From the almost 15,000 entries for the 'Name the Blimp' contest, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company selected 10 names for the new blimp. The criteria used for the name selection included how the name reflects the history of airships, the majesty of lighter-than-air flight and Goodyear's track record of delivering superior performance and innovation.
The finalists include the following 10 names:
- Pride of Goodyear
- Wingfoot One
You can vote on your favorite name by visiting www.Goodyear.com/NametheBlimp from now through May 9. The individual who originally submitted the winning name will receive the grand prize of access to the blimp for a day. The other nine finalists will each receive a set of Goodyear tires.
The fleet currently consists of three airships - Spirit of America in Carson, CA; Spirit of Goodyear in Akron, OH and Spirit of Innovation in Pompano Beach, FL. Goodyear will christen the new blimp this summer.
They have also launched The Goodyear Fuel Strategy Sweepstakes. The grand prize for the sweepstakes, which runs through May 16, 2014, is a 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE equipped with Goodyear's fuel-efficient Assurance® Fuel Max® tires. Two first prize winners will receive a VIP trip for two to the fall NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway. Five second prize winners will also be selected to win a set of four Goodyear tires.
To view the sweepstakes rules and enter for a chance to win, fans should visit Goodyear.com/FuelStrategy. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.