We’ve been working with the great people of the Corvette Dream Giveaway for several years now and our favorite part of the yearly sweepstakes is always the annual award ceremony where we see the winner receiving the keys to two fantastic Corvettes plus a big check to pay for the taxes.
The award ceremony for the 2018 Corvette Dream Giveaway was held on February 15 at the Dream Giveaway Garage in Clearwater, FL with a wide array of guests and Corvette club members who cheered the newest winner, David Bryan of Alabama.
Byran made several donations in 2018 but it was his tax-deductible purchase on August 6, 2018 that won him the 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Restomod, a 2018 Corvette Lingenfelter Grand Sport and $50,000 cash to pay the taxes.
The 2018 grand prize winner is a 46-year-old army contractor and he considers himself to be a car guy as he owns a 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and an import truck. When asked to recount the moment when he received the phone call telling him he was the winner, David said, “You don’t expect to win, but winning is unbelievable. To get that call was just crazy. I think it will hit me tomorrow or the next day. I still haven’t decided which car I am going to take out first. It’s a tough decision but it’s a real good issue to have to address.”
On hand for the event was Ken Ferguson from the non-profit New Beginning Children’s Homes (NBCH) which provides family-focused living accommodations for abused, neglected or orphaned children. Ken takes the mic for a moment to talk about how your donations help to keep sibling children together in a home environment.
Another charity that receives grants from the Corvette Dream Giveaway is the Honor Flight of West Central Florida which takes World War II veterans to the monuments in Washington D.C. WWII veteran O’Neal Ducharme talked for a moment and we learned he was celebrating his 94th birthday that very same day! The Corvette club members and other in attendance gave O’Neal a huge round of applause for his service!
Other charities that benefited from the 2018 Corvette Dream Giveaway include National Guard Educational Foundation, Bright Pink, Smile Network International, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.
Both Corvettes were modified by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Ken Lingenfelter was here to help pass the keys to David. David was given an opportunity to choose which Corvette he wanted to start-up and he selected the 2018 Corvette Grand Sport while Ken took the keys to the 1965 and started up the restomod.
The entire 30-minute Award Ceremony can be viewed here:
Corvette Dreams do come true with the Corvette Dream Giveaway! For 2019, the team is offering their most expensive prize package which features a 1961 Corvette restomod and a 2019 Corvette ZR1 with the ZTK Performance Package. Because of the expense of putting these two machines together, the cash prize was raised to $60,000 to cover the taxes. Click here to get your tax-deductible tickets today for the 2019 Corvette Dream Giveaway!
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