New Jersey Man Wins Saint Bernard’s Classic Corvette Giveaway


New Jersey Man Wins Saint Bernard's Classic Corvette Giveaway

Robert Drayton is a happy fellow these days.

After receiving a phone call earlier this month telling him that his ticket was chosen in the 26th Annual Classic Corvette Giveaway from Saint Bernard Parish and School, Drayton made the 800+ mile trek from New Jersey to Rockport, Indiana to pick up his prize – a fuel injected 1957 Corvette roadster.

Drayton says he has purchased tickets in the annual Corvette raffle for as long as he can remember. This year he says he purchased eight tickets.

“I purchased eight tickets this year for $200.00”, said Drayton. “What a great deal for a car this beautiful! It’s fuel injected, which makes it even more valuable.”

Drayton was in Rockport on Monday to pick up the roadster. After a few passes on the streets in front of the church, Drayton loaded up the classic fuelie onto a car hauler and headed back home to Southampton, New Jersey.

The 1957 Corvette boasts a matching number’s 283/283 fuel injected engine and comes with great options like an auxiliary hard top, 3.36 positraction and a wonderbar radio. The Corvette retains most of its factory correct components like the spare tire, trunk liner, ignition shielding and air cleaner.

This is the second time this red 1957 Corvette has been raffled by Saint Bernard Parish. In 2010, Jeff Morrison won the keys to the Corvette and after a few years of enjoyment, he sold the red roadster back to the Parish so that it could be offered again.

New Jersey Man Wins Saint Bernard's Classic Corvette Giveaway

Over 10,500 tickets were sold for this year’s raffle. People from as far away as Australia, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Canada and all across the United States purchased tickets. Proceeds from the raffle help fund the Parish’s school and daycare programs in Rockport.

Tickets for the 27th Annual Classic Corvette Giveaway will go on sale in January, 2015 at

Photo by David L. Lovell

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