Copart Announces Winners of Its First-Ever Copart Rebuild Challenge
DALLAS -- September 4, 2014
Copart, Inc., a global online vehicle auction company, recently announced the
top three winners of its first-ever Copart Rebuild Challenge. The contest was
designed for car enthusiasts and auto rebuilders to show how they restored,
customized or rebuilt a vehicle.
Copart Members from across the country submitted their rebuild projects for a
chance to win the $10,000 Grand Prize. A panel of Copart judges narrowed the
contest entries to 10 finalists, and then the public voted to select the top
three winners. Entrants ranged from first-time car enthusiasts to professional
The $10,000 Grand Prize went to John Redshaw from Pennsylvania. In his video,
Redshaw described how he turned a damaged motorcycle into a customized
three-wheeled bike. Redshaw has rebuilt a handful of vehicles over the years,
and today, many of his family members drive vehicles he repaired.
“For someone looking for a car and trying to save some money, it is very
feasible to buy from [Copart] and repair it yourself,” said Redshaw.
Redshaw has been a Copart Member for three years and said he plans to use some
of his prize money to purchase his next big rebuild project.
“We were really impressed with the customizations Redshaw made to the bike he
entered into the contest,” said Copart Chief Marketing Officer Matt Burgener.
“He took a regular bike and transformed it into something special. I’m not
surprised that the public agreed.”
At a young age, Redshaw was in a motorcycle accident and lost functionality in
his left arm. The three wheeler he rebuilt for the Copart contest was the
first bike he had been on since his accident. He modified the bike to allow
him to ride without using his left arm.
“John is a perfect example of how our buyers understand the possibilities of
used or damaged vehicles. It’s very inspiring,” said Burgener.
The second place winner is Chad Lennert of Indiana who rebuilt a Subaru WRX,
and the third place winner is Joshua Meeks of Georgia who rebuilt a BMW Z3.
To view John’s video and all other finalist submissions, visit
Copart, founded in 1982, provides vehicle sellers with a full range of
remarketing services to process and sell salvage and clean title vehicles to
dealers, dismantlers, rebuilders, exporters and, in some states, to end users.
Copart remarkets the vehicles through Internet sales utilizing its
VB3technology. Copart sells vehicles on behalf of insurance companies, banks,
finance companies, fleet operators, dealers, car dealerships and others as
well as cars sourced from the general public. The company currently operates
in the United States and Canada (www.copart.com), the United Kingdom
(www.copart.co.uk), Brazil (www.copart.com.br), Germany (www.copart.de), the
United Arab Emirates (www.copart.ae) and Spain (www.autoresiduos.com). Copart
links sellers to more than 750,000 members in over 150 countries worldwide
through our online multi-channel platform. For more information, or to become
a member, visitwww.copart.com.
Michelle Hoffman, 972-391-5082
Director of Advertising
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