ARMOR ALL Gold Coast 600 – V8 Supercars – Win an Exclusive Event Experience Valued at $1000!
*** This giveaway has now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner, Monique N!! ***
A few weeks ago, I experienced a morning that literally rocked my world. I was invited to experience what it was like behind the wheel of a V8 Supercar to celebrate the ARMOR ALL Gold Coast 600 – held on the Gold Coast from 19-21 October, 2012. As I channeled my inner racing car driver and tore around the track, I felt like I was experiencing one of the greatest thrills of my life! That was until super-driver James Courtney politely relegated me to the passenger seat, and he jumped in to the drivers seat.
This is where I kind of lost all sense of reality, and words, and ability to speak, breathe or move. Oh. My God.
There is speed, and then there is speed. And then there is driving around doing Hot Laps in a V8 Supercar with a champion driver! I was gobsmacked. I have a WHOLE NEW respect for the sport of motor-racing. When I drove home that day, my abs hurt, my arms hurt, my shoulders hurt, and you could NOT have wiped the smile off my face.
Also that morning I took on the likes of Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup, Russell Ingall and Lee Holdsworth in a series of events, and despite what might have been seen by some as an “interesting” interpretation of the rules by a certain Mr Lowndes, James and I were the firm favourites to win . Don’t believe me? I have proof!
What really surprised me about the morning, and after talking to the promoters as well as the drivers, was how much the V8 Supercar events focus on providing entertainment for the entire family. Kids are extremely welcomed and well-catered for (kids under 12 get FREE general admission with a paying adult!), with the big attraction being the Disney-Pixar Cars Experience – complete with a massive transporter which unpacks into every child’s Disney Cars fantasy!
Kids and families can rev those engines as Mack the Transporter is joined by his famous friend, Lightning McQueen, as the official Disney-Pixar CARS Truck Tour continues on its tour of V8 Supercar events and heads to the ARMOR ALL Gold Coast 600 in October.
When Mack rolls into position, families and fans are given the opportunity to ride, race and play their way through a new whole world of Cars themed entertainment, inspired by the Disney-Pixar CARS 2.
Little ones can get up close and take their photo with Lightning McQueen or visit the green screen and put themselves into a scene from the movie. They can learn the rules of the road on the Junior Drivers Training Track. Plus, there’s more colour-in fun, games and activities in Mater’s Workshop, a new jumping castle, wheel change station and of course the ultimate Race-O-Rama PS3 play-offs going round the clock!
Did you know that many of the top drivers on the V8 Supercars circuit are Dads? I had the chance to interview Sasha and Jaz, children of Russell Ingall V8 Supercar driver with Supercheap Auto Racing to ask them just what life was like having a famous racing car driver for a Dad! You can read the full interview HERE.
And now the part you have all been waiting for!! V8 Supercars would like to offer one family the chance to win a money can’t buy experience at the upcoming V8 Supercars Gold Coast ARMOR All 600 event. Check out this ultimate prize package valued at $1000!!! :
15 MINUTE EXCLUSIVE LIGHTNING MCQUEEN EXPERIENCE
Be the first to hang out with Mack the Transporter and Lightning McQueen – You and your family could be the first of the day to see Lightning McQueen and Mack the Transporter with an exclusive 15min session at Radiator Springs, before the attraction opens to the public on Sunday the 21st of October.
This prize is a money can’t buy experience and comes with 4 x 3 day general admission tickets to the event (valued at $544). Also included are 4 merchandise packs (2 x V8 Supercar and 2 x Disney), valued at $50 each.
To be in the running for this unbelievably awesome prize, simply follow the Rafflecopter details below, including leaving a comment tell me why this prize would be a dream come true for your family.
Please note that any travel to or from the event, and any accommodation during the event, is the responsibility of the prize winner. The Disney experience is only available for the nominated date and time and will be forfeited if the winner is unable to attend at that time. This prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash. All entries must be received by midnight AEST on Thursday 11th October, 2012.