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The Shell V-Power Ultimate Enthusiast Contest is looking for “the most die-hard automotive enthusiast” in the land. The most important part first, being what you can win should you enter: the top three finalists will be flown to Scottsdale, Arizona as guests of Shell for a three-day VIP experience of next month’s Barrett-Jackson auctions that will begin with attending the opening night gala.
At that gala, the grand prize winner will be announced, and that grand poobah enthusiast gets to spend a week in Italy checking out “the country’s historic sites and rich automotive history.” Since that sounds like it could mean being hauled from one museum and car yard to another, let us remind you that Shell sponsors the Ferrari Formula One team. That means your Ultimate Enthusiast Week in the country shaped like a boot will mean getting a chance to use yours, driving a new Ferrari around the company’s private test track. The last time Shell held the contest, the grand prize winner worked a sweat up around Maranello in a 458 Italia. Every finalist gets a year’s worth of Shell V-Power gas.
The particulars: you’ll need to answer six questions and submit a photo illustrating why you’re the Ultimate Enthusiast. Entries will be judged by Roger Penske, Barrett-Jackson impresario Craig Jackson, Car and Driver‘s Eddie Alterman; Road & Track‘s Larry Webster; Motor Trend Radio host Alan Taylor and Hot August Nights director Tony Marini.