Students of Worcester Tech Highschool to raffle restored ’67 Mustang

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There’s not much better than a good deal, especially a great deal on a classic car! Well, Worcester Technical High School in Worcester, MA is holding a raffle on May 6, 2015 where a 1967 Ford Mustang, which went through a two and a half year complete restoration, will be given away. Interested?

In 2012, The car was donated to Worcester Tech by John Hanify.  He saw the school on the NBC “Today” show and decided that instead of him and his son completing the restoration, he would donate his ‘67 Ford Mustang instead.  The car came to the school rotted out and with a lot of work to do. However it presented a truly unique experience for the students as due to safety reasons they normally don’t allow the students to work on cars that are older than 15 years.  “They never see cars like this,” said the head of the automotive technology department Clifford Worthley.  “This helped them to see what it was before as opposed to what it is now.”

Students were excited to begin work on the car including senior Victor Mairena.  When they were looking for volunteers Mairena couldn’t contain her excitement, “I immediately raised my hand,” said Mairena.  “As a class, it was our first project car. We were all eager to get to work.” According to MassLive.com, the school only invested about $100 worth of parts while Napa Auto Parts and LKQ donated the rest of the parts for the restoration. It took Mairena along with two other classes of students in the automotive technology department to complete the restoration.

-6ca4a89670f67df4Only 500 tickets will be sold for the raffle at a cost of $50 each. Proceeds will go towards the Skyline Fund which helps support technology updates at Worcester Tech. The event held on May 6, 2015 will have an Italian dinner served along with a silent auction. There will also be other raffle items but the big ticket item is the Mustang which is now estimated to be worth $12,000.

To buy your ticket, contact the main office or the automotive technology program at Worcester Technical High School. Enjoy the dinner and maybe you could be the one to drive away in the classic 1967 Ford Mustang.

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John Gibson

John has been around dirt track racing his entire life. In fact, he was almost born at Monett Speedway in Monett, Missouri. He has raced everything on dirt and asphalt from karts, to Indy cars, to 650 horsepower stock cars in the USAR Pro Cup where he currently races.
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