#LoveTheJourney with CARSTAR

CARSTAR is a national franchise auto body repair shop, “where accidents unhappen“.  We met last year at a charity event.

Now that I’ve pointed out their logo, you’re going to start seeing it everywhere, because they are (I was :O here’s their location list; it’s pretty pervasive).

Right now, CARSTAR is giving away a fancy trip in Canada.

If you’re like me and emotionally attached to your car (I should’ve crushed my Jetta last year, can’t), tell CARSTAR why you are, why you #LoveTheJourney and that’s it, you’re entered.

Contest details:

When – August 6 – October 1, 2013

How – tell them why you #LoveTheJourney, enter on their Facebook page

Grand Prize – a #LoveTheJourney prize pack of a trip for 2 to an ultimate Canadian journey of your choice.

Options include:

– the Thrill Seeker Journey of a trip to Whistler for skiing/snowboarding and a drive of the rockies
– the Hopeless Romantic journey to beautiful and historic Quebec City
– the Arts & Culture lover journey to Toronto for entertainment and nightlife
– the Outdoorsman trip to the beautiful Cabot Trail & Cape Breton Highlands in Nova Scotia

Need inspiration? Watch their TV ad

Good luck!

Fellow car-nerds: the car in the video is a 2013 Honda Accord HFP (HFP = Honda Factory Performance, as in, tuned out-of-the-box). The revving audio at the start is sub-par, because the noise cancelling is great.

It’s a 3.5-litre engine outputting 278hp & 252 lb-ft torque & a 6-spd. – $38,290 and only 240 in Canada

Links from the video:

– the day my Jetta broke down – here
– the day I got the Lincoln MKX – here
– the auto-cross driving video – here
– all my ‘Keri on Driving’ columns for Sun Media – here

The intro to ‘The Canadian Explorer’ – Ep. 1/80, 2007-10 – Let’s Celebrate Canada

Here’s the site: TheCanadianExplorer.com.

It’s a mega-mess; I have trouble finding anything, and I own it.

(this post has been brought to you by CARSTAR)

Wash Your Car This Saturday for CF

Yesterday I attended the kickoff party for the

9th Annual CARSTAR National Car Wash for Cystic Fibrosis

happening this Saturday June 9 2012.

How cool are these rear windows! 

This is dirty car artist Scott Wade. All originals, and it was a single-day exhibit.

I just had to know.

Hm hm hmm, let’s go look at the tools.

Of course I found Ford here.

These events are always great for running into friends.

That’s Dan, Reggie and Shannon, always great seeing you guys! xo

Go get your car washed on Saturday, it probably needs it anyway.

There are locations everywhere. No seriously… how have  I never noticed a CARSTAR before? When I scrolled through their Southern Ontario cities, they’re in like, all of them.

Good luck breaking your $2 million goal, #SoapsItUp!