Support the Ronald McDonald House, Win a Classic Ride for Your Garage

  • story by Jon L. Brun
  • posted on 08/2022
  • posted in: Newswire

This could be your ticket to ride. Buy one or more raffle tickets to support the Ronald McDonald House Central Valley of Madera, south of San Francisco, and you may win one of three American icons –– a 2022 Corvette, a 1958 Corvette, or a 1970 Chevelle SS.

This is the 29th year that RMHCV has conducted collector car raffles. Each prize is a separate raffle. Donations start at $5 for a ticket, and the more you buy the better the deal: $10 for 5, $20 for 15, $30 for 22, $50 for 40, $100 for 100, $200 for 240 and $500 for 600. To enter, visit www.rmhc-car.com and insert code HIGHLINE for a special offer to receive double tickets with a $30-plus donation.

RMHCV provides a “home away from home” for families while their child is being treated in a local hospital, explains David Ashjian, Director of Promotions for RMHCV. The house has 18 guest rooms. Each room is similar to a hotel room, with two queen-size beds, restroom/ shower and satellite TV. Guests share common areas such as kitchens, laundry rooms, playrooms and the living room. Meals are often provided by local businesses, church groups, schools, clubs and other community organizations, he adds.

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“On days when meals aren’t provided, there are fully stocked pantries that our guest families have access to,” Ashjian says. He notes that families pay nothing to stay; some stay for just a few days, while others stay for weeks or even months, depending on the severity of their child’s illness or injury.

Dressed in striking Signet Red with White coves and a White soft top, the 1958 Corvette has a 230hp 283ci V8 and shifts gears through a 4-speed manual. The paint, chrome, and stainless trim are show-quality. The convertible top is new and the top mechanism has been given new soft parts. The Red interior features new seat upholstery, new door panels and trim, new padded dashboard, restored tach & gauges, new carpet & sill plates, a new chrome shifter, a retro stereo and more.

The Elkhart Lake Blue 2022 Corvette is powered by a 6.2-liter V-8, producing 495 horsepower and 470 lb/ft of torque, and does 2.9 second 0–60 mph sprints through the 8-speed dual clutch automatic. The Z51 Performance Package includes a limited slip differential, Brembo anti-lock brakes and a Z51 rear spoiler. Inside are Black GT2 bucket seats.

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Code-correct Cortez Silver with black stripes, this legendary 1970 Chevelle SS packs a 396 CI V8 big block with a Chevrolet HD Turbo 400 Automatic Transmission. The powerplant generates 350 horses and the car accelerates from 0-60 in 6 seconds. It also features a functional Cowl Induction hood, power steering, power front disc brakes, oh and did we mention air conditioning?!  Inside you’ll find new door panels, new carpet, new headliner, and more!

The entry deadline for the two Corvettes and the Chevelle is November 18 5:00PM PST. The winners will be selected on December 9.

“Because of the pandemic, we were forced to cancel many of our in-person fundraising events in 2020 and 2021,” Ashjian says. Support through our raffles helps ensure we can continue to provide a home away from home for families while they go through such a difficult time in their lives.” For more information, visit rmhc-car.com. If you have a car that you’d like to donate for a future raffle, contact David Ashjian at [email protected] and 559-905-6672.

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