Automotive Enthusiasts Share Why Their Passion for Automobiles Makes Them the Ultimate Enthusiast

Automotive Enthusiasts Share Why Their Passion for Automobiles Makes Them the
                             Ultimate Enthusiast


PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Sept. 5, 2013

HOUSTON, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the last four weeks, as part of
the Shell V-Power^® "Ultimate Enthusiast" Contest, automotive enthusiasts
around the nation have shared their passion for the auto world with Shell. The
contest provides a unique platform for enthusiasts to explain when their
passion for automobiles first began and how that developed into them being the
ultimate automotive enthusiast today. Enthusiasts are also asked to illustrate
their automotive dreams through their formula for excitement, their personal
combination of time, place, destination and companion that would create their
dream automotive experience.


Throughout the contest so far, enthusiasts have illustrated their wide-ranging
stories of how their passion for automobiles began: attending their first car
show and spotting a rare car breed, saving up through childhood to buy their
very first car or restoring their dream classic car. Enthusiasts have also
shared how their passion for everything automotive has developed and grown
over the years. From growing up with all brothers and watching them fix up
cars to then learning how to refurbish cars on their own or attending racing
events as a child to then attending ones with their own family, our entrants'
love of automobiles has only grown.

"Our enthusiasts have shared some amazing and interesting stories over the
past few weeks," said Elizabeth Hudson, fuel category manager at Shell Oil
Products US. "The care these enthusiasts put into their vehicles and the
importance they place on performance reminds us why we're dedicated to
developing high-quality fuels like Shell V-Power. We are looking forward to
reading all of the entries to come!"

The Ultimate Enthusiast Contest aims to find the best of the best among
enthusiasts, the person whose automotive passion plays a central and
meaningful role in his or her life. Now through September 17, enthusiasts can
continue to share the stories of why they are the Ultimate Enthusiast at for a chance to win the ultimate automotive

"After launching the Ultimate Enthusiast Contest at Hot August Nights in Reno
this year, we have once again seen how excited enthusiasts are to share their
passion for automotives," said Ultimate Enthusiast judge Alan Taylor, who is
also host of The Drive with Alan Taylor. "From dreaming about driving a rare
vintage car down Route 66 to driving a Formula 1 race car for a few laps
around the track, our enthusiasts have shown no shortage of imagination when
it comes to imagining their ultimate automotive experience."

Shell has once again teamed up with a panel of long-standing automotive
insiders and experts to crown the next grand prize winner, the one person that
best represents the Ultimate Enthusiast. In addition to Taylor, this year's
judges include Roger Penske, founder and chairman of Penske Corporation; Craig
Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company; Eddie Alterman,
editor-in-chief of Car and Driver; Larry Webster, editor-in-chief of Road &
Track; Tony Marini, executive director of Hot August Nights; and Don
Prudhomme, American drag car racer. In addition, 2012's Ultimate Enthusiast,
Harold Craige, will also join the esteemed panel of judges to help select this
year's winner.

This year, all photos will be judged by the Joey Logano Foundation and one
lucky winner could have his or her photo featured in its 2014 calendar and
will receive a $100 Shell V-Power Gift Card.

The top three contest finalists will be flown to Scottsdale, Arizona, for a
three-day, VIP experience at the 43^rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car
Auction to be held January 12-19, 2014, including access to the world famous
car auction and an invitation to Barrett-Jackson's opening night gala on
January 13, 2014 where the grand prize winner will be announced. The grand
prize winner and a guest will receive a once-in-a-lifetime Ultimate Enthusiast
week in Italy, including an exclusive experience with Ferrari in its hometown
of Maranello, Italy. This year, enthusiasts also have the opportunity to win
$5,000 of Shell V-Power Gift Cards for his or her car club.

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 their most prized possession.

For more information on the Shell "Ultimate Enthusiast" Contest and official
rules and Shell V-Power, visit 

*For the purposes of this Prize, "a year's worth of Shell V-Power Premium
Gasoline®" 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 July 3, 2013 cost of $3.819 / gallon
consistent with the Oil Price Information Services national average released
on July 3, 2013 (636 x $3.819 = $2,428.88).

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and employ more than 20,000 people delivering energy in a responsible manner.

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