He didn’t believe it at first.
That’s what John Williamson, the grand prize winner of the 2017 Corvette Dream Giveaway, initially thought when he received the call from Dream Giveaways telling him he had won two Corvettes and cash to pay the taxes.
Eventually, the Dream Giveaway staff was able to convince Williamson that he was the winner. On Friday, Feb. 2nd, he made his way to Clearwater, Florida to take possession of the keys and sign all the paperwork.
Williamson, a retired steelworker who hails from Steelton, PA., won the 2017 Corvette Dream Giveaway which includes two Corvettes – a fuelie-powered 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe and a custom Lingenfelter Signature Edition 2018 Corvette Z06 – as well as a $50,000 check to take care of all the taxes.
Williamson says he’s been participating in the Dream Giveaway fundraisers since 2010 and says that if he saw a car he liked, he would buy tickets. He also told us he liked the fact that he could also get a tax deduction for his ticket purchases.
The 1963 Corvette Split Window has always been one of Williamson’s dream cars and while he tells us he has owned a variety of Chevys over the years including a Camaro, he never had the opportunity to drive a Corvette. Now, he has two of the coolest Corvettes to choose from.
The Corvette Dream Giveaway benefits the New Beginning Children’s Homes (NBCH), a provider of long-term residential care for foster children, as well as grants to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Detroit Rescue Mission, Smile Network Internation, the National Guard Education Foundation and Bright Pink.
Special guests to the Corvette Dream Giveaway Awards Ceremony included Ken Lingenfelter, Walt Thurn and two local Corvette clubs. You can see the entire awards ceremony below.
While at the garage, we got a sneak peek at the grand prize Corvettes for the 2018 Corvette Dream Giveaway and I can tell you it’s a slight departure from the vehicles offered over the last couple of years. Stay tuned as we’ll announce the opening of this year’s Corvette Dream Giveaway fundraiser as soon as it goes live!
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