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Clunes

Love or hate em - this is a nice prize!

So,

A friend and colleague of mine in the US just won this!



It might not be everyone's first choice in the sector but it's one heck of a nice surprise to get winning one ($250 raffle ticket)
cbeaks1

Brilliant - isn't this generation supposed to be rather good?
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Wow ! I wish I had that sort of luck
Stuntman

Fantastic!  I bet it's great fun, especially in its home country.
Racing Teatray

Wow.
Grampa

Not a car I would choose to own either, but for $250 I'd be over the moon with it!
Clunes

Certainly makes a change from his usual vehicles (large pick ups as he loves on a small holding in Georgetown with various animals and farm machinery to drag around).

It's a 2017 'Collectors Edition' which has sprinklings of Z06 bits to set it apart from the standard model - although the VERY bright blue interior does that on its own.

Some pics in the Car and Driver article: http://blog.caranddriver.com/2017...ector-edition-its-for-collectors/

I'm looking forward to having a poke around if he brings it to SAN JOSE next time I'm out there.
Roadsterstu

Wow. Nice prize. Always the option to swap it later but in it's home environment I'm sure that would be great fun. Jammy bugger!
Tim

Clunes wrote:
........as he loves on a small holding in Georgetown with various animals.......


Everyone to their own, eh?
Clunes

Tim wrote:
Clunes wrote:
........as he loves on a small holding in Georgetown with various animals.......


Everyone to their own, eh?


PG

Blimey! I often wonder how many people buy those raffle tickets at airports and the like.....
TreVoR

PG wrote:
Blimey! I often wonder how many people buy those raffle tickets at airports and the like.....


Those are a complete con - you have to play spot the ball to win should your ticket be drawn. Some daft UK gambling rule.
Giant

TreVoR wrote:
PG wrote:
Blimey! I often wonder how many people buy those raffle tickets at airports and the like.....


Those are a complete con - you have to play spot the ball to win should your ticket be drawn. Some daft UK gambling rule.


Really? I always thought they were a straight forward raffle. Spot the ball is virtually impossible, are you saying they don't 'pay out'?
TreVoR

Giant wrote:
TreVoR wrote:
PG wrote:
Blimey! I often wonder how many people buy those raffle tickets at airports and the like.....


Those are a complete con - you have to play spot the ball to win should your ticket be drawn. Some daft UK gambling rule.


Really? I always thought they were a straight forward raffle. Spot the ball is virtually impossible, are you saying they don't 'pay out'?


They do but you have to get the ball in the right place.
Twelfth Monkey

http://www.botb.com/exp5?gclid=CN3sk63Av9ECFS8z0wodGEoJtg

I'd wondered about this, but there is a spot-the-ball element.  Looks like they do pay out each week, but even so it puts me off.
Racing Teatray

Someone I know did win an RR Sport on one of those. Guess his eyesight is good.
PhilD

TreVoR wrote:
PG wrote:
Blimey! I often wonder how many people buy those raffle tickets at airports and the like.....


Those are a complete con - you have to play spot the ball to win should your ticket be drawn. Some daft UK gambling rule.


I read somewhere that spot the ball can't be where the ball actually is because you can't bet on on event which has already happened. Instead it's where an "expert" thinks it should be.
JohnC

I play BOTB every now and then. It's just a big spot the ball game - you buy a number of attempts and put your crosses where you think the centre of the ball is. At the end of the week a group of apparently blind and clueless experts get paid nicely for their time and then agree with the strongest character on the panel where the cross should go. Whoever is nearest the cross wins the car of their choice for that cross e.g. you could buy 5 crosses, choose 4 supercars and a mini. If the cross for the mini is closest, that's what you win.
PhilD

JohnC wrote:
you could buy 5 crosses, choose 4 supercars and a mini.


And you'd be a fool!
JohnC

PhilD wrote:
JohnC wrote:
you could buy 5 crosses, choose 4 supercars and a mini.


And you'd be a fool!


But each cross for a supercar might cost you 10+ whereas the Mini might cost 2.50. However if you buy 10 crosses you get 40% off so it probably is the fool who only buys 5!
Clunes

This was won in a raffle held by the National Corvette Museum and was a simple Tombolla type draw (which was broadcast live on the internet). 1000 tickets - $250 each so plenty of profit for the museum - which is the point after all!

One thing I was unaware of is that he is subject to a very big tax bill because of this - not sure of the details but he already indicated 25% of value on collection!
BeN

What the hell?! Lucky bastard!
JohnC

Clunes wrote:

One thing I was unaware of is that he is subject to a very big tax bill because of this - not sure of the details but he already indicated 25% of value on collection!


Yes, the madness of the USA - you can get tax relief on mortgage interest, child care costs, medical premiums and loads of other things but if you win a prize, including the lottery, you have to pay the tax on it!
PhilD

JohnC wrote:
PhilD wrote:
JohnC wrote:
you could buy 5 crosses, choose 4 supercars and a mini.


And you'd be a fool!


But each cross for a supercar might cost you 10+ whereas the Mini might cost 2.50. However if you buy 10 crosses you get 40% off so it probably is the fool who only buys 5!


Ah, that makes more sense!

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