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The sinkhole and the subsequent recovery of five of the eight fallen Corvettes is major news and now that the Corvettes are coming out of the ground, national media has been quick to pick up the story.

Here’s the National Corvette Museum appearing on the NBC Evening News.

 

[VIDEO] The First of Eight Corvettes is Rescued from the Corvette Museum's Sinkhole

This morning at the National Corvette Museum, construction workers successfully lifted the first of the eight fallen Corvettes from the massive sinkhole that opened inside the Sky Dome last month. The first Corvette to make it back to street level was the 2009 Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil which had landed upright on top of the pile.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Sting Ray Designer Peter Brock on Jay Leno's Garage

Can you imagine wanting to watch an interview with the guy who designed the 1974 Vega?

But that’s what makes the Corvette so great for enthusiasts. We crave to know every minute detail about how our beloved sports car came into existence.

If you’re like me, that makes a new book by someone who was actually there when the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray was in the planning stages, very special indeed.

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The Evolution of the New Bright Toys Corvette Stingray

by Guest Contributor on February 27, 2014

The Evolution of the New Bright Toys Corvette Stingray

New Bright Toys has always been known for its highly detailed cars. Over the years, the designs have gotten more and more thorough. An example of this is how the Corvette Stingray has evolved from the 1963 model to the 2014 model. In 1986, New Bright Toys released the 1963 Corvette Stingray.

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[PIC] Throwback Thursday: NCCC Visits the Corvette Assembly Plant in St. Louis

It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Today’s selection is group shot featuring the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC) visiting the Corvette assembly plant in St. Louis on June 24, 1961.

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Mecum's Houston Event Offers Two Compelling Corvettes

It appears that Mecum is off and running for 2014 after a weather induced slow start in Kissimmee. Their Houston event is shaping up to be typical of the high quality consignments that usually characterizes their events with some outstanding Corvettes scheduled to cross the block from Thursday, April 10th through Saturday, April 12th.

As I was reviewing Mecum’s latest on-line catalog, two Corvettes jumped off the page to capture my attention.

Certainly no Corvette enthusiast could ignore the Bunkie Knudsen Corvette, after all it is not only the auction headliner, it is one of the most interesting Corvettes ever made, as well as the personal car for then Chevrolet General manager Bunkie Knudsen. The second Corvette, perhaps not as well known, is the stunning 1967 Corvette coupe once owned by former Marine and Viet Nam veteran, Don McNamara, and put into storage with less than 3K miles on it, has a bullet proof provenance and literally may be the finest 1967 “survivor” in existence.

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Connecticut Man is Reunited with His Dad’s 1964 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on February 26, 2014

Michigan Man is Reunited with His Dad's 1964 Corvette

Over the past few weeks, you’ve been reading all about the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum. But here’s a story that goes further and explains WHY there is a National Corvette Museum in the first place.

When it comes to Corvettes, people do fanatical things.

Take Todd Baggett of Southbury, Connecticut for example.

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Mid America Motorworks Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

by Mitch Talley on February 24, 2014

Mid America Motorworks Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Back when I was in high school in the mid-1970s, I was just coming into my own as a budding Corvette enthusiast.

Though I wouldn’t be able to buy my first Corvette until 1983, for years before that, I was well aware of a company known as Mid America Enterprises that offered products for those other people fortunate enough to already own a ‘Vette.

In 1974, a young tool-and-die maker from Effingham, Ill., named Mike Yager had borrowed $500 to start a company that unbeknownst to him at the time would quickly become a rousing success and would in fact be celebrating its Official 40th Anniversary on Feb. 23, 2014 with 80 employees on its 260-acre Corporate Campus!

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Tennessee Couple Say “I Do” at Corvette-Themed Wedding

by Mitch Talley on February 19, 2014

Tennessee Couple Say I Do at Corvette-themed Wedding

Here’s some good news for Corvette enthusiasts still reeling after last week’s shocking sinkhole collapse inside the National Corvette Museum.

You might call this one a match made in Corvette heaven.

Since Paul and Vance Thompson met in the first place because of their love of Corvettes, it was only fitting that they sealed the deal with a Corvette-themed wedding on Saturday.

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Bloomington Gold Announces Changes to SURVIVOR Judging Program

Back in 1990 Bloomington Gold introduced their SURVIVOR award for original, unrestored Corvettes. Award winners would need to be 20 years old, complete a short road test, and be at least 50% unrestored in 3 of 4 categories. Now, as we count down to the 2014 show, they’ve announced some sweeping changes to their SURVIVOR judging program.

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