Customer appreciation day

Representatives from Cool Creek Energy check out Mobil 1, a Formula One racer driven by Mika Hakkinen

Representatives from Cool Creek Energy check out Mobil 1

Representatives from Cool Creek Energy check out Mobil 1

Representatives from Cool Creek Energy check out Mobil 1, a Formula One racer driven by Mika Hakkinen for two years until it was retired recently.

They were taking part in a customer appreciation day at the Esso cardlock in Clearwater on Friday, Sept. 26.

A good-sized crowd turned out to enjoy hot dogs and other treats and prizes. The company owns about 20 similar operations.

Pictured are (l-r) sales executive Lyle Piller, senior sales and marketing advisor Julia Neumann, vice-president Roger Pynn, and cardlock manager Cindy Erkelens.

Nobody got to sit in the car. The steering wheel alone is worth $100,000.