MAACO® Fuels Excitement At 2013 Austin Fan Fest

"America's Body Shop" Gives Formula 1 Fans a Chance to MAACOVER Their Own Wheels

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Nov. 7, 2013 // PRNewswire // - MAACO®, part of the Driven Brands family of automotive companies, joins motorsports fans and party-goers from across the country at a free-to-the-public, interactive four-day high-energy festival built around the United States Grand Prix.

Austin Fan Fest runs almost non-stop from Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17 covering 12 blocks of historic downtown Austin. In addition to broadcasting the United States Grand Prix race, the event features displays from Formula 1 teams, show cars and simulators; top-flight offerings from Austin restaurants, pubs and food trucks; and live music and a concert headlined by Sting. In addition, as part of the celebration MAACO® is joining the fun with a contest, attendees can text-to-win a full auto MAACOVER.

"We are excited to offer our fellow race fans a chance at turning the car they drive back into the car they love, just for attending Fan Fest," says Artemio Garza, chief marketing officer, MAACO®. "Last year, the inaugural Grand Prix in Austin was one of the most highly attended, exciting races of the Formula One season, and with 350,000 fans expected this year, we knew we had to be part of the fun." he added.

Festival goers can enter the MAACO® Fan Fest Sweepstakes by texting "MAACO" to 313131. Two winners of a free MAACOVER (valued at up to $1000) will be randomly selected the Monday following the event.

For more information about the Austin Fan Fest, visit

About MAACO®

Founded in 1972, MAACO® Collision Repair & Auto Painting ( repairs accident damage, dents and faded paint for close to 500,000 drivers annually. The 450 franchises have restored the safety and beauty of all types of vehicles for nearly 40 years. MAACO Franchising, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, NC, has been cited numerous times by Entrepreneur magazine as #1 in its category in the Annual Franchise 500 survey.

About Driven Brands

The Driven Brands family of automotive companies ( headquartered in Charlotte, NC, serves as parent company for the separate businesses: MAACO® , "America's Body Shop"; Meineke Car Care Centers® service and repair shops; Econo Lube & Tune; AutoQual®, Aero-Colours® and Drive N Style®.


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