(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Jacksonville, Fla., Man Wins $5,000 Grand Prize in Annual Contest from Champion Spark Plug Brand
Southfield, Michigan, August 24, 2015.Fans of classic and current vehicles cast their votes throughout the summer, ultimately choosing a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro as the grand-prize winner in the Champion® Spark Plug "King of the Road" contest. Tim Kowalchick of Jacksonville, Fla., won the 2015 competition, in which Champion enthusiasts voted for their favorite vehicles online at www.AlwaysAChampion.com. Champion is a brand of Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML).
Kowalchick, who owns a specialty automotive service business, drives the winning bright green Camaro with black stripes every day. His car was one of 549 entries submitted in this year's contest, which drew 160,769 votes from the Champion brand's growing online community.
"I enjoy driving, working on and restoring my vehicle, and being named the 2015 'King of the Road' is such a great reward for the hours of time I put into making my car my own," said Kowalchick, who also won the 2014 King of the Road contest. "Thank you to Champion as well as all of my fellow Champion fans and classic car enthusiasts who made this possible. It truly is an honor to represent Champion Spark Plugs again."
The other weekly winners and finalists in the 2015 contest were:
· Mike Ashley, Fruit Cove, Fla.; 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible
· Robert Atkinson, Jacksonville, Fla.; 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T
· Eddie Campbell, Pikeville, Ky.; 1970 Chevrolet CST/10
· Kevin Henry, St. Marys, Ga.; 2007 Dodge Ram
· James Laurita, Commack, N.Y.; 1970 Ford Torino Scramjet
· Tanya Morewood, Tottenham, Ontario; 2007 Dodge Charger
· Daphne Norris, Bryceville, Fla.; 1965 Ford Mustang
· Eron Paaso, St. Marys, Ga.; 2015 Dodge Dart GT
· Mark Ritter, Lakewood, Colo.; 1969 Dodge Super Bee
Enthusiasts voted in a head-to-head format on the Champion website over a 10-week period to determine the 10 finalists. Each weekly winner received a $500 cash prize before moving on to the grand-prize voting round. Voting for both rounds was open to anyone through the Champion website.
"The finalists represent such a variety of vehicles, and any one of these winners would be a great Champion ambassador. Seeing the dedication each owner gave to their vehicle to improve its look and performance, including installing Champion spark plugs, shows that our society's passion for automobiles remains strong," said Jessica Wynn, global director, digital marketing and strategy, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.
To see all 10 finalists' vehicles, please visit www.AlwaysAChampion.com and click on the "King of the Road" link.
Champion spark plugs are a leading choice of talented drivers, engine builders and teams in virtually every form of engine-driven competition, including professional stock car racing, NHRA® drag racing, local and regional circle track competition, and motorcycle, boat and snocross events. The Champion brand today represents a broad portfolio of additional products, including wipers, filters and chemical additives.
To learn more about Champion products and programs, please visit www.AlwaysaChampion.com. Like Champion on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChampionSparkPlugs, and follow the brand on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ChampionPlugs.
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company's products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.
Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products.
Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.
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