De Tomaso, Lamborghini, Porsche, BMW, Maserati and Ferrari what an action packed line up! Just the names of these car manufacturers makes you feel young, fast, and powerful! Obviously nothing could be further from the truth in my case, but I am proud to say that although I don’t own any of these fantastic vehicles, I actually drive a 2007 Ford Escape, I know many people who do and have had the chance to see these cars in action on numerous occasions. They are truly remarkable machines.
The same people who enjoy these wonderful cars often appreciate and enjoy fine wines – although never while driving. Many car clubs knowing this have requested that we engrave wine bottles with the cars for some of their special events A welcomed change from the typical flame award or plaque.
Over the years we’ve engraved wine bottles for the Porsche and Audi Clubs as Awards as well as countless other bottles for other dealers and clubs. Sometimes they are used to thank a client or to help a serious collector keep track of his inventory. For one dealer we engrave the car’s logo, buyer’s name, date purchased, make / model and VIN number. What a vintage way to keep track of your cars. Of course no one could even think about opening up one of these bottles – but if they did, they would be pleasantly surprised.
For the 2003 Challenge Rally pictured here, each wine bottle was carefully engraved with the two logos and then hand painted. Each bottle also had a customized text recognizing the “Oldest Audi,”, Oldest Porsche,” “Largest Club Participation,” and of course there were bottles for the 1st and 2nd Place winners. Engraved wine bottles were used as award bottles and given to the winner of a specific category. I happen to know one of these winners and the bottle he won is displayed with pride in the corner of his office.