Upcoming issues will chronicle more of the raffle engine build, so you'll see just what goes into the engine that could wind up under your Pontiac's hood!
The "Pontiacs With A Purpose" Pontiac Celebration event grew out of the minds of Rick Digiacomo and PontiacRegistry.com's Larry Kummer, as a way to bring Pontiac enthusiasts together to raise money for worthy charitable organizations, after Rick's grandson was diagnosed with cancer. The 2018 recipients will be:
The Tomorrow Fund provides daily financial and emotional support for children with cancer. Support includes a clinic for treating the children, scholarships for cancer survivors, and summer camps for the children.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation was founded in 2000 by four-year-old Alexandra Scott to raise money to give to the doctors and nurses who treated her. Since then, the foundation has raised more the $127 MILLION to fund more than 650 childhood cancer research projects at over 100 top hospitals and research centers in the U.S. and Canada. Sadly, Alex passed away in 2004 at the age of 8, but her inspiring work continues to this day, through the foundation that bears her name.
One of the headlining features of the 2018 event will occur when Nitemare Performance gives away a complete, carb-to-pan crate motor to one lucky attendee! (See details at right)
The next occurrence of the event will be held:
Sept. 21-23, 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Warwick, RI (map)
Upcoming issues will follow the build-up of the engine, so you'll see just what goes into the engine that could wind up under your Pontiac's hood! more info
Check out our 2009 GiveAway Engine!
See the full dyno results:
• 462 cubic inches
• 576 lbs-ft of torque
• 544 hp!
And read all about the build-up, as covered in the pages of Pontiac Enthusiast Magazine.
Pontiac Crate Engine
100 of 100 tickets sold as of July 19, 2018
Note: All 100 tickets have been sold!
There will be only One Hundred (100) tickets sold at $100.00 US dollars each. The estimated value of this pre-run engine is $15,000.00. All proceeds ($10,000.00 when all one hundred tickets are sold) of this contest will be donated to both mentioned charities, to benefit children with cancer.
Proceeds from this raffle go to the charities listed elsewhere on this page.
100 tickets will be sold at $100 each. There is a limit of 5 tickets per person.
A conditional winner will be selected by Nitemare Performance or its agents from a random drawing of all valid tickets on or about Sept. 22, 2018 or the rain date of the event.
The conditional winner will be notified by phone at the time of the drawing and will have 15 minutes to claim the prize, or an alternate conditional winner will be selected and contacted by phone and given 15 minutes to claim the prize, or another conditional winner will be selected, and so on until a conditional winner claims the prize within their 15 minute window.
Anyone purchasing a raffle ticket MUST provide the following:
Weekend phone number
FULL name and address
A self-addressed stamped envelope
Any one not providing ALL the required information will not be eligible to receive a ticket and your check will be returned to you. The required information, particularly the phone number, is for notification purposes only. Information of non-winning entries, including phone number and street address will not be released by Nitemare Performance and such information of non-winning entries will be shredded after the contest concludes.
The winner -- by accepting the prize -- agrees to allow Nitemare Performance and its agents to the use of the winner' name, hometown and state, photograph, likeness, voice, and/or opinions for any and all promotion purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
Any taxes or fees related to winning are the sole responsibility of the winner.
The engine can be picked up at the event following the drawing or from Nitemare Performance's offices in North Haven, CT within 14 days of the drawing. Any shipping, handling, insurance, and/or storage fees shall be the sole responsibility of the winner.
Be advised: When the raffle counter reaches 95, please call before you send in a check, as only 100 tickets will be sold. Any payment made after the 100th ticket sale, will be returned.
Failure to agree to any of these terms or conditions will constitute forfeiture of the eligibility and an alternate winning ticket will be selected.
These rules are being stated because we are receiving checks with no phone number, no street address, and/or no self-addressed stamped envelope. This is a charity event, please supply the required information.
Nitemare Performance reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the raffle, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Nitemare Performance's reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the raffle, as determined by Nitemare Performance in its sole discretion. Nitemare Perfomance's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
About the engine:
The engine will have 462 cubic inch displacement and feature a flat-tappet cam, and approximately 475 HP and 525 lbs-ft. The actual give-away engine will be on display at the Nitemare Performance booth at the RI show, on our run stand for everyone to see and hear on Friday and Saturday. The actual give-away engine may differ from the picture above, in terms of appearance and actual components.
The engine build will be covered in a 6-issue series of stories in Poncho Perfection magazine!
All sponsors that contribute parts will be mentioned below. These manufacturers are the best in their field and Nitemare Performance has been using their products exclusively in all our builds for many, many years.
- blueprinted 2-bolt main, 400 block
- Nitemare ported, polished &
flowbench-tested 6X Pontiac heads
- Pro Billet Water Neck
- Pro Stainless valley pan
- Pro fabricated valve covers with breathers
- Pro cam plate
- Pro driveshaft
- Pro oil pump plate
- Pro cam washer/eccentric delete
- 69-and-later timing cover and pump plate
- cam and crank keys
- roadrace oil pan with internal dipstick tube
- copper oil pump gasket
- external dipstick tube
- water neck with Nitemare jumper line
- Nitemare trick water pump
- full factory pulley and bracket system
- complete blueprinted assembly process
- full custom paint job
- pre-running the engine for complete ring sealing and
cam/lifter break in will be performed at Nitemare
Forged, balanced rotating assembly, including:
- Forged steel crankshaft
- Forged steel connecting rods
- Forged aluminum Keith Black pistons
- Performance piston rings
- Performance main & rod bearings