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#21 VW Dave

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:43 PM

Thanks again for the positive comments, all; I'm very proud of how this little car turned out, and it feels good knowing that the end result is a little dent in the family's financial shortfall. Here's a funny thing: the baby's family doesn't know yet that I'm doing this....going to visit them on Monday. B)

Roger - I have yet to do anything with the Imp; still hoping to iron out the details with the real Imp owner's wife, but she still maintains that the 'kid down the street' can build her the model for literally pennies. :blink:

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:12 AM

Best looking Manx build I've seen so far, and I hope it brings in a ton of cash for the cause.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:26 AM

Looks great and also a great cause .

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:59 PM

Well, the powers that be here at the MCM forums have given me the green light; for that I am eternally grateful.

The raffle will run approximately 10 weeks from now - maybe 12 weeks, if the responses are favorable. I'm figuring that the proceeds of the raffle will be a welcomed gift for the family in time for Christmas, and the Manx will be equally welcome in the home of the winner.

Speaking of winners and prizes: my good friend Scott, a car guy and woodworking whiz kid, has agreed to donate an item for a 2nd prize drawing: one of his cool custom-made birdhouses, topped with a tin roof made from a vintage NY license plate. Pictures to follow ASAP.

Tickets are 2 for $1, and $10 gets you 25; the raffle's PayPal address is hadleys.heart2012@gmail.com Include your mailing address with payment, and I will mail your ticket stubs. Don't have PayPal? Have any questions? Feel free to drop a line to my email address: plasticman1432@gmail.com

Thanks in advance for your interest and help!

Edited by VW Dave, 10 September 2012 - 09:00 AM.


#25 VW Dave

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:52 PM

Had a small hiccup with PayPal, but it's all good now. B)

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:14 PM

A few of my "non-car guy" co-workers have started the ball rolling...made my first official ticket sales on Sunday.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:39 AM

Dave, just sent my donation via paypal! I hope others feel compelled to help in any way they can for such a good cause! The underlying perk is a chance to win Dave's wonderful Manx. Even if someone doesn't feel they have much to give, a single ticket is only $1.00 and every dollar can help. I applaud Dave for taking the time to do this and get involved. Its a wonderful thing he has done. I hope others feel inspired to help as I have. I wish Dave the best of luck with raising money for this family.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:00 AM

Dave, just sent my donation via paypal!


...and it was a very generous one at that. Thanks big time, Mike, for 'breaking the ice' here at MCM.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:24 AM

To increase the value and your chances of winning, I have reduced the ticket prices: 2 for $1, and $10 gets you 25 tickets.

Yesterday I visited Hadley's grandparents and broke the news of the raffle to the family - "it's on now." B)

Edited by VW Dave, 10 September 2012 - 09:08 AM.


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Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:19 PM

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:56 AM

Well, the powers that be here at the MCM forums have given me the green light; for that I am eternally grateful.

The raffle will run approximately 10 weeks from now - maybe 12 weeks, if the responses are favorable. I'm figuring that the proceeds of the raffle will be a welcomed gift for the family in time for Christmas, and the Manx will be equally welcome in the home of the winner.

Speaking of winners and prizes: my good friend Scott, a car guy and woodworking whiz kid, has agreed to donate an item for a 2nd prize drawing: one of his cool custom-made birdhouses, topped with a tin roof made from a vintage NY license plate. Pictures to follow ASAP.

Tickets are 2 for $1, and $10 gets you 15; the raffle's PayPal address is hadleys.heart2012@gmail.com Include your mailing address with payment, and I will mail your ticket stubs. Don't have PayPal? Have any questions? Feel free to drop a line to my email address: plasticman1432@gmail.com

Thanks in advance for your interest and help!


Dave,
I'm in, money sent....You are the man for taking this on, I am proud to know you....
~LG

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:08 AM

Update: I made a typo in the ticket price previously. They are 2 for $1, and 25 for $10.

Between Facebook and my local friends & co-workers, sales have been pretty brisk.....but a little lukewarm here. I'm hoping the price correction makes a difference, and another bit of info might be helpful as well: if anyone wins the Manx or the 'car guy' birdhouse but isn't really into it, I have a couple of people ready to make an offer.

I'm covering postage for ticket stubs and for the prizes myself, so that every penny that comes in goes to Hadley's family. The drawing date is still 'TBA,' but I'm aiming for Saturday December 1st so that the winners and family can receive everything in time for Christmas.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:14 AM

In case anyone doubts that the wee Manx is truly 'one of a kind,' here's my favorite part:

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I convinced Bruce Meyers himself to donate a personalized scribble to the project. B)

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:49 PM

Dave , Your PayPal link isn't working for me . Is there another way to buy tickets ?

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:35 AM

Dave , Your PayPal link isn't working for me . Is there another way to buy tickets ?


Strange, I've been receiving PayPal donations almost daily.....probably a hiccup on their end. PM me for my mailing address, or try the PayPal addy one more time:

hadleys.heart2012@gmail.com

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:04 AM

This is a GREAT thing you are doing here Dave!!!

I've always admired your builds, I now admire you as a person also for your generosity :)

Incredible build, love everything about it!

Please open up your wallets everyone, this is a very nice thing Dave is doing here! :D

Donation sent!

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:03 AM

Thanks to Jeff Salem (jeffs396) and Ron Martz (rmvwguy) for your donations and kind words, both here and sent along with your donations. Your ticket stubs are ready to mail out today.

Jeff - To answer your question about 'snail-mailing' ticket stubs vs. emailing them, most people I surveyed before starting this thing said they feel more secure of their chances with actual tickets in their hands. If I can offer that peace of mind for 40 some-odd cents, and it will help boost ticket sales, I'm all over it.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:59 PM

Just going to bump this up for you...I hope to help come next payday...this is awesome!!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:19 AM

Drawing is set for December 1st....just over a week away...and I've come up with a "last week special" ticket deal:

A $10 donation will now get you FIFTY tickets!!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:31 AM

Well, the results are in after Saturday's drawing:

 

1st prize, the Meyers Manx, is taking up residence with Brad and his family, formerly in Australia, now in Valley Center CA

2nd prize, the awesome 'car guy' birdhouse, is headed to Roy in Glen Allen VA

 

I won't have the actual figure until the last PayPal transfer is complete(later today or tomorrow), but it looks like the raffle has netted just over $2100 in less than 4 months' time. I'd like to thank everybody who contributed to and supported the raffle, for helping make my silly idea a huge success.

 

Even though most of them aren't here on the MCM boards, these are the people who helped get the ball rolling and get the prizes together as well: Scott Lavigne, Marc Nellis, Hideo Motohashi, Bruce & Winnie Meyers, Bob Smith and his crew at Mohawk Valley Railroad(my LHS), Gregg Hutchings and Model Cars Magazine, Kinko's in Saratoga Springs NY. Last, but certainly not least, my wife Jennifer and our boys Dominic and Luciano for tolerating me and my dune buggy nonsense.