I Won the Shell Fuel Save Challenge
Last Saturday was a really eventful weekend!
Not only did I get to meet celebrities like Eunice Olsen and Radio DJ Joe Augustine, but I got to participate in the Shell Fuel Save Challenge. I also caught up and met Bloggers like Daphne, Diana, DK and Cheryl.
What is the Shell Fuel Save Challenge about?
Basically, it is a competition where you try to travel as far as you can on 1 litre of petrol. Speed is definitely not the essence in this competition, as contestants try to save fuel by not revving their engines and instead, travel at the car’s most optimum speed.
This was my first attempt at such a competition, and I was terribly excited about the whole thing.
However, things did not go as smoothly as anticipated…
The contestants were given a briefing about Shell before the competition, and I was busy SMSing my boss.
After the lecture, we were suddenly given a “Pop Quiz”, and we were told that for every wrong answer, contestants would face penalty points.
Yours Truly got the maximum penalty awarded for the most number of wrong answers, while the rest got ZERO penalties.
Besides being in TOTAL DESPAIR, I had an extra 45kg added to my car, and the air-con turned to an undesirable 23 Degrees (All these variables are undesirable, when your objective is to save fuel).
But Miracles do happen…I actually came in 1st for the Blogger’s competition, and my distance travelled was the best for the day! (Congrats to Diana, who came in 2nd! )
On 1 Litre of Petrol, I managed to travel 19.36km.
This was definitely a God-sent Miracle!
Many Thanks to my wife and family, who kept on believing in Daddy, and for other angels such as my friendly co-driver, who helped me relax along the route. Not forgetting Crystal and Rachel for inviting me for the challenge!
And Many Thanks to Shell for the Grand Prize of 1 year’s Supply of PETROL, and for the chance to compete in Shell’s Eco-Marathon in Malaysia. It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience!