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Goodyear announces 10 finalists in blimp-naming contest
Public voting is now open to choose the name for the new blimp
Story by LYNDSEY SCHLEY


 
Voting for the new blimp's name is now open.
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Public voting is now open for the 10 finalists in Goodyear’s blimp-naming contest.

Doug Grassian says the names were chosen by a panel of Goodyear experts. The final ten range from Adventurer to Wingfoot One.

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Blimp Name Finalists:

  • Adventurer
  • Ambassador
  • Commitment
  • Excursion
  • Explorer
  • Goodwill
  • Inspiration
  • Pride of Goodyear
  • Resolute
  • Wingfoot One 

"We saw a nice mixture of names that we used previously, so people giving nods to previous names and then a lot of names surrounding Goodyear products and names that fit what Goodyear’s trying to do," Grassion says. "One of the interesting things is there’s a couple of names on here that parallel well with charity, which is a big thing for the blimps." 

Grassion says many have come to associate blimp rides with the charity auctions where they are often offered. The person who suggested the winning name will receive a free ride on the new blimp.

Voting will be open through May 9th.

Listener Comments:

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This is the christian name of my niece, she was born 2005 as I drove to the hospital there was strong rainbow directly overhead with the end appearing to be at the hospital
She is at 8/9showing great character,'Dancing into light' inspiring me to write this name submission based on the colors of the rainbow that go to make the white light to 'dance in'
Thank you


Posted by: Myrea Pettit (northampton uk) on April 26, 2014 12:04PM
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