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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.

Here’s a video summarizing the work that went on this week inside the Sky Dome at the National Corvette Museum. Watch as the engineering team is seen drilling the bore holes around the perimter of the spire. Then the crane is moved in as the construction team prepares to start the recovery process next week.

See more NCM Sinkhole videos on the Corvette Museum’s YouTube Channel.


Vintage Purple People Eater Corvette Racer to be Displayed at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

Sometimes you just can’t see the forest for the trees.

That was certainly the case for Ken Heckert, owner of a restoration shop, and Chip Miller, founder of what is now known as Carlisle Events.

Both those gentlemen were very familiar with Corvettes, but back in 1974 at an event called Post War ’74 (now Fall Carlisle), they discovered what they thought was just a regular old Corvette race car that they could bang around in. Little did they know…

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Donate Now to the National Corvette Museum

I’ve been thinking about writing this post since word of the giant sinkhole opening up inside the National Corvette Museum made headlines around the world.

The staff of the Corvette Museum, led by their unshakable leader Wendell Strode, have really stepped up to confront this natural disaster head-on. We’ve seen the videos of the damaged cars and heard from the experts about the local geology. But now it’s time for the Museum to hear from us, the enthusiasts and Corvette owners who helped make the NCM what it is today.

Despite having insurance which will cover stabilizing the main Spire and repairing the floor inside the Sky Dome, the NCM will have some major out-of-pocket expenses including sinkhole remediation and insurance deductibles.

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NCM Motorsports Park Gets OK for Development Plan

More approval by a governmental agency came speeding down the straightaway for the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park last week.

After hearing Wendell Strode, executive director of the museum, explain that the museum has “gone above and beyond” with its plans, the City-County Planning Commission gave its OK to a detailed development plan Thursday for the motorsports park.

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.