The restoration of the National Corvette Museum’s SkyDome that was damaged last year when a sinkhole opened up inside has reached another milestone this week.
Yesterday, construction workers poured over 200 cubic yards of concrete onto the floor and then spent the rest of the day finishing that part of the project.
If it was an April Fool’s Day joke, it was a day early – and not very funny, either.
A caller told Bowling Green Police on Tuesday, March 31 that he was holding five hostages at the National Corvette Museum, had stabbed one of them already, and demanded $50,000 in cash or he would kill everyone in the museum.
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Under the progressive leadership of Executive Director Wendell Strode and his enthusiastic staff of Corvette aficionados, the National Corvette Museum (NCM) has announced the creation of its new Vehicle Maintenance and Preservation Department. The new organization will be responsible for maintaining and preserving the ever-increasing number of NCM-owned vehicles. The 12 cars donated in 2013 plus the 13 cars the NCM received in 2014 bring to 62 the total number of cars now owned by the Museum.
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Spring has arrived, and so have a number of activities at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park.
Space is limited, so you better hurry and sign up.
First up is the Michelin TrackX at the NCM Motorsports Park on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CT).
Today’s kids are tomorrow’s Corvette enthusiasts.
At least that’s what the National Corvette Museum is hoping.
After five years of offering an automotive-themed “Vette Camp” to give kids an introduction to cars in general and Corvettes in particular, the NCM is expanding its summer program in a big way.
Patience is a virtue, except of course when it comes to fixing up your hot rod.
We who have restored old cars know we want everything done on our favorite ride…yesterday.
It usually doesn’t work out that way for the ordinary enthusiast, however, I’ve been working on my dad’s 1970 Impala for eight years and still don’t have it completely done.
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The first Corvette to compete in a race at the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park made a very good showing over the weekend.
Team Braunschweig, out of Minnesota, decided to make the trip to compete in the World Racing League’s season opener in Bowling Green on Saturday, making their No. 117 C5 the only Corvette to compete against 21 other teams in the GP1 class.
The ultimate experience for a Corvette enthusiast would have to be taking delivery of their new car at the National Corvette Museum.
Knowing how crazy we Corvette fans are about our favorite car, the NCM started the R8C museum delivery program in September 1995 where customers could order a Corvette from their dealer and then pick it up at the Museum, right across from the assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky.
Well, needless to say, the program has been a smashing success. In fact, today the Museum celebrated quite a milestone – welcoming their 10,000th participant in the Museum delivery program!
Anyone who had been hoping to see their Corvette Stingray or Z06 roll down the assembly line Tuesday will have to wait at least one more day.
That’s because of the havoc being created by winter storm Octavia that has already dumped more than 6 inches of snow from Missouri to Kentucky, forcing General Motors to shut down the second shift at the Corvette Assembly Plant on Monday night and both shifts on Tuesday. (Maintenance crews were told to report for their regular shifts, however.)