By Jeremy Sollars
Warwick’s Nicole Burt is pinching herself to make sure it’s real – she’s the ecstatic winner of a V8 Ford Mustang Fastback GT after entering a national competition.
Nicole was handed the keys to the iconic muscle car by Warwick Automotive principal Chris Murphy at his Warwick showroom today, Monday 4 March.
The win came about after Nicole’s husband and business partner – in Zooma Signs – Carey urged her to enter the 3M initiated nationwide consumer competition late last year.
Valued at $72k, the Mustang boasts a heritage few other cars can match and offers the unique combination of classic style, Hollywood stardom and old-school V8 performance.
“I was hesitant to enter as I’ve never won anything and I thought it would be a waste of my time,” Nicole told the Free Times.
“I’m thankful that my husband’s advice paid off, big time.
“Initially, we thought we’d won tickets to the Supercars and we were super ecstatic about that.
“When we realised the call wasn’t a prank, and we’d actually won a Mustang, our excitement took on a whole new level – there was much dancing and jumping around the office.
“With five males in the household including three teenagers on P plates, you could say our family is very eager to take possession of the most desirable car in the world.
“But the teenagers will remain passengers for quite a few years to come, as none are licensed to drive a performance vehicle.
“Secretly, I’m thrilled as I won’t have to share the new addition to the family”.
Nicole’s big win is a timely one – it follows the weekend where Scott McLaughlin made a clean sweep of the V8 Supercars opening round in Adelaide in a Mustang, back in that category for the first time since 1990.
3M marketing manager for Australia and New Zealand Debbie Amiradaki said the ‘Win a Mustang Competition’ was a way for 3M “to mark our association with Supercars and to celebrate the 2019 launch of Mustangs into the sport.”
“It’s always fun to run promotions such as this and great to see positive engagement with our customers.
“We would like to congratulate all the winners and particularly Nicole and her family and thank them for their continued support”.
Instead of riding all over the town, Nicole and her husband will enjoy a leisurely drive along Spring Creek Road to their favourite café.
Congrats to Nicole!