One of the major fundraisers that goes towards the operation of the National Corvette Museum has been their Corvette raffles. Since the end of C6 Corvette production, the NCM has auctioned everything from the final C6 Z06, 3rd to last 427 Convertible and the last C6 Grand Sport Convertible. And this Thursday, they are raffling
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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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.
The one-of-a-kind 2011 “Jake Edition” Corvette Grand Sport built for the 2010 SEMA show will be auctioned on Friday afternoon at the National Corvette Museum with proceeds going to the new NCM Motorsports Park. Tickets are just $20 and there are no limits on how many tickets will be sold. The 2011 Jake Edition Corvette
The National Corvette Museum’s Bash kicks off later this week and one of the special events happening over the three-day event is the raffle of this Velocity Yellow 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible tribute to Andy Pilgrim, who was inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame last September. Andy joined the fledgling Corvette Racing team in