A gleaming, custom-green 1967 Chevrolet Camaro used as a daily driver by a Jacksonville, Fla., enthusiast is the grand-prize winner of the Champion® Spark Plug brand's "King of the Road" contest.
Sylvan Lake, AB -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/02/2014 -- Kowalchick, the owner of a specialty automotive service business, receives the $5,000 King of the Road grand prize as well as $500 for winning one of the contest's 10 weekly rounds. The 2014 King of the Road program garnered more than 550 entries and over 90,000 votes from among the Web-connected Champion community of "Performance Driven(TM)" enthusiasts.
"This is the coolest honor and a great reward for all of the hours I spent restoring my car in the driveway," Kowalchick said. "We've won trophies at car shows, but to be selected by Champion and its thousands of fans is something I'll never forget. I never would have won this if it weren't for the encouragement of my family and the many friends I have met at car cruises, so I thank all of them."
Other weekly winners and finalists in the 2014 contests were:
Louis Bouchard Sumiton, Ala. 1965 Chevrolet Nova SS
Gene Hawthorne Orange Park, Fla. 1973 Ford Gran Torino
Kevin Henry St. Marys, Ga. 2007 Dodge Ram
James Laurita Commack, N.Y. 1970 Ford Torino Cobra Jet
Billy Mccollim Middleburg, Fla. 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II SS
Tanya Morewood Tottenham, Ont. 2007 Dodge Charger SXT AWD
Mark Ritter Lakewood, Colo. 1969 Dodge Super Bee
Atari Roundtree Greenwood, S.C. 1975 Chevrolet Caprice
Stacy Wood Carleton Place, Ont. 1967 Chevrolet Camaro