A classic building for a classic car.
That’s the combination an Iowa family has used in their business.
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.
General Motors Tuesday showed off their restoration progress on the 1 millionth Corvette which fell into the National Corvette Museum sinkhole in February 2014. This is the first time the car has been seen by the public since it left the museum in April of this year. They plan to have all of the work completed in time to return it to the NCM for their 21st birthday celebration Labor Day weekend.
This beautiful 1957 red Corvette with white coves didn’t always look this great.
In fact, the master restorer who brought it back to life says it was “all busted up.”
As Mike McCabe of Busted Wrench Garage in Gulfport, Miss., put it, “It was a chopped up, drag racing car. It had holes in it and tires sticking out of the back.”
After taking the car apart and performing extensive “plastic surgery,” though, the classic Corvette is now a dream machine.
Our friends at Mid America Motorworks know a thing or two about Corvette owners. After all, Mike Yager and his staff have been serving Corvette owners for over 40 years now so they know what Corvette owners want (everything!).
While some ‘Vette owners are eager to customize their rides, others go out of their way to preserve the original look and feel of America’s Sports Car. Luckily, Mid America Motorworks is here for both types of Corvette owners.
In the early morning hours of February 12th, a large sinkhole opened inside the Corvette Museum’s Sky Dome and swallowed eight Corvettes. Nearly nine months later, General Motors has unveiled the restored 2009 Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil Show car for the 2014 SEMA show.
Enjoy this drive around video of a restored 1971 Corvette accompanied by a soundtrack straight from the ’70s.
1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Restored by RPM-Styling. Restoration of vintage vehicles, muscle cars, classic cars, oldtimers, hot rods, customs, street rods, pro tourers.
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Many Corvette owners have never torn their cars apart, content to drive them just the way they are or pay someone else to do the dirty restoration work.
For those faithful, we offer two time-lapse videos that documents a man singlehandedly taking apart a C3 Corvette roadster with a few wrenches and his bare hands – oh, and a hoist lift to raise the body off the frame and lower it gently to the ground.
Isn’t it funny how fate sometimes intervenes for Corvette owners?
Take the case of Tommy and Brenda Loftin of North Carolina, who no doubt are thankful this holiday season that back in 2010, Brenda took a ride one night trying to get their granddaughter to go to sleep and just happened to drive past an open garage door where a 1954 Corvette was beckoning to her, though it was covered with boxes and Christmas stuff.
Lots of hard work in a short time resulted in this patriotic tribute, just in time for the 2013 New York City Veterans Day Parade last month.
The 1984 Corvette had belonged to a Korean War veteran, whose wife donated it after he recently passed away to the Cpl. David W. Leonard K.I.A. War Memorial Museum in Godeffroy, N.Y.