An independent workshop owner in Queensland has won a once in a lifetime trip to the 2016 Capricorn Convention in San Diego, courtesy of Autodata Australia.
Shane Plumbridge from Ultra Tune workshop in Mt Ommaney claimed the top prize – worth over $7,980 – after entering Autodata’s ‘My Shout’ competition to celebrate the launch of Autodata’s innovative new web application.
Shane correctly answered that during 2015 Autodata had made over 20,000 updates to new and existing vehicles on their online system, and was selected at random from hundreds of other correct entries.
Shane will now jet off with a friend to network with other auto trade professionals and take part in a range of seminars in California’s sunniest city. There will also be plenty of time to explore San Diego’s world-famous attractions and 100km’s of iconic coastline.
The package includes return flights, transfers and 7 nights accommodation staying at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina complex.
Speaking following the announcement, Shane said: “My wife Lorin and I would like to sincerely thank Autodata and Capricorn for this incredible prize. We have been with Capricorn for over 20 years and never been able to attend a conference, so this will be a very exciting opportunity and a well needed break for both of us.
“Our Ultra Tune stores have been strong supporters of Autodata for over six years and we class then as a valued business partner. Staff access information on a daily basis and find it to be an invaluable asset in completing specific tasks.
“As a franchise owner for over 23 years, I know how important up-to-date technical information us to our success.”
Autodata Australia Managing Director, Brett Engeman, added: “We are delighted for Shane and wish him a fantastic trip. Autodata has a long-standing relationship with Capricorn as one its preferred suppliers, and this promotion has reinforced our joint commitment to connect with workshops across the country. We certainly have a number of initiatives planned to continue this into the future.”