Time is running out to buy tickets for NPCC raffle pickup
The 2021 North Platte Community College raffle pickup will have a new owner after next weekend.
Opportunities still remain to buy tickets.
The burnt orange 1955 Chevy stepside short box is currently at the Nebraska State Fair. It will return to North Platte next week and be on display from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Cohagen Battery Store, 320 S. Dewey St.
Then, from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 10, the pickup will be set up at the Ramada by Wyndham, 2102 S. Jeffers St.
The Chevy will make its final appearance at the annual Colonel Cody’s Cruise Show and Shine in Memorial Park in North Platte on Sept. 11.
The public can view and purchase tickets for the vehicle beginning at 8 a.m. The drawing will follow at 2 p.m.
The Chevy is the 16th raffle vehicle produced by the college’s Transportation Division. It was restored by students in the Automotive Technology and Auto Body Technology programs.
The students disassembled it – essentially reducing it down to a shell. They then sandblasted the body and frame to bare metal.
From there, they embarked on the long and challenging process of transforming the vehicle into a work of art. The project required them to study and merge traditional and modern engineering and technology and provided them with real-world experience.
The pickup features a 6.0-liter V8 engine, 4L80E performance transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning, cruise control and custom bed.
The pickup has been touring the state throughout the summer, making appearances at car shows, parades and cruise night events.
A total of 10,000 raffle tickets are being offered at a cost of $10 each. Proceeds will be used for scholarships for students in the college’s transportation programs and to help offset the cost of producing the next raffle car project.
Tickets are sold everywhere the vehicle is displayed and at the welcome centers of Mid-Plains Community College campuses in McCook, North Platte, Broken Bow, Imperial, Ogallala and Valentine.
Additionally, a number of businesses, organizations and individuals have offered to sell tickets. In North Platte, those include: Don’s Motor Company, Cohagen Battery Store, Levander’s Body Shop, Grandma’s Memories Antiques and Collectibles, Isabelle’s Auction House, A.J. Janas, Pat Smith, Jody’s Auto Sales, Janssen Buick GMC, Modern Tire Pros, Larry’s Barber and Style Shop and LKQ Corporation.
The Yellow Rose Lounge and Herrick Auto and Marine, in Curtis; Top Notch Auto and Towing and Moe’s Graphics, in Gothenburg; Kent Silvester, in Imperial, and Neil Noel, in Beaver City, also have tickets.