Hardcore Ford and Steelers Fan Wins Dream F-150

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Ford F-150 Pittsburgh Steelers Edition

A longtime Steelers (and Ford) fan received the keys to what promises to be the envy of everyone at next year’s tailgates.

If you’re a fan of football and Ford trucks (we mean, who isn’t?), you probably already know that the F-Series is the official truck of the NFL. Which means each season, there are plenty of cool events and giveaways to celebrate that relationship. But the best, by far (unless you’re a Ravens fan) comes to us from the 81 dealership conglomerate known as Neighborhood Ford Store.

For the last seven years now, the Pennsylvania-area group has given away a new Ford F-150 to one deserving fan. This year’s winner was Johnstown resident Joseph Hochstein, a Steelers fan since the age of six. According to local news source The Tribune-Democrat, Hochstein is also a devoted Ford guy. In fact, his entire family owns various Blue Ovals already.

Ford F-150 Pittsburgh Steelers Edition

This year marked Hochstein’s third attempt at winning the Steelers Edition F-150, and it proved to be a charm. It’s a fitting prize for a guy who’s missed only four games since he was a kid. And we’re betting that he’ll be the coolest guy in the lot at every single upcoming Steelers home game tailgate.

This time around, Hochstein felt like it was his year. “When I entered at Training Camp this year, I said right there, ‘I claim this truck, it’s going to be mine,’” he told The Tribune-Democrat.

Ford F-150 Pittsburgh Steelers Edition

But first, he had to make sure the right Joe Hochstein had actually won. “I asked which Joseph Hochstein won because my son and I share the same name,” he recalled. “From the information on the entry form, they were able to verify that I was the winner.”

A major bummer for Joe Jr., but we can’t think of a more deserving guy than Joe Sr. This time around, it looks like a lifetime of devotion to both Ford and the Steelers truly paid off!

Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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