It's no secret anymore that The Drive Tucson plays the timeless songs you forgot you loved AND, is the only locally owned radio station in Tucson that gives away classic cars. In the last three years, we've given away three cars. Not too shabby for a mom- and-pop business. Our first winner, Travis Madsen of the Tucson area, won a convertible, 1965 Karmann Ghia. A Karmann Ghia? Heck yes! It's the car that everyone recognizes but doesn't remember the weird name! It was built by Volkswagen and was even featured in the James Bond film, Goldfinger (1964) and classic comedies like Inspector Clouseau (1968) which is part of the Pink Panther franchise featuring Peter Sellers. Congratulations Travis Madsen on winning your convertible Karmann Ghia!
Our second classic car giveaway winner, Cindy Teaney from the Tucson area, won herself a gorgeous 1965 Ford Mustang. This iconic classic was true to its name by being a symbol of wild heroism and romance. You can see this beautiful '65 classic driven in some great movies as well; Thunderball (1965, featuring Sean Connery), The Outsiders (1983 featuring Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio and Patrick Swayze), Beverly Hills Cop (1984 with Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Jonathan Banks and Judge Reinhold) and yes, even another James Bond film. It was an official pace car for the Indy 500 and continues to be a very sought-after collectable. Congratulations Cindy! We are super happy for you and hope you're loving your classic car!
Number three was the most unique of our giveaways. Dave Wehrly of Tucson won a custom-built, 1923 T-Bucket Roadster. Originally built by Ford, this hot rod boasts a 350 small block engine, a five-speed manual transmission. It even has custom-made ladder bars and Model A split wishbones. This bad bay was cool enough to be showcased in the Fast and Furious motion picture franchise, which comes in as the 7th highest grossing film-franchise of all time. This classic is a real head-turner and incredibly unique. With crazy sex-appeal and personality, the T-Bucket Roadster is a real head-turner. We'll never forget that great smile Dave gave us as we handed him the keys to his very own classic car! Congratulations Dave!