Work continued today on the sinkhole inside the National Corvette Museum after three of the eight Corvettes were rescuing earlier this week. Although the next recoveries were not expected to happen for a few weeks while the crew reinforces the Sky Dome Spire, the opportunity arose today to grab not one but two more Corvettes, the 1992 1 Millionth Corvette and the 1984 PPG Pace Car.
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The workers at the National Corvette Museum were back it today and they successfully raised the third Corvette in two days from the massive 40 foot diameter sinkhole which swallowed eight Corvettes last month.
Today’s get was the 1962 Black Corvette roadster, one of two Corvettes donated by members to the Museum.
The National Corvette Museum put out this 4-minute video tonight showing the extraction of the 2009 Corvette ZR1 from the sky dome sinkhole. The video features a number of camera angles not previously seen including one GoPro mounted to the cage that is lowered into the sinkhole.
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The workers at the National Corvette Museum have had a very busy Monday. This morning they were able to successfully extricate the 2009 Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil from the sinkhole inside the Sky Dome and this afternoon they went after car number two which was the 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette known as “Ruby”.
This morning at the National Corvette Museum, construction workers successfully lifted the first of the eight fallen Corvettes from the massive sinkhole that opened inside the Sky Dome last month. The first Corvette to make it back to street level was the 2009 Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil which had landed upright on top of the pile.
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.
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.
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.