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Corvette Museum Receives Donation of a 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette

The Corvette world continues to make lemonade out of lemons.

When a 40th Anniversary Corvette became one of the sinkhole victims at the National Corvette Museum back in February, the tragedy really hit home for one enthusiast named Lynda Patterson.

You see, she and her husband, Mike, owned a 1993 Ruby Red anniversary model just like the one that was swallowed up by the earth.

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Astronaut Neil Armstrong's 1967 Corvette Now On Display at the Kennedy Space Center
Photo: Malcolm Denemark/FLORIDA TODAY

The history of the space program is all around visitors to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Last Wednesday, another kind of history – though still related to the space program – was on display in the Rocket Garden at the space center.

That’s when Merritt Island’s Joe Crosby brought one of the most historic Corvettes ever made so a group of Corvette Enthusiasts from the National Corvette Museum could see it first hand.

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[VIDEO] 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Retrieved from the Corvette Museum's Sinkhole

After seeing the condition of the first Corvette to fall into the National Corvette Museum’s Sinkhole and the last one out, it’s pretty hard to be excited about the retrieval of the 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette. But the final Corvette is now out and that marks the completion of “Operation Corvette Plus” which is what the workers dubbed the rescue of the “Great 8″ Corvettes that fell into the 40-ft sinkhole on February 12th.

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FOUND! The final Corvette has been Located Inside the Corvette Museum's Sinkhole

Good news from the National Corvette Museum this week. They announced on Monday with a photo posted on their facebook page that construction workers had finally located the 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 in the sky dome sinkhole. The Z06 was one of two member-donated Corvettes to have fallen into the sinkhole and as the surveillance tape shows, it was the first Corvette to fall when the floor split open in the early morning hours of February 12th.

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[VIDEO] The 2009 1.5 Millionth Corvette Recovered from the Corvette Museum Sinkhole

On Thursday at the National Corvette Museum, workers lifted the seventh of eight Corvettes lost in the sinkhole back to solid ground. The recovered Corvette was the 2009 1.5 Millionth car and was only discovered last week after workers vacuumed enough dirt out of the hole to reveal its location.

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[PICS] Laying Asphalt at the Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park

While the focus at the National Corvette Museum has centered around the sinkhole and recovering the fallen eight Corvettes, something remarkable is happening right across the street.

Construction crews at the NCM Motorsports Park began laying down asphalt on the paddock which will be used for a skidpad and autocross events.

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Workers Find the 1.5 Millionth Corvette in the Corvette Museum Sinkhole

Last week at the National Corvette Museum, workers repairing the sinkhole began vacuuming the dirt inside the hole where they thought two of the three remaining Corvettes were resting. On Friday, the NCM posted a new photo of what they are saying is the edge of the hood from the 2009 1.5 Millionth milestone car.

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NCRS Foundation to Raise Up To $15,000 for the National Corvette Museum

What better group to make a donation to help the National Corvette Museum recover from its sinkhole catastrophe than the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS)?

NCRS’s mission, of course, has long been to help with the restoration, preservation, history and enjoyment of 1953 to 1996 Corvettes.

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[VIDEO] Behind the Scenes of the Corvette Recovery Operation at the National Corvette Museum

During the recovery efforts this week at the National Corvette Museum, GM sent down a film crew to document the excavation of the first three Corvettes from Sky Dome sinkhole. Here is their video featuring our NCM friends Wendell Strode, Adam Boca and Chevy Communications guru Monte Doran.

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[VIDEO] Watch the Rescue of the 1984 Corvette PPG Pace Car from the Corvette Museum Sinkhole

Construction workers surprised us yesterday by going after two more Corvettes. In addition to the 1992 1 Millionth Corvette that was pulled from the sinkhole inside the National Corvette Museum’s Sky Dome, workers also were able to snag the 1984 PPG Corvette Pace Car (or at least most of it).

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