Posted: 06/08/07 10:45 AM
The Saturn Valet Challenge crowns a winner
Who's the best valet in town? Well, that's what Saturn wanted to know, and organized a skills competition to determine which Montreal Hotel has the kingpin of valets.
The challenge was split in four events:
The Shuffle, where participants had to move a Saturn Aura Green Line that was parked in front of a Vue, in which they had to jump in and drive away;
The Swerve, which consisted of driving the Saturn Vue through a slalom course before performing a three-point turn, in preparation for the next step;
Stack'em and Pack'em, where participants had to back up the Vue through a narrow series of cones and park it, get out and fill up the cargo area of a Saturn Outlook with suitcases from a baggage cart;
The Squeeze, which consisted of parallel-parking the Saturn Outlook in a narrow space limited by cones, stepping out of the vehicle and run to a Saturn representative to hand over the keys.
Of course, the valet with the shortest time won. 2-second penalties were accumulated every time someone drove over a cone.
Although all valets performed admirably well, the winner of the Saturn Valet Challenge was actually the very last participant, with an impressive time of 1 minute and 23 seconds.
Posted: 06/13/07 08:42 PM
Cool. That isn't too easy.