CARMEL, IN - Bret Gilbert of Premium Pre-Owned Autos Inc. won the Grand Prize in Automotive Finance Corporation's (AFC) Big Game Giveaway.  The dealership, located in East Peoria, Illinois is serviced by AFC's St. Louis Branch; led by Paul Stoll. Premium Pre-Owned Autos has been an AFC customer since 2008. 

After getting his start in the automotive business as a paintless dent removal technician, Bret opened his own detail and repair shop and began servicing/ prepping vehicles for auction for a mid-sized leasing company.  The relationship quickly led to a business arrangement between the two and Premium Pre-Owned Autos was born. 

AFC Regional Manager, John Brincat, met with Bret and his staff just before the Christmas holiday to offer congratulations and thank him for his business. 

A surprised and enthusiastic Gilbert remarked, "What a great Christmas present! I am a huge fan - both of AFC and of football.  AFC is easy to do business with.  We are able to buy vehicles for our dealership from just about anywhere; including trades we often purchase from franchise dealerships.  The AFC folks in St. Louis know who we are, what we typically floor and where we like to buy.  The personal touch is nice."

John Brincat (left), regional manager congratulates Bret Gilbert of Premium Pre-Owned Autos, Inc.

John Brincat (left), regional manager congratulates Bret Gilbert of Premium Pre-Owned Autos, Inc.


Bret and a guest will enjoy a variety of exciting activities and prizes as AFC's Big Game Giveaway Grand Prize Winner.  The package included:

  • 2 Super Bowl XLVI tickets
  • Round trip airfare for 2
  • Transportation
  • 2 Single Occupancy Rooms
  • VISA Debit Cards for meals and other expenses
  • In stadium hospitality, Super Bowl XLVI Gift Bags, stadium collector programs and lanyards
  • Other exciting events!

Congratulations Bret and thanks to all our customers for supporting this exciting campaign.  We are thrilled with the results!  Stay tuned for more excitement as we continue to celebrate AFC's 25th anniversary throughout 2012.