American Muscle for American Heroes #NEXENHero

Imagine driving down the road in your very own, custom designed, 2018 Dodge Challenger! Imagine that custom Dodge Challenger being equipped with high performance tires developed by Nexen Tire. Now take a second and imagine, that 2018 Dodge Challenger being given to a Purple Heart medal recipient…someone who has made incredible sacrifices with their service for our great country. That is exactly why Nexen Tire America Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance tire technology, has launched the “American Muscle for American Heroes” program in partnership with the Purple Heart Foundation. The all-new program aims to honor a Purple Heart Medal Recipient that has been wounded in combat.

This is a very exciting opportunity for a well-deserving veteran to win this iconic American muscle car, and YOU get to nominate a Purple Heart recipient to win this car, whether it be a friend, family or even yourself!









Starting October 1st Nexen Tire began accepting nominees for this incredible chance at winning the Nexen Tire Purple Heart Dodge Challenger, which will make its first LIVE appearance at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Nominees can be submitted until December 7th, online via HERE or by posting to social media. Submissions can be posted through Facebook and Instagram by using the hashtag #NEXENHero, you will also need to include a story and a picture of the American hero you’re nominating. Eligible nominees must also be a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A. If you’re a Purple Heart recipient, but not a member yet, APPLY to be a member before submitting your nomination to win this car!

Nexen Tire is proud to be honoring service members with this giveaway and has pulled out all the stops in order to create this amazing prize for the lucky winner. Not only will the Purple Heart Dodge Challenger be equipped with Nexen Roadian HP Street Sport All-Season Radial Tires, it will also sport a PPG custom paint job, custom headlights provided by ORACLE lighting, SolarGuard window tint, SAVINI wheels and VIS Racing carbon fiber hood, front bumper, deck lid and splitters among many more customizations. The iconic Kenny Pfitzer, vehicle builder with Zero to 60 Designs, led the entire team to create this one of a kind muscle car.

Kyle Roberts, the senior director of marketing at Nexen Tires states “Nexen Tire understands the incredible sacrifice made by U.S. service members and we are honored to have the opportunity to give back to a deserving veteran as part of our American Muscle for American Heroes program. This program is our way of saying ‘Thank You’ to these heroes for securing our safety, as we continue to work hard to keep drivers safe on the road by manufacturing some of the world’s highest-quality tires”.

Making its debut at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Purple Heart Dodge Challenger will be presented by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry. He will be representing the Purple Heart Foundation and is a recipient of the Medal of Honor and Purple Heart for his service in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008.

“I am extremely proud to be working with Nexen Tire and their American Muscle for American Heroes Program, I have served alongside many outstanding service members and I can say every one of them is a hero. I am confident the Purple Heart Foundation will find a very deserving veteran to receive this amazing custom Nexen Tire Purple Heart Dodge Challenger.”


Remember the nomination period ends on December 7th, so make sure to take to Facebook or Instagram to post your nomination of a Purple Heart recipient, or family member, to share their story and why they should be the winner. Do not forget to include the hashtag #NEXENHero. The winner will be picked by a joint NEXEN/MOPH committee and will be showcased on Fox & Friends LIVE about 1 week after the nomination period. Make your nomination today and good luck to all the deserving veterans out there!

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