Two Retailers Win, Grand Prize Customer Takes $2,500
IRVINE, CA – February 7, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Two dealerships won Revive Your Ride! Party Packs and 13 customers collected a total of $13,500 in the Revive Your Ride! Year-End Giveaway.
Lisa Horney of Horney’s Custom Cycles in Fort Meyers, Fla. will be celebrating with a Revive Your Ride! Party Pack because one of her customers became the grand prize winner after simply obtaining an entry code from the dealership.
“We’re very much looking forward to celebrating Brian Gibens’ win, and are inviting all our customers to join the party,” Lisa said. “We have been participating in Revive Your Ride! since the beginning and have had several winners over the past few years, but this is our first Grand Prize winner. We will most definitely continue participating in Revive Your Ride! when it comes back in the spring.”
Lisa Horney has long known Brian Gibens who recently inherited his father’s Harley and plans to lower it front and rear, add a new seat and change the handlebars with his prize money.
“At first, I thought the phone call about winning was a prank,” said first place winner Tim Dietrich of Ithaca, NY, who has never won a contest like this. “I contacted the Motorcycle Industry Council to verify it and got really excited about winning the $1,000 gift certificate to Country Rode Motowerks in Fairport.”
After being picked at random from a pool of all Revive Your Ride! participating dealers, David Preston of Ride West BMW in Seattle, Wa. won the second Revive Your Ride! Party Pack. “You made my day,” said Preston, manager of Team Ride West. “We can’t wait to get started thinking about ways to throw a good party.”
Although Preston didn’t have a winner in the Revive Your Ride! Year-End Giveaway, he has had several winners in past promotions. Preston said he feels that Revive Your Ride! brought new customers into his dealership. In preparation for the upcoming spring promotion, the team at Ride West BMW plans to promote Revive Your Ride! via social media, e-mail base, Facebook fans and of course the website.
Winners of the 2012 Revive Your Ride! Year-End Giveaway
Grand Prize Winner
- Brian Gibens, Cape Coral, FL, $2,500
First Place Prize Winners
- Jeff Huber, Concordia, KS, $1,000
- Greg Garrett, Hernando, MS, $1,000
- Kathryn Penno, Grand Rapids, MI, $1,000
- Matt Lamar, Coatesville, PA, $1,000
- Ron Hayden, Stapleton, AL, $1,000
- Ben Kempen, Lafayette, IN, $1,000
- Tony Ventrice, Plum, PA, $1,000
- Tim Dietrich, Ithaca, NY, $1,000
- Shanna Berry, Los Angeles, CA, $1,000
- John Osborne, West Farmington, OH, $1,000
Second Place Prize Winners
- Richard Beeson, Austin, TX, $500
- George Dewey, Hillsboro, OR, $500
“We’ve been excited to offer this promotion to powersports retailers, for no investment at all, to help them boost floor traffic,” said Cam Arnold, vice president aftermarket programs at the Motorcycle Industry Council.” And we’re working hard on the Revive Your Ride! Spring Promotion scheduled to run April 15 through June 30. Retailers can sign up now.”
Revive Your Ride! was created and is funded by the aftermarket members of the Motorcycle Industry Council specifically to build excitement for two-wheeling and to bring the riding community back to the many retailers of motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides, service and aftermarket parts and accessories.
The Motorcycle Industry Council exists to preserve, protect and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications and media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, development of data communications standards, and activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues. As a not-for-profit, national industry association, the MIC seeks to support motorcyclists by representing manufacturers and distributors of motorcycles, scooters, motorcycle/ATV/ROV parts and accessories, and members of allied trades such as insurance, finance and investment companies, media companies and consultants.
The MIC is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with a government relations office in metropolitan Washington, D.C. First called the MIC in 1970, the organization has been in operation since 1914. Visit the MIC at www.mic.org. Visit the Revive your Ride! website at www.mic.org/reviveyourride.