By the Numbers – Looking at the Leaders of Nitto’s Fan Sweepstakes

Say, who likes free stuff? Why sure, we all do. But how about a free car? Now you’re speaking our language. Nitto Tire is doing exactly that, and they’re doing it – of all places – on Facebook. Yup, that social meat market that was only for catching up with old high school pals and to see what your ex is up to is going to play home to Nitto’s Fan Drive Sweepstakes.

We are heading down to the wire with the sweepstakes with only about three weeks left to vote and we are here to let you know how things stand. As of Monday the numbers looked like this:

1. Chevrolet Camaro– 3,503 votes

  • Torq Thrust wheels
  • Side Skirt Decal
  • NT05 tires

2. Nissan 370z – 3,466 votes

  • MR117 split five spoke wheels
  • Rear Window Decal
  • INVO tires

3. Dodge Challenger – 3,287 votes

  • Torq Thrust wheels
  • Side Skirt Decal
  • NT555 tires

It's still anyone's game! Click the link to vote!

If you are thinking, “There is no way my combination will take the top spot,” then think again.  Since Monday the Challenger has jumped to the number one spot, pushing down the Camaro and 370Z, so it is still very much anyone’s game!

Overall, the sweepstakes has been very successful with 52,866 designs submitted and 28,285 people enrolled to win one of these cars.  Also, Nitto’s Facebook fan count just cracked the 1 million mark with 1,023,310.

While we see both the Camaro and Challenger in the top two of three spots, we are a bit surprised the Mustang is not there.  With 412 horsepower on tap from the new 32-valve 5.0, it would be almost silly for people not wanting to take home the only 12 second car in the entire sweepstakes!  Tell your friends, tell your family, we need to make this an all muscle car podium finish!

Ok You Got Me, How Does It Work?

So what’s the deal? What’s in it for me, you ask? Easy. Nitto is giving away one of nine different cars with a choice of nine different wheel and tire options! Seriously.

Whether you’re looking for some retro Detroit muscle in the form of a new Camaro, Mustang or Challenger; an import tuner – choosing between a Nissan 350Z, a Hyundai Genesis, or a AWD Subaru WRX STi; or some big boy fun behind the wheel of a Ford F-150, a Chevy Silverado or a new Ram 1500, Nitto is offering something for everyone.

Seems easy enough, right? Pretty much. Just go to Nitto’s Facebook page and select the car you want to customize! Next, you’ll pick the wheels, decals and tires you want your “dream ride” to sport. When you submit your custom package, you enter into the running.

But there’s a catch: the car (or truck) that you’ll win might not be the one you opted for. It turns out that the winner will drive home the most popular package. So while you might be wishing for a Ford pickup, you might win a Nissan 370z.

The way to win the car of your heart’s desire is to enter the same package over, and over, and over again. Each time your favorite combination is submitted, the higher its popularity climbs up the chart. Yeah, it’s a popularity contest…just when you thought you were done with high school!

Now if you’re not on Facebook but still want to play along, you can mail in your submission, just write on a postcard your complete name, street address (no P.O. Boxes, please), city, state, and zip code along with your daytime phone number, age and email address and mail it to:

Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc.
Attn : Nitto Fan Drive
5665 Plaza Dr. #250
Cypress, CA 90630.

Kicked off on the 2nd of September, Nitto’s Fan Drive Sweepstakes will run all the way until 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time, 8:59pm PST) on December 31, 2011.  When the clock strikes 12 midnight at the end of the year, the contest ends. Then, the winner will be selected by random drawing. So it doesn’t matter how many times you enter your car to win, your chances remain the same as everybody else’s. Fair is fair, after all.

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In 1995 Mark started photographing drag races at his once local track, Bradenton Motorsports Park. He became hooked and shot virtually every series at the track until 2007 until he moved to California and began working as a writer for Power Automedia. He was the founding editor for its first online magazines, and transitioned into the role of editorial director role in 2014. Retiring from the company in 2016, Mark continues to expand his career as a car builder, automotive enthusiast, and freelance journalist to provide featured content and technical expertise.
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