June 9, 2017 | Asher Stefani
Our goal in 2017 was and still is to significantly increase brand awareness for caliper covers throughout the United States which has resulted in a rapid increase in caliper covers sightings across the nation and even on a tiny island called Anegada.
-Map Courtesy of http://www.bareboatsbvi.com/anegada/map-of-anegada.php
How on earth did a set of red MGP caliper covers end up on this awesome Camaro owned by an awesome woman named Stephanie Faulkner who resides on this island that is a grand total of just 15 square miles? Well, as the marketing guy I absolutely say “because of the amazing job I am doing!” But in truth, the combination of social media, a solid company and even better product results in awesome stories just like this one.
Anegada is the most northern of the British Virgin Islands and one of the stops along MGP Caliper Covers’ owner Mike Barland’s journey while taking a cruise in May of 2017. Mike was having a blast with his wife Missy and was excited to see the entire island so they decided to take a bus tour with a handful of tourists.
While riding along, Mike saw what at the time he could not believe…..a set of MGP Caliper Covers on a beautiful Camaro! He instantly jumped up and out of his seat screaming to the driver to STOP! In a near panicked state, the driver slammed on the brakes and everyone turned to look at Mike as if a true emergency was underway. At this point, Mike absolutely had the attention of every man, woman and child on the bus so he told everyone to “hop off the bus, you all have to see this!”
Everyone quickly looked at the caliper covers, got back on the bus and headed a mile up the road to their destination. Pretty cool right!?
Yes, there were some compliments at that point, but after unintentionally alarming everyone on the bus, it seemed everyone else was a bit more interested in continuing their vacation.
“Fair enough” Mike thought and decided to hike back down the road to see if he could find the owner of the awesome Camaro with a set of MGP Caliper Covers to see how she found out about them and take some pictures. Luckily for Mike, it was easy to find the owner as everyone knew her car on the island. She runs the SNK Amazing Rentals on the island for anyone who needs a vehicle or transportation.
Turns out, the owner is Stephanie Faulkner, proud owner of the second fastest car on the island only behind her father’s. Fast cars definitely run in the family, but her father did not have a set of caliper covers……maybe we can fix this in the future.
Stephanie had seen one (or more) of the ads we are running on FaceBook and purchased a red set of caliper covers from Ebay with MGP engraved in silver and installed them herself. She loves the product, the concept and knew it would make her wheels pop even more than they do with her black and white rims.
She is an amazing woman and let Mike take pictures of her car and let us write a quick blog post to share with the caliper cover family.
Who would have thought that a set of our caliper covers would end up on a sweet Camaro in Anegada? Pretty darn cool.
We would love to hear about more MGP Caliper Covers sightings in the US and other areas of the world. Please comment below and let us know where you saw them and we will be sure to give you a shout out!