Race Car Driver's Casket: Pink 1979 Corvette
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.
People that went to the visitation for Donna Mae Mims got to see her in death as she was in life. She was a race car driver, and she was the first woman ever to win a Sports Car Club of America National Championship. She did that back in 1963. Donna Mae Mims died last week, and in accordance with her wishes, people at the viewing did not find her in a casket. They found her propped behind the wheel of a 1979 pink Corvette. It's MORNING EDITION.
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