There are just two months left to enter win the Corvettes from the Greatest Barn Find in Automotive History. Get your tickets today and CorvetteBlogger readers can receive DOUBLE ENTRIES on ticket packages beginning at $25.
I remember the first time we saw photos of the Peter Max collection of Corvettes stored away in a dusty garage in NYC. We couldn’t believe the conditions of the 36 Corvettes which represented one from every year from 1953 through 1989 and wondered how could any car collector treat his vehicles like this.
Turns out that Peter Max wasn’t really a car collector in the traditional sense. The pop artist had purchased the collection from the winner of the VH1 contest and he planned to do some sort of art project with them. Some of the cars in the garage even showed some paint swatches attached to them. After a few years, he lost interest and the cars sat until they were saved by the Corvette Heroes.
These long-lost Corvettes could have been sold off one by one, but instead, the Corvette Heroes has decided to give away each of the 36 Corvettes in a national sweepstakes with proceeds benefiting the National Guard Educational Foundation. The first giveaway drawing occurred in late 2019 with 10 winners receiving their cars in a ceremony in Times Square.
Only 26 of the original 36 Lost Corvettes remain and tickets start at just $3 to own one of these legends. As a CorvetteBlogger reader, you can receive double entries with ticket packages beginning at $25. The final drawing happens on March 31, 2021 and all ticket holders are still eligible.
The 10 Corvettes previously awarded are the 1954, 1957, 1963, 1965, 1965, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1986, and 1988. That leaves 26 Corvettes still unspoken for! The Lost Corvettes still offered include examples from these model years: 1953, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989.
Among the 26 Corvettes that will soon find new home is the OG of the Corvette world…a 1953 Corvette in Polo White with a sportsman red interior. Only 300 of the first year Corvettes were built and it’s the most valuable car in the 36-car collection with examples regularly selling between $250K to $500K at auction.
One of our favorites in the Lost Corvettes collection is the 1967 Corvette that was re-imagined as a replica of the famous Ko-Motion street racer built by Motion Performance for “Astoria Chas” Snyder. The V8 engine in the car has been built-out to L-88 specs.
Also up for grabs is a Cascade Green 1956 Corvette roadster made famous after it was driven by Jerry Seinfeld for his episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with guest Jimmy Fallon.
Corvette Heroes will be offering each of the Corvettes with proceeds to benefit the National Guard Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. Tickets for The Lost Corvettes start at $3 each with bonus ticket levels beginning at $25 and up. Tickets are tax-deductible and the Corvette Heroes even pay the winner’s taxes. The sweepstakes entry period ends on March 2, 2021 and the drawing for the winners will take place on or about March 31, 2021.
Nearly 470,000 Citizen Soldiers and Airmen comprise the Army and Air National Guard. Founded in 1975, the National Guard Educational Foundation’s purpose is to tell the Guard’s story. Located in the National Guard Memorial Building in Washington, D.C., NGEF relies solely on charitable contributions to carry out its mission to present the rich heritage and continuing contributions of the National Guard of the United States.