Share the love, win year’s worth of free Shell gas

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Shell's 'Fuel My Passion' sweepstakes Do you love your vehicle? Does the chance of winning a year’s worth of free gasoline make you feel warm and fuzzy?

Then listen up. Your writing ability and photography could help you win a whole lot of fuel in a new Shell promotion. Five grand-prize winners in Shell’s “V-Power Fuel My Passion” contest will each receive $2,000 in gas cards. (That’s what a year comes down to, according to Shell’s calculations.)

Ten other winners will get $250 gas cards. But, wait! There’s more: each entrant will qualify to win a cool looking 2010 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Lo motorcycle valued at $16,299.

So grab a digital camera, post a photo of yourself flashing the “V” (for V-Power, natch) and come up with 100 words or less describing how Shell’s V-Power gasoline. Don’t miss out: registration runs through Oct. 6. Voting is from Oct. 20 to Nov. 3.

Details, including rules, are at www.shell.us/fuelmypassion/ To check out the competition, see the contest gallery at http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuelmypassion/

The five categories are:

Modified car — Any vehicle upgraded with aftermarket components to enhance styling, audio, safety, utility or performance (includes all tuner and custom cars).

Motorcycle — All types of motorcycles, including sports and chopper motorcycles. (Sponsored by Harley-Davidson®)

Sports/Luxury car — Automobiles designed for high speed and power, sharp handling and/or luxury and flashy looks. Includes coupes and sedans.

Truck or SUV — Trucks and SUVs, any size.

Other premium rides — Any type of transportation (e.g., classic car, RV, boat) that is driven with passion and fueled by Shell V-Power but does not fit within the other categories.

There is a limit of one entry per person per category.

About the Author

Look under the hood and you'd discover that Jeff’s lifelong interest and passion in all things automotive was practically genetically encoded. An award-winning journalist, he served on the staff of the San Jose Mercury News and the Los Angeles Times. Today he contributes to many news outlets. Jeff is a graduate of Cal State Long Beach and earned his master's degree at Ohio State University, where he was a Kiplinger fellow.