Corvette’s have always been a passion for Henry Younger since he first laid eyes on a 1953 Corvette. His first Corvette came in 1969, a red 1965 Sting Ray. Henry sold that car when starting his family and wouldn’t buy another Corvette until 1990. But that’s when Corvette Fever really struck and since then he’s amassed a collection that at one point numbered eleven cars.
Henry is lifetime member of the NCM and was elected to the NCM Board of Directors in 2011. He has also personally purchased five acres in the NCM Motorsports Park’s “Acre Club” and sponsored a garage.
Last month, Henry made is biggest donation yet as the outgoing board member of the National Corvette Museum surprised his fellow board members by donating his 1967 Corvette Sting Ray big block to the NCM’s collection.
Of the Sunfire Yellow 1967 Corvette that he drove out onto the NCM’s Boulevard, Henry said “I have another that’s the same color, but a different engine. This ’67 is one of the most iconic Corvettes… it has correct L89 heads, close to 490 horsepower, had 64 miles on it when I traded for it, but now has only 379 miles. I hope the Museum can get it out and give rides in it. How many people can say they’ve ridden in a 1967 Corvette? I’d love to see the Museum use it, and display it.
As the other board members were checking out the 1967 Corvette, Henry threw down a challenge for fellow members to make a similar contribution to the Corvette Museum once their tenure on the board is over.
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