Polaris Slingshot is reintroducing the lost art and pure fun of driving a manual transmission. In celebration of National Stick Shift Day on July 16, consumers can visit their local Slingshot dealership throughout the month of July for a free stick shift driving lesson. Each lesson will enter the participant in the Summer of Fun sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Maui, HI, and an opportunity to flex their newly-acquired skills in the ultimate driving experience on the Road to Hana.
For the 18% of Americans that know how to drive a manual, many will recall the painstaking learning experience in an old, mundane vehicle. Slingshot wants to provide a new perspective on how much fun mastering the art of slipping gear to gear can be, in full control of the vehicle, by offering lessons in a Slingshot.
“Driving a manual transmission and feeling the gears shift is simply the most fun way to drive,” said Chris Sergeant, vice president of Slingshot. “However, the population of proficient stick shift drivers is dwindling, and we want to provide the exhilaration of the gear shift to a whole new group of drivers. We want to reintroduce the lost art of driving a stick in the most fun environment possible, in the most fun vehicle on the road.”
The Summer of Fun sweepstakes, running throughout summer and until Sept. 22, gives consumers unique and fun ways to enter. Entrants can enter by swinging by their local dealer and taking a Slingshot test drive, by renting a Slingshot or by sharing their experience in a Slingshot on social media. All stick shift lessons are considered a “test drive,” so all consumers who learn to drive a manual will be entered for the chance to win.
Entrants can also experience all the fun Slingshot has to offer by renting one through a Polaris Adventures Outfitter, which are located around the country. As an added bonus, Slingshot owners who showcase their Summer of Fun by posting videos and photos to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and include the hashtag #SlingshotSummerFun will be entered for a chance to win.
Link: Polaris Slingshot