Lynda Patterson saw photos and videos of the 40th Anniversary Corvette
swallowed by the Museum's sinkhole, it was like looking at her own car.
"It was quite a shock," Lynda said. "Seeing that other Ruby in the hole
made me think that maybe I should give ours to the Museum soon. Almost
twenty years ago my husband Mike and I designated that our Ruby would go
to the National Corvette Museum anyway. He died in 2012 after being
diagnosed with a brain tumor a year earlier."
made the call, and on April 17 she delivered the car to the Museum.
Fighting back happy tears, Lynda was overcome with emotion, "This is
bitter-sweet. I'm so glad she's coming here and will be enjoyed by so
many. Some people may not get why I'd be so emotional about it, but it
is more than a car... it is memories."
Read more about Lynda's donation online here.
If you have been considering donating your vehicle to the Museum, you can read some of our frequently asked questions online here.