The Ford Ecoboost Challenge was announced Wednesday and our own Chris is one of the 8 drivers! He will be competing against 7 other drivers in Houston, Louisville, San Deigo, Denver, Raleigh-Durham, Pittsburgh, and Orlando. We're hoping that rush hour in all of those cities is worse than our's and Chris will have a fighting chance.
The competition is a three part process. First is the mpg challenge. All drivers must drive 25 miles a day (easy in KC, since everyting's at least 30 miles away from you). The F-150 Ecoboost will report back to Ford each night that day's mpgs.
The second part of the challenge is a service project. Chris has chosen to help Heart to Heart International. We are going to try and fill the bed of the Ecoboost with disaster care kits. On Saturday, August 27th, from 10am to 3pm, Chris and the Ecoboost along with volunteers from Ford will be located in the parking lot of California Trail Middle School to collect the kits. There will be food for 50 people, so come early and grab something to eat. There might be middle schoolers around, so who knows how long the food will last... We are really excited to help Heart to Heart and want to have so many kits show up that we have to ask a local dealer to bring over more trucks! It's good to have goals.
The third part of the challenge is Facebook voting. Please vote for Chris! This will be the tie breaker should Chris tie with the miles per gallon and the volunteer challenge. The more votes, the better chance that Kansas City can win some free gas.
If Chris drives carefully, we get at least 50 volunteers, and KC dominates in the voting, then Chris receives a free year of gas from Shell and Shell will give away gas (15 gallons to each person, $50 value) at two stations in town for 2 hours and 22 minutes to honor the 22mpg highway of the Ecoboost on September 3rd.
Let's help each other out, do some good, and get some free gas.
Please leave a comment if you have any questions, concerns, encouragement, or critism (we probably won't read the critisms... Just sayin'...).
P.S. If you see an F-150 wrapped in an Ecoboost sticker driving slowly, give Chris a toot, and understand he's doing it for you!