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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Esurance And West Coast Customs Put Fans In The Drivers Seat With #FANtasyBuild Contest

Esurance And West Coast Customs Put Fans In The Drivers Seat With #FANtasyBuild Contest

Five Finalists Will Appear on an Upcoming Episode of West Coast Customs; Grand Prize Winner Wins Customized 2014 Jeep Compass

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Esurance and West Coast Customs (WCC) today announced the kickoff of #FANtasyBuild. For the first time ever, fans can help concept a West Coast Customs build and create the car of tomorrow.

The #FANtasyBuild contest, powered by Esurance, asks fans to submit innovative ideas for creating the most modern vehicle on the road. Fans can enter ideas as many times as they'd like.

The top five most creative and innovative (yet practical) #FANtasyBuild suggestions will be added to the 2014 Jeep Compass build vehicle, and the five finalists who submitted the winning ideas will appear on the fall season premiere of the hit TV show West Coast Customs. The fan whose #FANtasyBuild submission best encapsulates these cutting-edge characteristics will win the custom Jeep Compass. The car will be awarded to them in-person at the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) car show in Las Vegas, Nevada November 4(th) - 7(th).

Fans can either tweet their idea using the hashtag #FANtasyBuild or visit fantasybuild.com to enter. Visitors to the website can also:


-- Customize their own virtual Jeep using colors, bodywork, and graphics
from West Coast Customs
-- Watch exclusive West Coast Customs content that will be refreshed
throughout the campaign
-- Check out other fans' Twitter entries for inspiration
The spring season premiere of West Coast Customs debuts on FOX Sports 2 this Sunday, April 20, at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. Check local listings for exact times.

"Fans have asked us for something like this for years, and now we're putting them in control," said Ryan Friedlinghaus, CEO of West Coast Customs. "This build's all about innovation, and Esurance and West Coast Customs will choose the five freshest ideas. We want our fans to challenge us to go bigger than we've ever gone and to help us build the ride of tomorrow."

Since 1993, West Coast Customs has designed and built some of the most amazing vehicles in the world for enthusiasts, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and corporate titans worldwide, the company continues to find new and innovative ways to connect with passionate automotive fans.

"The idea of crowdsourcing and allowing fans to participate in the build is a modern approach to design that fits well with how Esurance engages and connects with its customers as a modern world insurance company," said Esurance Vice President of Marketing Darren Howard. "We're excited to see the amazing innovations that West Coast Customs fans can bring to the build."

Online Event Provides Sneak Peek for Fans

To give fans a sneak peak at what to expect for the new season, Esurance and West Coast Customs are holding a live-streamed, interactive online event tomorrow. Ryan Friedlinghaus and Esurance Senior Manager of Brand Partnerships Chris Lee will:


-- Provide more insight into #FANtasyBuild
-- Answer questions from fans about the contest
-- Share some sneak peeks at builds for the upcoming season
-- Show images and renderings that fans won't see anywhere else
The live stream begins at 1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET tomorrow at fantasybuild.com. Fans can Tweet their questions to Ryan and Esurance starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET today and throughout the event using the #FANtasyBuild hashtag.

FOR MEDIA INFORMATION VISIT WWW.WESTCOASTCUSTOMS.COM
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*Winners determined by creativity (1/3), innovation (1/3), and practicality (1/3). Subject to full Official Rules. Starts at 10:00 a.m. PT on 4/14/14 and ends at 5:00 p.m. PT on 6/23/14. Open to all of U.S. and DC, 18 year old and age of majority. Void where prohibited by law.

About Esurance®
Esurance provides auto, homeowners, motorcycle, and renters insurance direct to consumers online, over the phone, and through select agents, including sister company, Answer Financial. With an easy-to-use mobile app, quick comparison quotes, and online repair monitoring, Esurance is the smart choice for today's web-savvy consumer. As a member of the Allstate family with an A+ rating from A.M. Best, Esurance is a reliable choice for car insurance, offering anytime, anywhere service just a click, call, or tap away. For more information, visit www.esurance.com or call 1-800-ESURANCE (1-800-378-7262).

About West Coast Customs

West Coast Customs was founded in 1993 by Ryan Friedlinghaus. West Coast Customs is known by car enthusiasts as the premiere high-end modification shop that can transform any vehicle into a work of art. West Coast Customs is not only known for building cars but delivering dynamic television content to a wide range of viewers. Owner Ryan Friedlinghaus and his shop have been doing exclusive custom builds for the MTV show Pimp my Ride, TLC's Street Customs, Street Customs Berlin and now on his new show West Coast Customs on Fox Sports. Ryan and his crew are world-renowned for their extreme vehicles, outrageous features, and next level designs.

West Coast Customs sponsors include Esurance.com, Black Magic, Continental Tire, West Coast Chill,HP, BASF, PocketFinder, eBay Motors, Del City, Monster Cable, Oracle Lighting, Avery Dennison, Praxair, EverCoat, Kaeser Compressors , SLP Performance, Cracker Jack'd , Red Kap and Axis LED.



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'420 - The Documentary' Video-on-Demand Release Available in Time for Cannabis Enthusiasts' Holiday

'420 - The Documentary' Video-on-Demand Release Available in Time for Cannabis Enthusiasts' Holiday

Directed by drug war casualty Amy R. Povah, the award-winning feature is now available exclusively on Vimeo, Cable, and Satellite; arrives on iTunes, VUDU, Google, and Xbox May 1

LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Harm Reduction Productions announces the official Video-on-Demand release of the award-winning feature,"420 - The Documentary;" a thought-provoking film chronicling pot culture and the changing attitudes surrounding marijuana over almost eight decades of prohibition, culminating with legalization in two states.

Directed by drug war veteran, former inmate, and pardon recipient, Amy Ralston Povah,"420 - The Documentary" explores the Reefer Madness origins of this nation's federal drug policy; calling into question the hypocrisy of arresting the very youth that politicians feign concern over when defending the status quo.

After winning "Best Documentary Feature" at the Awareness Film Festival's World Premiere, "420" enjoyed a series of screenings and a Launch Party where fans celebrated and previewed this social policy game-changer that combines rare news/archival footage, 420 festivals, protests, exclusive interviews with law enforcement members and for the first time on film, the former editor of High Times Magazine, Steven Hager, reveals the true meaning and origin of the universal slang for marijuana that has mystified pot enthusiasts for years.

"In prison, I became obsessed with the drug war in an effort to understand how an otherwise law abiding citizen with no prior record could receive a 24-year sentence," explains Ralston Povah, "while conversely, the kingpin got three years probation for 'cooperating!' While researching, I stumbled upon our first Drug Czar, Harry Anslinger who whipped up mass-hysteria toward cannabis. To understand the drug war, one has to go to the root and realize Anslinger's fear-mongering tactics are still being applied today."

To celebrate the film's release, EXCLUSIVELY on VIMEO-ON-DEMAND through April, "420 - The Documentary" is hosting contests with free prizes on its Facebook fan page, including tickets to the 420 High Times Cannabis Cup in Denver, 420 survival kits, Irv Rosenfeld's book, "My Medicine," and much more. Visit www.facebook.com/420Documentaryfor more information.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKER:

Drug War casualty, Amy Ralston Povah, served 9 years of a 24-year sentence for "conspiracy" in an MDMA case. Oscar nominated journalist David France researched and featured Amy's case in Glamour Magazine. Court TV and other news outlets ignited public outcry for a sentence commutation, which President Clinton granted on July 7, 2000. Post-release, Amy started the non-profit CAN-DO Foundation; Clemency for All Non-Violent Drug Offenders that advocates for the women she left behind, including Shirley Womble who served 25 years for pot and whose case is featured in 420 - The Documentary.

Contact:
Amy Ralston Povah
Harm Reduction Productions
310-699-3357
Email
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