Contest winner to watch new 'Transformers' film from within original Bumblebee

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Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum
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Contest winner to watch new Transformers film
from within original Bumblebee
VOLO A 49-year-old Crystal Lake man is counting the days until he will drive a certain 77 Camaro to the McHenry Outdoor.
Dan Felice said he was in the middle of a meeting at his Round Lake workplace when he spied the email on his smart phone that stated he had won the Volo Auto Museums Bumblebee contest.
I was like Cool! he recalled. The chance to see the new Transformers movie in the original Bumble Bee car is blowing my mind.
Felice has been a fan of the Transformers franchise ever since the 2007 film featuring Shia LaBeouf. One of his favorite scenes is when the Camaro known as Bumblebee roars through a warehouse area, with the decepticon Barricade in hot pursuit. Its the same film clip that loops on a screen near an exhibit of the Camaro at the Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Road.
The museum started a contest early this year in which the number printed on each museum admission wristband could be entered in an online sweepstakes. Felices name was drawn this month. The prize is driving Bumblebee character Sam Witwickys beater Camaro that turns out to be an Autobot to see Transformers: Age of Extinction on June 27.
I cant tell you how excited I am for this night to come, Felice wrote in an email after learning of his win. I feel like a kid again.
Felice said he will bring his wife, Jamie. The couple will pick up the car at the museum and drive it to the show. Theyll also receive free admission and dinner provided by the McHenry Outdoor.
Brian Grams, museum director, said the Felices experience will be rare indeed. Few people are allowed to climb into any of Volos many Hollywood cars, let alone drive one off of the property.
Its great that someone with so much enthusiasm is the winner, Grams said, adding that another as yet unnamed Hollywood car will accompany Bumblebee to the show. It should be a memorable night.
Volo Auto Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and features roughly 300 classic, antique, muscle and Hollywood cars. For other information, visit, call (815) 385-3644 or find Volo Auto Museum on Facebook.