Las Vegas – Think you have what it takes to join the ranks of “Wheel of Fortune’s” Vanna White and “Wonder Woman” Lynda Carter? Then enter the 2014 General Tire Miss Mint 400 competition presented by Metro Honda, for your chance to win a three-night stay in Las Vegas at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, a prize pack worth hundreds of dollars. Or take home the Grand Prize: the Miss Mint Crown, $5,000, a professional photo shoot, a Race-Dezert.com feature, AND a brand new 2014 Honda vehicle for a year!*
The 2014 Miss Mint 400 competition will be the biggest ever held! Contestants simply upload three photos and create a public profile on www.themint400.com/missmint then encourage their friends and fans to “like” their page. Judges will review ALL entries and pick nine Finalists. The lucky girl with the most “likes” will automatically become the tenth Finalist. All ten Finalists will travel to Las Vegas and receive a gift bag of prizes, and a free 3-night hotel stay at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino.
Historic Mint 400 race director and “Miss Mint 400” contest founder KJ Howe will lead the esteemed panel of expert judges in choosing the woman who best represents the spirit of The Mint 400. K.J. created “The Girls of the Mint 400″ in 1972 to add glamor and PR value to the race. The 2014 General Tire Miss Mint Crowning Ceremony, presented by Metro Honda will take place on Thursday March 13th at 6pm, on historic Fremont Street East and 6th street. ALL of the Finalists will hold the title of being a “Mint 400 Girl”, but only one can wear the crown!
Famous Miss Mint 400 women include Tracy Vaccaro, Vickie Reigle, Lisa Soulé, Anita Merritt, Angela Aames, Lisa Hunter, Suzanne Regard, and of coarse Vanna White and Lynda Carter, who all went on to appear in various movies and television series – as well as Mint Hotel and Casino advertising campaigns.
The 2013 Miss Mint 400 winner, Taylor Cox, had this to say about being crowned 2013 Miss Mint: “It was an honor to be in the company of women like Vanna White and Lynda Carter, and I was blown away by the scale of the race and how many people were at the Mint. This year has been a blast and I’ve seen a huge surge in my popularity online. I’m very grateful to The Martelli Brothers and The Mint 400 for their support.”
*This year’s contest is open to women 18-years-of-age and older who are legal residents of the United States. Contest void where prohibited. See official rules for all details of the 2014 General Tire Miss Mint Competition presented by Metro Honda. The contest runs through February 21st, 2014. To participate, entrants should visit www.themint400.com/missmint for entry forms, rules and details.
About The General Tire Mint 400
Known as “The Greatest Off-Road Race in America,” The Mint 400 is an epic four hundred mile battle between the top off-road racers in the world in over twenty different classes of off-road vehicles. The race was started in 1967, and is steeped in American lore, as thousands of racers, as well as celebrities from around the world, have attempted to tame the brutal Nevada desert. An entire week of events lead up the famed off-road race in and around Las Vegas, including a vehicle parade, drivers meet and greet, pit crew contest, crowning of Miss Mint, multiple parties, qualifying, and contingency / vehicle tech inspection.