What Are The Memorable Moments That Create Automotive Enthusiasts?

      What Are The Memorable Moments That Create Automotive Enthusiasts?

Automotive Enthusiasts Share Stories of How Their Love of Cars Began in Shell
V-Power® "Ultimate Enthusiast" Contest

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Nov. 29, 2012

HOUSTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past five weeks, as part of the
Shell V-Power Ultimate Enthusiast Contest, automotive enthusiasts from across
the country have shared the stories and memorable moments that sparked their
love for all things automotive. From memories of working with dad in the
family garage, getting their hands on all the top car magazines, camping out
at auto shows to see the latest models, to simply being born a car lover,
Shell has learned first-hand through the Shell V-Power Ultimate Enthusiast
Contest that a passion for automobiles can spark at any moment.

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To help identify the nation's most die-hard automotive enthusiast, Shell has
teamed up with top expert judges to find the one person that best embodies
what being the Ultimate Enthusiast means. And, these judges have their own
stories of when their love affair with all things automotive began.

For Ultimate Enthusiast judge Alan Taylor, host of Motor Trend Radio, his love
for cars all started at the age of seven when his father bought a classic
British sports car. "I climbed behind the wheel and something just clicked, I
was never the same again," Taylor reminisced. One year later, in 1968, Mattel
came out with a new line of toys called "Hot Wheels," sealing Taylor's
position as a lifelong car guy. Taylor lives his childhood dreams every day as
a professional automotive journalist. "My daily driver is a Shelby Mustang
GT500 Super Snake drop top with almost 700 HP, and you may think I'm weird,
but I also have a pretty impressive collection of Hot Wheels too."

For fellow judge Tony Marini, executive director of Hot August Nights, "Being
a real enthusiast is not about having the flashiest vehicle, but about the
behind the scenes tinkering and lifelong camaraderie that shines through and
through. While I've always had a passion for cars, my love affair really
revved up when I joined the team of Hot August Nights. The 26 years of this
nostalgic event is nothing short of amazing and you can't help but feel the
power behind it."

The Shell V-Power Ultimate Enthusiast Contest aims to find the best of the
best enthusiasts, the one person who spends much of their leisure time paying
homage to all things automotive. Now through December 3, enthusiasts can
continue to share the stories of why they are the Ultimate Enthusiast at
www.shell.us/ultimateenthusiast for a chance to win the ultimate experience.

The top three contest finalists chosen by the judges will be flown to
Scottsdale, Ariz. for a three-day, VIP experience at the 42^nd Annual
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction to be held January 13-20, 2013. The
experience will include access to the world famous car auction and an
invitation to Barrett-Jackson's opening night gala on January 14, 2013 where
the grand prize winner will be announced. The Grand Prize winner, along with a
guest, will receive an Ultimate Enthusiast week in Italy where they'll have
the chance to explore the country's historic sites and rich automotive

To pamper their beloved vehicles, all finalists will also receive a year's
worth* of Shell V-Power Premium Gasoline. Should the Grand Prize winner be
unable to redeem the Grand Prize they will be offered $10,000 in Shell V-Power
Premium Gasoline. The Ultimate Enthusiast deserves the ultimate experience and
the ultimate gasoline. Shell V-Power Premium Gasoline helps deliver maximum
protection for optimal performance of a driver's most prized possession.

Additional Ultimate Enthusiast contest judges include Roger Penske, founder
and chairman of the Penske Corporation; Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of
Barrett-Jackson Auction Company; Eddie Alterman, editor-in-chief of Car and
Driver; and Larry Webster, editor-in-chief of Road & Track.

For more information on the Shell V-Power Ultimate Enthusiast Contest and
official rules, visit www.shell.us/ultimateenthusiast. For more information
on the benefits of Shell V-Power Premium Gasoline visit www.shell.us/vpower.

*For the purposes of this Prize, "a year's worth of Shell V-Power Premium
Gasolines" is calculated as the average consumer's yearly gasoline consumption
of 636 gallons (4.5 fuel purchases per month x 11.77 gallons of gasoline per
purchase x 12 months) at an average August 2012 cost of $3.991 / gallon
(consistent with the U.S. Department of Energy statistics for "Motor Gasoline
Retail Prices, U.S. City Average" released on August 29, 2012 (636 x $3.991 =

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