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    Couple Gives $1.3 Million To Corvette Museum

    Nov 13, 2006 11:22 AM

    BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green has received its largest gift ever.

    A Wisconsin couple donated $1.3 million to the museum in south-central Kentucky, 60 miles north of Nashville.

    The gift came from Ivan and Mary Shrodt of Sherwood, Wisconsin.

    Museum director Wendell Strode said the money would go toward a planned $14 million expansion. He said the project should be completed in the summer of 2009.

    The Shrodts said they gave the money to the museum because they have no children, and have an affection for Corvettes. The museum held a reception in the couple's honor Saturday night. The Shrodts were in Bowling Green to pick up their sixth Corvette, a 2007 black Z06 model.

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    "Had an affection for Corvettes" Wish they had an affection for old ,fat,bald men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vett boy View Post
    "Had an affection for Corvettes" Wish they had an affection for old ,fat,bald men.
    Make that 2 Old, Fat, Bald men,Fat Boy!!!!

    junk!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vett boy View Post
    "Had an affection for Corvettes" Wish they had an affection for old ,fat,bald men.
    Not to mention its your birthday.

    What about short, skinny, balding men?

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    Default Hmmm.

    That money could have been put to much better use. Just a thought. It's kind of like leaving it to your cat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    That money could have been put to much better use. Just a thought. It's kind of like leaving it to your cat.
    But the museum will be there forever, who would the cat leave it to?

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    That's 17.33 New Z06's they just gave away. Oh well back to the lottery

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLACK MOON View Post
    That's 17.33 New Z06's they just gave away. Oh well back to the lottery
    Actually your chances of winning a new Vette at one of the NCM drawings, is much, much better than a state lottery. Want to buy a chance, go to www.corvettemuseum.com?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    That money could have been put to much better use. Just a thought. It's kind of like leaving it to your cat.
    For all you know they may leave $130 million to help people with cancer. Their money, their lives.

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    Good thought George

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    That money could have been put to much better use. Just a thought. It's kind of like leaving it to your cat.
    Just a thought ... they could have given it to the ACLU instead. Now that would have been a true waste !

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    I really feel that GM can afford to support the museum with their own funds, it's a fricking car museum for John sake; now if it was a wellspring for the conservatives; a breeding ground for future conservative political action, etc. I would have to consider the money well spent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    I really feel that GM can afford to support the museum with their own funds, it's a fricking car museum for John sake;....
    Many do NOT realize that GM has absolutely no connection to the National Corvette Museum. It is supported entirely by donations from members, store sales, visitors and museum delivery program.
    GM may let the museum have a car at wholesale for raffles, but outrite donations, I don't think so. GM has their own problems these days.

    I would think that anyone who loves the Corvette and what it stands for would be interested in seeing that its history is preserved for current and future generations.

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    I love my corvette, I really, really, really, love my corvette; but I still would rather give my money to the Children's Christian Relief Fund than to a car museum.
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