updated 6/15/2011 3:18:11 PM ET 2011-06-15T19:18:11

CHICAGO, June 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQX), the largest auto and truck recycler in the United States, invites all car enthusiasts to show off their best and brightest work by submitting an entry into the LKQ 2012 Car Calendar Contest. 13 winners will have their classic, custom, or project car or truck featured in our 2012 Car Calendar.

During the contest we will be highlighting our accessory lines for both classic and late model applications. Look for special offers on Goodmark Classic Car & Truck Parts and our own ProEFX line of bolt-on products that combine practical solutions with sleek style. The calendars themselves will feature over $250 worth of exclusive coupons, great photos, and information about the vehicles. Request your free copy of the 2012 Car Calendar by emailing LKQCalendarContest@lkqcorp.com before October 1.

To enter, submit a photo of your car or truck between June 15 and September 1, 2011. Between September 5 and 25, anyone can visit our site to vote for their favorites. Find LKQ on Facebook or Flickr to view last year's winners, which include everything from a 1931 Willys-Knight Coupe to a 1970 Pontiac Firebird. 

This year's winners will receive a spot in the 2012 LKQ Car Calendar plus a copy of the calendar, a framed 24" x 36" poster of his or her winning entry, a professional car care kit from Keystone's Platinum Refinish Detail Series (a $50 value), a full-color Goodmark catalog, and a $100 Goodmark gift certificate. The grand prize winner will be featured on the cover and will also win an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2011 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

For a complete list of rules, visit www.lkqcorp.com .

Submit your electronic or print photo(s) by e-mail or mail to the following:

E-mail:

Send a quality, high-resolution photo to LKQCalendarContest@lkqcorp.com. To be eligible, include your name, address, phone number, and shirt size (M, L, XL, 2XL or 3XL) as well as a brief description of your vehicle including year, make, and model.

By Mail:

Send a quality photo and include your name, address, phone number, and shirt size (M, L, XL or 2XL) as well as a brief description of your vehicle including year, make, and model to the following address:

LKQ Corporation Marketing Department
Attn: Calendar Contest
748 East Bonita Avenue, Ste. 202
Pomona, CA 91767-1906

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS

Quality:

For digital photography, use a minimum of a 6.1 megapixel camera. Do not compress or shrink the photos to reduce the file size. Send the original, unedited file at its largest size. If the image(s) is too large to e-mail, then please mail a CD. Attach all image files to the e-mail. Do not copy/paste or embed the image in the body of the e-mail. Do not send links to online photo sharing websites.

For mailed entries, please send 8x10 photos using a minimum 6.1 megapixel camera. To ensure photo(s) arrive safe and sound, proper shipping care is advised.

Content:

The theme is Route 66. Be aware of what's around your vehicle. Choose scenery or a background you would want to see in a national calendar. Do not shoot your vehicle in your driveway, garage, or in front of your house. Do not have people in the photograph. Do not have more than one vehicle in the shot. Be aware of shadows, reflections, and glares that may ruin the shot. Do not include text or logos in the photo.

About LKQ Corporation

LKQ Corporation is the largest nationwide provider of aftermarket and recycled collision replacement parts, refurbished collision replacement products such as wheels, bumper covers and lights, and a leading provider of mechanical replacement parts including remanufactured engines, all in connection with the repair of automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ operates more than 325 facilities, offering its customers a broad range of replacement systems, components and parts to repair automobiles and light, medium and heavy-duty trucks.

LKQ also has operations in Canada, Mexico and Central America.

CONTACT:  LKQ Corporation
          Joe Boutross
          312-621-2793

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