Un doble honor it is for me to have been asked to represent the city of Houston and the Great State of Texas, as well as the Latino community – I’m the only Latino blogger in this competition – this month, in the Ford Motor Company’s F-150 EcoBoost Challenge! In a nutshell, Ford will be delivering a brand new F-150 EcoBoost to me and seven others across the United States on Sunday, August 21, 2011, so that we can participate in a nationwide challenge that will measure how each one of us bloggers maximize our miles per gallon on the trucks from the 22nd until the 26th.

The competition

What’s at stake you ask?  FREE Nitrogen Enriched Gasoline, not only for me, but for all of you in the city of Houston at two select Shell locations, on September 2, 2011 (Labor Day Weekend), if we can pull off being the # 1 City in this competition.

I won’t bore you with the details of how exactly Ford will select one of us bloggers as the overall winner, but it does involve a community event which I’ll be putting together over the course of the next week, and, most importantly, your VOTES!!!  Yes, part of the measurement will be your votes.  So please vote for me and vote often (if that’s allowed).  As far as the miles per gallon, I think I’ve got that covered (soy mexicano after all, we’re used to stretching things out to get the most out of them), but if you have tips I’m all ears!

Here's the ride I'll be using for the challenge. Sweet, huh?

Stay tuned and I’ll let you know how else you can help secure that free gas for Houston.  In the meantime, VOTE!!