|By Business Wire||
|September 4, 2014 08:01 AM EDT||
Copart, Inc., a global online vehicle auction company, recently announced the top three winners of its first-ever Copart Rebuild Challenge. The contest was designed for car enthusiasts and auto rebuilders to show how they restored, customized or rebuilt a vehicle.
Copart Members from across the country submitted their rebuild projects for a chance to win the $10,000 Grand Prize. A panel of Copart judges narrowed the contest entries to 10 finalists, and then the public voted to select the top three winners. Entrants ranged from first-time car enthusiasts to professional rebuilders.
The $10,000 Grand Prize went to John Redshaw from Pennsylvania. In his video, Redshaw described how he turned a damaged motorcycle into a customized three-wheeled bike. Redshaw has rebuilt a handful of vehicles over the years, and today, many of his family members drive vehicles he repaired.
“For someone looking for a car and trying to save some money, it is very feasible to buy from [Copart] and repair it yourself,” said Redshaw.
Redshaw has been a Copart Member for three years and said he plans to use some of his prize money to purchase his next big rebuild project.
“We were really impressed with the customizations Redshaw made to the bike he entered into the contest,” said Copart Chief Marketing Officer Matt Burgener. “He took a regular bike and transformed it into something special. I’m not surprised that the public agreed.”
At a young age, Redshaw was in a motorcycle accident and lost functionality in his left arm. The three wheeler he rebuilt for the Copart contest was the first bike he had been on since his accident. He modified the bike to allow him to ride without using his left arm.
“John is a perfect example of how our buyers understand the possibilities of used or damaged vehicles. It’s very inspiring,” said Burgener.
The second place winner is Chad Lennert of Indiana who rebuilt a Subaru WRX, and the third place winner is Joshua Meeks of Georgia who rebuilt a BMW Z3.
To view John’s video and all other finalist submissions, visit Copart.com/Winner.
Copart, founded in 1982, provides vehicle sellers with a full range of remarketing services to process and sell salvage and clean title vehicles to dealers, dismantlers, rebuilders, exporters and, in some states, to end users. Copart remarkets the vehicles through Internet sales utilizing its VB3 technology. Copart sells vehicles on behalf of insurance companies, banks, finance companies, fleet operators, dealers, car dealerships and others as well as cars sourced from the general public. The company currently operates in the United States and Canada (www.copart.com), the United Kingdom (www.copart.co.uk), Brazil (www.copart.com.br), Germany (www.copart.de), the United Arab Emirates (www.copart.ae) and Spain (www.autoresiduos.com). Copart links sellers to more than 750,000 members in over 150 countries worldwide through our online multi-channel platform. For more information, or to become a member, visit www.copart.com.
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