Classic Car Raffle

On a regular basis, 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 Executive Director.

Congratulations <WINNER NAME> of <WINNER LOCATION> on winning the Thunder Bay Museum’s 2024 Classic Car Raffle. Enjoy your 1969 Pontiac Firebird!

2024 Classic Car Raffle

Prize: 1969 Pontiac Firebird, professionally appraised at $46,500.00
Draw Date: 6 September 2024

The second-generation Pontiac Firebird was manufactured by General Motors. Announcing a Pontiac styling trend, the Firebird’s bumpers were integrated into the design of the front end, giving it a more streamlined look than the Camaro at the time. In 1969, the design of the Firebird was updated to “Trans Am performance”.

This original, automatic 1969 Pontiac Firebird 2-door hardtop sport coupe has had a recent professional restoration to all components and has been reconditioned to a very high show car quality. 

Buy Your Raffle Tickets Now

Where to Buy Raffle Tickets & Find the Car This Summer

  • Thunder Bay Museum
  • Northern Ontario Classic Cruisers Cruise Night – Every Tuesday @ Halfway Motors
  • Summer in Parking Lot Concert Series – Every Thursday night @ DaVinci Centre
  • Waverley Park Concert Series – Every Monday Night @ Waverley Park

July Locations

  • Canadian Tire Thunder Centre – Friday July 19th
  • Canadian Tire Thunder Centre – Saturday July 20th
  • Canadian Tire Thunder Centre – Sunday July 21st

August Locations

  • Canadian Tire Thunder Centre – Friday August 9th
  • Canadian Tire Thunder Centre – Saturday August 10th (until noon)
  • Fat Guys Annual Car Show – Saturday August 10th (afternoon) @ Fat Guys Auto Shop on Memorial Ave.
  • Radar & The Rockets Concert – Saturday August 10th (evening) @ Merla Mae on Memorial Ave.
  • Canadian Tire Thunder Centre – Sunday August 11th
  • Canadian Tire Thunder Centre – Friday August 30th
  • Canadian Tire Thunder Centre – Saturday August 31st

September Locations

  • Canadian Tire Thunder Centre – Sunday September 1st


  • Glass: Factory tinted glass is in excellent condition. 
  • Mechanical: 302 Crate motor, automatic transmission
  • Frame and Underbody: Fully restored undercarriage in excellent condition with very nice steering and suspension, frame and new shocks.
  • Interior: Original upholstery in excellent condition. Carpet, dash and door panels in excellent condition. 
  • Chrome and Mouldings: Chrome bumper in good condition, rocker panel moulding
  • Tires: 10″ in new condition
  • Wheels: Front and rear custom original mag rims in excellent condition.
  • Paint: 90% original paint, Antique Gold

Additional Information about the raffle:

  • 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 is $46,500.00 Prize includes applicable Provincial Sales Tax
  • The draw will take place online on 6 September 2024 at 2:00pm EST
  • Our raffle is licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
  • Number of tickets available: 15,500
  • Lottery Licence #: RAF1373560

Note: there is no residency restriction on participation by province or nation, however raffle tickets must be purchased in Ontario. See section 3.3.1 of the Lottery Licensing Policy Manual

Looking For More Information? Contact the Thunder Bay Museum, 425 Donald Street East, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5V1, by calling (807) 623-0801, or email us us at [email protected].

Past Car Raffles

2023 Raffle Car - 1966 Ford Mustang

2023 Raffle

  • Prize: 1966 Ford Mustang
  • Draw Date: August 12, 2023
  • Winner: Barry Head, Newcastle, Ontario
Photo of the front of the car.

2022 Raffle

  • Prize: 1979 Firebird Esprit, Red Bird edition
  • Draw Date: September 2, 2022
  • Winner: George Jones, Westport, Ontario
Blue 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Classic Car

2020/2021 Raffle

  • Prize: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
  • Draw Date: May 1, 2021
  • Winner: Dan Zegers, Orono, Ontario

2019 Raffle

  • Prize: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
  • Draw Date: July 27, 2019
  • Winner: Harvey Arola, Elkford, British Columbia
Yellow 1969 Camaro RS Classic Car

2018 Raffle

  • Prize: 1969 Camaro RS
  • Draw Date: Sept 4, 2018
  • Winner: Laura Delski, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Grey 1972 Corvette Stingray

2016 Raffle

  • Prize: 1972 Corvette Stingray
  • Draw Date: Sept 6, 2016
  • Winner: David & Barbara Manser, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Maroon 1967 Mustang Fastback

2014 Raffle

  • Prize: 1967 Mustang Fastback
  • Draw Date: Sept 8, 2014
  • Winner: Philip Liddicoat, South Gillies, Ontario
Green 1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible

2013 Raffle

  • Prize: 1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible
  • Draw Date: Sept 23, 2013
  • Winner: Karen & Craig Campbell, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Powder Blue 1973 Dodge Challenger Rallye

2011 Raffle

  • Prize: 1973 Dodge Challenger Rallye
  • Draw Date: Oct 9, 2011
  • Winner: Jon Strapac, Thunder Bay, Ontario
1980 Chevrolet Corvette

2010 Raffle

  • Prize: 1980 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Draw Date: Sept 5, 2010
  • Winner: Norris Badanai, Murillo, Ontario
1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop

2008 Raffle

  • Prize: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop
  • Draw Date: Sept 7, 2008
  • Winner: Alexa Brake, Toronto, Ontario
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2006 Raffle

  • Prize: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
  • Draw Date: Oct 21, 2006
  • Winner: Ryan Routsalainen, Thunder Bay, Ontario
1970 Ford Mustang Mach I

2004 Raffle

  • Prize: 1970 Ford Mustang Mach I
  • Draw Date: Oct 30, 2004
  • Winner: Gary Lafreniere, Kakabeka Falls, Ontario
1968 Ford Mustang GT

2002 Raffle

  • Prize: 1968 Ford Mustang GT
  • Draw Date: Jan 5, 2003
  • Winner: Cathy Osness, Dassel, Minnesota