It’s not every day that you’re handed a check for $5,000 and told to get whatever performance parts you want for your vehicle. Then again, it’s not every day that someone overcomes the challenges of cancer all while continuing to work on their car, but the Huntsbarger family can claim both of those things after Cheryl Huntsbarger took home the $5,000 Golden Ticket shopping spree from COMP Cams last week on the Hot Rod Power Tour. Although many people tried to win the exceptional prize, the Huntsbargers stood out as well-deserving winners, having overcome so much to enter their COMP-promoting ‘67 Camaro as a Long Hauler at this year’s event.
The COMP Performance Group has always taken pride in being a part of the Hot Rod Power Tour, meeting and interacting with loyal fans along the route each year. But for 2012, COMP decided to step it up another notch, offering the COMP Cams Golden Ticket contest for Long Haulers of the tour.
By promoting the COMP name or the group’s products on the tour, Long Haulers could receive Golden Tickets that would enter them into a random drawing for a $5,000 COMP shopping spree. The contest was widely accepted with Long Haulers building their own PVC pipe camshafts, timing sets and COMP logo wrapped cars. One person even dressed up as a ZEX nitrous bottle for the occasion.
In the long run, Cheryl Huntsbarger’s Golden Ticket was selected as the winning slip, entitling her to the $5,000 shopping spree.
Cheryl’s husband Keith battled Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma but that never stopped him from working on the couple’s car, which he did throughout his treatment.
Some people got mighty creative with their COMP Performance Group support in order to better their chances of getting Golden Tickets.
“I would like to thank the great team at COMP, my husband and I are still in shock,” Cheryl was quoted as saying in COMP’s blog news release. “He has decided to put a FAST fuel injection system on our ‘67 Camaro. This was our first time to do the Long Haul; Power Tour has been so much fun for us. We have met so many great people and have seen a lot of great places, not to mention all the town folks that came to cheer us on.”
Congratulations goes out to the Hunstbargers for their COMP Cams Golden Ticket contest win. It is much deserved and we can’t wait to see all the COMP products they put on their car with the winnings.