, owner of Phil’s Car Care in Porter, Texas and customer of Federated member Arnold Oil, was on hand as the grand prize winner of the Federated Ultimate Service Truck Sweepstakes. Wofford received an all-expense paid trip for two to Las Vegas to attend AAPEX and claim his prize. Hundreds of other prizes were awarded to Federated Car Care Center members throughout the country.
“Our Ultimate Service Truck was a ‘must-see’ for AAPEX attendees and we congratulate Phil Wofford as the grand prize winner of the truck,” said Moore. “We have had some very exciting prizes in the past, but we think this is one of the best grand prizes we have ever awarded to one of our valued Car Care customers. A big ‘thank you’ to Sam Bass for such a cool design, to Bruno and Matt from Truck U for all their hard work to transform a regular pickup into the Ultimate Service Truck and of course, to all of our vendor sponsors.”
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