Sunday, February 26, 2012

Used Car Giveaway Night

How’d you like to attend a minor league baseball game and walk away (er, drive away) with a brand-new old car? A used car, all for the price of an admission ticket. Well now, if you time it right, you must might get your chance.
The San Antonio Missions, one of the San Diego Padres’ Double-A affiliates, play in the Texas League, and every once in a while, they have a Used Car Giveaway Night.
And unlike the free stuff you may be used to getting at promotion nights (y’know, little bobble-headed figurines, magnet calendars, cheap painters hats, things like that), at a Missions game, you just might win a car. Y’know how they like to do things big in Texas.
The raffle tickets are given away free of charge, but there is a limit of one entry per fan. Throughout the night, randomly selected fans – sometimes 10, sometimes a dozen – win used vehicles.
I’m not sure what condition the cars are in, but I presume they came off a used-car lot, which means they must surely run, doesn’t it? And who couldn’t use an additional gas-guzzling transportation clunker in the garage!
I rustled up some pictures of cars that I know they gave out. Pretty sure the real cars don’t look as good, but you get the idea:
1990 Cadillac Seville

1991 Jaguar

2001 Ford Mustang

2001 Volvo S60

I love minor league baseball promotions!

1 comment:

Peter Lewis said...

This is a great event, I guess. Anyone is so lucky having a used but still good Texas car in just a night. How lucky they are!