Monday, July 29, 2013

Chevrolet's NYC Park A Spark Challenge

"New Yorkers know that parallel parking isn’t just a challenge; it can be a full-on contact sport! If you’re lucky enough to find a spot, you better have quick maneuvers and snag it before that guy honking his horn behind you does. This cut-throat automotive landscape is why Chevrolet chose the mean streets of the Big Apple as the backdrop for the first “Park a Spark” parallel parking competition." - The Daily News

Set on Washington and West 13th street, four participants were tasked with parking a Chevrolet Spark between a series of props - including construction signs, yellow cabs, and bike racks- in record time, without a bump. With the added pressure of Larry Kallman, a professional transportation engineer and local traffic expert, and Gerry Valenzuela, Manager/Instructor at Professional Driving School of the Americas. Winner received a prize package any NYC commuter would appreciate - three months of free parking at a city parking garage of his choice and his very own bronzed parking cone.

Tons of prizes for anyone walking by willing to spin the wheel to win.

Z100 was on hand to MC the event.

Photo op moment with fellow competitor Robert Loftus of

Meeting the Judges

Terry behind the wheel

Crowning the winner

The Judges and I 

The winner and new "Parking King" of NYC Nick Kurczewski

One last closing interview about my experience parking in the Chevy Spark.

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