From the National Corvette Museum: February 9, 2017 1962 Corvette is the last of three to be restored, visitors can watch on-going work Three years ago, on February 12, 2014, viewers tuning in to their morning news witnessed and heard an almost unbelievable story – a sinkhole had opened inside the National Corvette Museum in […]
Two years ago today, the floor of the Skydome opened up and a bizarre chapter in Corvette history was written. The leadership team of the National Corvette Museum, chose to turn this into an exciting and ongoing learning opportunity with the construction of the Corvette Cave In exhibit. Presented here for posterity is the Grand […]
At approximately, 5:45am on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, the unthinkable occurred caught on video. A 60-foot-long, 45-foot-wide, 30-foot-deep sinkhole developed under the ground of the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum (NCM) swallowing eight collectible Corvettes. A couple of these Corvettes were privately owned and on loan to the NCM for display. Others were prototypes […]
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – After more than four months and 1,200 man-hours of painstaking craftsmanship, restoration of the milestone 1 millionth Corvette – a white 1992 convertible – is complete.
Milestone damaged when earth opened beneath National Corvette Museum 2015-06-10 GM Press Release WARREN, Mich. – Craftspeople and technicians at the General Motors Design Center are painstakingly restoring the historic 1 millionth Chevrolet Corvette damaged nearly 16 months ago when a sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. The restoration crew […]
By KATIE BRANDENBURG Bowling Green Daily News February 12, 2015 Exactly one year after it fell into a sinkhole that collapsed beneath the Skydome of the National Corvette Museum, a restored 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil was revealed to a crowd at the museum today. The shining and unblemished blue Corvette stood in stark contrast to […]
BY GEOFF FOX The Pasco Tribune staff Published: December 14, 2014 LAND O’ LAKES, FL — Yes, Kevin Helmintoller’s only daughter is getting married soon. And it’s true that Christmas is less than two weeks away. But Helmintoller, a 50-year-old corporate accountant, has something else on his mind: a brand new torch-red Corvette C7 Z06, […]
Melissa Burden, The Detroit News 11:37 p.m. EST December 3, 2014 Warren — – General Motors Co. on Wednesday said it will take about six months and an unknown amount of money to restore the 1-millionth Chevrolet Corvette off the assembly line that was heavily damaged when it plunged into a sinkhole at the National […]