Classic car raffle to benefit local students

After years of hard work, a rusty classic car is looking nearly brand new again and you could be the lucky new owner.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – After years of hard work, a rusty classic car is looking nearly brand new again and you could be the lucky new owner.

Dan Cummings, owner of Bombers Garage in Lincoln, said he spent hundreds of hours restoring this 1966 Buick LeSabre Wildcat in his free time and on the weekends.

“I felt that since we had a crappy couple of years for everyone, I felt like doing something really good would help everyone get back on track. It would be a good feel for everyone, good vibes,” said Cummings.

The car was donated by James Waltke, who owns Southwest Auto, and that shop did all the mechanical work on the car.

Now, it’s ready to be raffled off.

All the money raised will be given to the Palmyra High School Athletic Booster Club.  It will go to help the school district with their sports, clubs, and getting kids what they need.

For Amy Fitzpatrick, a board member of the Foundation for Knowledge, this means a lot for the district and the community.  She said, “We’re very very fortunate that we have patrons in our community that step up and do things like this for us because we are a smaller community, but we are growing. And people putting their efforts and their worth towards our little district… it means the world. It gives us pride, it gives us power, it gives us a sensation of belonging and you can’t ask for more than that.”

Tickets for the raffle can be purchased for at Bombers Garage, any Palmyra High School home athletic events, Napa Auto Parts locations in Lincoln, A Street Auto, Southwest Auto, and Trade Center Auto.

The drawing for the winner of the car will be April 30th at the Olson Sports Complex in Palmyra.

“I just want to see, whoever wins this, I want to see the smile on their face. It would be all worth it. All those literal blood sweat and tears. I’ve cut myself numerous times on this car, so it’s going to be cool to see somebody win this thing,” said Cummings.

 

 

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