Many times, we here about or even enter a sweepstakes or a raffle, and if we don’t win, we never hear any more about who did. This time, unfortunately, we heard it wasn’t us. Back in April, we put together an article about a classic and a new Camaro that you could win.
Well, the 2017 Camaro Dream Giveaway ended on September 26th, 2017, and Juan Duron, from San Antonio, Texas, was the grand-prize winner. Mr. Duron was awarded the beautiful 1967 first-gen, and a 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Camaro ZL1. The grand-prize also included $35,000 towards the prize taxes.
Mr. Duron made his donation to enter the Camaro Dream Giveaway on August 24th, 2017, and little did he know it would end up being one of the best decisions he ever made. It was on Friday the 13th in October when he received the phone call that he had won. “When I learned I had won, it was just unbelievable,” he said. “It’s crazy, because I was never thinking: I hope I win; rather I was thinking: Where am I going to park the cars? I was thinking like I already had them. When I told my wife, she almost hit the ground.”
Mr. Duron and his wife, Carmen, own Angeleve Ambulance and Transportation. “I feel great that my donation went to help some wonderful charities,” he said. “My wife and I are always trying to give back to the community in any way we can. One of the things my wife and I do is take one of our ambulances and drive to orphanages in the area and deliver toys. We have been blessed in our lives, and we enjoy blessing others.”
We’re told that Mr. Duron has always had a passion for cars, and the 1967 Camaro is one of his favorites. “When I was a teenager we use to cruise around in those cars, so I am definitely excited to take the ‘67 out for a drive once I get it home,” he said. “There are a lot of spots in San Antonio on Friday and Saturday nights where classic cars get together, so I plan on taking my new toy to one of those events.”
While the Camaro winner has been announced, your chance to win another cool classic is about to happen. We just heard that Dream Giveaway has a ’70 Chevelle as their next sweepstakes prize. We’ll have the skinny on this next hot rod very soon.
Author: Randy Bolig