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Help Tony Stewart Change His Oil (oh pick me!)…Then Go Write A Letter About It!

Posted by Amy in General | NASCAR

So I  have two classic car things to share with you:

First one is this: You can win a chance to help Tony Stewart change the oil in one of the cars in his classics collection. I have been entering- so I hope that by help they mean hand the man a filter and some paper towels while he scoots under the car on a creeper….just in case I indeed win.  I know I should be able to change my own oil but I never have and would feel foolish not knowing what to do! So unless he feels like actually teaching me (I would be willing to learn- at $40 bucks a pop for an oil change I would be saving $$ to do it myself) I would just be handing him the stuff and thinking OMG I totally just handed TONY FREAKING STEWART!!! an oil filter!  Because pretty much that is how my brain works. Anyway I am obviously digressing!

The easiest way to enter is first LIKING The MOBIL 1 Facebook page (facebook.com/mobil1) then going to the Under The Hood (Tony’s Sweepstakes) FaceBook ap- which also lets fans vote which car will get it’s oil changed (The options are his 1957 Chevy Bel Air, his 1978 Pontiac Firebird (think Smokey and The Bandit- unless you are too young to know what I speakand then think- cool car), his 1967 Pontiac GTO, and his 1955 Chevy Nomad).  Right now it’s the 78 Firebird against the 67 GTO and I am surprised to say as of a couple of minutes ago? The GTO was KILLING the Firebird in the voting- BY A HUGE LANDSLIDE (66% to 34%).  I am going to go out on a limb here and say that I think that the overall winner of the car is going to be the 57 Bel Air BUT if I had my way it would be the 55 Nomad. If you have read this site any length of time you know that I ADORE the CHEVY Nomad and would love to own a bright yellow one.

Here is a video about the contest showing off Tony’s actual cars…too bad his Nomad is orange (I am still voting NOMAD when it’s time though).

Anyway- if one of my readers happens to win I hope you will share the experience with us here! :-) And if I will you KNOW I will- but I rarely win things so don’t get your hopes up!

The second classic car item is actually not Tony Stewart related but I wanted to share it with you anyway because I think it’s cool.  Did you know that the United States Postal Service has these cool classic cars stamps out? They do. I discovered this at the post office the other day and even instagramed this picture that same day:

My instagram caption read: Loving my new stamps! Can’t pick a favorite (okay it’s the Chevelle). #ChevyGirl (photo credit: Amy K. Marbach- my instagram name is AmyKayShr14- follow me!)

These really are beautiful stamps and I do love them- I haven’t used them yet because I love them!  The car art on the stamps was by Tom Fritz- who is known for his art of motorcycles and cars. Check out his website- it’s got some really cool examples of his art as well as a store online where you can purchase prints if you like.  My favorite from the hot rod gallery is called Hookin’ Hard- if any one wants to buy me a birthday present or something (I would have linked to it but I can’t figure out how to link to a specific piece of art in the gallery). I am well aware my birthday is past but I am just throwing that out there for you all anyway (joking of course).  Anyway here is some upclose art of a couple of the stamps:

1970 Plymouth Hemi (Photo provided and copyright by the United States Postal Service)

1970 Chevelle SS Postage Stamp (Photo provided and copyright by the United States Postal Service)

So yeah I know you are probably thinking to yourself- who writes letters anymore. That would be ME! And I really like to put cool stamps on them and I just finished my sheet of Disney stamps- so I bought these awesome classic muscle car ones because I do love them- they are bright and celebrate CARS which you know I love.

If you are interested here is a video of car aficionado and late night tv host Jay Leno interview with artist Tom Fritz and Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe about the stamps:


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