June 27, 2005

Toronto man wins Ford Escape Hybrid for guessing its mileage

Toronto, Ontario – Just one day after his 14-year-old car quit, Jeff Hamilton of North York, Ontario won a two-year lease on a new Ford Escape Hybrid for guessing how far it would go on one tank of gas.

More than 1,200 people entered Ford of Canada’s “One Tank Challenge” between May 24 and 31, but Hamilton’s guess of 962 km was the closest to the actual total without going over.

It took four drivers more than three days to drive one Ford Escape Hybrid as far as they could in downtown Toronto on a single fill-up. The vehicle drove more than 970 km on the single tank of gas.

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