The Gold Coast Corvette Club is based in Palm Beach
Gardens, Southeast Florida and is primarily a social club
comprised of members whose passion is the ownership and
enjoyment of the true American sports car, the "Corvette." The
club has been organized for the purpose of exchanging ideas
concerning the ownership of Corvettes, the maintenance thereof
and to educate and promote greater enjoyment of their Corvettes
by participating in community activities in support of
In 1981 Thomas Myers purchased his very first Corvette – a brand new 1981 two-tone Silver and Charcoal Coupe… one of the first off the lines at the new GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant.
Being an enthusiast, Tom was quite familiar with the Museum, taking delivery through the R8C Delivery Program and having visited several times with his Corvette club.
“Gary Cockriel came to a club meeting and told us about donating a car. Tom talked to Gary and said ‘yes – I want to donate my 1981.’ But he didn’t know when. He was going to leave it in his will, then he got cancer right after that. He thought he’d fight it, but it didn’t work,” said Tom's companion, Marilyn.
In December, 2016 Gary visited Tom and Marilyn – this time so Tom could donate his prized 1981. “He was very sick, very weak, but he was able to drive the car one last time and back it up the ramp of the trailer, which was fabulous. He was in the driveway and watched it get loaded. When it drove away, he had a tear in his eye, and he looked at me and said ‘they’re going to look after my baby.’ That was very important to him, that somebody was going to keep it in pristine shape,” said Marilyn.
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