Since 2015 season, Lamigo Monkeys has been working closely with automobile manufacturer SKODA Auto. Apart from the standard commercial sponsorship, there is also a car on permanent display above the home run wall with the idea if a Monkeys player hit it with a home run, a free car will be given to both the player and a lucky fan from that particular game.
It’s a great idea, however with the location of the car being at “centre-left outfield”. None of the Monkeys players were able to hit it since the installation in 2015. EDA Rhinos’ 林哲瑄 (Lin Che-Hsuan) did managed to hit it in his CPBL debut, but since Lin is not Monkeys player he was not eligible for the free car. SKODA did gave him a miniature model of the car as the consolation prize.
In order to increase the hit rate. In 2017 a few adjustment have been made by Lamigo Monkeys and SKODA Auto at Taoyuan baseball stadium. The location of the car has been moved more towards the left. While a giant SKODA signage was installed in the outfield bleachers section. It is still unknown at this stage whether or not free cars will be given away if a home run ball hit the new signage.