Score a Scorpion Has Stung Again

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  The infamous scorpion has stung again. This year we set out to give one FIAT® fan a brand-new 2013 FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio in the return of our Score a Scorpion Sweepstakes. Score-a-Scorpion posed a challenge to fans to follow clues that led to “Scorpions” hidden across the Internet. Once fans collected all eight scorpions, they became eligible to win one of four exclusive Abarth Track Experiences or the ultimate prize, a 2013 FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio. This year’s lucky huntress was Lori Anderson from Kansas City, Missouri, who has her head in the clouds over her new FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio. This wasn’t the first time Lori had scored herself a convertible cinquecento. Previous to winning, Lori was the enthusiastic owner of a 2012 FIAT 500c. Lori sat down with FIAT Backstage to tell us about this once-in-a-lifetime experience.


FIAT Backstage: What prompted you to embark on the quest to Score a Scorpion? Lori Anderson: My husband and I purchased a 2012 FIAT 500c last fall. We love it very much but at times wished we had the Abarth Cabrio. We had posted various pictures from some of our adventures on the FIAT USA Facebook page when we read about this sweepstakes. My husband and I joked about winning, but never in our wildest dreams did we think this would happen. At least now we can have “his and hers” FIAT 500 vehicles.   FIAT Backstage: What was your strategy for finding clues and tracking down scorpions? LA: I used search engines in many ways. I would break down the clues and search for key words.   FIAT Backstage: What was your reaction when you found out you won a brand-new 2013 FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio? LA: To be honest, at first I was skeptical. I am a pragmatic person and was hesitant to just send off my personal information. I received the email saying I had won on July 3, but it was not until the following evening that I had access to our home PC to investigate further. It’s safe to say that it was the longest Fourth of July holiday ever. I phoned the FIAT headquarters in Michigan the next business day and explained my skepticism. Around 3 P.M. in the afternoon I received a call back confirming that this was legit, and that I did in fact actually win a new car. I wanted to shout and show my enthusiasm, but I was at work and had to play it low-key.   FIAT Backstage: What is your favorite feature of your new Scorpion? LA: Of course the awesome gas mileage. I also love that it’s basically an amped-up version of our FIAT 500 Pop, and it’s absolutely sexy! It’s very hard to sum it all up in “one” feature.   FIAT Backstage:  Do you have any fun road trips planned for your new ride? LA: Most definitely. We just got back from the Rockies in the FIAT 500 Pop and loved the way it handled on the mountain roads. I can’t wait to go back with the Abarth.  Perhaps we will go south this time to visit friends in Baton Rouge or to Florida or even upstate New York to visit family. We can’t wait to just explore the small towns in our area; the FIAT 500 makes the drive more fun than just getting from point A to point B. We usually have admirers everywhere we go.   Congratulations, Lori. We can’t blame a girl for striving to feel the ultimate power of an Abarth! Did you participate in the quest to Score a Scorpion? Share your hunting strategy with us in the comments below!
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  • Steve Patchin

    Way to go girl and enjoy the ride!

  • Rafael Guerrero

    congrats, love that car.

  • Melinda Baldwin

    Awesome! Have fun…

  • Julie

    Lori – how are you enjoying the car? Have they even given you a car yet?

  • Lori

    No Julie, I’m still waiting on delivery of the Abarth we won. Can’t wait to get it though. 🙂

    • Julie

      That stinks. Hope you get it soon. Why was the article written in first person to make it sound as if you’d already scored the car?

  • Ian Anderson

    Lori got the Abarth finally. Drumming it up to a lot of just basic miscommunication I guess. We’re overly ecstatic with it. The Abarth is even better than we thought. Terry , the Studio Manager, with Olathe, KS Fiat went out of his way to make sure the day Lori took delivery, she had a special day. Not only is he a firm believer in excellent customer service during the sale, but he feels strongly about excellent customer service after the sale. Good job and many thanks to both Terry Hines, Olathe Fiat, and especially Fiat itself for not only bringing the brand back to the States, but for making a truly unique vehicle that’s pure enjoyment to drive be it out just enjoying the scenery, bringing a smile to a boring commute, or hitting a curvy, hilly country road with excitement. The Abarth looks right at home next to Lil Blue. I think Lori has already named her “Ribelle” (Italian for “rebel”) Peace

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