Quaker State® Kicks Off the "Defy My Ride" Sweepstakes Brand Gives Fans Chance to Take Home 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Restored By Hendrick Performance, With Input From Dale Earnhardt Jr.

HOUSTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Quaker State® announced the launch of its "Defy My Ride" Sweepstakes, a promotion offering fans the chance to win a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette restored by Hendrick Performance, along with input from Dale Earnhardt Jr., to show that proper maintenance powered by Quaker State can help a car forty-plus years in age 'defy time.'

The classic Corvette™ in question will receive a complete facelift, which will feature an intense detailing of the exterior involving wet sanding, wax, polish and buffing.  Upgrades to the 1972 Chevrolet will include new BFGoodrich™ radial tires with Torque Thrust wheels, Wilwood® brakes, a state-of-the-art stereo system and a set of KYB® shocks, among other modifications, made for this car with today's technology.

"The 'Defy My Ride' Sweepstakes pays tribute to well-aged vehicles and their longevity. With the proper care and under-the-hood technology, it is possible for any car to defy time and become a classic," said Gita Gidwani, Quaker State Global Brand Manager. "This promotion echoes the message of Quaker State Defy™ Synthetic Blend Motor Oil, which is made for high mileage vehicles and is formulated to help you get the most life out of your car's engine."

While the grand prize of the 1972 Chevrolet Corvette will be presented to one lucky winner, Quaker State fans also have the chance to win more than 20 additional prizes, including a pair of racing gloves signed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., a $200 Shell gift card and an autographed Dale Earnhardt Jr. hat. Winners will be determined through a random drawing to be held on November 5, 2013.

Starting August 1 and running through October 31, 2013, hopeful participants can enter the sweepstakes by logging on to www.QuakerState.com* or by scanning the QR Code located on in-store Quaker State materials via smart phone and completing the entry form information for the "Defy My Ride" sweepstakes*.

With an initial purchase of a Quaker State Defy oil change service from August 1 through October 31, 2013, consumers can receive a service certificate for $10 off their next Quaker State Defy oil change through a mail-in rebate at participating locations.

Released in 2011, Quaker State Defy is designed to more effectively meet the changing needs of engines and help higher mileage engines defy time. Featuring a high level of zinc additive that targets high temperature and high-wear surfaces, Quaker State Defy prevents up to 98 percent of future wear to help extend engine life**.

For more information about the "Defy My Ride" Sweepstakes and Quaker State Defy Synthetic Blend Motor Oil, please visit www.QuakerState.com.  

*No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Internet access is required. Void where prohibited.

**Based on Sequence IVA wear test.

About Quaker State®

Quaker State® motor oil has a 70-year history as a leader in consumer automotive products and vehicle care.  Quaker State is among the industry's most innovative motor oil brands and offers a full line of products to meet every type of vehicle engine need.  Quaker State is one of the first brands to develop high mileage engine motor oil.  For more information about the full line of Quaker State products, visit www.quakerstate.com.  

Quaker State is produced and marketed by Shell Lubricants.

About Shell Lubricants

The term 'Shell Lubricants' collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shell plc that are engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companies lead the lubricants industry, supplying more than 13% of global lubricants volume.a The companies manufacture and blend products for use in consumer, heavy industrial and commercial transport applications. The Shell Lubricants portfolio of top-quality brands includes Pennzoil®, Quaker State®, FormulaShell®, Shell TELLUS®, Shell RIMULA®, Shell ROTELLA® T, Shell SPIRAX® and Jiffy Lube®.

Globally, Shell motorsports technical alliances provide a testing ground for fuel and lubricant technologies and products in demanding road conditions to gain insight and develop technology for use on-track and in consumers' vehicles. The knowledge from these and other alliances also help Shell to address tomorrow's energy challenge with efficient mobility solutions that power and protect motorists around the world.

aKline & Company, "Global Lubricants Industry 2012: Market Analysis and Assessment."

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SOURCE Quaker State



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