American Isuzu Motors Inc. Announces Isuzu Genuine Parts'Part of the Family' Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner
CERRITOS, Calif. - American Isuzu Motors Inc. (AIMI), today announced Bill Faulconer, owner of Renson Automotive in Campbell, California as the Grand Prize winner of the 1999 Isuzu Genuine Parts "Part of the Family" National Sweepstakes.
"I would never have entered the sweepstakes," said Faulconer, "if it hadn't been for the good-natured persistence of Dave Jimenez, the parts rep at Falore Isuzu in San Jose. But right now, I'm real glad I did."
The Grand Prize awarded Faulconer is a 4-cylinder, 5-speed, 2000 Isuzu Hombre pickup with air conditioning. However Faulconer elected to upgrade his prize with an automatic transmission and more options.
"The sweepstakes, open to all independent repair, service, and body shop owners and operators," said Harold Thomas, vice president, parts and accessories, "was our way to reward shops that already enjoy a good relationship with Isuzu Genuine Parts dealers. It also served as a fun way to make new friends and perhaps make them part of the Isuzu Genuine Parts family."
Key to the success of this sweepstakes was making it fun and rewarding for the shops as well as the dealer reps. In this contest, when the shop won, the rep won. Dave Jimenez received a set of Ping irons since his client's shop won the grand prize.
Other prizes awarded to participating shops in the Isuzu Genuine Parts "Part of the Family" National Sweepstakes included: one 1st prize JVC digital camcorder, five 2nd prize Phillips DVD players, ten 3rd prize AIWA MiniDisc(TM) players, 20 4th prize Genuine Isuzu Parts quartz 2-tone watches, and 100 5th prize Genuine Isuzu Parts T-shirts. Dealer reps were awarded the following prizes according to the prize awarded their client shops: one 1st prize Bose Wave Radio, five 2nd prize Phillips Web TV Classic internet terminals, ten 3rd prize RCA 1.8-inch portable personal color TVs, 20 4th prize Genuine Isuzu Parts quartz 2-tone watches, and 100 5th prize Genuine Isuzu Parts T-shirts.
The sweepstakes was held from September 1, 1999 to October 31, 1999 with the official drawing held on December 20, 1999. The Isuzu Genuine Parts "Part of the Family" National Sweepstakes was a national promotional program offered exclusively through all authorized Isuzu Sport Utility Vehicle dealers and authorized Isuzu Commercial Truck dealers. Prizes were drawn from a pool of entries received from all authorized Isuzu dealers.
(Feb. 1, 2000)