Charles Johnson was like so many of us. We enter a contest and never give it another thought, figuring we won’t be lucky enough to ever win.
At least for this Raleigh, North Carolina man, who beat the odds and actually won a 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible.
He had seen an ad earlier in the year about a General Motors- and Corvette Racing-sponsored giveaway for the ultimate Corvette convertible and filled out the entry form.
He didn’t figure he had much chance of winning, but six months later, the phone rang at his home, his son picked it up, and soon came the news that Charles had been picked as the winner not only of the LS7-powered 505-hp 427 Corvette, but also a four night-five day trip to France for the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
Charles, who once owned a 1998 Corvette, has big plans for his prize. He wants to take the car to Virginia International Raceway, to the factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and to the Tail of the Dragon, a track in Robbinsville, North Carolina.
After putting 131 miles on the odometer the first day, Charles says he plans to slow down a little and keep the mileage to about 4,000 miles a year.
Ironically, he will turn 49 on Halloween and will definitely be celebrating in style in his new Corvette.
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