Chevron Upgrades Delo Tractor Restoration Competition for 2012
-- Program Opened to Non-FFA Members; Champion to Receive $10,000 Prize --
SAN RAMON, CALIF., April 02, 2012 - Chevron Products Company (a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division) maker of the Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today announced a major overhaul to its long-running Delo Tractor Restoration Competition. A key change in 2012 is the opening of the event to non-FFA members for the first time in the program’s history. In 2012, the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition will set aside four of its 12 finalist seats for restorations not affiliated with the FFA. The remaining eight finalist spots will be reserved for FFA projects.
"By opening the competition to non-FFA members - while still keeping the FFA focus - we are able to create a more inclusive event with broader appeal," said Channing Reeder, indirect channel marketing specialist, Chevron Products Company. "This will ensure the most compelling teen restoration projects are recognized. We hope 2012 is the beginning of a new phase in the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition history that will result in expanded interest and a more exciting event for all involved."
The award package for the 2012 event has also been updated, with the Grand Champion receiving a $10,000 prize, double the amount of previous years. Reserve Champion will now receive $5,000 and third place honors will be awarded $3,000.
Team members from the winning submission in the Best Video competition will receive a Kindle Fire®*, while runners-up will receive a $100 gift card**. The Best Video competition is open to all 2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition entrants - not just finalists - and is designed to engage the families, friends and the community of each entrant, allowing for the public to show support for their favorite projects.
The online video vote is a standalone competition and has no influence on the outcome of the event held in Indianapolis.
Download the Details
For detailed information on the 2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition and program changes, go to www.DeloTractorRestorationCompetition.com and download the instruction book.
About the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition
Since 1995 the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition has rewarded the determination, mechanical skills and business savvy of high school aged tractor restoration experts from around the country. Through the restoration of an antique tractor, participants develop skills applicable to the modern business world. The skills needed for success in the program - equipment maintenance, teamwork, project management, budgeting, planning and marketing - help develop the participants into future leaders in the agriculture community.
All entrants to the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition are required to submit a workbook detailing the entire tractor restoration process, from mechanical overhauls of the engine, transmission and auxiliary and ancillary systems, to the external appearance of the tractors. The 12 finalists (8 FFA entrants and 4 open) are invited to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis to present their projects to a panel of five professional tractor restorers. Projects are graded on restoration process, results and documentation, as well as oral presentation and safety precautions.
Key Delo Tractor Restoration Competition Dates
- April 2012 - Instructions and workbook available for download from www.DeloTractorRestorationCompetition.com
- August 27, 2012 - Workbook, photos and video submission deadline - (must be submitted electronically)
- September 10, 2012 - Video voting begins online
- September 24, 2012 - Finalists announced on Facebook
- October 24-26, 2012 - FFA Convention in Indianapolis
- October 24-25, 2012 - Delo Tractor Restoration Competition in Indianapolis
Follow the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition Online
The Delo Tractor Restoration Competition can be followed on various social media channels, including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
* Kindle Fire, is a registered trademark of Amazon.com, Inc. Amazon.com, Inc. is not a sponsor of this competition.
**Restrictions apply, see full 2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition instruction book for details.
Extended Service Protection - Chevron’s Delo Product Family:
Chevron’s Delo product family includes engine oils, premium lubricants and extended life coolants that provide premium performance and bottom-line value for diesel powered vehicles that may demand extended service protection and drain capabilities.
The exceptional performance of Delo lubricants is a result of Chevron’s proprietary ISOSYN™ Technology which combines highly refined base oils with advanced additives to create products that rival synthetic lubricants in critical performance tests while maintaining costs similar to mineral-based oils.
All Delo products are covered under the Delo Warranty Plus program, which provides bumper-to-bumper protection against lubricant and coolant related failures as described in the Delo Warranty.
Delo products includes Delo® heavy duty motor oils, Delo® Extended Life Coolant, Delo® Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze - Nitrite Free, Delo® Greases EP, Delo® Heavy Duty EP, Delo® Grease ESI, Delo® Synthetic Grease SF, Delo® Synthetic Transmission Fluid SAE 50, Delo® Gear Lubricants ESI® and Delo® Synthetic Gear Lubricant.
More information on Delo products and the Delo Truck can be found at: www.ChevronDelo.com
About Chevron Products Company
Chevron Products Company is a division of a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) headquartered in San Ramon, CA.
A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through this organization under the Chevron, Texaco and Caltex brand names. Select brands include Havoline®, Delo® and Havoline Xpress Lube®. Chevron Intellectual Property, LLC owns patented technology in advanced lubricants products, new generation base oil technology and coolants.
For more information go to: www.ChevronLubricants.com
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