Video: Things Heat Up With NITTO’s Fan Drive Giveaway

OK, Nitto Tire’s Fan Drive Sweepstakes is already two months in, and frankly, you muscle car guys should be pretty embarrassed that the three highest-voted cars are ALL Nissan 370s. Seriously folks, a Datsun? If you’re a muscle car enthusiast, you should be ashamed of yourself. Letting an import win this shootout is like losing to a FWD four-banger at the drag strip.

Snail Mail Entries

For those not on Facebook but still want to enter to win, mail in your submission on a postcard with 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 to:

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

Nitto Tire is using its Facebook page to give away the car of your choosing. Seriously. Nitto is giving away one of nine different cars with a choice of nine different wheel and tire options, but the catch is that it’s a popularity contest. The more votes any combination it gets, the higher it scales up the charts.

Top on our list are the retro Detroit muscle cars; a new Camaro, Mustang or Challenger; as lowest would be any of the imports; a Nissan 350Z, a Hyundai Genesis, or a AWD Subaru WRX STi; while one of the trucks – a Ford F-150, a Chevy Silverado or a new Ram 1500 – would be pretty nice as well.

It’s a two-part sweepstakes; first, select the car and performance package that you like; and second, enter yourself to win the most popular car. The catch? Unless you want to win a Hyundai, you better stack the deck and get voting, get your friends voting, and their friends.

The winner is going to drive home the most popular package. So, unless you keep voting for the muscle car or truck you want, you might be coming home with a Nissan…and nobody wants that.

Starting in the beginning of September, Nitto’s Fan Drive Sweepstakes has only 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. The winner will be selected by random drawing, but the most popular car on Nitto’s Facebook page will be the prize.

As you can see by the video above, things are a little tense around the powerTV offices. Nobody wants the Nissan to win, so whether you’re a lover of the Mustang, Camaro, Challenger, or even any of the trucks, get on Nitto’s Facebook page and get to work. Who knows, you might be the one driving the winning car home!

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Kevin Shaw is a self-proclaimed "muscle car purist," preferring solid-lifter camshafts and mechanical double-pumpers over computer-controlled fuel injection and force-feeding power-adders. If you like dirt-under-your-fingernails tech and real street driven content, this is your guy.
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