Every year, the Majestic raffles off two classic vehicles at midnight on December 31. Thousands enter, two will win!
This beautiful 1959 classic roadster features a Crown Sapphire body with white coves/top and a black interior. It's powered by a 283-cubic inch, 230-horsepower V-8 engine fed by a four-barrel carburetor, and a close-ratio three-speed manual transmission. These early Corvettes are becoming increasingly rare, and this one is valued at $44,500.
From 1876 to 1931, before Harley-Davidson and Indian, Excelsior Henderson motorcycles were the preeminent bike in America. 1999 saw the return of the Excelsior Henderson but only 1,800 of them were made -- and we have one of them! This Super X sports a two-tone green and gray paint color and is powered by an 85-cubic inch, fuel-injected X-twin engine with two dual overhead cams. It's a road-ready cruiser that is soon to be collectible, and is currently valued at $5,000.
• Who benefits from the money raised by the raffle?
The Theater Project, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, that runs the Majestic Theater in West Springfield, MA, uses the proceeds from the raffle to pay for renovations, increased operating expenses as well as for producing live theater at the Majestic. The Theater Project's mission is to provide actors, actresses and theater technicians from Western Mass, a professional environment in which to perform at the Majestic Theater.
• How do you use the money raised?
Many different ways! For example, funds from our raffle helped pay for:
• Are these prizes donated?
NO! The Corvette and Harley-Davidson are NOT donated. Each year, The Theater Project purchases the prizes for that year's raffle. The Theater Project also pays for all of the following: transportation, insurance, licensing, taxes, public appearances and marketing expenses associated with the raffle.
• Do I have to be present at the drawing of the winning ticket?
No, although everyone is welcome to attend the drawing, which is open to the public. The drawing is held each year at Midnight on New Year's Eve at the Majestic Theater.
• How will I find out if I won?
As soon as the drawing is completed the staff of the Majestic Theater calls the winners. The staff will continue to call the winners until contact has been made! We post pictures of the winners here on the website.
• How many raffle tickets are sold?
At $10 per ticket we do not restrict the number of tickets sold. The Classic Raffle is The Theater Project at the Majestic Theater's only annual fundraiser. Selling tickets to performances at the Majestic can only account for 65% of our needed revenue. The net raffle funds are essential to keeping the Majestic Theater functioning.
• What about taxes?
New IRS rules apply. Please contact a tax professional for specific changes that might apply to the winning prizes.
Joe Desaro & Paul Grant (2005 Harley Davidson)
Ronald Green (1964 Stingray)
Tammi Adair (1964 Corvette)
Bob Martin (2005 Harley Davidson)
Ken Heim (1966 Corvette)
Tim Hickey (2003 Harley Davidson)
Donna Santoro (2002 Corvette)
Nelson Eusebio (2002 Harley Davidson)
Richard Doak, Sr. (2003 Harley Davidson)
Brian Luongo (1964 Corvette)
James J. Moore (2003 Indian Motorcyle)
William Szafarowicz (1962 Corvette)
Michael Harris (Harley Davidson)
Jerry Crowell (1963 Stingray)
Dave Hirvimaki of Kingston, MA
Andrew Fondakowski of Lee, MA
Timothy Raymond, Jr. of South Hadley, MA
Jeff Laramy of Pittsfield, MA
(1964 Corvette Roadster)
David Porter of Longmeadow, MA
Robert Tobias of Swoyersville, PA (1961 Corvette)
Lynn Lynch of Newington, CT (1987 Harley Davidson)
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