We are active on a lot of forums, and we love to run contests on these boards, as well as in our blog. Recently, we ran a contest on Mustangforums.com. We asked forum members to submit a friend or family member — or themselves — to be considered. A panel of judges went over the entries and chose their top three, who were awarded three amazing prizes. Without further ado, here are the winners!
- First Place — Winner of the SCT X3 Tuner and 1 Free Tune (for her husband), and a $75 gift certificate (for herself):
Shannon and Kyle Tyler!
Here’s what Shannon had to say about her husband, Kyle:
"Kyle and I met when we were both stationed in Korea, we got married and bought the Mustang at an Overseas Military car sales program. Since we’ve been in the states Kyle’s hobby and passion has been working on the car, most of the time getting new ideas from Mustang Forums. Back in June ’07 Kyle was deployed to Iraq with his unit, unfortunately since hes been gone he missed the birth of our first daughter, Lorelai. But he’s looking forward to coming home on R&R; he can’t wait to meet Lorelai, see the family, and work on the car. He’s been talking about putting a cold air intake in, something about a hood scoop, and a tuner.
As you can see by the pictures below there was an accident. On the 26th of October I was cut off by a Dodge Caliber on post. The good news is the shop says that the car can be repaired before he comes home. And thats why I’m entering this contest for him, he is so self-less; hes over there fighting right now and then I had to break the bad news about the car. And even after he saw the pictures he was just glad I was ok."
- Second Place -- Winner of his choice of gears AND a $50 Gift Certificate (for nominating himself):
Mike Cox, Jr.!
What he had to say:
"Well I don’t think I am a hero or amazing (my wife seems to think so and she told me I just have to do this since she hates computers), but I have been in the army since 2002. I was in Iraq for 14 months in 04-05 as a combat engineer with the 1st Cav. Since then I have re-classed and now I fix broken Apaches. I am currently in Afghanistan with the 82d Airborne. I have the best army wife ever and 3 great kids who love daddy’s mustangs, my youngest was 3 days old when I deployed to Iraq. I have an 88 LX convertible 5.0 and an 07 GT that I used my reenlistment bonus to get."
- Third Place –Winner of a Billet Grille w/Pony Cutout AND a $25 Gift Certificate (for nominating himself):
What he had to say:
"I’m Army Master Sergeant Singer, currently in Iraq. I’ve been serving on active duty for over 20 years and this is my 5th deployment (3rd in Iraq). I work with the Iraqi Army daily so that they can hopefully take control of the security mission and U.S. forces can depart. As part of our job, we perform combat patrols with the Iraqi Army (IA) several times a week (I stopped counting after 75). Why should I win? I deserve to win this no more than anyone else; we all serve our great nation. Without warriors, there would be no America. Without America, there would be no Mustangs. So, I guess we made Mustangs possible in a round-about fashion. (I’m kidding) Like many, I’m married to a wonderful gal and we have two beautiful children. Sorry, no pics of them on the Internet. In my (rare) free time, I’m also a college student finishing a BA."
All three winners will also receive t-shirts for every member of their squad!
Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone that participated! We appreciate your hard work and dedication more than you know. Take care of yourselves, and come home safely!