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05/17/2008 11:10:34 AM · #126
Originally posted by MattO:

Originally posted by JulietNN:

WHOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO You guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!

So post some Pictures, I wanna see the wheel nut I own lolololol

did ya get the red one?????

And whooohohohohoh for DPC for being such brilliant people, we made a difference!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh yeahhhhhhhhhhh off to do the jelly bean dance for you guys!!!!


This was also cross posted on at least FM as well. So I wouldnt be so sure that just one community made a difference. I'm pretty sure I saw it on at least one other as well but cant remember. I'm sure they needed it, and they deserved it, but they also played the crowd on multiple websites to make it happen, which I guess is part of the game.

Matt

And the deal was free publicity for the dealership and the station, yes? Which they got in spades, so all the better!
05/17/2008 11:13:33 AM · #127
exactly, it was the best shot on there, gotta do what you gotta do
05/17/2008 11:14:41 AM · #128
congrats! That is fantastic.

and I would have posted it on every site too if it was MY photo... and I posted it on a few of my boards and had people vote on it too!! Team work!

It was very deserving
05/17/2008 12:03:49 PM · #129
That's kewl! WTG!

R.
05/17/2008 12:11:23 PM · #130
Congratulations!
05/17/2008 12:23:29 PM · #131
Originally posted by MattO:

This was also cross posted on at least FM as well. So I wouldnt be so sure that just one community made a difference. I'm pretty sure I saw it on at least one other as well but cant remember. I'm sure they needed it, and they deserved it, but they also played the crowd on multiple websites to make it happen, which I guess is part of the game.

Matt

And you don't think they all did this? Usually in these voter-decided contests the one who begs widest wins. For a change the best entry did :)
05/17/2008 12:30:13 PM · #132
Congratulations!

05/17/2008 02:42:34 PM · #133
Originally posted by Melethia:

And the deal was free publicity for the dealership and the station, yes? Which they got in spades, so all the better!


I think they paid for the car and the station subsidizes the cost with in kind advertising.....But yeah, it was an advertising expense.

Congrats! This is one of the best threads I've read in a while. It had everything, drama, suspense and a happy ending. Thanks for sharing!

Message edited by author 2008-05-17 14:46:48.
05/17/2008 03:11:03 PM · #134
That is just fantastic !!!!!
What an uplifting and awesome story.
You guys have to be on top of the world.
Enjoy your new ride !
05/17/2008 03:53:15 PM · #135
wow .. wot a story ..
i checked out pik your fav pic and keith ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' wingyisleeds had made a nice comment .. so i went to have a look at his portfolio .. i noticed this thread that he'd posted in as one of his last thread posted to and came to have a look .. amazing how you can go on quite a journey in dpc .. altho this was only a very short one . !!
loved your story .. its great when ppl who are really deserving win in a competition like that and excellent how your dpc friends voted .. shame i noticed this until it was too late coz i would definitely have voted for you too .. turned out you didnt need that one extra vote anyway ..
the photograph you entered in the competition was really the best one there ..
CONGRATULATIONS ON A BRILLIANT WIN AND A FANTASTIC NEW CAR ..
may you have hours of driving pleasure in it .. !!! ..:)
05/17/2008 04:40:03 PM · #136
WOW. Congrats!
05/17/2008 04:55:40 PM · #137
I do not have any littel men waving signs but...............

THIS THREAD IS USELESS WITHOUT PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
05/17/2008 06:20:10 PM · #138
That photo is absolutely awesome!! I just saw this thread for the first time now, but the suspense almost killed me while reading:D Congratulations!!
05/17/2008 10:56:04 PM · #139
Originally posted by BeeCee:

Originally posted by MattO:

This was also cross posted on at least FM as well. So I wouldnt be so sure that just one community made a difference. I'm pretty sure I saw it on at least one other as well but cant remember. I'm sure they needed it, and they deserved it, but they also played the crowd on multiple websites to make it happen, which I guess is part of the game.

Matt

And you don't think they all did this? Usually in these voter-decided contests the one who begs widest wins. For a change the best entry did :)


I'm sure if given the oppurtunity they all did. The point I was trying(apparently poorly) is that is wasnt just this community that made it happen. The people over on FM are bragging the same way that their community is why they won. obviously they had a great photo and a great gameplan to win the car and it took everyone from all the communities to make it happen.

Matt
05/17/2008 10:56:27 PM · #140
I really like it when good people that I know have great things happen for them. Congrats, brother!
05/18/2008 01:45:06 AM · #141
Originally posted by MattO:


I'm sure if given the oppurtunity they all did. The point I was trying(apparently poorly) is that is wasnt just this community that made it happen. The people over on FM are bragging the same way that their community is why they won. obviously they had a great photo and a great gameplan to win the car and it took everyone from all the communities to make it happen.

Matt


Gotcha now :) And hey, I don't mind being a part of a bigger team; just knowing we contributed our 3 votes for the household is enough to make me happy :D
05/18/2008 02:03:56 AM · #142
well, shit, I guess that means my Wheel Nut Ownership has been degraded to Wheel Nut Grease.

Dammmmmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

I still want a picture of the grease though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
05/18/2008 03:47:07 AM · #143
Originally posted by JulietNN:

well, shit, I guess that means my Wheel Nut Ownership has been degraded to Wheel Nut Grease.

Dammmmmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

I still want a picture of the grease though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I'd be happy to claim a few carpet fibers :D
WITH pics!!
05/18/2008 01:50:57 PM · #144
Originally posted by rossbilly:

WE WON THE CAR

WE WON THE CAR!!!

THANK YOU ALL SO VERY VERY VERY MUCH!!!!!

Glenda & I just got home a few minutes ago, and are still in shock! We are totally drained - the last 24 hours have been amazing & exciting & exhilarating & exhausting & ecstatic & eeeeeeekkkk!!!! LOL

::whew::

Again - thank you ALL - for the learning, for your friendship, and for your support

Hugs,

Billy & Glenda


Missed this the past couple of days and had to hunt for the thread.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Great photo too!
05/18/2008 04:20:38 PM · #145
I think I've got all the grease and carpet fibre I need for now. Could you just cheat my JPEG up a little? And drive carefully :-)
05/18/2008 07:08:32 PM · #146
::whew:: sorry - busy weekend :D thank you all again for the support!

The radio station is to post a video of Glenda winning the car, and I'll post up the link when its ready.

You guys are MY heroes, because DPC is THE site that got me back into photography. I've been feeling guilty the last few months, because of how much I've spent on this hobby... needless to say, that guilt is gone after having won a car - in a PHOTO contest! Sorry if that sounds brag-ish; not meant to.

Actually, the pic below is of the radio station manager Gary & a promotions model, Red, and they really humbled me (in a GOOD way!)

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After our time at the stadium,

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we went for dinner / drinks with them & others. Gary let me know that we'd won by a considerable margin, and Red stated "See, your work IS that good." (She KNOWS how much I beat myself up & fret about my photos.) There statements of confidence, and YOUR help here the last few years, has meant the world to me.


05/18/2008 08:10:43 PM · #147
I missed the whole thing :(

A belated congrats to you & Glenda, Billy!!! That is awesome. I looked at the finalists and have to agree with what was said here over & over - your photo was BY FAR the best. No question!

Not to dampen the excitement, but be sure to plan for the Federal taxes next year. (I won a car once - long story).

Again, congratulations and well deserved!
05/18/2008 08:43:33 PM · #148
Congratulations. Your shot was easily the best one.

Way to Go!!!!!
05/18/2008 10:26:30 PM · #149
Originally posted by rossbilly:


Gary let me know that we'd won by a considerable margin, and Red stated "See, your work IS that good."


She's right, of course :)

Sure sucks, though, that your won car is still going to cost you a chunk in taxes. Free should mean free!
05/19/2008 03:30:43 PM · #150
FOUND THE YOUTUBE VIDEO!

Gotta kiss a lotta Astra to win a car!

I stopped by the dealership @ lunch, seems there will be a small 'ceremony' this Friday. Still not sure about any taxes / fees, etc. THANKS!!!

(eta - not my video, but that of the station. I'm just glad they didn't get ME on tape much... there be a REASON i work behind the camera) ;)

Billy
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