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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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These are the Eight Corvettes that Fell into the Corvette Museum's Sinkhole
Photo Credit: Scott Schwartz / flickr

The news that a huge 40 foot wide sinkhole opening up under the National Corvette Museum has shocked many of us. After watching much of the activity and videos from the Museum yesterday via social media and webcams, we thought it appropriate to now take a closer look at those eight Corvettes which fell into the cavern under the gold skydome.

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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.

Visit CorvetteVideos.TV for the best selection of hand-picked Corvette videos.

 

Top Corvettes Go Unsold at Mecum Kissimmee

by Rick Tavel on February 9, 2014

Top Corvettes Go Unsold at Mecum Kissimmee

The “Real McCoy” $2.3M Sale Postponed During Dispute of Ownership on Parts

More than the weather failed to cooperate for the world’s largest collector car auction, Dana Mecum’s 2700 car Kissimmee event held January 17th through January 26th. Each year hundreds of Corvettes change hands during the ten day event as thousands of collectors and enthusiasts leave the cold weather blanketing most of the country and make their pilgrimage to the event in sunny, warm Florida. This year, though hundreds of airline flights were cancelled due to the weather, the pilgrimage still managed to take place even though the pilgrims were greeted with sunny but not very warm weather in Florida, the attendance slipped by over 6% and sales dropped by over $8M, down 11.4%.

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[PICS] The 2014 NCRS Winter Regional Corvette Show in Kissimmee

One of my all time favorite annual Corvette events is the NCRS Winter Regional in Kissimmee, Florida. While I love doing the stories and coverage of the new C7 Corvette Stingray and Z06, there’s just something about walking through a field literately strewn with used Corvette parts and accessories for every generation but the C7.

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Barrett-Jackson Sets Records at 2014 Scottsdale Auction

The curtain came down Sunday, January 19th, on the most successful Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in history. The FOX televised, eight-day event, sometimes called the “world’s greatest reality show,” was hosted in Barrett-Jackson’s brand new bricks and mortar facility with much improved space and amenities, a building that was completed in only eleven months time and completed only days before the auction start on Sunday, January 12th. Barrett-Jackson’s former main auction tent, the largest tent in the world, was connected to the new permanent auction building and created an impressive almost mile long facility from one end to the other.

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[ACCIDENT] Fire Breaks Out in a 1986 Corvette in Arizona

by Mitch Talley on November 16, 2013

[ACCIDENT] Fire Breaks Out in a 1986 Corvette in Arizona

A fire that started in the engine compartment of this black 1986 Corvette totaled the vehicle on Wednesday.

The driver was sitting at a red light on Duval Mine Road in Green Valley, Arizona when the blaze erupted.

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Mecum to Sell the Famous Callaway Sledgehammer at Kissimmee Auction

Here some exciting news from Mecum that is sure to make collectors sit up and take notice.

We recently learned that the most famous Callaway Corvette ever made – the 254 MPH Sledgehammer – will be offered for sale at Mecum’s annual January event in Kissimmee, Florida.

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Corvettes on Craiglist: This Viper Was Built on a C4 Corvette

If you can’t make up your mind whether to buy a Corvette or a Viper, then this might be the perfect car for you.

The owner of this C4 Corvette has done major body work and changed it into a 1996-2002 Viper lookalike. The owner doesn’t say which year Corvette it is, but based on the dash, it looks like a 1985-89 before the interior changed in 1990.

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National Corvette Museum Receives Donation of 10 Corvettes from Don Messner

The National Corvette Museum has received its largest donation ever – a collection of 10 Corvettes in the Don Messner Collection.

Messner, who passed away in May from melanoma, wanted to inspire others to make similar donations in the future.

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