The casino car competition. A noble activity where a gentleman down on his luck, sloping at the slots and cursing his all too light wallet can go to have a shot at winning a beautiful, often absurdly impractical automobile. We wouldn’t have it any other way and thus compiled a list of the best car giveaways casinos around the world have given away, ever. Be it a classic piece of automotive beauty or a hard-revving gas guzzler, these should whet your appetite for winning big, whether it be at a casino in Vegas or online at a site such as http://www.gamingclub.co.uk.
1954 Pontiac Chieftan Custom Coupe
Nothing says more about the booming 50s than the Chieftan. With sumptuous, flowing bodywork, a exquisitely detailed hood and an interior fitting for even the most discerning prom date, the Pontiac is a classic that cannot be beaten. This specimen, given away through a raffle to benefit military-men and their families, is an excellent example of style given away in the name of real substance.
‘The Beast’ Gumball 3000 Rally Car
The word speechless just doesn’t do this prize justice. ‘The Beast’ exudes power, posture and raw, unadultered adrenaline from every inch of bodywork and likely has an engine that would put a pack of stampeding bison to shame (note to casinos: more of this!).
Jaguar XF AWD
With a grand prize of the above Jaguar plus $58,000 in cash and gas cards, one might accuse the River Rock Casino Resort of going mad! Wrong. Only the winner will be driven crazy with this glorious machine, fitted out with a 3l V6 engine capable of generating 340hp and going from 0 to 60 in 6.4 seconds. All of this whilst still looking magnificently classy at the same time.
1965 Ford Mustang
Winner of the Tiffany Gold Medal for excellence in American design, the Ford Mustang is a piece of automotive history. Winning this beauty would place the winner in with the same ilk as luminaries such as Bill Clinton, Jim Morrison and (naturally) Charlie Sheen. ‘Winning’!
The successor to the historic, timeless E-Type, the second Jaguar on our list is just too good to leave out. In a prize category overflowing with saloons and muscle cars it’s nice to see a sports car on offer, especially one boasting a white-hot 542hp that can achieve 0-60 in under 4.8 seconds. Sun Coast Casino gave this card away to those who came out top at its slots and tables, meaning practice really can get you something perfect.