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Win Neko's Middle Cyclone Car

The Mercury Cougar-Rama Muscle Car ‘Splosion could win you Neko Case’s car!
This is pretty sweet – I think if I won it I’d have to figure out how to get it into my apartment which might involve some sort of crane, and removing all the walls, and maybe getting rid of my furniture to make room, and maybe reinforcing the floor… but wouldn’t it be cool to come over to my house and eat dinner in Neko’s car?

About the raffle:

Neko has given 826 National the keys to the ultra-cool, stunningly beautiful 1967 Mercury Cougar pictured on the cover of her Grammy-nominated album Middle Cyclone, and you could be the lucky one who ends up behind the wheel! Enter today and you could drive off with not just Neko’s beloved ’67 Mercury Cougar, but a slew of other awesome prizes including:

  • • An 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
  • • Neko’s very own 1966 Gretsch “Silver Duke” Guitar signed by Michael Stipe (REM), Black Thought, Jimmy Fallon, John Wesley Harding, T Bone Burnett, Britt Daniel (Spoon), and many more
  • • A Carr amplifier with a Rambler extension cabinet

About 826 National:

826 National is a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization with locations in eight cities across the country. Our goal is to assist students ages six to eighteen with their writing skills, and to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our work 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.

How to get your raffle ticket:

Tickets are available for purchase through 5pm PST on March 17, the day before the grand prize drawing. All fax or mail entries must be received by that time.

  • By telephone: Call 415-730-7526, Monday – Friday between the hours of 10am – 5pm PST.
  • By Fax: Download the official raffle entry form and enter payment information for the tickets requested. Do not send cash. Fax the completed form and payment information to 415-642-5914, Monday – Friday between the hours of 10am – 5pm PS
  • A collection of pre-selected vinyl records from Sub Pop Records

Video from Neko detailing the specs of the car that might end up in my (or your) apartment: