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.
Our pictures come from the Corvettes Around the Corner page on Facebook and we see many familiar Corvettes gracing the new Skydome’s polished concrete floor.
An area has been designated for the “Great Eight” Corvettes that were recovered from the Skydome’s sinkhole. The 2009 Corvette ZR1 which was restored and returned last year is there along with the six other Corvettes that still wear the scars from the disaster. The 1992 Corvette that is the 1 Millionth Corvette will return for the ribbon cutting ceremony next month.
On the floor, yellow markings show the outline of where the sinkhole was before Skydome’s floor was restored.
We also see the Museum’s crown jewel – the only 1983 Corvette in existence. The new display which also debuted last year looks right at home back inside the Skydome.
Other Corvettes are also arrayed around the bright red spire including a couple of 1996 special editions – a Grand Sport and a Collector’s Edition Coupe – along with a collection of Anniversary Corvettes ranging from a 1978 25th Anniversary Coupe to a 2013 60th Anniversary 427 Convertible.
Check out these pics and then head over to Facebook to see all the photos:
If you are interested in attending the ribbon cutting for the reopening, head over and register for the National Corvette Museum’s 21st Anniversary Celebration planned September 3-5, 2015. Advance registration closes at 5pm CT Friday, August 14, 2015.
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