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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 Sunday, February 10, 2019 and ending on Saturday, February 16, 2019. 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 17, 2019.

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    WINNERS

    One lucky winner will be randomly selected from all valid entries for each of the prizes offered. Winners will be contacted via email on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. (PST) and will have until Wednesday, February 20, 2019 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, 2019 13:42

    The final prize for the Anniversary Giveaway will be a yellow tire CHASE version of a 1969 Ford Mustang from Mecum Auctions Series 1. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    1969 Ford Mustang (Mecum Auctions Series 1) – CHASE version

    Question: One of the most globally recognized automobile emblems is the iconic galloping pony of the Ford Mustang. From the provided image below, briefly explain why the particular vehicle bears a different badge as compared with one found on a traditional Ford Mustang.

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    Bonus Prize #3 Question

    Answer: During the early development for what eventually became known as the Ford Mustang, designers were considering various names for the new model, examples of which included the Avanti, the Allegro, and the Torino. The vehicle that would become the final design was designated the Cougar, hence the badge seen on several of the early prototype Mustangs as depicted in the photograph above. However, the name and badge was ultimately changed in the completed version.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Prize #7

    February 16, 2019 01:14

    Prize #7 for the Anniversary Giveawy will include a Custom 1967 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Green Machine from Muscle Car Garage Stock & Custom Series 7 and a 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 from Running On Empty Series 2. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    Custom 1967 Ford Mustang GT Coupe (MCG Stock & Custom S7) - Green Machine / 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 (Running On Empty S2) - Standard Release

    Question: In 1967, Ford produced a total of 472,121 Mustangs of which included convertibles, coupes, and fastbacks. The 289 High Performance (Hi-Po) engine option (K Engine Code) was not available after 1967 and only a limited number of Mustangs were equipped from the factory with the engine option. What is the documented number of Ford Mustangs manufactured in 1967 that included the 289 Hi-Po engine option?

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    Prize #7 Question

    Answer: A total of 489 Mustangs manufactured in 1967, excluding the 1,174 fastbacks built for Shelby's conversion into GT350s, were equipped with the 289 Hi-Po engine option. Documented statistics available from the book, Mustang...by the Numbers (1967-1973) by Kevin Marti, publisher Ford Motor Company.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Bonus Prize #2

    February 15, 2019 13:00

    Bonus Prize #2 will include a Hitch & Tow Racing Green Machine set from Series 1 featuring a 2017 RAM 2500 and a 2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat with an Enclosed Car Hauler. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    2017 Ram 2500 and 2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat with Enclosed Car Hauler
    (Hitch & Tow Racing Series 1) – Green Machine

    Question: One of the world's oldest trademarks dating back to 1894 and first introduced at the Lyon Exhibition is the Michelin man (Bibendum) of the Michelin tyre company. Who was behind the design for the original Michelin man trademark and what was the image used by the artist as a template to create the iconic logo?

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    Bonus Prize #2 Question

    Answer: The French cartoonist Marius Rossillon, widely known as O'Galop, was the individual behind the design for the Michelin man trademark. A rejected image that was created for a Munich brewery — a large, royal figure holding an enormous glass of beer and quoting the phrase from Horace's Odes, Book I, "Nunc est bibendum" (one of numerous translations, "Now it is time to Drink") — was used as the foundation to create the iconic Michelin man.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Prize #6

    February 15, 2019 00:27

    Anniversary Giveaway Prize #6 will include a standard release of a 1956 Ford F-100 from Motor World Series 15 and a 1968 Ford F-100 Green Machine from Running On Empty Series 3. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    1956 Ford F-100 (Motor World S15) - Standard Release / 1968 Ford F-100 (Running On Empty S3) - Green Machine

    Question: The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique classification code for a specific automobile. The information stamped on the Ford rating plate is the VIN. In the example provided below, decode the rating plate and explain whether or not the listed information could be considered a valid factory produced model.

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    Prize #6 Question

    Answer: The Ford rating plate in the example is coded for a dark blue metallic 1956 Ford F-100 equipped with a 239 cubic inch 8-cylinder 2-barrel carburetor and manufuactured in Chester, Pennsylvania with factory production sequence number of 21254. Additional specifications include the following: a 5000 lbs. maximum gross vehicle weight with a 110 inch wheel base, 143 certified horse power at 4000 revolutions per min, equipped with a synchronized 4-speed transmission with a rear axle/rear end ratio of 3.73, manufactured on December 27 and was the 564th vehicle started on that day. However, the 239 cubic inch 8-cylinder 2-barrel carburetor engine option was not available for 1956 models, therefore, this particular example would not be considered a valid factory produced vehicle.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Prize #5

    February 14, 2019 00:40

    The fifth prize in the Anniversary Giveaway will include a 2017 Ford GT decorated in the Michelin tire livery (Hobby Exclusive) and a 1939 Chevrolet Panel Truck featured in the Goodyear livery (Running On Empty Series 4). To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    2017 Ford GT (Hobby Exclusive) / 1939 Chevrolet Panel Truck (Running On Empty S4)
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    Question: The history of the automobile industry is loaded with accounts of individuals who have made contributions within the field in one aspect or another. Who are the two individuals depicted in the image provided below and what is the connection between them?

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    Prize #5 Question

    Answer: The individual in the photograph on the left is the cofounder of the Goodyear tyre company, Franklin Augustus (Frank) Seiberling and the individual on the right is Paul Weeks Litchfield, the first CEO of the Goodyear tyre company.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Bonus Prize #1

    February 13, 2019 11:02

    Bonus Prize #1 will include a Green Machine version of a Volkswagen Beetle Taxi Cab from Club V-Dub Series 5. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    Volkswagen Beetle Taxi Cab (Club V-Dub Series 5) – Green Machine

    Question: Known by various nicknames in different countries — the Turtle, the Frog, the Little Egg, the Ladybug, the Slugbug, the Bug — the Volkswagen Beetle is arguably the most recognized automobile in the world. In Mexico, the iconic vehicle, known as the Vocho or Vochito, was a huge success, so much so that it prompted Volkswagen to build a plant in the central state of Pueblo in 1964. The Volkswagen Beetle was quickly adopted by taxi drivers where the ubiquitous white and green taxis, and later red and gold, could be seen roaming throughout the chaotic streets of Mexico. What was the exact date when the last "classic" Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the production line at the Pueblo plant and specifically how many were available for sale to the public?

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    Bonus Prize #1 Question

    Answer: The last "classic" Volkswagen Beetle (Sedán Última Edición) rolled off the Pueblo assembly plant on July 30, 2003. A total of 3,000 units were produced from the factory and 2,999 units were available for sale to the general public at dealers across Mexcio, while the very last one manufactured was shipped to the Volkswagen Museum in Wolfsburg, Germany.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Prize #4

    February 13, 2019 00:12

    Anniversary Giveaway Prize #4 will include Green Machine versions of a 1947 Ford 8N Tractor and a 1983 Tractor featured in Down On The Farm Series 1. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    1947 Ford 8N (Down On The Farm S1) / 1983 Tractor (Down On The Farm S1)
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    Question: Henry Ford was the son of a farmer and, although his company had achieved notable success in the automobile market with the Model T, he undoubtedly appreciated the need and practicality in applying existing automotive technology to the agricultural industry. Who was the chief engineer involved in the early development of Henry Ford's experimental "tractor" and what was the actual term used to describe this machine?

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    Prize #4 Question

    Answer: The first experimental tractor produced in 1907 was under the direction of chief engineer, Joseph Galamb. The name "tractor" was never actually applied to this machine since the term was not widely used during that time and instead it was aptly known as the "autombile plow," given that many Ford parts from the various automobile lines were used as a means to cut development and production costs.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Prize #3

    February 12, 2019 00:21

    The third prize for the Anniversary Giveaway will include two Green Machine Hobby Exclusives, an Unrestored 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback (Bullitt, 1968) from the Steve McQueen Collection and a 1965 Shelby GT350 Terlingua Team Car. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    Unrestored 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback - Bullitt, 1968 (Hobby Exclusive) / 1965 Shelby GT350 Terlingua Team Car (Hobby Exclusive) – Green Machine

    Question: One of the most famous chase scenes in motion picture history is between a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T and a 1968 Ford Mustang GT from the classic 1968 film, Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen. Identify the individual who drove the camera car and the cinematographer who captured the action sequences on the streets of San Francisco.

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    Prize #3 Question

    Answer: Although there were a number of stationary cameras used to capture the car chase scenes in the film, Bullitt, including those which were strategically positioned on the streets of San Francisco as well as those mounted in the vehicles, the main action scenes that involved the vehicles within the same frame were filmed by cinematographer, William (Bill) Fraker, in the camara car which was driven by Pat Houstis.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Prize #2

    February 11, 2019 00:28

    Prize #2 for the Anniversary Giveaway will include two Green Machine versions, a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 from All-Terrain Series 6 and a Hobby Exclusive 2018 Chevrolet Siverado 1500 High Country Special Edition. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (All-Terrain S6) / 2018 Chevrolet Siverado 1500 High Country Special Edition (Hobby Exclusive) – Green Machine

    Question: In 1918, Chevrolet introduced the affordable, flexible platform, first purpose-built "One-Ton" truck. 1918 was also the same year in which Chevrolet merged with General Motors, one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world. What was the first Chevrolet truck that featured a factory Crew Cab option?

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    Prize #2 Question

    Answer: The very first Chevrolet truck which featured a Crew Cab option was the 1973 Chevy C30 One-Ton Dually.

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    Anniversary Giveaway - Prize #1

    February 10, 2019 00:17

    Anniversary Giveaway Prize #1 will include a Green Machine version of the 1973 BRE Datsun Baja Z and a 2011 Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34) from Tokyo Torque Series 1 and 2, respectively. To enter your chance to win, please submit the answer to the question listed below.

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    1973 BRE Datsun Baja Z & 2001 Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34) - Tokyo Torque Series 1 & 2
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    Question: First introduced in Japan on October 1969 and sold as the 1970 model, the Nissan Fairlady Z was rebranded into the Datsun 240Z for export and over 45,000 models were sold during its first year in the United States market. From the photo provided below, identify the individual standing next to the vehicle and briefly explain his connection to the Datsun 240Z.

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    Prize #1 Question

    Answer: The individual in the photo is Yutaka Katayama, also known as, "The Father of the Z", was the first president of Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A. Although there were many notable figures involved in the overall concept and enginnering of the first-generation Datsun 240Z, its enormous success in North America was undoubtedly attributed to Yutaka Katayama.

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