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Friends pick up Oprah car gifts

Marie Havenga • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:10 AM

The last one — on Nov. 17, 2010 — was the best one for them. Winfrey gave a new car to all those in attendance at the taping show, her final “my favorite things” taping.

Thursday was pick-up day nationwide, and Dozier and Blake squealed like schoolgirls when they saw their shiny silver sports cars — much like they did when Oprah announced the gift last November.

“We were just screaming,” Dozier recalled. “We couldn’t believe it. I wasn’t going to believe it until we were actually here.”

Up until Thursday, Blake drove a 1999 Nissan Sentra. Dozier plodded along in a decade-old Hyundai.

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