Tickets for the 2021 North Platte Community College raffle pickup, a burnt orange 1955 Chevy stepside short box, go on sale June 13.
They will be sold everywhere the vehicle is displayed, at all Mid-Plains Community College campuses and at various area businesses.
The Chevy will make an appearance at Broken Bow’s Crazy Days July 9. It will be set up in the city square from 9 a.m. to 3 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 will tour the state throughout the summer, making appearances at car shows, parades and cruise night events. A schedule will be posted at mpcc.edu/community/npcc-classic-car-projects/car-raffle.
A total of 10,000 raffle tickets will be 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 will be available at the welcome centers of MPCC campuses in McCook, North Platte, Broken Bow, Imperial, Ogallala, and Valentine.
The drawing for the pickup will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 11 during the annual Colonel Cody’s Cruise Show and Shine in Memorial Park.