Tuesday, September 01 2015 21:23

The Craftsman Club wants to know: Are YOU Made to Race? (Giveaway)

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Craftsman CrewTHE ROCK FATHER has partnered with Sears as a paid member of the Craftsman Crew. Are you #MADEtoRACE?

As a grownup, one thing I really wish I had the skill to do is fix up some old cars and take them out for a little old-school racing action. The only engine that I ever personally rebuilt was one for a go-kart, and I did that back in high school. I wish I'd learned more years back, but one thing I know for sure is that it's not only vehicles that can be "Made to Race," but people as well. Looking back, I'm fairly confident that I was #MADEtoRACE from the get-go - circa 1976. Just look at that little Renault Racing suit...


My first races were on Big Wheels, and I'd take to the tack at Joliet Memorial Stadium for special halftime Big Wheel races that I was barely big enough to do - if only because my dad was announcing UARA or World of Outlaw Midgets (WOOM) at the time. 


Related: Join the Craftsman Club to Enter for a Chance to
Win a VIP Trip to The Race of Gentlemen 2015

Now I've got two little girls who've caught a little bit of that "need for speed" bug, and in writing about cars here on the site from time to time, I've been fortunate enough to indulge in a little racing action as a grownup... behind the wheel of a Ferrari while wearing a Disney•Pixar CARS Lightning McQueen shirt, since I'm still just a big kid.


Now, my friends at Craftsman - the #1 Brand of Mechanics Tools - just launched their annual Restoration Rollout build with The Oilers Club, and this year it's a true classic. Inspired by the legendary Ford 999, their new ride will be raced on October 2, 2015 at The Race of Gentlemen on the Jersey Shore. They're also putting Jessi Combs behind the wheel, marking the first time that a woman has been a driver in The Race of Gentlemen! How would you like to go?

What YOU Could Win: Join Craftsman Club for a chance to win a VIP trip for two to The Race of Gentlemen in October 2015. The Grand Prize will consist of two tickets to the race, travel and accommodations, an opportunity to join Craftsman Garage in the pit, take a lap in the beast, a professional photo with the racing team, and a dinner with the crew. 

At Craftsman Club (totally FREE to join!), you can get tips, tricks and inspiration, or interact with like-minded automotive enthusiasts!

BONUS Giveaway: Already joined Craftsman Club for a shot at attending The Race of Gentlemen? Craftsman & THE ROCK FATHER are giving you a shot at winning a limited-edition #MADEtoRACE T-shirt! (4 winners)

Enter to Win a Craftsman #MADEtoRACE T-Shirt:

Use the Rafflecopter Widget below (it will guide you), starting with the first (mandatory) entry method - Leave a Disqus comment on this post that shares your answer to the following: 


After that, you can complete social actions for additional, completely optional entries. Please Note: By entering giveaways on The Rock Father, you agree to comply with my fairness policy

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a Rafflecopter giveaway
The Fine Print: 

Promotion open to residents of the U.S. only, ages 18+, void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen on, about, or after September 14, 2015, and will be notified via email to confirm. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Prizing provided by Craftsman

1980s-style Disclaimer: Many will enter, few will win! Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery of prizing (seriously, probably not that long), The Rock Father is not responsible for any lost or misdirected packages. In the rare occasion that a prize does not arrive (which, sadly, has happened), you have no remedy other than moving on.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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