Sunday, February 25, 2018

Young enthusiast’s lucky win

Editor June 28, 2017

HE’S A bit of a car enthusiast, and that’s the reason Finley resident, 17 year old Shane Jenkins was even in the competition that he was drawn as the winner of; and has now become the new owner of a Pontiac Firebird.

The competition, which was run by the Shepparton Motor Museum & Collectibles, saw thousands of people enter for their chance to win the 1994 American muscle car, but it was Shane’s lucky day.

Shane said, “I was thrilled when I got the call saying I had won. I had only bought the one ticket for the raffle. It will fit in nicely with my collection.

“I own a 1969 XW Ute and my daily drive is my pop’s 1985 MK Nissan Patrol.

“Always grown up around cars. My dad and uncles always had a collection of interesting cars.

“The Pontiac is going to be out of bounds for me for a few years as it is too powerful for me to drive while I am still on my Ps, but I will still get the same enjoyment from the passenger seat.

“I’ve been to the motor museum many times. It’s actually a bit of a religious thing. Every time I come to Shepparton I try to call in there.”