Winner of engine announced at car club show
Thanks to the generous donation of a brand-new ZZ4 Chevrolet high-performance engine by Weaver Auto & Truck Center, the Roamin Angels Car Club scholarship fund is alive and well.
A limited number of raffle tickets for the engine were sold throughout the year. On Sunday, Sept. 12, at the 5th Annual Roamin Angels’ Car Show, the lucky winner’s ticket was drawn. It belonged to Don Harvey of Colfax.
The engine was later presented to Don by the Roamin Angels and Matt Weaver at Weaver Auto & Truck Center. Don bought one $5 ticket at the April Colfax Heads Car Show in Colfax. According to his wife, Nancy, when he came home he told her, “They had this great Chevy engine there and I’m going to win it.” She asked him how he knew that and he said that he just did. And he was right. The rest is history. Although Don is not sure what the engine will eventually power, he wants to be sure the vehicle is worthy of this $4,000 beauty.
Although the Roamin Angels were happy for Don, the most important thing to them is that they will keep their scholarship program active. All profit from the raffle goes into a scholarship fund for local students who wish to continue their studies in automotive-related fields. It is open to all local students who are entering a college, community college or trade school and majoring in an automotive-related field of study. This year alone three students received $1,000 scholarships that continue each year of their further education.
The reason why the Roamin Angels do this was expressed by Engine Raffle Committee Chairman Don Day when he said, “We love cars. Each of us grew up with a wrench in our hand and have never put it down. We want the next generation to do the same and to be able to earn a good living while they do so. It makes me proud to be a part of an organization that is making that possible.”
It is only one of many programs the Roamin Angels Car Club have for the community, but this one is funded by a single donor: Weaver Auto & Truck Center. Matt Weaver, when asked why his company made such a large donation, said, “This community has been good to my family and me, and we are glad to help it in return. We especially want to help the youth, who are our future.” He has committed to contributing an engine again next year, as he has done in the past.
The Roamin Angels encourage all eligible senior high school students to apply for this scholarship. Any student interested can get more information by sending an inquiry to Roamin Angels Car Club Scholarship, P.O. Box 1616, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Anyone owning a 1972 or older American car and interested in becoming a part of the club can join them at the Breakfast Club in Grass Valley almost any Friday at 6:30 a.m. More information is available at Roamin Angels Car Club, P.O. Box 1616, Grass Valley, CA 95945 and at http://www.roaminangelsinc.com
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