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National Corvette Museum eNews

  April 17, 2014

  • Lynda Patterson Donates 40th Anniversary Corvette
  • WKU Geologists Monitor Museum Pond Water
  • Two Chances to Win a Corvette Next Week
  • Own a Piece of the Sinkhole
  • Corvette Store Welcomes Partners to Bash
  • Happy Easter!
Lynda Patterson Donates 40th Anniversary Corvette

20th AnniversaryWhen 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."

Lynda 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.

WKU Geologists Monitor Museum Pond Water

As part of the effort to assess and remediate the cause of the sinkhole collapse at the Museum, Western Kentucky University is collecting data to research various environmental factors contributing to the cause and evolution of the sinkhole. "These types of collapse features are common in karst regions, like south-central Kentucky, where water flows underground and forms caves and voids as it dissolves away the bedrock," said Dr. Jason Polk.

Many visitors may wonder what the team of scientists are doing in "Elfi's Pond" by the Museum so we asked Dr. Polk to tell us a little about the new submersible water monitoring sonde (the EXO II from YSI Incorporated) that they are using to gather data. You can read about these efforts on our blog here.

Thanks to Dr. Polk, Paul Nieberding (Fondriest Environmental) and Brandon Smith (YSI Incorporated) for working together to help our beloved building!

Two Chances to Win a Corvette Next Week

Your next chance to win a Corvette is Friday, April 25 at 4pm when we draw a winner for our 2014 Laguna Blue Premiere Edition Coupe Corvette! This is #482 out of only 500 made. Tickets are $250 and the raffle is limited to 1,000 tickets. As of Thursday, April 17 we've sold 650 of the tickets.

Next Saturday we also raffle off a 2014 Torch Red Convertible, and chances to win are only $10 each! Be sure to get your orders in early as we will be cutting off online ticket sales well before the drawing time.

Learn more about our raffles, including exclusions and restrictions and purchase tickets online at www.corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883 during normal business hours.

Own a Piece of the Sinkhole

Don't miss your chance to own a piece of Corvette History! February 12, 2014 at 5:39 am the earth opened up and swallowed the "Great 8" inside the National Corvette Museum. This decanter contains earth and rock taken from the 1992 1,000,000th Corvette rescued from the sinkhole on March 5, 2014.

This auction item comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Wendell Strode, Executive Director of the Museum.

Auction ends April 24 online here.

Corvette Store Welcomes Partners to Bash

If you are joining us for the NCM Bash next week, please stop by to see all that the following Corvette Store Partners have to offer during the April 24-26, 2014:

  • Auto Etc. Neon
  • Car Art Works
  • C-Magic
  • CORSA Performance:
    • CORSA Performance has partnered with the Corvette Store and will offer free on-site installation on CORSA products purchased through the Corvette Store during the NCM Bash 2014 event.
  • Dana Forrester Watercolors
  • Galli Shirts & Sportswear Apparel
  • MCS (Mikes Custom Steering)
  • NCM Booth - Special Deals
  • Novigo Design
  • Titan Lifts
Happy Easter!

In celebration of Easter, we want to remind everyone that the National Corvette Museum will be closed this Sunday, April 20. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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