Three grand-prize winners and their guests spent the weekend of June 6-9 in Nashville with an all-expenses-paid trip to see the top acts in country music for CMA Fest 2019, as part of Automotive Parts Associates’ (APA) “Nashville Roadtrip” giveaway.
The music lovers spent the weekend with VIP passes and $500 spending cash in the heart of Nashville among 10 stages, plus the big headliner shows each evening at Nissan Stadium, featuring artists such as Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan.
With its roots dating back to 2001, the music festival began as a way for country artists to give back to the industry and support their communities. Today, the CMA Foundation donates half the net proceeds to more than 40 music education programs across the country with grants through the “Keep the Music Playing” initiative benefiting the entire music community.
Six APA shareholders awarded their valued customers as winners in the promotion.
The three grand-prize winners awarded trips were:
- John Huckabaa of Auto Care & Brakes, customer of Morris Automotive Supply in Fontana, California
- Doug Beimler of the Car Doctors of Antelope Valley, customer of H&H Wholesale Parts in Arleta, California
- Evan Keller of the Enthusiast Auto Group, customer of Ramac Industries in Minden, Nevada
Three runner-up $1,000 cash prizes were presented to:
- Bruce Ford of Heartland Tire and Auto, customer of Metric Auto Parts in St. Paul, Minnesota
- Jarrod Callan of Midas, customer of Den-Paul Distributors in Regina, Saskatchewan
- Mohamed Attar of All in One Oil Change, customer of Value Plus Auto Parts Wholesale in Westland, Michigan
“Our entire staff was extremely happy that one of our long-time and loyal customers, John Huckabaa from Auto Care & Brakes in Rialto, California, was a grand-prize winner,” said David Swedlove, Owner of Morris Automotive Supply. “He was so excited that when I called to share the news, the phone went silent. Our congratulations go out to John. He represents what all repair shops should strive to be: kind, polite, honest and trustworthy.”
Winners were drawn at random from entries collected by APA members across the United States and Canada from February to April.
The APA Nashville Roadtrip promotion was sponsored by manufacturing partners Airtex, Akebono, APC Automotive Technologies, BBB Industries, Bosch, CARDONE, Denso, Dorman, Federal-Mogul, Gates, Global Parts Distributors, GSP, KYB, MAS, Mevotech, SMP, Tenneco, SKF, Walker Products and ZF.
“A big thank-you to all the APA shareholders that participated and to our generous sponsors for contributions toward another successful customer-loyalty promotion,” said Sara Griewing, APA marketing manager. “We always look forward to providing our shareholders with opportunities to build relationships with customers with experience trips and prize giveaways. It’s an exciting experience for all involved and can’t wait for the next one.”