Classic cars are headed to Kearney and you might get the chance to take on home with you.
Mid-Plains Community College's 1962 Chevy Nova will be on display in Kearney Friday and Saturday.
Raffle tickets are $10 each and no more than 6,000 will be sold. The car will be raffled at 2 p.m. on Sept. 8 at Colonel Cody's Cruise Show and Shine in downtown North Platte.
The hotrod is scheduled to be at Kearney Tire and Auto from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, and at the Kearney Cruise Nite kickoff barbeque at the Great Platte River Road Archway at 5:30 p.m. that evening. It will also be on display at the Kearney Cruise Show and Shine at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
This year's ‘62 Nova has all the bells and whistles including a L82 GM 350 C.I.D. cross-fire, fuel-injected engine, a 700 R4 transmission, 9-inch Ford with 3:55 posi-traction differential, tubular front suspension with after-market sub-frame, vintage air conditioning, four-wheel disc brakes and completely new interior, door and header panels.
The Nova was donated by Jim Ransdell of North Platte. It is wrapped up in PPG Paint in Synergy Green, donated by Mid Plains Auto Finishes, and includes lettering and pin-striping furnished by Dave Smith Signs in Kearney.
The Car Doctor, J&M Parts and Equipment, Modern Muffler, E.J.'s Outdoor Sports, and Cohagen Battery also made contributions to the current project.
Tickets are available wherever the car is on display and at the following locations in North Platte: Bob Spady Buick-GMC, Cohagen Battery Store, Grandma's Memories Antiques & Collectibles, Isabelle's Auction House, A.J. Janas, Pat Smith, Jody's Auto Sales, Larry's Barber Shop, Mid-Plains Auto Finishes, Modern Muffler, The Car Doctor, Twin River Body Shop, the NPCC North and South Campus Welcome Center's and at the McCook Community College Welcome Center
For more information about the car, its summer tour, or to learn more about the MPCC Automotive and Autobody program offerings, please call (308) 535-3601 or click on www.mpcc.edu.