Ticket sales underway for NPCC raffle car

North Platte Community College unveils the 2024 raffle car, a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am, during the Buffalo Bill Kiwanis Antique Car Show & Parade at Memorial Park on Friday morning.
Friday, June 14, 2024

Tickets for the 2024 North Platte Community College raffle car, a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am, are on sale now.

They will be sold everywhere the vehicle is displayed, at all Mid-Plains Community College campuses and at various area businesses.

About the car

The Trans Am is the 19th raffle vehicle produced by the college’s Transportation Division. It was restored by students in NPCC’s Automotive Technology and Auto Body Technology programs.

The Pontiac features a 5.7L engine, 4L60 transmission, 17-inch snowflakes, a Kilduff lightning shifter, custom pearl paint, and vintage air.

Upcoming appearances

The Trans Am will tour the state throughout the summer, making appearances at car shows, parades, cruise night events and the Nebraska State Fair. A schedule will be posted at mpcc.edu/academics/programs/classic-car-raffle.php.

A total of 10,000 raffle tickets will be offered at a cost of $10 each. Proceeds will be used for scholarships for students in the college’s transportation programs and to help offset the cost of producing the next raffle car project.

A number of businesses, organizations and individuals have offered to sell tickets. In North Platte, those include: Don’s Motor Company, Cohagen Battery Store, Levander’s Body Shop, Grandma’s Memories Antiques and Collectibles, Isabelle’s Auction House, A.J. Janas, Pat Smith, Jody’s Auto Sales and LKQ Corporation.

The Yellow Rose Lounge and Herrick Auto and Marine, in Curtis; Top Notch Auto and Towing and Moe’s Graphics, in Gothenburg; Kent Silvester, in Imperial and Neil Noel, in Beaver City will also have tickets.

The drawing for the Trans Am will be 2 p.m. Sept. 7 during the annual Colonel Cody’s Cruise Show and Shine in Memorial Park.