Ticket holders of the CenturyYuasa 2009 NZHRA Hot Rod Lottery waited with bated breath around New Zealand and overseas last Friday as the winner was drawn for the lottery at 1pm outside the Tauranga Police Station.
Local Motorsport enthusiast Bob Clarkson was there to make the draw, with the supervision of the Tauranga Police.
The 20,000 tickets of the sold out lottery, were bundled into the trunk of the 1930 Ford Model A Roadster which was up for grabs, Mr Clarkson was able to rummage around in the tickets to pull out the lucky winner, Dale Ross of Manukau.
Ticket Number 8869 was purchased by Dale Ross from Manukau Rod & Custom Club, a club which he has belonged to for just over 17 months. Jo Henderson of NZHRA made the call to Dale straight after the draw was made; thankfully Dale had a good grip on the ladder he was up at the time Jo called.
Dale is very much a Ford man, owning another Model A Roadster, a Jailbar and Customline, the new addition to the family of Ford vehicles will be very much at home, once Dale “has cleared some space”.
Dale’s daughter Renee, who is 11 years old and a petrol head at heart will be having a day off school next week when Dale picks up his new prize. Dale had not yet spoken to his daughter but knows that she is going to be extremely excited when she hears the news.
Presentation of the Model A Roadster to Dale will be made next week in Auckland.
Century Yuasa Batteries is proudly sponsoring the National Hot Rod Association raffle for a 1930 Model A Roadster. The car complete with Ford 302, C4 and nine-inch rear, and is valued at over $50,000.
Just 20,000 tickets will be issued and the winner will have the car just in time for Christmas.
The lottery hot rod will be on display Street Rod Nationals which is also sponsored by Century Yuasa.
Century Yuasa Hot Rod Lottery tickets will be available from NZHRA clubs, individual members, at selected retail outlets and at NZHRA events from September, for just $6 each. All NZHRA clubs will receive $1 from any ticket sales they make.