Winner picks up new wheels from St. Catharines Hyundai dealer


Mike McClellan hedged his bets at the Canadian International Auto Show last February.

“I entered every contest there,” he said Monday morning outside Performance Hyundai in St. Catharines, Ont.

“I had always wanted a Hyundai, and now I have one.”

McClellan, 31, from nearby Welland, Ont., was the lucky winner of a 2010 Hyundai Accent after entering a draw to win a free car during this year’s auto show in Toronto.

On hand today at the dealership and ready to hand over the keys was Michael Hill, Hyundai Auto Canada central zone manager; Kristina Covello, Hyundai district sales manager; and Rein Knol, Performance Hyundai general manager.

The happy McClellan said he had a “funny feeling” he was going to win after his sister Patricia told him she had a dream he was going to win a hatchback.

When asked if Hyundai would run a similar contest at next year’s show, Hill said there was always a possibility.