Want a chance to own a car from Awesome Bill from Dawsonvilles personal collection? For 20 bucks, you can have a chance.
NASCAR driver Bill Elliott has donated a 1937 Ford to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. Hes donating it to the museum to help raise funds and improve the museum, GRHOF President Gordon Pirkle said. The hall of fame will raffle off the car later this year.
The Ford is in mint condition, Pirkle said. It is described as having a Gibson Fiberglass body built by Keith Bright of Salina, Kan. Bills brother, Ernie Elliott, built the 366-cubic-inch Windsor engine. The car also features a a stainless-steel exhaust system and a custom-built chassis and suspension. It is valued between $35,000 and $45,000.
Its all modern, Pirkle said of the car. Its got a modern automatic transmission, air conditioning. Its built to look just like a 1937 Ford would look like.
Raffle tickets can be purchased for $20 each at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame or on the hall of fames website, www.georgiaracinghof.com/37-ford-raffle/.
The car is now on display at the Hall of Fame, but Pirkle plans to put it on display at various spots around town.
The winner of the raffle will be announced on Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. during the Hall of Fames inductee banquet. Pirkle said the winner does not have to be present to win.