In memory of Dave Ramsden

It is saddening to say the Corvette Challenge has lost another member of our family. David Ramsden, owner of the 1995 Callaway Corvette died in a fatal accident on June 5, 2003 on his way home from work on his motorcycle. Dave had recently moved to Las Vegas with wife Debbie. He recently participated in the California Corvette Challenge becoming the first Corvette racer to race in the Corvette Challenge in two different states.

David (Dave) Ramsden recieves trophy for best reaction time
Dave Ramsden (right) receives a trophy from John Panuzzo (left) for best reaction time at the race of November 17, 2001.

Dave was a participant of the Corvette Challenge from its inception and loved racing. Dave would race anything including the family Mercedes if his Corvette was down. Dave will be missed by us very much. He was always the one of of the first few drivers in line at our events and always had a smile on his face.

In an email to me that still brings me to tears his wife Debbie said "He loved life to the fullest everyday and I will miss him terribly for the rest of my life." We will too Debbie.

Funeral and Wake information

Moore's Home for Funerals
1591 Alps Road
Wayne, NJ

Wednesday June 11th in the afternoon and evening followed by a funeral on Thursday the 12th.

Corvette Challenge racers in New Jersey will display their respect for Dave Ramsden with a procession up the return road at the track where he spent some many good times with us. This will be done at 10 AM on Saturday June 28, 2003.

Racers in California will pay their respect with a moment of silence at the drivers meeting on their next race also on June 28, 2003.

Dave Ramsden Brick Fund at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky

I have spoken with Dave's wife, Debbie and with the Museum, and have set up a Brick Fund for Dave. I brick will be added to the walk of the home of the Corvette, The Corvette Museum, Bowling Green, KY. For those who would like to forever honor our friend, Dave Ramsden, please call the Corvette Museum and ask to make a donation to the Dave Ramsden Brick Fund. You can send a check or donate by credit card at the Museum.

Museum number is 800.53VETTE