Win An Audi R8 . . . For The Day

Would you like to drive an Audi R8? Of course you would! Well, here’s your chance. Audi is running a Twitter contest and if you win you could find yourself behind the wheel of Audi’s flagship R8.

All you need to do to win is think up some great reasons (in 140 characters or less) why you should be selected for this sweet opportunity and then tweet it out using the #WantAnR8 hashtag. The #hashtag contest runs from today through October 29, 2012 and there will be eight winners selected during that time.

And what does “winning” look like? Winners will be asked to choose between “a day with an Audi R8 or the Audi sportscar experience R8 One-Day Program at Infineon Raceway in a Sonoma, CA,” according to Audi’s official rules. Huh? Sports car experience at a raceway, did you say? If the choice is between schlepping that beautiful machine through commuter traffic or racing it – the way God intended – on a racetrack in sunny California, I think the choice is clear.

Joanne McCoy was the impetus for the campaign, by the way – so we should all thank her. Last year, she tweeted to Audi (pretty relentlessly, it seems from her blog!), eventually using the #WantAnR8 hashtag and lo and behold – Audi drove a brand new R8 to her house for her to use over the weekend. After that, the official campaign kicked off and garnered more than 75,000 hashtag tweets.

I wonder how many tweets they’ll get this year? I know a few dozen will come from me, give or take a hundred. How about you?

(Audi R8 image via Shutterstock)

@MaryCLong Mary C. Long is Chief Ghost at Digital Media Ghost. She writes about everything online and is published widely, with a focus on privacy concerns, specifically social sabotage.
Publish date: March 20, 2012 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT