It took seconds for the 1,000,000th Corvette to fall 40 feet and be nearly totally destroyed. I took almost a year to make the car GOOD AS NEW!
Dateline: 7.12.17 – The 1,000,000th Corvette, a white Convertible with a read interior (just like the first 1953 Corvette) rolled off the Bowling Green Assemble Line on July 2, 1992. Zora Arkus-Duntov was there to help celibate the event. Then, on February 9, 2014 the Ground under the National Corvette Museum’s Skydome display area opened up and swallowed 8 precious, special Corvettes.
The Corvettes that went into the 40-foot deep hole included;
Time-Lapse video shows sinkhole repair at the National Corvette Museum.
The nightmare is over! The sinkhole is filled and the Skydome is open. To pay tribute to the cars that went down, the recovered eight cars that crashed into the open hole are in the exact position they were in the morning the earth opened up.
Eight cars went down. The 2009 Blue Devil, the 1992 1 Millionth Corvette, and the 1962 Corvette that were on loan survived, although pretty beat, all will be fully restored. The least beat and the first restored was the Blue Devil C6 2009 ZR1. The black 1962 Corvette is being restored by Chevrolet, and the 1 Millionth Corvette was fully restored.
The remaining five cars that were not recoverable include; the 1993 ZR-1 Spyder, the 1984 PPG Pace Car, the 1994 40th Anniversary Corvette, the 2001 Mallett Corvette, and the 2009 1,500,000 Corvette. Continue reading “
History of the National Corvette Museum Sinkhole – Time-Lapse Video” →
In this Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, photo, Terry Jorgensen of Deland, Fla., takes a photo of the cars that were swallowed by the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. The hole has been fixed but not forgotten at the museum. Yellow tape now marks the boundaries of the cavity that became a sensation and put the museum on the map. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
As republished from abcnews.com – written by BRUCE SCHREINER of the Associated Press
Dateline: 8.14.15 – The car-swallowing hole has been fixed but not forgotten at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. Yellow tape now marks the boundaries of the cavity that became a sensation and put the museum on the map. And instead of a gaping sinkhole driving tourism, now it’s the vintage sports cars crunched by rocks and dirt. Continue reading “
Wrecked Cars Revving up Visits to National Corvette Museum – VIDEO” →