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Winner Steve Lane (left) gets the keys from Father Chris Forler (Pastor) to the Corvette in front of Saint Bernard Church in Rockport, Indiana on Friday, July 19, 2013.
The winner of the 25th Annual Classic Corvette Giveaway benefiting Saint Bernard Parish and School in Rockport, Indiana, drove from Chasaning, Michigan to claim his prize. He will receive a 1960 Corvette convertible valued at approximately $70,000.
Steve Lane, along with a good friend, arrived in Rockport on July 19, 2013, pulling a car hauler. “I still can’t believe I won this stunning car,” said Lane. “I only bought one raffle ticket!” Lane’s name was drawn at the conclusion of the Saint Bernard Summer Social on July 14.
Lane says this is the first time he has ever won anything. After a few photos and videos, Lane took a test drive through the streets of Rockport before loading his prize on the trailer for the eight-hour trip back to his home in Michigan.
All 10,000 tickets were sold for this year’s raffle. People from as far away as Australia, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Canada and all across the United States purchased tickets.
Saint Bernard Church purchased the car from ProTeam Corvette Sales in Napoleon, Ohio. Tickets will go on sale for the 26th annual Corvette raffle in January, 2014. Proceeds benefit Saint Bernard Parish and Saint Bernard Elementary School, the only parochial school in Spencer County.
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As Corvettes at Carlisle celebrates 50 years of the 1963 Stingray and 60 years overall of the Corvette, it’s only fitting that someone who played a crucial role in the design of Stingray is a part of it. Corvette enthusiasts can meet Peter Brock, one of the driving forces behind what is now known as the ’63 “split window” Corvette Stingray at this year’s event, August 23-25 at the Carlisle (Pennsylvania) Fairgrounds.
Brock will be onsite promoting his new book, Corvette Stingray: Genesis of an American Icon, meeting fans and signing autographs all weekend. The book reveals the elaborate and complicated history and secret origins of the legendary “split window” car. In 1957, Brock was one of the youngest designers ever hired by GM Styling and he gives automotive enthusiasts his revealing insider’s look into what it was like working directly under GM’s famed executive team of Bill Mitchell, Harley Earl, Zora Arkus-Duntov and Ed Cole. These men allowed Brock to be creative and visionary, all while risking their careers by flaunting corporate mandate to create one of America’s most iconic designs. The book isn’t just a story for Stingray owners but all serious students of automotive history.
Along with Brock, guests can meet the Corvette Engineering team, along with special guest Dave McLellan. McLellan was the chief engineer for Corvette from 1975 until his retirement in 1992. Having joined GM in 1959 following his graduation from college, McLellan took over from the famed Zora Arkus-Duntov and actually worked side by side with him until Zora retired. McLellan is best known as the man behind the C4 Corvette, of which many will be onsite during Corvettes at Carlisle.
Raffle tickets are available for the 25th Annual Classic Corvette Giveaway benefiting Saint Bernard Parish and School in Rockport, Indiana.
This year’s car is a horizon blue 1960 Corvette Convertible purchased from ProTeam Corvette in Napoleon, Ohio. The number to order tickets is 812-362-7313. Ticket orders may also be downloaded from www.StBernardCorvette.org where photos and videos of the car are featured. The cost of each opportunity is $30.00 or 4 for $100.00. Only 10,000 tickets will be sold.
“We’ve sold tickets from as far away as New Zealand, Germany, a soldier in Afghanistan and nearly every state in North America,” said David Lovell of Saint Bernard Parish. “We only have around 1,000 tickets still remaining with two weeks to go until the drawing.”
The winner will be drawn on Sunday, July 14 at 5:00 p.m. CDT at the annual Saint Bernard Summer Social on the church grounds at 6th & Elm St. in Rockport, IN. Admission is free. The Summer Social hours are 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and everyone in the community is invited to attend. Saint Bernard Elementary School is the only accredited private/parochial school in Spencer County. Over 20% of Saint Bernard students are non-parishioners and a bus service is available for daycare, pre-school and K-8 students.
This 1953 Corvette has been in storage for approximately 40 years.
With 71,982 miles on the odometer, ’53 Corvette (Number 265) hasn’t lived a sheltered life, even though it has been sheltered in storage for nearly 40 years. During that time, it has survived a fire and a tornado! Even so, it still looks great for its age and will come out of hiding during the annual National Corvette Homecoming, held in Bowling Green, KY. on July 26th and 27th.
For more information about this Corvette and the NCH, check out the NCH website. www.corvettehomecoming.com