East Texas Crisis Center: '66 Mustang GT convertible being raffled off in February

Published on Saturday, 11 January 2014 00:09 - Written by From Staff Reports

The raffle for the East Texas Crisis Center’s classic Mustang will run until the annual Auto and Cycle Show Feb. 14 through 16.

This year’s raffle car is a 1966 Mustang convertible, white with a black top and red pony interior. The factory Mustang with a GT package boasts a 289 horsepower motor is automatic, has after-market air-conditioning and the original 55,000 miles. The vintage Mustang has been donated by Tyler Ford. This is the 11th consecutive year that Tyler Ford has donated a raffle car to the East Texas Crisis Center to help fund services for victims and survivors of family violence and sexual assault.

Raffle tickets sell for $10 each and can be purchased online at www.


Tickets also can be purchased at ABC Auto Parts in Tyler and Whitehouse; Quick Lane Tire and Auto at 2500 WSW Loop 323 in Tyler; Traditions restaurant at 6205 S. Broadway in Tyler; and Tyler Ford at 2626 SSW Loop 323 in Tyler.

The raffle car will be inside Broadway Square Mall, in front of Sears, the fourth weekend in January, from open Jan. 24 until close Jan. 26.

The drawing for the winning ticket will take place Feb. 16 at the closing of the 2014 East Texas Auto and Cycle Show at 4:30 p.m. at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler. Entrants do not have to be present in order to win and must be 18 years of age to enter.

The East Texas Crisis Center is a nonprofit agency that provides services to victims of family violence and sexual assault. The center serves a five-county area including Smith, Wood, Rains, Henderson and Van Zandt Counties. Last year, the East Texas Crisis Center provided more than 20,000 direct client services to victims in East Texas.