Win Neko Case’s 1967 Mercury Cougar
Neko Case is giving away her 1967 Mercury Cougar in a drawing to benefit 826 National, the non-profit founded by Dave Eggers to help children with creative writing.
You may remember the photo of her perched on top of the car from the cover of her great album, Middle Cyclone.
The two-owner ’67 Cougar, which Case named “Angie Dickinson,” features a 289 (4.7-liter) V-8, a three-speed automatic transmission, and original paint.
Tickets must be purchased by mail, phone or fax only so don’t delay! One ticket costs $45, two cost $75, and it’s $25 for each ticket thereafter. The grand prize drawing will be held this Friday, March 18, and other prizes will be given away leading up to the Grand Prize, beginning tomorrow, March 14th.
FIRST DRAWING PRIZE – Monday, March 14, 2011
Epiphone PR-5E acoustic/electric guitar signed by members of the Speaking Clock Revue including Elton John, Elvis Costello, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Leon Russell, and T Bone Burnett.
SECOND DRAWING PRIZE – Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Carr amplifier, Rambler extension cabinet
THIRD DRAWING PRIZE – Wednesday, March 16, 2011
A collection of pre-selected Vinyl from Sub Pop Records
FOURTH DRAWING PRIZE – Thursday, March 17, 2011
Neko Case’s 1966 Silver Duke Guitar, Signed by Michael Stipe, Black Thought, Jimmy Fallon, John Wesley Harding, T Bone Burnett, Britt Daniel, and many more!
GRAND PRIZE DRAWING PRIZES – Friday, March 18, 2011
Neko Case’s 1967 Mercury Cougar Roadster (and more!)
Full contest details can be found HERE.
About 826 National
826 National is a family of nine nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping students, ages 6-18, with expository and creative writing.
Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
Each chapter offers after-school tutoring, field trips, workshops, and in-school programs — all free of charge — for children, classes, and schools with particular interests or particular needs.
826 is especially committed to supporting teachers, offering services and resources for English language learners, and publishing student work. All locations offer unique retail experiences as well.
Here is a video so you can check out this sweet ride!
“Reading saved my life. As a kid, books sparked my imagination and gave me a place to look forward to outside of my bad situation and poverty. I did not go to good schools and never graduated high school (though I did end up getting my G.E.D. and graduated from university), but I still had books. Reading led me to writing and writing to music and art. It exploded my world of possibilities. All those disciplines are intertwined and become more powerful the more you use them together. You become fascinated by the world of learning and suddenly, there is nothing you can’t do. They prop open the doorway to ANY path, be it the art of tying knots or astrophysics.
826 gives young folks the opportunity to see their own works PUBLISHED, tangible and important. I want all young people to see the path illuminate before them as their self-worth grows. 826 is a positive AND challenging place for young minds from ALL different backgrounds. 826 also strives to raise the profile of teachers in America, and celebrate them as the superstars they are! I am so proud to be a part of this event, and I hope to do 826 proud with this drawing.”