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VH1 'Lost Corvettes' are being given away - AGAIN! (1/7)
 1/28/21 3:51pm
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Way back on January 1, 1985 the music television cable channel VH1 was launched.  In 1989, in an effort to increase viewership, VH1 ran a promotion to give away 36 Corvettes, one from each model year. Entering the promotion meant you had to place a $2 phone call to a 900 number, which gave you an entry. After entry closed, they picked the winner from 4 million entrants.

The person who won was a carpenter from Long Island named Dennis Amodeo. But Dennis didn't have anywhere to store 36 vehicles! Well, problem solved, because an artist named Peter Max immediately purchased the Corvettes from Amodeo. Max expected to create something artistic with them.  But 25 years later, in 2014, they were discovered sitting in various New York City garages, when they were finally rescued by car enthusiasts eager to get the Vettes back into pristine condition.

Once the "The Corvette Heroes" have stepped in, restoration began on all 36 Corvettes. They needed a ton of work. After 5 years of restoration, the 36 Vettes are beautifully restored to their former glory! And now they are being given away AGAIN! 36 Corvettes. 36 Winners. Proceeds from the sweepstakes currently benefit Stand for the Troops - a charity that supports America's military veterans.

Watch a 4 minute video that details the history and restoration...

You can enter the sweepstakes on thelostcorvettes.com

With $3 and a little luck, you could be the new owner of one of these incredible pieces of history!






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Re: VH1 'Lost Corvettes' are being given away - AGAIN! (2/7)
 1/28/21 4:29pm
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Greetings,  To many of these scams going on. "The Veterans" won't see the money. 

Re: VH1 'Lost Corvettes' are being given away - AGAIN! (3/7)
 1/28/21 5:32pm
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manchestershark said:

Greetings,  To many of these scams going on. "The Veterans" won't see the money. 


What makes you say that about this particular organization? You can visit their website to see what they do:

https://sftt.org/who-we-are/mission/

 



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Re: VH1 'Lost Corvettes' are being given away - AGAIN! (4/7)
 1/28/21 10:29pm
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A C4VR member won the '86 car.....



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Re: VH1 'Lost Corvettes' are being given away - AGAIN! (5/7)
 1/29/21 9:43am
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Adams' Apple said:

 

A C4VR member won the '86 car.....


Yup!  This is how I came to learn that this was even a thing! Very cool!

Click here to see his story.



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Re: VH1 'Lost Corvettes' are being given away - AGAIN! (6/7)
 1/29/21 12:07pm
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So how does that work, do you enter for a specific car or do you just pick from whats left when they get to your ticket (if drawn)?



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Re: VH1 'Lost Corvettes' are being given away - AGAIN! (7/7)
 1/29/21 12:20pm
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F4Gary said:

So how does that work, do you enter for a specific car or do you just pick from whats left when they get to your ticket (if drawn)?


Looks like they are going to draw from "Drawing Date Two Prize Pool" on or about March 31, 2021. You don't get to pick which one you want.

See section 10 of the rules for list of 26 Vettes that remain:

 



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