North Platte Community College’s Transportation Division began selling raffle tickets this week for its latest classic car – a “Hugger Orange” 1972 El Camino Super Sport Clone. The car will be on display the Nebraskaland Days Antique Car show and Parade beginning at 9 a.m. Friday. On Friday afternoon, the car will be at North Platte's Wal-Mart from 1-6 p.m.
The car will also be at the Eagles Pork Breakfast at the Platte River Mall on Saturday morning and be part of the Nebraskaland Days parade that afternoon.
Raffle tickets are $10 each. No more than 6,000 will be sold.
The raffle winner will be announced Sept. 7 at Colonel Cody’s Cruise Show and Shine in downtown North Platte. Proceeds will be used for student scholarships and to purchase the 2014 raffle car.
This year’s car is powered by a naturally aspirated (carbureted) 454 Big Block Chevy engine, bolted to a TH 400 Turbo Automatic Transmission and coupled to a 355 Posi-trac rear-end.
Special features include vintage air conditioning, power steering, power disc/drum brakes and air ride suspension.
The hot rod’s exterior sports a vinyl top and Rhino Liner box protection wrapped up in “Hugger Orange” basecoat-clearcoat paint by PPG that was donated by Mid Plains Auto Finishes.
Pin-striping, decals and graphics by Dave Smith add the perfect finishing touch.
Tickets are available wherever the car is on display and at the following locations in North Platte: Bob Spady Buick-GMC, Cohagen Battery Store, Grandma's Memories Antiques & Collectibles, Isabelle’s Auction House, A.J. Janas, Pat Smith, Jody’s Auto Sales, Larry’s Barber Shop, Modern Muffler, The Car Doctor, Twin River Body Shop, the NPCC North and South Campus Welcome Center’s and at the McCook Community College Welcome Center.
For more information about the car, its summer tour, or to learn more about the MPCC Automotive and Autobody program offerings, please call (308) 535-3601 or click on www.mpcc.edu.