Every month, Dream Giveaway Garage brings you a behind-the-scenes look at Dream Giveaway® grand-prizes, the charities that benefit from your donation, the companies that help us build the grand-prize cars, and the lucky winners!
Hang Ten: A Decade of Corvette Dream Giveaway®
A decade ago, Dream Giveaway launched the first Corvette Dream Giveaway and the lucky winner took home two amazing Corvettes. From 2008-2016, we’ve given away 18 ground-pounding Corvettes to nine lucky winners. Now it’s time to find our 10th lucky winner in the 2017 Corvette Dream Giveaway.
As you can imagine, selecting the 19th and 20th Corvettes to star in the Corvette Dream Giveaway was no easy task. Past winners have scored supercharged ZR1s, Z06 coupes and convertibles, big-block midyear Sting Rays … even a Tri-Power C3 roadster.
So for its milestone 10th annual sweepstakes, Dream Giveaway sought out the most iconic Corvette in the marque’s 65-year history. It should come as no surprise to you that we’re talking about a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray, a one-year-only vehicle, which ranks #1 on most historians’ Top 10 Corvettes list. To send the lucky winner home with the best that 1963 had to offer, Dream Giveaway Garage got its hands on a super-rare, 360hp “Fuelie” Sting Ray, which was expertly restored following strict National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) rules.
The second half of the grand-prize carries the Lingenfelter name, as Lingenfelter Performance has been on board with the Corvette Dream Giveaway since the sweepstake’s inception. It was only logical that last year’s overwhelming popularity of the Lingenfelter Signature Edition Z06 prompted us to offer it once again for the 2017 Corvette Dream Giveaway.
Here’s what you might not know. The coupe version of the Corvette Z06 presented Dream Giveaway Garage designers with the unique opportunity to make a one-of-a-kind grand prize. Compare the photos of the stock Corvette Z06 and the Dream Giveaway Z06. Can you spot the differences?
Here’s the answer. The Corvette Z06 you can enter to win has a full-length, blacked-out roof panel, body-colored A-pillars, unique hood graphics, and custom billet aluminum emblems. Auto show journalists fell in love with this 2017 Lingenfelter Performance Edition Z06 at the Detroit and Chicago Auto Shows and we know you’ll fall in love with it, too.
One lucky winner will be flown to Clearwater, Florida, to accept the keys to both amazing Corvettes in the 2017 Corvette Dream Giveaway, plus we’ll pay $50,000 for the taxes.
Last Call: Home Improvement Dream Giveaway
Hurry! The Home Improvement Dream Giveaway Ends in:
As the countdown clock ticks closer to your last chance to enter the Home Improvement Dream Giveaway, now is a great time to make your list of what you’d spend with the $10,000 The Home Depot gift card if you win.
We surveyed the Dream Giveaway Garage staff and asked what they’d load up with at The Home Depot with $10,000. (Of course, the sweepstakes rules prevent them from entering so their list is just for fun!)
Here are the top 10 responses.
1. New kitchen appliances
2. Wood floors throughout the house
3. Bathroom upgrade
4. Outdoor kitchen
5. Zero-turn riding mower
6. An outdoor oasis package including furniture, firepit,
hammock, gazebo, hot tub, etc
7. Cable-ready refridgerator with LED screen and Wi-Fi
8. A landscape package plan to enhance the outdoor perimeter of the entire house
9. New backyard fence (materials and installation)
10. New doors and windows throughout the house
Time is running out for you to enter to win this fantastic giveaway!
Winner Spotlight: Hellcat Dream Giveaway
Is it just a cosmic coincidence that the winner of the Hellcat Dream Giveaway lives in a state that had no highway speed limit until recently? It sure sounds like the perfect place to put the pedal to the metal in a supercharged 6.2L Hemi Dodge Charger Hellcat.
Shiftin’ Gears reached out to Stephen Saunders, the 58-year-old winner of the Hellcat Dream Giveaway, and asked him what his plans are for his grand-prize, go-fast Charger.
“It feels really good to have the Hellcat back in Montana,” Saunders says. “I drove the [Hellcat] home from [the grand-prize award ceremony in] Clearwater, Florida, and I got to see four of my daughters along the way, which was nice. It is a great car.”
We were surprised to hear that the winner does not plan on racing his Hellcat. According to him, the car is going to be more of a special events driver. What’s good is that he plans on keeping its miles low and won’t deploy it as his daily driver because he drives 80 miles a day for work.
“The Hellcat I won from Dream Giveaway really is a magnificent car,” he says. “It just has feature after feature after feature. The car handles great and the seats are really comfortable. The attention this car draws is phenomenal. You can’t go to a gas station or a convenience store without having to sit and talk with someone about the car. People don’t pass this car on the road; rather they pull up and ride along with it. Everybody wants to look at the car.”
Will you be the next big Dream Giveaway winner?
Partner Spotlight: RAMC/Bandit Run
What started in 2005 as a dream and a small shop in suburban Lincoln, Nebraska, has grown into a 40,000-sf, full-service collector car facility. Restore a Muscle Car (RAMC) is now a one-stop, world-class destination for all things involved in the preservation of classic and modern cars. It doesn’t matter if it is a small repair or a full frame-off restoration, the professionals at RAMC can tackle the job.
While RAMC first made its reputation in the Pontiac world, that same knowledge and attention to details has now been expanded and allows the company to handle any collector vehicle you may have. “We want to be the first name you think of when your needs for sales, purchases, service, repairs or restorations come up,” the company says.
Restore a Muscle Car is the originator of The Bandit Run – a once-a-year event, which gathers like-minded car enthusiasts together to get their vehicles out on the open road for a week-long excursion visiting different destinations each year. While smaller than similar events, it offers a more intimate experience, allowing you the chance to really get to know your fellow Bandit Runners.
The next time you are looking to restore, repair, buy or sell a collector car, please consider contacting the experts at Restore a Muscle Car and let their team of professionals work for you!
Restore a Muscle Car is actively buying low-mileage, original condition classic and modern muscle cars. You can contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will make selling your car an easy, smooth process.
Charity Spotlight: Bright Pink
Bright Pink is a national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. Its mission is to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age. Bright Pink’s innovative programs educate and equip young women and their healthcare providers with the tools needed to assess their risk for breast and ovarian cancer, reduce their risk, and detect these diseases at early, non life-threatening stages. Founded by Lindsay Avner in 2007, Bright Pink strives to reach the 52-million women in the US between the ages of 18-45 with this life-saving education.
In order to activate this life-saving mission, Bright Pink has two key programs: Brighten Up Educational Workshops and Women’s Health Provider Education Initiative (WHPEI). In 2017, with your generous support of Dream Giveaway, Bright Pink is poised to educate and empower thousands of women across the country to be proactive about their breast and ovarian health, as well as equip their healthcare providers with the early detection and prevention strategies they need to deliver better care to their young, female patients.
“Thank you, Dream Giveaway for helping to amplify our mission!” says Avner.
Visit www.dreamgiveaway.com today and make a donation to enter to win some amazing prize packages and help Bright Pink help save lives from breast and ovarian cancer. To learn more, visit www.brightpink.org.
About the editor: Christopher R. Phillip
Christopher R. Phillip is the former senior associate editor of Vette magazine, the editor of High Performance Pontiac magazine and his feature stories and photography have appeared in well known, national automotive-enthusiast magazines, including Hot Rod, Car Craft, Mustang Driver and others. In addition he is a top-rated celebrity interviewer with published articles on Burt Reynolds, Jack LaLanne, Frank Zappa, Carlos Santana, and many others.