When it comes to automotive sweepstakes, Dream Giveaway Garage has been making dreams come true for longer than a decade. So far, there have been winners of Chevelles, Camaros, Corvettes, and just about any automotive classic you can think of. But, this time, the company has stepped-up the winnings.
The classic hot rods that are typically part of the sweepstakes are gorgeous, restored or restomodded examples that many people feel are too nice to be frequently driven on the crazy U.S. highways. The Show and Tow offering here shows how the folks at Dream Giveaway wanted to ease the minds of those enthusiasts.
The Show and Tow sweepstakes will deliver a grand-prize package that includes not only a fully restomodded 1969 Camaro with some serious upgrades that stretch from bumper-to-bumper, but also, a brand-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado High Country 4×4 truck. Bringing the “tow” portion of the sweepstakes together is a Sundowner aluminum car trailer. Lastly, the winner will also get $30,000 to cover the applicable taxes.
Winning The Show
The 1969 Camaro is arguably, the most popular car ever produced by Chevrolet, and this restomodded version blends the timeless cool of old-school style with the high-tech creature comforts of today’s popular restomods.
When the ‘69 Camaro was new, the subframe was adequate for what designers envisioned the car would be doing every day. Today however, enthusiasts are asking more of the pony car, and the aftermarket enables those demands to be achieved. The factory subframe has been replaced with a bolt-in unit from Total Cost Involved, incorporating Ridetech coilover shocks, a performance sway bar, and Wilwood Superlite four-piston brakes.
I can personally attest to the improved handling this car delivers, as I was able to put the car through its paces in Clearwater, Florida, both in traffic and once we were on some open highway. The car is much firmer than it ever could be in stock form, but does not deliver a ride that is overly harsh. The folks at Dream Giveaway state, “this grand-prize Camaro has got your corner-carving cravings covered.” I agree whole-heartedly.
Under the rear of the car, you’ll find a Total Cost Involved torque-arm rear suspension, designed to eliminate the bind which can occur with leaf springs when spirited cornering is attempted. Ridetech coilover shocks and a bulletproof Currie 9-inch rearend filled with positraction finish the rear handling duties.
Under the hood of this classic Camaro hot rod, you’ll find a Connect & Cruise drivetrain from Chevrolet Performance. The LS376 engine is a high-output variant of the engine delivered within the fender constraints of the Corvette and Camaro SS. It’s rated at a tire-melting 480 horsepower and utilizes the lightweight advantage of an aluminum block and heads. The engine weighs-in at a paltry 404 pounds. That is significantly lighter than a traditional small block, and delivers more power to boot. When I drove the car, it had yet to be sent to Lingenfelter Performance Engineering to receive ported heads, performance camshaft, and tune.
The lightweight powerhouse is backed by a 4L70E overdrive automatic transmission to deliver relaxed highway cruising and the ability to launch like a rocket.
An Interior That Delivers Classical Modern looks
When you strap yourself into the pilot seat of this classic Camaro, you will be surrounded by the latest in restomod upgrades. For starters, you’ll enjoy the style and comfort of TMI Products’ Sport bucket seats covered with a retro-esque houndstooth upholstery. Once you are comfortably cradled in the seat, you notice the ididit steering column, Dakota Digital VHX retro gauges, Vintage Air Gen-IV climate control system, and a Kenwood sound system.
- Chevrolet LS376 small-block engine, 480 horsepower
- Chevrolet 4L70E automatic transmission
- Billet Specialties Velocity Wheels, 18×10
- Total Cost Involved front suspension
- Concept One Victory serpentine-belt billet engine-accessory-drive system
- Wilwood dual-tandem master cylinder
- TMI Sport bucket seats in Houndstooth upholstery
- ididit steering column
- Dakota Digital VHX gauges
- Total Cost Involved torque arm rear suspension
- Currie 9-inch rearend
- Wilwood big-brake kit
- RideTech coilover shocks
- Front and rear sway bars
- LED taillights
Living In The High Country
The “tow” portion of the sweepstakes is just a cool as the “show” portion, and you’ll be riding tall in this brand-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado High Country 4×4 truck. For 100 years, Chevy has worked hard to earn a reputation of making the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road. The Silverado High Country Edition—the top of the line Silverado for 2019—is the perfect complement to the 1969 Camaro.
Under the hood of this hauler, you’ll find a fuel-efficient 6.2-liter V8 engine with a more-than-adequate 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque as delivered from the factory. We’re informed the folks at Dream Giveaway felt that would not suffice, so the High Country will also be going to Lingenfelter Performance to receive the Silverado-Package upgrades. Behind the hauler’s mill is a 10-speed automatic transmission that can give you the towing grunt you crave in low gears, and a double overdrive for those times you are comfortably cruising down the highway. Whether you’re towing your new 1969 Camaro to a show or filling the cab with the family, the Silverado High Country truck is without equal in the industry.
- Black exterior paint
- Two-tone leather interior, Jet Black/Umber
- An exclusive front grille design with two-tone chrome and bronze finish
- High-intensity LED reflector headlamps with signature daytime running lights
- Body-color accents, including bumpers and mirror caps
- Power-retractable and rearward articulating steps
- Power up/down tailgate
- LED signature taillamps
- Dual exhaust outlets integrated within the rear bumper
- Technology Package
- HD Surround Vision
- Rear camera mirror
- Heads-up display
- Power-retractable assist steps
- Safety Package II
- Forward Collision Alert
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- IntelliBeam headlamps
- Following-distance indicator
- Safety Alert Seat
- Power sunroof
- 22-inch polished-aluminum wheels
- 275/50R22SL all-season, blackwall tires
- Floor liner
Bringing It All Together
When the time comes to take your Silverado and Camaro on the road together, there’s no easier way than with a new Sundowner aluminum trailer. The trailer is part of the package and is a car guy’s dream trailer. The Sundowner trailer is 19-feet long and features lightweight aluminum construction, a sturdy 3-foot-high stone guard, and 8-foot retractable ramps.
Since you will be using the truck to haul your Camaro—or anything else for that matter—the Advanced Ttrailering Package in the truck is a must have. The Advanced Trailering Package makes hitching, hauling, and monitoring your trailer easier.
- Trailering app with theft-alert and trailer tire-pressure monitoring
- Hitch guidance with hitch view
- Hitch area lighting
- Trailer light test
- Auto electric parking brake assist
Would You Believe There’s More?
When you enter and win, you will also score $10,000 worth of valuable tools from Eastwood, the DIY automotive enthusiast’s go-to source for tools, supplies, paints, and know-how.
Check out the 56 bonus prizes below. You will score all these valuable bonus prizes if you’re the lucky winner! (Click on the item to learn more about it.)
- QST 30/60 Scroll Compressor
- Air Hose Reel
- Digital Tire Pressure Gauge
- Digital AC/DC TIG Welder
- VersaCut 60 Plasma Cutter
- Panoramic Welding Helmet
- Welding Helmet Bag
- Pro Welding Cart
- Wheel Dolly Rack
- Hydraulic Wheel Dollies (4) (2 sets)
- Contour SCT
- SCT Buffing Drum
- SCT Abrasive Drum
- SCT Expander Drum
- SCT 80 Grit
- SCT 120 Grit
- SCT 240 Grit
- SCT Scale Drum
- DV Powder Starter Kit
- Powder Oven
- Extreme Chrome Powder
- Non-Contact IR Thermometer
- Standard Powder Sampler
- Specialty Powder Sampler
- Eastwood Pro Airbrush
- Concours Pro Paint Gun Set
- Detail Paint Set
- Golden Cad Kit
- Silver Cad
- Zinc Phosphate
- 110pc Tap and Die Set
- 213pc Master Tool Set
- 1/2 Stubby Impact
- 1/2 impact
- Eastwood 4″ Extended Cut-off Tool
- Pro Flaring Tool
- 37 Degree Die Set
- Tube Pliers & Bender Set
- Brake Bleeder
- Spring Compressor
- 3pc Brake Bleeding Wrench Set
- 27″ Bead Roller
- Bead Roller Forming Dies
- Bead Roller Drive System
- Paintless Dent Repair Kit
- Contour Random Orbital Polisher
- MP140I Welder
- Perfect Panel Prep Tool
- Medium Car Cover
- Stitch Weld Magnets
- 7pc Hammer Dolly Set
- Extreme Chassis Black Aerosols (4 cans)
- Black Rust Encapsulator Aerosol (4 cans)
- PRE Prep (3 cans)
- Underhood Black (2 cans)
- Modular Light System & Tripod
One person will win this great sweepstakes, and, if Power Automedia readers click on and use the promo code VY2019R2 when you buy your tickets, Dream Giveaway will give you double the tickets. That means you can double the amount of tickets you get if your donation is $25.00 or more! What are you waiting for, the clock is ticking?