(AUBURN) – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum began selling raffle tickets back in February with a goal to sell 1,500 tickets at the price of $100. Partnering with Kelley Chevrolet of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Museum received a white 2019 Corvette Stingray to display at the Museum and in the Education & Exhibit Plaza. The Museum sold tickets around the Greater Fort Wayne area and at its own events including Cars & Coffee, sponsored by RM Auctions, where attendees enjoyed fellowship with free Jeremiah’s coffee and Tom’s Donuts of Auburn. The Corvette also made its way to several car shows including the Dekalb Chamber Partnership Cruise-Ins, the SweetCars Lunch, and New Haven Canal Days. Unique opportunities for selling raffle tickets at RM Auctions Auburn Spring Auction and Sweetwater’s GearFest, provided large audiences.
Congratulations to Richard Luginbill, the winner of the Corvette Raffle, hailing from Decatur, IN. Second prize of $2,000 went to Mary Cook & Sheri Flahive from Grand Haven, MI; third prize of $1,000 went to Daniel Halstead from Union Springs, NY. The Museum is grateful for the Corvette Raffle participants for their support of the Museum. Since 1,200 certificates were not sold by July 5, the drawing date, the Museum modified the raffle and withdrew the first prize, awarded prizes 2 and 3, and split the remaining net proceeds (income less expenses) equally between the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and the first prize winner, which is in excess of $40,000 pending final audit.
There will be plenty more opportunities for others coming soon; make sure you follow the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for frequent updates, and if you missed the event, videos are available and it will be posted online. The Indiana Gaming Commission license used for this raffle is #145950.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – where the world’s finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is located in the original 1930s national headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! Shop the Museum Store Online today! automobilemuseum.org