Museum Donation Captures Real Spirit of Corvette
If you’re up for a good story that captures the true passion for Corvettes, look no further than the one of Lynda Patterson and her Ruby Red 40th Anniversary model.
After years of dreaming of donating the car to the National Corvette Museum, the Louisville native recently did it in memory of her late husband, Mike Patterson, who died of a brain tumor in 2011.
Lynda Patterson says she was inspired to donate the Corvette after friends told her of the Ruby Red 40th Anniversary model swallowed in the sinkhole. The Pattersons had always talked about donating their Corvette to the Museum.
Still, Lydia Patterson said giving up the car that she bought with her husband nearly 22 years ago wasn’t easy.
“We had some really good fun memories in that car. We always intended to take it and drive Route 66 as soon as Mike retired,” said Patterson.
She added, “Unless you have one, you have no clue the attachment you get. It’s a strange thing that happens with them. I can’t explain it.”
I’m betting there are more than a few people here who share the same kind of feelings.