Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Want to win a computer?

To be eligible for this giveaway, you must complete a couple of tasks:

On March 7th, 2009, Geek Radio will be giving away an MSI Wind Netbook.
That’s all there is to it! It doesn’t matter how old you are, or where you live in this World of ours. You can still win! Geek Radio hopes that all of you will take the time to enter this contest. After all, it’s not every day you have a chance to win something like this!

Someone’s going to win an MSI Wind Netbook very soon - and I am hoping that it might be z.!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Irwin - Final Cut Into The Top-Three

We received that most wanted and waited for email from the Irwin “Tell Us Your Vice-Grip Story” people!

“Congratulations! You have been selected to receive a prize by registering in the Tell us your vise-grip story, administered by ePrize.

Howdy – are we excited! Pending verification, we made that final cut into the top-three finalists! This means that we will be flying to New York, New York for a press event! Paul and I have never been to New York, so this will be quite an adventure. Anyone have any must see destinations there?

By making it into the top-ten finalists, we had already won a Tool bag of Irwin Vise-Grip pliers and wrenches (ARV: $550). Our move into the top-three promises even more rewards. In addition to our trip to New York, we will receive $500.00 spending money. Further, we are still in contention for the top prize!

THANK YOU to all who voted for Paul's story!

The Top – Three Prize Breakdown:

  1. Grand Prize: Winner's choice of a) A custom all-new IRWIN Vise-Grip custom chopper (motorcycle) or b) $25,000.

  2. First Runner-Up Prize: $1,000 Cabela's gift card

  3. Second Runner-Up Prize: $500 Cabela's gift card

Paul and I want to thank IRWIN Industrial Tools®, a Newell Rubbermaid® company and maker of the most reliable and versatile locking tools, the IRWIN® VISE-GRIP®, for running the “Tell Us Your IRWIN VISE-GRIP Story” promotion. They receive hundreds of stories which shared different and unique ways the Irwin VISE-GRIP were used to solve various problems.

"IRWIN VISE-GRIP tools have been a mainstay in the toolboxes of professional tradesmen, contractors and home owners for more than 80 years. During that time, we've seen many imaginative ways that people have used VISE-GRIP tools to solve a variety of construction or every day challenges that highlight its performance and durability," said Curt Weber, director of marketing, IRWIN Industrial Tools. "We're excited to create a formal opportunity for consumers to share their unique VISE-GRIP stories with us and reward them for their loyalty and creativity."

The VISE-GRIP Locking Tool was invented in 1924 by William Petersen, a Danish immigrant and blacksmith in DeWitt, Neb. Today, as a result of innovation and product development at IRWIN, the VISE-GRIP brand includes a variety of innovative pliers, wrenches and tools for specialty jobs.

We are honored to be chosen one of the top three entries in the Irwin “Tell Us Your Vice-Grip Story” promotion. You can bet we got our affidavits in the return mail as quickly as possible. We are looking forward to attending the IRWIN VISE-GRIP Tell Us Your Vise-Grip Story Press Event in New York, New York.

We will be blogging about our trip and posting photos as well!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Jason Mitchener - Obstacles Don't Get In His Way!

Jason Mitchener I met a very motivating friend on twitter, Jason Mitchener. Mitchener, a Phoenix, Arizona resident was born with a rare neuromuscular disease that now confines him to an electric wheelchair and requires him to use a ventilator to breathe. Nevertheless, while his body may be confined, but his spirit soars free. He is very upbeat and positive individual. (You can follow him on twitter.)

What brought us together is the fact that my son’s race shop is also in Phoenix and Jason shares a love of NASCAR with me. So we started tweeting. Due to several setbacks, including a van in need of intensive repairs, Jason has not been able to attend his church and has had to decline engagements to appear as a motivational speaker. It seems to be such a felony that not only does Jason’s disability render his mobility limited; his lack of a Wheelchair Van restricts him even further!

Consequently, Jason has not been able to attend a NASCAR race in several years either. However, I learned that Dale Sr. is Jason’s favorite driver. I teased that his favorite driver should be my son, Moses Smith, but Jason remained steadfast on "The Intimidator."

NASCAR AngelsRecently Diane Sullivan, from a local Phoenix ministry called “Wheels from Above,” nominated Jason for the NASCAR Angels show in hopes of having his Wheelchair Van fixed. For those of you who do not know, the NASCAR Angels hit the road with a simple mission: to help people and to fix broken cars. With the help of the pros in neighborhood garages and products of NASCAR performance partners, NASCAR Angels help make dreams come true for those in need.

Wouldn’t it be spectacular, if Jason could get his van fixed before NASCAR rumbles into Phoenix for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 on 04/18/2009? I am sure my son would be honored to host Jason if he were able attend my son’s Camping World Series West race to contested in Phoenix two day earlier.

If you visit Jason’s website, you will find that he has traveled a rough road to reach his current state of grace. He has turned his attention to writing and preaching. His song lyrics and devotional writing inspire and encourage Christians to draw closer to God. Jason challenges his audiences to not let the things they cannot do get in the way of the things they can do. I hope the NASCAR Angels will recognize the genuine necessity of Jason’s nomination and help him become mobile again!

Rusty Wallace and Shannon Wiseman if you happen to read this blog please let me know if I and/or my son can do anything to help make Jason’s dream a reality!