Last week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the National Corvette Museum’s Sinkhole was a topic of conversation for many Corvette enthusiasts but this time its in the news for all the right reasons. Chevrolet used the spotlight of SEMA to showcase the completed restoration of the 2009 Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil prototype that was damaged after falling into the sinkhole that opened up in the middle of the NCM’s skydome in February.
We first told you about the 1986 ChEaparral J2J ‘Sucker Vette’ back in 2008 when it was part of the $2007 Grassroots Motorsports Challenge.
To refresh your memory, the Sucker Vette was the result of 3,000 hours of hard work by a group of Proctor & Gamble engineers. To compete in the $2007 Grassroots Motorsports Challenge, participants had to build a car for less than $2007, then use it in a series of competitions.
Chevrolet held a media reception Monday evening on the eve of the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas where the automaker unveiled some of the concepts and special edition vehicles that will be displayed at the show beginning on Tuesday.
Opening the event was the 2009 Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil that was recovered from the National Corvette Museum’s sinkhole. The Corvette was sent back to GM in September where it underwent repairs. Tonight that mighty LS9 roared to life once again as it became the first of Chevrolet’s SEMA vehicles to take the stage.
Our friend Adam Boca from NCM Insurance was inside the Corvette Museum’s Skydome today to film an update on the sinkhole remediation when suddenly two zombies climbed over the barricades and interrupted his video shoot. As Adam runs for his life, he reminds us that the NCM Insurance Agency will cover your classic Corvette or other insured vehicles in case a zombie outbreak does occur.
Get your free quote today from NCM Insurnace by visiting www.NCMInsurance.com or call Adam or Bobbie Jo at 877-678-7626.
Our friends at Corvette Nation TV have been busy filming at various Corvette shows across the country this summer and the new season will kick-off this Saturday morning at 10 AM ET on the Velocity Network. If you haven’t been watching the only cable TV show solely focused on the Chevrolet Corvette and the hobby that surrounds it, now is your chance!
In the first episode of Corvette Nation’s second season, the show’s hosts Maria Prekeges, Bill Stephens and Michael Brown take a visit to the National Corvette Museum’s 20th Anniversary and the grand opening of the new NCM Motorsports Park.
The show airs at a different time than last year so set your DVRs now for Saturdays at 10 am on Discovery’s Velocity Channel to catch all the exciting Corvette action with Corvette Nation TV. For the latest show updates, make sure you are following Corvette Nation TV on Facebook.
If you haven’t been to see the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum, you might want to hurry.
The last day to witness the historic hole is just a little more than three weeks away, on Sunday, Nov. 9.
Construction to repair the damage will begin the next day, with the project slated to be done by July next year.
Now that the Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park is open, we are starting to get some feedback from some of the professional drivers who have already visited the new track. Johnny O’Connell, one of the most successful racecar drivers in the history of the sport was recently at the track and we’re interested to hear what he had to say.
Photo Credit: NCM Motorsports Park
Back on Labor Day weekend earlier this year the National Corvette Museum officially opened their new Motorsports Park. The freshly minted facility recently held its first official High Performance Driving Event (HDPE) on September 27th and 28th. In the video after the break we get a quick look at all of various festivities that took place a couple weeks ago.