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The leaves have fallen, there is a coolness in the air, and there have already been more snow forecasts, which can only mean one thing: we are coming to Christmas. While you’ve been busy thinking about what kind of gifts you will give your loved ones, we here at Autoblog we decided which dream car we would like to see in our driveway on Christmas morning. A car for Christmas seems a little extreme and expensive, but thanks to these Omaze lotteries, must not go bankrupt. Also, if you participate in one of these lotteries between now and November 25 and use the code FALALA500, you will have 500 more chances to win. Here are the current lotteries we would like to win this holiday season.
James Riswick, West Coast Editor: Let me be clear, the DeLorean it’s a pretty awful machine. Its speedometer doesn’t even reach the legendary 88 mph. Seriously, check out the photos – it goes over 85. Also, who needs a DeLorean? And how much would it cost to maintain one? $ AlloftheMoney or just $ MostoftheMoney? So owning it might be a total headache, but at least by winning one through Omaze, you’d be relieved of the financial burden of buying one in the first place. You would also have the chance to own one of the most iconic cars of all time, one that transcends automotive enthusiasm and is instantly recognizable by all as the “Back to the Future” car. Also, “everyone” does not know that the DeLorean it was actually a pretty awful car. So, I already own by James Bond car from 1995, why not Doc Brown’s from 1985?
Eddie Sabatini, Production Manager: Because I’m choosing a + $ 200K Bentley SUV? Because even if I could afford one, I would never be able to spend money on one. So why not try to win one by donating what I can afford to a good cause? I first saw the Bentley Bentayga up close and personal at the Frankfurt Motor Show (I don’t remember which year but I will never forget this SUV). And even if it looks like Bentayga Omaze is offering does not have the opulent tailgate configuration that I fell in love with when I saw it in Frankfurt, I would still participate to win.
Byron Hurd, editor: Few automotive marketing efforts stand out in my head more than the Mercedes Benz vacation spots and magazine placements. Santa in a red car, silver reindeer, right? I’ve always been a fan of the W113 SL. It’s not much more timeless than that, so this ticks both of my boxes and the included “Pagoda” hard top is a nice plus. This too is just a neat and well restored car with nothing to prove. I respect that.
Erik Maier, multimedia producer: There is definitely no shortage of great cars to be won by Omaze for the rest of the year, but if I were lucky enough to win one myself, I hope it would be the Tesla Model S. If you can look beyond Elon’s endless billionaire scams, it’s quite undeniable that Tesla makes some really cool ones electric car. This Model S can get 400 miles on a single charge, more than I’d probably ever use, and will splash from 0 to 60 mph in just a hair under 2 seconds, a feature I’d probably barely use, but it would definitely be a fun, occasional trick. I admit, I’m pretty baffled by the choice of steering wheel design for this one, but I’m pretty sure it’s something I could easily get used to in a $ 100,000 + car I just won for the low price of free.
Greg Migliore, Editor-in-Chief: I would go with the custom 1969 Ford F-100. This example is a beautiful blend of modern power – the Coyote V8 is under the hood – and old-school charm. The two-tone paint and aged whiskey seats really marked the era. There are a lot of new features, like LED lights, and even some hot touches, like the Borla exhaust. Elder Ford truck are finally getting some mainstream attention, as evidenced by the ’78 Eluminator concept from SEMA, and it is deserved. This is for the benefit of Kevin Bacon’s charity, and by chance I just saw Aaron Sorkin’s 1992 movie. “Few good men, ” in which Bacon, Demi Moore, Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and apparently every other actor appears from the 1990s and 2000s.
Zac Palmer, road test editor: Normally I would choose a sports car sort of for this kind of thing, but my time in a Wrangler 392 it was truly one of the most fun I have had in any vehicle. It’s so blatantly ridiculous and outrageous. Quickly stop worrying about why it doesn’t make any sense, because you’re just having so much fun making hateful V8 noises and accelerating much faster than any vehicle like this should be able to. Holidays are (hopefully) full of joy and laughter, and the Wrangler 392 he will scatter both of them in spades.
Joel Stocksdale, News Editor: There are many ways to build a restomod. And many of these ways can be boring or bland. This is neither. This is really classy Pontiac GTO. Under the hood is a 461 cu. in. Butler Performance V8 based on a real Pontiac V8, not just another Chevy motor. The whole thing is subtle with a low-key metallic green and clean gray wheels. There are no overly flashy chrome or decals. And the interior is the same with just an updated steering wheel, shifter and pedals in an otherwise standard cabin. Oh, and it has a manual. This is a stylish muscle car that you will love to drive and show off.
Jeremy Korzeniewski, Consumer Editor: As a child of the 1980s, there are few cars with the pure cultural impact on my personal psyche that come close to that of the DeLorean DMC-12. I will always stop what I am doing to watch one, and on the rare occasions that one passes me on the street, I consider my day officially done. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that the DeLorean not a particularly good vehicle. It’s not very powerful, it doesn’t handle like a sports car, and it will never appreciate itself in the stratosphere like other cars from the 1980s might. I do not care. I would love to park this stainless wonder in my garage and take it out on sunny days to bask in the glory of my childhood memories.
Amr Sayour, producer: i want to win the 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda, and you may be wondering why I should choose this vehicle over the Tesla Model S or the Wrangler Rubicon 392. Well, reader, it’s actually the classic look. I’ve seen thousands upon thousands of new models on the streets, but nothing will make me double-spin like a classic in a sea of new cars. This two places is one Vintage Mercedes in stunning silver equipped with a four-speed automatic and a 2.8-liter straight-six engine, producing 168 hp and 193 lb-ft of torque. The red interior screams classic with a holiday vibe. Forget your Christmas sleigh, this is the two seats I want this season.
You are probably wondering, what does it take to win? First of all, according to Omaze, “no donation or payment is required to participate in or win this lottery”. $ 10 will give you 100 entries, while $ 50 will give you 1,000 entries and $ 100 will give you 2,000 entries.
The best part? All of these donations go to different charities, so get on with it Omaze to see which lotteries you would like to win. Do not forget to enter the code FALALA500 for an additional 500 chances to win between now and November 25th.