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.
So what happens when the guys from Motor Trend’s “Roadkill” show get their hands on a 1975 Corvette Stingray in need of a lot of work? Well, one pretty crazy adventure.
If you’ve been dreaming of a way to win a new Corvette Stingray, here’s a shot. The National Corvette Museum is holding a series of raffles in the upcoming weeks to raise funds for day-to-day operations. Yup, and you guessed it, the grand prize is a shiny new C7.
When it comes to a car that speaks to the Corvette’s legacy in America in a unique way, this might be one of the coolest I’ve come across in a while. This one-of-a-kind classic, which was on display at the Kennedy Space Center yesterday, is a 1967 Sting Ray once owned by astronaut Neil Armstrong … you know, the first person to walk on the moon. Yeah, this car is kind of a big deal.
The last Corvette has been pulled from the sinkhole, but about the only positive thing I can make of it is that we’re finally over this dreadful part of the ordeal. Donated by Kevin and Linda Helmintoller of Land O’ Lakes, Florida, the Mallett Hammer was valued at about $120,000 at one point, but I can’t even begin to imagine how much money it would take to rebuild it.