Monday, May 16, 2011

Follow me and win a prize!

Me in Montreal next month

I'm trying to get 100 people to follow this blog.  If you are not a follower, why not click the "Follow" button on the right hand column (or on the very top) of this blog?  Once we reach 100, I will randomly select five followers (from said 100) and they will each win a special prize.  Since this site has an operating budget of zero, you won't be winning a new car or a trip to the Monaco GP.  The prize list has not been finalized, but I'm thinking:

  • a plastic bottle full of tire marbles/clag from an F1 race,
  • a book about cars,
  • a 1/43 diecast model car,
  • a car-themed notepad, and
  • another book about cars.
Good luck and thanks for participating!

19 comments:

F1Outsider said...

Maybe you'll get more lucky and find a piece of a car's wing and get to take it home with you.

kashgar216 said...

@F1O: And maybe that piece of wing will be one of the prizes!!!

OT: What the heck is gonna happen to Sutil?

Ozmac said...

I have double chance of winning, because when I first discovered your blog I clicked on the 'follow me' thing while I was accidentally logged on in my garden-blogger name. When I realised my mistake later on I logged on in my diecast car collector name and hit the 'follow me' button again. It's called multiple personality disorder, I think.

F1Outsider said...

I wouldn't give it away if it were me.

Weird story this one with Sutil... I first read about it in the week leading up to the Turkey GP and the story was the same then as now. That he injured one of the co-owners of the Renault team with a piece o broken champagne glass.

More curious to me is what, if any, role Hamilton played in it. He was swiftly escorted away by McLaren security.

One thing's for sure... He'll never drive for Renault.

kashgar216 said...

@Ozmac: You, my friend, are why Australia is the eighth least corrupt country in the world.

Duly noted. I will not do the drawing until we reach 101 followers and I will disqualify one of your profiles.

Tarlan said...

I'm ready to sell one of my kidneys for that prizes!!! :)

Edvin said...

You seem to have had a remarkable increase in followers as of late. I don't remember there being this many followers a few months ago?

kashgar216 said...

@Tarlan: Maybe I'll offer an ex-Soviet kidney as a prize too!

@Edvin: The number of followers has been accelerating recently. I started this blog in 2006. I think it took three years before I had my first five followers.

Anna said...

Can we have your coffee table?

kashgar216 said...

@Anna/Alan: No!

Alan said...

oh wow I seriously am a fool :S

Dominic said...

Hi Kashgar !!!

Looking forward to collecting my white Bmw coupe, in downtown Malaga !!! I will try and get you somemore followers on my Facebook.

The Lorca earthquake did not affect me. Seems the post got eliminated somehow. I do know people in the area, and by coincidence, my 1990 Polo Gt first registration was in Lorca. Waiting for news from these freinds, but i am sure they are not injured, as they are in the next town. Thanks for asking. I was in Malaga at the time.Regards, Dominic

steve-vh said...

Been reading your blog for quite some time, just never bothered with the "following" thing.

kashgar216 said...

@steve-vh: Is your avatar a Hope College mascot?

Dominic said...

Hi !!

Did we reach the magical 100 members??. What is going to happen with my jar of F-1 tyre shreds ??

kashgar216 said...

@Dominic: We're up to 76 followers. It's actually less than that because a couple of followers (innocently) have 2x or 3x avatars.

As for the tire shreds, the heavy rain in Montreal meant I was not able to find any (if any even existed). I will either have to find a suitable substitute (in terms of cool prize) or convince my wife that I need to fly to another race this season!

Dominic said...

Hi Kashgar !!, we must convince your Señora tu let you go to another F-1 race to collect tyre shreds !!

But my question is if we do not reach the magical 100?, what are you going to do?, because it seems that you get a couple of unique visitors + a month signing up in the guest book, and i want my jar of tyre shreds !!!!!

I am really stressed over winning one of the prizes !!

Regards, Dominic

Dominic said...

If you want, i can post some of my multiple online identities....

kashgar216 said...

@Dominic: Man, you are easily amused! Please don't post multiple avatars. I am trying to make the contest as fair as possible. For the people who have multiple avatars, when I do the drawing, only one of their avatars will count. At this rate, that means I will not do the drawing until I have reached 103 followers.

As for the tire shreds, it's going to be a problem. I don't think I can obtain it in the near future. I'm still coming up with a list of worthy, alternative, prizes.

But if you want the drawing to happen sooner, introduce this site to friends who may be interested. If they like it and want to be a follower, then we'll be closer to the drawing date.

Thanks for your enthusiasm! Didn't you just pick up a Beemer recently? How is it?

Gracias, amigo.