The Great Race made its stop in the Classic Car Capital of the World. The finish line on day five for the drivers began at the attractive gateway to the city of Auburn from the South, the Education & Exhibit Plaza at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.
PHOTO: Dave Dent, Business Manager; Jeremy Cleckner, Raffle Winner; Josh Valadez, Marketing Manager
After the final car arrived around 6:30pm, the crowd stuck around to see the outcome of the Corvette Raffle. The Museum began selling raffle tickets back in April with a goal to sell 1,200 tickets at the price of $100. Partnering with Kelley Chevrolet, Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Museum received a fire truck-red 2017 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 like the Cars & Coffee where attendees enjoyed fellowship while free coffee and donuts were served, or Trivia Night where teams tackled various trivia questions while reaping the benefit of a Cinco de Mayo theme. 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 of selling raffle tickets at Auctions America’s Spring Triple Crown and Sweetwater’s GearFest, provided large audiences.
Congratulations to Jeremy Cleckner, the winner of a 2017 Corvette Stingray, hailing from Angola, Indiana. Second prize of $2,000 went to Steve Medendorp from Muskegon, Michigan; third prize of $1,000 went to Charles Shireman from Auburn, Indiana. The Museum is grateful for the Corvette Raffle for their support of the Museum. There will be plenty more opportunities for others coming soon; make sure you follow the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum on Facebook for frequent updates, and if you missed the event, the videos are available. The Indiana gaming license used for this raffle is #143629.