Approximately every two years, the Thunder Bay Museum raffles off a classic car with proceeds going directly towards helping with the operation of the museum. The Thunder Bay Museum has always purchased its raffle cars, and has not acquired any via donation. However, should someone wish to explore the possibility of donating a car for a future raffle, please contact the Museum’s Director/Curator.

2016 Classic Car Raffle

  • PRIZE: 1972 Corvette

The 2016 winners are: David and Barbara Manser of Thunder Bay. Ontario. The winning ticket # was: 02804

Thank you to all who bought tickets. Your support is greatly appreciated. We are currently looking for a car for our next raffle, which will be in 2018.

The winning car: a 1972 Corvette Stingray

This car is an unrestored survivor with only 54,000 original miles on it! Pretty much everything but the upholstery and the tires (which are both new) is original on this vehicle, including its pewter-silver paint which has a few small imperfections but no rippling or orange peel. The chrome shows no signs of pitting. The panels are all straight and the bubbling on the front bumper cover show that the car has not been restored. All instrumentation except the aftermarket sound system (installed some time ago) is original. The rally rims, rings and hubcaps look great – just like they did in 1972. The 350 cid engine, drivetrain, and automatic transmission are original equipment. Don’t expect a showroom car – it’s 44 years old after all – but it still looks and drives great. In the words of an independent appraiser: “The vehicle would have to be described as an excellent quality, mostly original modern classic car. It has low mileage and is stored indoors and not winter driven. The car has passed its MTO safety inspection. All mechanics of the car have been well maintained to keep the vehicle roadworthy and reliable.”

99% of the tickets were SOLD!

Price of tickets:

  • 1 for $15
  • 2 for $20
  • 5 for $40
  • 15 for $100

Where to buy tickets? Tickets for our next raffle will be available in 2018 at the Thunder Bay Museum, 425 Donald Street East, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5V1 or by calling (807) 623-0801.

Additional Information:

  • More information will be forthcoming once we’ve got a car
  • Tickets cannot be purchased for any of our raffles by, for, or on behalf of persons under the age of 18
  • Prizes are awarded as stated; the winner must arrange to pick up or ship the car
  • Prize value will vary depending on the car. The prize includes Ontario PST
  • The winner does not have to be in attendance at the draw
  • Our raffles are licensed by the Province of Ontario through the City of Thunder Bay

The 2016 raffle is closed. In future raffles, tickets can be purchased in the following ways:

  • 1) send a cheque or money order or charge card number and expiry date to the following address: Thunder Bay Museum 425 Donald St. E. Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5V1 Be sure to include the name that should appear on the ticket, your street address and telephone number. Make cheques payable to “Thunder Bay Museum”
  • 2) Email or phone (807) 623-0801 with your Visa or MasterCard number and its expiry date as well as the name on the card. Please indicate how many tickets you would like and be sure to include the name you want to appear on the ticket, the street address and telephone number.
  • 3) Buy tickets in person at the Museum at the address above.
  • 4) Visit one of the many ticket selling location we have throughout Thunder Bay. Call the Museum for details (807) 623-0801.
 Car Specifications for the 2016 raffle:  1972 Corvette Stingray
  • base sport coupe (built in St. Louis, Missouri on June 29, 1972)
  • removable T-tops
  • pewter-silver exterior (code 924)
  • vinyl interior trim, black (code 400)
  • standard rally rims, trim rings and hubcaps
  • BF Goodrich Radial T/A 255 70R 15 tires
  • 350 cid engine
  • 8.5:1 compresion ratio
  • Rochester Quadra-Jet 4 bbl carburetor, Mod. 4MV
  • Turbo Hydra-matic Automatic transmission (RPO M40)
  • 240 bhp (gross); 200 hp (net)
  • 300 lb-ft torque at 2800 rpm
  • disc brakes
  • axle ratio 3.36:1
  • wheelbase 98 inches
  • length 182.5 inches
  • width 69 inches
  • height 47.5 inches
  • AM-FM radio with cassette
  • three-point seat belts
  • alarm system (don’t know if it’s working)


2016 Raffle

  • PRIZE: 1972 Corvette Stingray
  • DRAW DATE: September 6, 2016
  • WINNER: David and Barbara Manser, Thunder Bay, Ontario (Ticket #02804)

2014 Raffle

  • PRIZE: 1967 Mustang Fastback
  • DRAW DATE: September 8, 2014
  • WINNER: Philip Liddicoat, South Gillies, Ontario (Ticket #7042)

2013 Raffle

  • PRIZE: 1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible
  • DRAW DATE: September 23, 2013
  • WINNER: Karen and Craig Campbell, Thunder Bay, Ontario (Ticket #0765)

2011 Raffle

  • PRIZE: 1973 Dodge Challenger Rallye
  • DRAW DATE: October 9, 2011
  • WINNER: Jon Strapac, Thunder Bay, Ontario

2010 Raffle

  • PRIZE: 1980 Chevrolet Corvette
  • DRAW DATE: September 5, 2010
  • WINNER: Norris Badanai, Murillo, Ontario

2008 Raffle

  • PRIZE: 1966 Ford Mustang hardtop
  • DRAW DATE: September 7, 2008
  • WINNER: Alexa Brake, Toronto, Ontario

2006 Raffle

  • PRIZE: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
  • DRAW DATE: October 21, 2006
  • WINNER: Ryan Routsalainen, Thunder Bay, Ontario

2004 Raffle

  • PRIZE: 1970 Ford Mustang Mach I
  • DRAW DATE: October 30, 2004
  • WINNER: Gary Lafreniere, Kakabeka Falls, Ontario

2002 Raffle

  • PRIZE: 1968 Ford Mustang GT
  • DRAW DATE: January 5, 2003
  • WINNER: Cathy Osness, Dassel, Minnesota