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[VIDEO] Time Lapse Video of the National Corvette Museum's Sinkhole Restoration

It was the morning of February 12, 2014 that changed everything for the National Corvette Museum. Just before 6:00 am, a large sinkhole opened up inside the Museum’s Skydome, swallowing eight Corvettes and leaving a hole roughly forty feet wide by 40 feet deep.

Since that moment, we’ve been following the Museum’s progress as it first worked to rescue the Great Eight Corvettes before turning its focus to repairing and restoring the concrete floor.

[VIDEO] Time Lapse Restoration of the 1 Millionth Corvette

After the 1992 Corvette known as the 1 Millionth Corvette fell into the sinkhole inside the National Corvette Museum, many wondered if the special milestone car could be saved. But GM made a pledge to restore the car and after four months and 1,200 man hours, the 1 Millionth Corvette’s restoration has been completed and the car is back home inside the NCM’s Sky Dome once again.

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[PICS] The National Corvette Museum Skydome Reopens to the Public

Ever since the sinkhole swallowed eight Corvettes in February 2014, we’ve been following the progress of the National Corvette Museum’s efforts to retrieve the lost cars and then restore the Skydome back to normal. While the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Skydome is planned for the 21st Anniversary Celebration next month, the Museum has recently opened up the area to the public.

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[PICS] General Motors Shows off Restoration Progress on the 1 Millionth Corvette

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.

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Corvette Museum Planning ThunderDome Exhibit to Tell the Story of the Sinkhole

The National Corvette Museum continues to make lemonade out of the lemons that literally fell beneath its feet last year.

Museum officials have released details about what they’re calling “Thunderdome,” a unique multimedia experience that will allow visitors to “live through” the collapse of the Skydome floor that sent eight Corvettes falling into the bowels of the earth in February 2014.

[VIDEO] Corvette Museum's Sinkhole Also Brings Record Visitors to the Corvette Assembly Plant

Remember how nervous you were that first day on a new job?

Well, imagine Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Jeff Lamarche’s feelings when he arrived for his second day on the job on Feb. 12, 2014 – only to find out that a sinkhole had swallowed eight Corvettes in the National Corvette Museum just next door during the night!

On Thursday afternoon, the National Corvette Museum marked the one year anniversary of the SkyDome Sinkhole with a press conference that culminated in the official return of the 2009 Corvette “Blue Devil” ZR1 to the display floor.

The Museum considers the one-year anniversary to be a celebration of sorts for the all the hard work and determination from the staff of the museum, the construction workers that put in long hours during the recovery and repairs, as well as the Museum members who stepped up their support during this difficult year.

The staff at the Museum, led by Executive Director Wendell Strode, has often been described as taking a bad situation and turning it into a positive outcome. The phrase “turning lemons into lemonade” has been used to describe the last year which saw record visitor numbers and new memberships despite the fact there was a large sinkhole in the SkyDome. So it was no surprise that the during the commemoration, glasses of lemonade were passed around to those in attendance.

Special activities are planned at the National Corvette Museum on Thursday, Feb. 12, to observe the one-year anniversary of the sinkhole that formed inside the SkyDome and swallowed eight classic Corvettes.

The disaster actually has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the museum, which earned major news coverage around the world and actually experienced a 67 percent increase in attendance for the year.