More than a half-million entries received in bid to win heavily modified Jeep truck outfitted with Bestop-branded products
WEST CHESTER, PA (Nov. 30, 2021) – Quadratec Inc., the world’s largest independent retailer of parts and accessories for Jeep® vehicles, along with Bestop®, the industry’s leading manufacturer of premium Jeep soft tops and accessories, today unveiled the winner of their 2020 Jeep Gladiator Giveaway.
Bob Mernar, from Long Beach Island, New Jersey, was randomly selected for the grand prize following a six-month promotional period that saw more than 500,000 entries.
“I never really enter contests, but I saw the older Gladiator front grill on this one in an advertisement and thought it looked really cool, so that was the hook for me,” Mernar said. “I was shocked when I got the call, and amazed. Everyone from Quadratec and Bestop has been so nice and helpful through this entire process, and I think they were just as excited to give it away as I was to win.”
The Quadratec and Bestop 2020 Jeep Gladiator Giveaway ran from mid-March through mid-September, and each company accepted one entry per person each week. No purchase was required to enter. Both companies heavily promoted the giveaway on their social media platforms throughout the entry period.
“We’re excited to have partnered with our longtime friends at Bestop to help find a home for this unique vehicle,” said Quadratec CMO Ralph Mondeaux. “This giveaway had one of the largest responses we’ve ever seen, and we can’t wait to see what Bob has in store for his new Gladiator.”
The heavily modified giveaway Jeep Gladiator displays numerous Bestop-branded products including Granite-series front and rear bumpers, a Sunrider for Hardtop, EZ-Roll Soft Tonneau cover, PRP Front and Rear Seat Covers, and Baja Designs Lighting.
“Our team put a lot of work and pride into this one-of-a-kind Gladiator build; it features the most premium accessories available from Bestop, Baja Designs, PRP Seats, Tuffy Security Products and others, ” said John Larson, CEO of Bestop Premium Accessories Group. “We were proud to work with our long-time partner Quadratec to award it to one very lucky winner.”
The Gladiator’s unique 1960s throwback Kaiser front end by Innovative Auto Creations instantly sets this vehicle apart from others, while industry partners from Baer Brakes, Insane Audio, Mickey Thompson, Rockslide Engineering, Skyjacker and Warn supplied product to give the vehicle impressive off-road credentials while retaining a smooth, quiet and comfortable daily driving experience.
About Quadratec, Inc.
Built on 30 years of excellence, Quadratec, Inc. is more than just an industry leader in the aftermarket Jeep® world. It is a dream builder, problem solver and passionate advocate for all enthusiasts of the legendary Jeep CJ & Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Gladiator vehicles. Quadratec delivers the very best parts and accessories that provide Jeep owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence. Learn more at Quadratec.com.
About Bestop® and Bestop Premium Accessories Group (BPAG)
Born in the outdoor haven of Boulder, Colorado, Bestop® (pronounced “Best-Top”) was founded in 1954, introducing consumers to custom Jeep® tops sewn together in a small upholstery shop. From its early bootstrap days, Bestop has evolved into the world’s leading manufacturer of premium soft tops and accessories for Jeep vehicles, and the sole supplier of factory soft tops on all Jeep Wranglers for more than three decades. Now more than 65 years young, the company is committed to providing the highest quality, innovation and durability to the consumer. Bestop is part of Bestop Premium Accessories Group (BPAG), the industry’s leading group of premium off-road accessory manufacturers that includes: Baja Designs LED Lighting, known as “The Scientists of Lighting” and the choice of many pro off-road racers; Tuffy Security Products, the leader in security products for Jeeps, trucks and other vehicles; and PRP Seats, manufacturer of seats for Jeeps, trucks, and UTVs such as the Polaris RZR and Can-Am Maverick X3. In addition BPAG includes manufacturers Softopper, Aluminess, MGP Caliper Covers, Status Racing, sPod and Speedstrap. For more information, visit Bestop’s website at Bestop.com, or call 800-845-3567.