Author Topic: WIN A NEW 1968 CAMARO! Documenting Sweepstakes Contests & Raffles from 1967/1968  (Read 22995 times)

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As was done for model year 1967 Camaros, there were several contests, sweepstakes, games and raffles that gave away model year 1968 Camaros to those that participated.  This thread will document these giveaway model year 1968 Camaros through newspaper articles, advertisements, photos and memorabilia associated with each particular contest.  Through my research I have not only been able to find a copious amount of information about these sweepstakes, contests, games and raffles but in several cases I have been able to put a name and sometimes a face to those who actually won them so many decades ago. 

Perhaps you may remember a family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor or even yourself participating in or even winning one of these contests.  If so, please share your recollections.

A separate thread has been created for 1967 model year Camaro contests, see it here: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=19195.0
Stay tuned for a thread on 1969 model year Camaro contests.

A lot of what I will post was located at newspapers.com but I will identify the other digital newspaper repositories and other web sites where applicable.  To identify the particular newspaper, the date they were published and their location simply consult the file name under the image.

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Scott
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September 1967
O'Reilly Chevrolet


"Do you or don't you?...want a brand new 1968 Camaro absolutely free for one full year!"
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September 1967
Noreen Sweepstakes


"Oshkosh residents win new cars"
"...won first prize, a pair of 1968 Camaro Sport Coupes, in the national Noreen pick your hair color sweepstakes for mother and daughter."


Surprisingly, this is the only thing I could find about this contest.  Perhaps I'll have to search inside women's magazines for more info on this one.
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September 1967
Don Allen Chevrolet


"Register for chance to win a new 1968 Camaro"
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September 1967
Golden Mall Camaro Sweepstakes


"Sponsored by the Burbank Golden Mall Merchants Committee, Camaro Sweepstakes features a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro as the Grand Prize."
"...this sparkling new automobile is currently being displayed on the mall."
"...participating stores...have labeled their windows and entrances with colorful, informative Camaro Sweepstakes banners."

"Preceding actual dedication of the mall by 23 days, the Camaro Sweepstakes,...will climax Thursday evening at 9pm in the parking lot..."
Scott
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September 1967
Baierl Chevrolet


"Win a new Camaro"
"Drawing Oct. 1st"

Not sure if they were giving away a left over, new 1967 Camaro or a brand new 1968.
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October 1967
Top Dollar Stores


"Win a 1968 Camaro"

"Win a 1968 Camaro by Chevrolet"
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October 1967
Top Dollar Stores


"Win a Camaro during our 18th Anniversary Celebration!"
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October 1967
Midway Chevrolet - Maryland


"Win a new Camaro tomorrow at Midway!"
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October 1967
Rolands 58th Anniversary


"Registration & Drawing '68 Camaro by Chevrolet"
"See the Camaro in our Downtown Window..."

"Registration and Drawing for a new 1968 Camaro V-8 by Chevrolet"
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October 1967
Biedermans


"Grand Opening"
"Win a Chevrolet Camaro to be given away free"
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November 1967
Bonus Texaco Stations


"You Too can win a new 1968 Camaro"
"...are the happy winners of a new 1968 Chevrolet Camaro given away October 18, 1967..."

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the Camaro they are standing in front of look like a model year 1967 Camaro?  I know they are blocking the area of the vent windows but it looks like the car is devoid of side marker lights.  I believe those are also the base 1967 hub caps.  Perhaps the next Camaro they were giving away was a 1968.
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November 1967
Monte Mart 5th Anniversary Sale


"Free!  Win a new 1968 Camaro"

"Free!  Win a brand new 1968 Camaro"
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My 68 & 69 were sold new at O'Rielly Chevolet from reply 1. in 2024 they will celebrate 100 years..Joe
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1968 Z/28 Corvette Bronze. Black Hounds Tooth. 02E Los Angeles born 3/13/1968 pnt OO. Purchased March 1976
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My 68 & 69 were sold new at O'Rielly Chevolet from reply 1. in 2024 they will celebrate 100 years..Joe

Cool!  100 years is a long time to be in business!

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