Bridgestone tyre purchases prove good for driving - in more ways than one
When 67 year-old Harry Wickman from New South Wales and 58 year-old Ian Allan from Victoria walked into their local Bridgestone outlets recently, neither of them expected to come out with anything more than new tyres.
Harry Wickman accepting the keys to his new Toyota Hybrid Camry from
Bridgestone Regional Retail Manager Colin Metcalfe.
So it was a great surprise when they were told their tyre purchase had won them each a brand new Toyota Camry Hybrid - as part of a competition run nationally through the Bridgestone dealer network.
"It was certainly a big surprise when I found out I had won a new car worth more than $30,000," said Harry, who purchased four Bridgestone Potenza tyres from Bridgestone Select Liverpool.
"I've been going to the Bridgestone Select Liverpool for many years and the service is always excellent - I think it's safe to say that I'll definitely continue going back now!"
Ian had a similar experience after purchasing tyres at his local Bridgestone outlet.
"It's been a long time since I've had a new car so my wife Jeanette and I are extremely excited," he said.
Both Toyota Camry Hybrids are equipped with Bridgestone's flagship Ecopia tyres, which reduce a vehicle's impact on the environment without compromising on quality or safety.
"We chose the Toyota Camry Hybrid as the prize vehicle to celebrate the fact that the newly released Australian built Camry Hybrid model is fitted with Ecopia as original equipment," said Stanley Toh, Bridgestone Australia's General Manager of Marketing.
"This says a lot about the quality of Ecopia and what this tyre can offer eco-conscious drivers.
"We're really pleased to have been able to reward two loyal Bridgestone customers with such a significant prize.