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Corvette Museum to Submit New Noise Plan Tonight for Motorsports Park

Tonight could be the night when a potential resolution to the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park noise controversy could finally be reached.

At 6 p.m. Thursday in the City Commission Chambers, the City-County Planning Commission will consider a new 38-page detailed development plan submitted by the Museum.

If the plan is approved, the matter will likely head back to the Warren County Code Enforcement Board, which recently levied a $100 a day fine against the Motorsports Park until it’s in compliance with the planning commission.

We Corvette enthusiasts often refer to our cars as our “children.” Just as with our real children, though, sometimes we have to let our Corvettes go so they can soar on their own.

That’s never been truer than in the case of a Texas couple who recently donated their 1978 25th Silver Anniversary Corvette and their 2003 50th Anniversary Corvette to the National Corvette Museum.

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NCM May Go to Court After Board Orders Fines, Closure of the Motorsports Park Over Noise

The Holley Performance Products LS Fest at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park can go on as slated this weekend, according to a ruling by the Warren County Code Enforcement Board.

But after that event, the park must shut down events until a sound study is finished and the City-County Planning Commission of Warren County has reviewed and approved a new motorsports park development plan.

[VIDEO] Rick Hendrick's Corvette Hall of Fame Induction Video

Last weekend at the National Corvette Museum’s 21st Anniversary Celebration, the three new inductees to the Corvette Hall of Fame were honored. This year’s inductees were Herb Fishel in the category of Racing, Rick Hendrick in the category of Enthusiast, and Russ McLean in the category of GM/Chevrolet.

For each of the inductees, the NCM prepares a special video showcasing the inductee’s story and how their love of Corvettes led them to becoming a member of the Corvette Hall of Fame. Here is the video for Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick.

[VIDEO] Time Lapse Video of the National Corvette Museum's Sinkhole Restoration

It was the morning of February 12, 2014 that changed everything for the National Corvette Museum. Just before 6:00 am, a large sinkhole opened up inside the Museum’s Skydome, swallowing eight Corvettes and leaving a hole roughly forty feet wide by 40 feet deep.

Since that moment, we’ve been following the Museum’s progress as it first worked to rescue the Great Eight Corvettes before turning its focus to repairing and restoring the concrete floor.

[VIDEO] Time Lapse Restoration of the 1 Millionth Corvette

After the 1992 Corvette known as the 1 Millionth Corvette fell into the sinkhole inside the National Corvette Museum, many wondered if the special milestone car could be saved. But GM made a pledge to restore the car and after four months and 1,200 man hours, the 1 Millionth Corvette’s restoration has been completed and the car is back home inside the NCM’s Sky Dome once again.

Restored 1 Millionth Corvette Unveiled at the National Corvette Museum

Back in June we showed you the midway progress in General Motors’ restoration of the 1 millionth Corvette produced. The prized Corvette was one of the Great 8 that were swallowed up by the sinkhole that opened up in the National Corvette Museum’s Skydome back in February of 2014. Nearly a year and half later we’re happy to report that the restoration is complete and that the car was unveiled at the NCM earlier this morning.

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Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park Fined $100 Fine Over Noise Violation
Photo Credit: NCM Motorsports Park

The drama between the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park and its Clark Circle neighbors reached a new peak Thursday when the park was issued a $100 fine by Warren County’s code enforcement officer for creating too much noise.

The motorsports park has been the target of nearby residents who have been complaining for months about what they term excessive noise levels created by cars racing around the track there.

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[PICS] The National Corvette Museum Skydome Reopens to the Public

Ever since the sinkhole swallowed eight Corvettes in February 2014, we’ve been following the progress of the National Corvette Museum’s efforts to retrieve the lost cars and then restore the Skydome back to normal. While the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Skydome is planned for the 21st Anniversary Celebration next month, the Museum has recently opened up the area to the public.