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    ZA3 Collectibles Anniversary Giveaway - Official Details

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    DURATION

    One prize will be offered for each day beginning on Saturday, February 10, 2018 and ending on Friday, February 16, 2018. Additional "bonus" prizes may be posted randomly on any of the given days.

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    ENTRIES

    Only one entry per person per household per prize will be allowed. Answers submitted for each question of the day will be accepted up until 11.59 p.m. (PST) on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

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    WINNERS

    One lucky winner will be randomly selected from all valid entries for each of the prizes offered. All winners will be contacted via email on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (PST) and will have until Thursday, February 22, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (PST) to claim their prize(s). New winners will be drawn at random for any remaining prizes.

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    INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS

    Please note that International winners may incur customs fees, duties/tariffs, and/or taxes for the shipping parcel depending upon the country and will be required to pay any additional charges, if presented.

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    CONFIDENTIALITY

    All personal information obtained from entries for the anniversary prize giveaway are kept confidential and will not be disclosed, transferred, and/or sold to third-parties for independent exploitation.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Bonus Prize #3

    February 16, 2018 15:47

    The final prize for the Anniversary Giveaway will be a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Green Machine from Muscle Car Garage Stock & Custom Series 7. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Green Machine - MCG Stock & Custom Series 7

    Question: In 1968, General Motors offered a selection of exterior and interior colors as well as two-tone color options for the newly designed Chevrolet Chevelle. Based upon total reported sales, what was the most popular exterior color including the two-tone option?

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    Bonus #3 Question

    Answer: Based upon total reported sales, the most popular exterior color for the 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle was Ash Gold (metallic) and Ash Gold (metallic) / Palomino Ivory for the two-tone color option.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Prize #7

    February 16, 2018 00:15

    Prize #7 for the Anniversary Giveawy will include an exclusive from M&J Toys Inc., a Gold 'chase' version of the 2015 Nissan GT-R R35 with the corrected gold rear spoiler (error version released included a blue rear spoiler) and a standard release of a 1972 Chevrolet C-10 with Camper Shell from Holiday Ornaments Series 2. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    2015 Nissan GT-R (R35) Gold Chase and 1972 Chevrolet C-10 w/Camper Shell
    Holiday Ornaments

    Question: The Chevrolet Motor Company was founded on November 3, 1911 in Detroit, Michigan by a Swiss-American race car driver, Louis-Joseph Chevrolet, and General Motors co-founder, William Crapo Durant. What was the very first truck introduced from the company and what specific date did it roll off the production line. What was the listed price for the vehicle?

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    Prize #7 Question

    Answer: The first truck released from the Chevrolet Motor Company was the Chevrolet 490 Half-Ton Light Delivery "Cowl Chassis." The new model rolled off the production line on December 2, 1916 and were first available to the public in January 1918 at the listed price of $595. Note that a second one-ton capacity truck, the Chevrolet Model T, was also offered and sold for $1125.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Bonus Prize #2

    February 15, 2018 11:34

    The second Bonus Prize will include a Green Machine version of the 1972 Volkswagen Type 2 with Teardrop Trailer from Hitch & Tow Series 8. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    1972 Volkswagen Type 2 and Teardrop Trailer Green Machine - Hitch & Tow Series 8

    Question: After World War II, there was a high demand for commercial vehicles and, within a short period of time, Volkswagen became the prominent leader within this division of the automotive market. The very first production model of the Type 2 emerged from the sketches of Dutch Volkswagen importer, Ben Pon, on November 12, 1949. Prior to production, the initial prototypes tested poorly in the wind tunnel at the Technical University of Braunschweig, and ultimately, functional modifications were made to the design to improve the overall aerodynamics. In the image below, which Volkswagen model has the lower drag coefficient and what were the simple design modifications that resulted in the difference?

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    Bonus #3 Question

    Answer: The Volkswagen Type 2 model on the left in the image above has the lower drag coefficient (0.44) than the Volkswagen Type 1 model on the right (0.48). Functional design modifications on the Volkswagen Type 2 model such as the split "vee" windshield and roofline contributed to a more aerodynamic vehicle.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Prize #6

    February 15, 2018 01:21

    Anniversary Giveaway Prize #6 will include a 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 T2 Bus Green Machine from Club V-Dub Series 4 and a 2012 Centennial Edition Chevrolet Corvette Green Machine from Anniversary Collection Series 4. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    1968 Volkswagen Type 2 T2 Bus Green Machine - Club V-Dub Series 4
    2012 Centennial Edition Chevrolet Corvette Green Machine - Anniversary Collection S4

    Question: The Volkswagen Type 2 vehicles were developed at the Wolfsburg Factory during the post-war production years and were officially labeled as "Transporters." The first Type 2 model rolled off the production line on November 12, 1949. Briefly explain the difference between "Type 2" and "T2" designations.

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    Prize #6 Question

    Answer: The Type 2 designation refers to any and all versions of the Volkswagen Transporter. A second "Type" naming convention, referred to as The Transporter Type System, was introduced into widespread use to help differentiate the various Volkwagen Transporter models. T1 is classified as the first generation models and also includes subdivisions of T1a, T1b, and T1c. T2 is classified as the second generation models and, as with the T1, also includes subdivisions of T2a and T2b.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Prize #5

    February 14, 2018 00:29

    The fifth prize in the Anniversary Giveaway will include a Target Exclusive Red Tire Chase version of the 1987 Jeep Wrangler from All-Terrain Series 3 and a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Exclusive from Hobby Forever. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    1987 Jeep Wrangler - Red Tire Chase Target Exclusive
    2014 Jeep Wrangler - Hobby Forever Exclusive

    Question: The Jeep brand has existed for over 75 years and it is one of the most recognized brands in the automotive industry. Although its origin is relatively complicated and often subject to interpretation, there is no denying its direct connection with the United States Army during World War II and the military's need for a small reconnaissance vehicle. From the image below, identify the specific Jeep model and state the exact start date for its production.

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    Prize #5 Question

    Answer: The model in the image above is the Willys-Overland CJ-2A, the first civilian Jeep brand, and production began on July 17, 1945.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Bonus Prize #1

    February 13, 2018 19:43

    Bonus Prize #1 will include a 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 Green Machine from the new Tokyo Torque series. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Green Machine - Tokyo Torque Series 1

    Question: The Skyline name originated in 1957 from the Prince Motor Company which sold a series of Skyline sedans prior to the merger with Nissan-Datsun. GT-R is the abbreviation for Gran Turismo Racer and Japanese manufacturers at the time generally adopted Western abbreviations as a means to increase sales. In the image below, identify the company designation code for the vehicle and name the specific location including the date in which the model made its first public appearance.

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    Bonus #1 Question

    Answer: The company designation code for the Nissan Skyline GTR depicted above is the PGC10 and the model made its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show at Harumi Fairgrounds on October 26, 1968.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Prize #4

    February 13, 2018 01:07

    Anniversary Giveaway Prize #4 will include Green Machine versions of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS decorated in the Falken Tires livery and the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette C6R featured with the Shell Oil livery. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS Falken Tires Green Machine - Exclusive
    2009 Chevrolet Corvette C6R Green Machine - Hobby Exclusive

    Question: The original Chevrolet Camaro was first introduced to the general public on September 29, 1966 for the 1967 model year. The Sport Coupe and the Convertible were the two models available and each had nearly 80 different factory options and 40 dealer accessories. Identify the three main performance packages that were offered including the associated RPO codes and descriptions. Which option was created specifically to compete with the Ford Mustang in the SCCA Trans-Am Series and who was the individual credited for launching the option to dealers?

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    Prize #4 Question

    Answer: The three main performance packages that were offered for the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro were the Rally Sport (RPO code Z22), the Super Sport (RPO codes L35, L48, L78 based on engine/horsepower configuration), and the Special Performace Package (RPO code Z28) which was conceived by Vince Piggins as a means to compete with the Ford Mustang in the SCCA Trans-Am Series.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Prize #3

    February 12, 2018 01:34

    The third prize for the Anniversary Giveaway will include two Hollywood releases, a Green Machine version of the 1973 Ford Falcon XB Last of the V8 Interceptors (note the package labeling error) and a standard version of the National Lampoon's Vacation Wagon Queen Family Truckster. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    1973 Ford Falcon XB Green Machine - Hollywood Series 12
    Wagon Queen Family Truckster - Hollywood Series 15

    Question: The unmistakable metallic pea-green Wagon Queen Family Truckster with faux wood paneling featured in the classic 1983 road trip comedy, National Lampoon's Vacation, was built from a 1979 Ford LTD Country Squire station wagon and modified by a team at Warner Brothers Entertainment Inc. and not by George Barris, the famous creator of the original 1966 Batmobile. Director Harold Ramis stated that production required several customized vehicles to complete the cross-country excursion given the demanding requirements throughout filming. How many Wagon Queen Family Trucksters were actually used during production? Name the stunt driver who made the desert scene jump in the film and give the reported distance that the vehicle traveled.

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    Prize #3 Question

    Answer: A total of 5 Wagon Queen Family Trucksters were built and used during filming of National Lampoon's Vacation. Dick Ziker was the second unit director/stunt driver that made the jump in the desert scene with a reported distance travelled at over 50 feet.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Prize #2

    February 11, 2018 00:40

    Prize #2 for the Anniversary Giveaway will include two limited promotional pieces that were available only to attending guests at the 2016 and 2017 Hob Nobble Gobble event sponsored by the Ford Motor Company – a 2016 Ford Explorer and a 2017 Ford GT, respectively. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    2016 Ford Explorer and 2017 Ford GT - Hob Nobble Gobble Exclusive

    Question: The classic Ford GT40, produced from 1964 to 1969, is one of the most legendary vehicles known in automotive racing history. Briefly explain the primary reason behind its development and identify the significant figure who was responsible for its historic success between 1966 and 1969.

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    Prize #2 Question

    Answer: The original Ford GT40 was built specifically by the Henry Ford II racing division in order to beat Enzo Ferrari in the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. The personal objective resulted directly from conflicts in the late stages of negotiation when Ford attempted to purchase Ferrari's company after investing millions of dollars in legal expenses and audits only to have Ferrari withdrawl completely from the arrangement. One of the key figures that lead to the historic success of the Ford GT40 is the legendary Carroll Shelby. It must be noted that there were also a number of other influential contributors including, but not limited to, Roy Lunn, Ray Geddes, and Donald N. Frey, the main team that ultimately developed the Ford GT40, as well as the appointed drivers involving Bruce McLaren, Chris Amon, Ken Miles, Denny Hulme, Dan Gurney, Jerry Grant, A.J. Foyt, Pedro Rodriguez, Lucien Bianchi, Jacky Ickx, and Jackie Oliver.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Prize #1

    February 10, 2018 01:10

    Anniversary Giveaway Prize #1 will include the exclusive Green Machine version set of Gone In 60 Seconds "Eleanor" Custom Ford Mustang and 2015 Ford F-150 with Enclosed Car Hauler. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    "Eleanor" Custom Ford Mustang and 2015 Ford F-150 w/Enclosed Car Hauler
    Green Machine - Hitch & Tow Hollywood Gone In 60 Seconds

    Question: The original classic 1974 film, Gone In 60 Seconds, featured the iconic 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 named "Eleanor" and included a 40-minute car chase scene making it one of the longest in cinema history. Identify the indivdual in the image below and explain his connection to the original film.

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    Prize #1 Question

    Answer: The individual in the scene above is Henry Blight Halicki who wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the original 1974 film, Gone In 60 Seconds.

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