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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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Purifoy Chevrolet Joins the CorvetteBlogger Family of Sponsors

Today we are very excited to announce a new addition to the CorvetteBlogger family of sponsors. Joining our list of new Chevrolet Corvette dealers is Purifoy Chevrolet in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Purifoy is a well-established family owned dealership and they are Corvette people too, just like us. Best of all, they offer the 2014 new Corvette Stingray at MSRP.

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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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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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[VIDEO] Corvette Stingray vs Britannia at Goodwood Hill Climb

Three cars.

Three (wet) hill climbs.

No driver aids allowed.

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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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[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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Registration for Bloomington Gold Opens February 15th

by Steve Burns on February 13, 2014

Registration for Bloomington Gold Opens February 15th

It’s hard to believe, but we’re only about 120 days from the 2014 installment of the Bloomington Gold Corvette show. If you’re looking to have your car judged or just attend as a spectator now’s the time to get your place in line. Registration for this year’s show opens up this Saturday, February 15th. The June 27-29th event will be making its 2nd stop this year on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign.

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