Friday, January 4, 2013
January 2013 Bandbox Cycling Celebrity of the Month Contest
Downton Abbey Butler, Mr. Carson aka Jim Carter
4:48 pm est
When Mr. Carson takes a break from his butlering
duties at Downton Abbey,the bicycle is his favorite mode of transportaion. In real life, Jim Carter has been
a keen cyclist for 55 years (as of October 2011), frequently riding for charity causes. On 30 September 2011 Carter travelled
with 25 other riders to Ghana for a 10-day trip which included six days of cycling to raise money for clean water in the small
impoverished town of Tafo. He has a web page for this event to receive sponsors and donations: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/jimcarter.
This was his tenth charity ride. The previous nine (Jordan, Costa Rica, Laos, Vietnam, India, Namibia, Chile, Argentina and
London to Paris-twice) were to raise money for the National Deaf Children's Society.
He intended to raise a minimum of ₤2,750 but ended up with ₤8,670. (WIkipedia)
Help Mr. Carson get a bicycle helmet more appropriates to the standards of sartorial elegance
found at Downton Abbey. Please chose CLICK one of the options shown below. Contest details to be found at the bottom of the page.
Mr. Carson Bikcycle Helmet #1 - Dubliner Mr. Carson Bicycle Helmet #2 -
Mr. Carson Bicycle Helmet #3 - Dayona Mr. Carson Bicycle Helmet #4 - Panama
Pink Bandbox December Cycling Celebrity Contest Results
The results are in. Over 85% of responders chose the Philly for hard rocking Pink. Marcie
Bensman was the winner of the Bandbox Bicycle Helmet cover (determined by a random number generator of the winning entrants). Since
I just had to give Pink a Pink helmet cover, I died a Philly Pink for her (see below) Here is the text of the letter
4:40 pm est
January 4, 2013Blah Blah Blah Touring, Inc.1990 S Bundy
Drive, Suite 200Los Angeles, CA 90025-5249
accept this Bandbox bicycle helmet from one of your more unlikely fans. I’m a 55 year old engineer/mom/ex-hippie/classic.
Back in 2002, I was hypnotized along with the rest of the crowd when my daughter, Stefka Munley (9 years old at the
time) did a Karaoke cover of “Get This Party Started” at a Sharpe James Newark, NJ fundraiser.
You would have laughed to see this 9 year old white girl getting over a 100 Newark natives to their feet dancing
along with your music. My admiration of your first rate lyrics and classic rock music was confirmed in 2008 with the National
Public Radio interview of some high brow music reviewer who said your Funhouse Album was his favorite recently release album.
After listening to “So What” and “Please Don’t Leave Me.” I have to agree.
Bicycle Helmets were designed to be a stylish and comfortable alternative to traditional bicycle helmet without sacrificing
safety. After reading your October interview in Parade Magazine, I decided to make you Bandbox’s
first Cycling Celebrity of the month. Our website blog hosted a contest where they voted for the best helmet cover for you
– the enclosed Philly, was the overwhelming winner. http://www.bandboxllc.com/bandbox_bicycle_helmets_cycling_celebrities.html
Again, enjoy the helmet – love to get a photo. Keep on rocking, Sincerely, Cheryl Allen-Munley Bandbox, llc.,
72 Bissell Road, Lebanon, NJ 08833, (908) 309-1172, email@example.com
Bandbox Cycling Celebrity Contest Rules:
Pick the best helmet for this season's celebrity from the four choices above by completing the entry form below.
The helmet cover with the most votes will be sent to this month's Bandbox Cycling Celebrity. All voters who selected
the celebrity's winning helmet cover will be entered in a quarterly drawing for a free Bandbox Cover (shipping and helmet
not included). Please vote only one time per contest.