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Corvette Museum Making the Best of the Sinkhole Situation

by Mitch Talley on February 24, 2014

Corvette Museum Making the Best of the Sinkhole Situation
Photo Credit: Robyn Minor/Daily News

Corvettes have always been known for taking a little and turning it into a lot.

The current C7, for example, is being praised for its massive “bang for the buck.”

That’s why it is really no surprise that the National Corvette Museum is seeking “tasteful” ways to turn the misfortune of the sinkhole that swallowed eight of its rare Corvettes earlier this month into a way to raise funds that will ultimately help support the mission of the museum.

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Work Begins to Repair the Sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum

Work is well underway at the National Corvette Museum as constructor workers began removing the exterior panels on the Sky Dome to allow greater access to the sinkhole and the Fallen Eight Corvettes inside. The Corvette Museum’s Executive Director Wendell Strode released another update Monday on the extraction plan for several of the Corvettes as well some additional information regarding the excavation process.

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Couple Visits Corvette Museum to See the Sinkhole that Swallowed Their 2001 Corvette Z06
Photo Credit: Alex Slitz/Daily News

The owners of the Corvette resting at the bottom of the pile in the shocking sinkhole inside the National Corvette Museum say they’re not sorry they donated their 2001 Mallett Hammer Conversion Z06 just six weeks ago.

Kevin and Linda Helmintoller made the trip to Bowling Green on Saturday to see firsthand the sinkhole that ate their car, which appears to be the lowest in the stack of eight Corvettes that suddenly tumbled into the earth on Wednesday.

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Corvette Museum's Wendell Strode Provides Friday Sinkhole Update
Photo Credit: National Corvette Museum

The National Corvette Museum’s staff has been exceptional in providing its members and the media information about the sinkhole that struck on Wednesday morning. On Friday evening, Executive Director Wendell Strode issued this update.

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The National Corvette Museum’s Executive Director Wendell Strode has had an interesting couple of days following the collapse of the floor inside the of the Museum’s skydome which swallowed up 8 collectible Corvettes. Here he is talking with CNN’s Erin Burnett about the sinkhole and he talks about how they will be removing the Corvettes from the hole.

For more on the Corvette Museum’s Sinkhole and the Fallen Eight Corvettes, click here.

 

[VIDEO] GM Pledges to Restore the Fallen Eight Corvettes from the NCM Sinkhole

During a press conference at the NCM today, General Motors pledged to restore all eight Corvettes that were damaged when the sinkhole opened under the floor in the Skydome on Wednesday. The Corvettes will be restored to their former glory and overseeing that restoration will be GM’s Vice President of Global Design Ed Welburn.

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Meet The New Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Jeffrey Lamarche

The sudden retirement of Dave Tatman at the Corvette Assembly Plant leaves some mighty large shoes to fill. Dave was very passionate about the Corvette and he always had time to talk with us about what was happening at the plant.

We had heard Jeffery Lamarche’s name as a possible replacement and this afternoon at the NCM press conference regarding the sinkhole situation, we learned that it’s now official. Jeffrey Lamarche will be taking the reins as the new plant manager.

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Corvette Museum Hires Contractor to Help Recover Corvettes Lost in Sinkhole

After experts determined that the exhibit hall at the National Corvette Museum is still safe for visitors, museum officials have retained a Bowling Green contractor to help them deal with the aftermath of a sinkhole that swallowed eight cars in the Skydome early Wednesday morning.

Scott, Murphy and Daniel will help come up with a plan to try and recover the historic Corvettes, estimated to be worth at least a million dollars, and rebuild the damaged portion of the museum, according to Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Museum Security Camera's Capture Sinkhole As It Happens

The NCM staff has been great in keeping everybody up to date with the sinkhole that swallowed eight Corvettes inside the Museum’s SkyDome. Here is some of the footage captured by the security cameras located inside the rotunda.

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[VIDEO] Sinkhole in the Corvette Museum’s SkyDome

by Keith Cornett on February 12, 2014

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

A sinkhole under the gold SkyDome at the National Corvette Museum opened this morning and swallowed eight Corvettes in the Museum’s collection. The hole is estimated to be around 40 feet wide and 30 feet deep.

More on the Corvette Museum’s Sinkhole including a list of the cars lost in the accident can be read here.

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