Ohio contractor wins ProPickup magazine’s Ford Super Crew sweepstakes
Larry Coon Wins Keys To Custom F-250 Super Duty Pickup Valued at $80,000
Larry Coon, owner of Coon’s Excavating in Norwalk, Ohio, will be be turning a few of his employee’s heads when he pulls into the parking lot next Monday.
Instead of pulling up in his ’02 F-350 the 71-year-old contractor will be parking Project Super Crew–ProPickup’s 2011 F-250 4×4 Crew Cab sweepstakes truck.
Coon’s name was pulled from more than 7,500 entires ProPickup magazine had received during the nearly year-long sweepstakes program that began last April.
“I can’t believe I’ve won. I’d seen the [sweepstakes] registration form in the magazine and asked my wife to fill it out and send it in,” says Coon. “I never win anything, so I’m still in a little bit of shock.”
When asked about the plans for the $80,000 Ford Super Duty the Ohio contrctor, who has more than 40 years in the concrete and excavating business, says, “It looks like I can finally retire my ‘02 F-350 work truck and use the Super Crew.”
With sponsor product suppert, the magazine’s Ford Super Duty project truck was customized by the editorial staff and Truck Supply & Outfitters in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
“We can’t thank our sponsors enough for helping put together such a great truck,” says Stephen Abernathy, ProPickup’sassociate publisher.
The truck’s transformation from a “plain Jane” white work truck to “Super Crew” was covered in every issue of the construction industry automotive magazine and on its website, propickupmag.com.
That’s where Coon saw the sweepstakes entry form and mailed it in. It’s all about the luck of the draw.
The ProPickup staff will present Coon the keys to Project Super Crew during a special ceremony at Town & Country Ford in Bessemer, Ala., May 18. Then he’ll be driving back to Ohio where the Super Crew will take on the duties it was built for – serving as a work truck in the construction business.
“Building a Ford Super Duty like Project Super Crew shows how the right aftermarket products can take function and form to an even higher level on the jobsite.
We couldn’t have asked for it to go to more deserving businessman who has spent his life serving the heavy construction industry,” Abernathy said.
ProPickup is a bi-monthly publication that reaches more than 210,000 owners and managers of construction, landscaping, aggregates, road and bridge building companies across the country through both print and electronic distribution.
The magazine builds a sweepstakes project truck each year with the help of sponsors’ product support and encourages the readers to enter the annual sweepstakes to win it when the build is finished.
Sponsors for ProPickup’s Ford Super Crew Sweepstakes: Ford Truck; www.ford.com; Vanair/www.vanair.com; Hypertech/www.hypertech-inc.com; Sage Oil Vac/www.sageoilvac.com; Valvoline Commercial Products/www.valvoline.com; Amp Research/www. amp-research.com; UWS Truck Accessories/www.uwsta.com; Buckstop Truckware/ www.buckstop.biz; ARB USA/www.arbusa.com; Mile Marker/www.milemarker.com; B&W Hitches/www.turnoverball.com; Mickey Thompson Tires/www. mickeythompsontires.com;Transfer Flow/www.transferflow.com; Truck Supply & Outfitters/www.trucksupplyandoutfitters.com; USFleetTracking/www.usfleettracking.com;