Leslie J. Allen tours the National Corvette Museum and the assembly plant that makes the sports car. The factory in Bowling Green, Ky., marked its 30th anniversary last year and attracts as many as 50,000 visitors a year.
Corvette Museum Sinkhole : Top Cars Retrieved - Video
Video of the tops cars retrieved from the sinkhole inside National Corvette
Historic Vehicles Pulled from National Corvette Museum Sinkhole for
Chevrolet to Commence Restoration Efforts
March 2014, Bowling Green KY: Generations of car fans worldwide will be
relieved to know that the iconic,irreplaceable vehicles damaged in the
National Corvette Museum sinkhole have been retrieved - and are on their
way to General Motors Design in Warren, Michigan for repair and
The collapse occurred on Wednesday, February 12 at approximately 5:40 AM
CST in the museum's domed section. Fire Department officials estimated the
hole to be approximately 40 wide and 25 to 30 feet deep.
Among the vehicles damaged included: a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder, a 2009 ZR1 Blue
Devil 1962 black Corvette, a 1984 PPG Pace Car, a 1992 White 1 Millionth
Corvette, a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette, a 2001 Mallett Hammer
Z06 Corvette and a 2009 white 1.5 Millionth Corvette.
General Motors Design in Warren, Michigan, will lead the project. The cars
will be shipped to the Mechanical Assembly facility, a small specialty shop
within GM Design, where the best restoration approach will be determined.
Mechanical Assembly has been part of GM Design since the 1930s, and today
maintains and restores many of the vehicles in the GM Heritage Collection
and GM's historic concept cars.
The National Corvette Museum is independently owned, and supported solely
by charitable donations from enthusiasts. It is currently accepting
donations on its website to assist in refurbishing the facility. Donations
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Art Morrison 3G 1960 Corvette
The Smoking Tire heads to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch to test the
Gran Turismo Award-Winning SEMA car: Art Morrison's 1960 3G Corvette. It's
a $400,000 one-off work of art that begs to be driven hard.
C7 Corvette - Yes, it Really is That Good
Matt heads to Monterey, CA during Pebble Beach week for a 300-mile test
drive of the new C7 Corvette Stingray with Z51 package. It's so good it's
practically unbelievable, and for the first time ever, Corvette owners
won't have to make excuses.
The recovery of the 1 Millionth Corvette
Since the sinkhole opened up in the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum
on February 12, 2014, the milestone 1 millionth Corvette has been wedged
precariously over an open space. With the potential of further damage from
slipping and falling further, an unscheduled rescue effort was launched to
recover it. The team lassoed the rear wheel in their first attempt and it
was carefully pulled up. The next step was to lay it back down skillfully
over a place where the custom seats wouldn't be crushed allowing workers to
strap it up for retrieval.
The whole operation took 1 hour and 51 minutes, but here are the
1960 Corvette Street Rod Project part2
A 1960 Corvette Street Rod Project that my friends at B-Rod or Custom is
working on...this is the second part of this series...make sure you
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Corvette Sinkhole Adventure in a 1975 Stingray! - Roadkill Ep. 27
Chevy runs deep! This time Freiburger and Finnegan find out just how deep
as they visit the infamous sinkhole that opened up inside the National
Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. To do it Roadkill style, the
guys find the worst Corvette they can buy, get it running after sitting for
six years, break auto parts, experience gators firsthand, and visit the
Corvette assembly plant. Finally, they try and convince the Corvette Museum
to let them leave their '75 Stingray behind......inside the sinkhole.
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2010 Corvette Grand Sport Twin Turbo
This is a 2010 Corvette grand Sport that a customer brought to us. We
wanted to show his real reaction with the increased horsepower. This is a real
pick up and test drive with a customer. Please be courteous, and share if
you like the video!
We put on the 1000hp rated turbos, dual
turbosmart wastegates, turbosmart blow off valve, Pfadt X-Pipe. Thank's
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2001 Z06 Mallett Hammer Recovery
The last of the "Great 8" Corvettes has been pulled from the depths of the
40 foot wide by 60 foot deep sinkhole that collapsed within the Skydome
building of the National Corvette Museum exactly eight weeks ago, marking
the end of the first phase of rebuilding.
The 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 was one of two Corvettes that's whereabouts
were initially unknown after the sinkhole happened. The car was finally
discover this Monday, upside down with the nose pointing towards the red
Spire in the center of the room. It is, by far, the most heavily damaged of
all eight Corvettes.
The Gorgeous all new 2014 Corvette Stingray
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The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is currently available as a hatchback
coupe only. The convertible, with its power-operated soft-top roof, is
expected to arrive in the spring of 2014.
There are two main trim levels, base and Z51. Within each, however, there
are three sub-trims: 1LT, 2LT and 3LT. The base Corvette 1LT comes standard
with 18-inch front wheels and 19-inch rear wheels, xenon headlights, heated
mirrors, a removable roof panel, dual-zone automatic climate control,
cruise control, keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery, eight-way
power front seats and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.
Electronic features include OnStar, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity,
an 8-inch touchscreen display, Chevy's MyLink electronics interface, a
rearview camera and a nine-speaker Bose sound system with two USB ports, an
auxiliary audio jack, an SD card reader and satellite radio.
The Corvette Stingray Z51 1LT further adds 19-inch front/20-inch rear
wheels, exterior aero trim, performance brakes and suspension tuning,
revised transmission gear
ratios (manual transmission only), a limited-slip electronic rear
differential, a rear differential cooler and dry-sump oiling for the V8
All Corvette Stingray 2LT models come with auto-dimming driver-side and
rearview mirrors, a 10-speaker sound system with HD radio, a head-up
display, a cargo shade, driver memory settings, heated and ventilated seats
and power lumbar seat adjustments. The 3LT is the same but with upgraded
leather upholstery and a navigation system.
For the Corvette Z51, adaptive suspension dampers are optional and come
bundled with an upgraded traction management system. Other options for the
whole Corvette Stingray line include a dual-mode Exhaust system and competition-style seats (late
availability). All coupes come with a painted and removable carbon-fiber
roof panel, and if you choose, you can order your roof panel either with
exposed carbon fiber or transparent.
Powertrains and Performance
Under the Corvette's hood is a 6.2-liter V8 driving the rear wheels.
Maximum power is rated at 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque -- up from 436 and
428 last year, respectively. Don't be unimpressed by what appear to be
modest power gains, though; the new engine adds roughly 50 lb-ft of torque
below 4,000 rpm over the outgoing model. With its optional dual-mode Exhaust, the Corvette gets a slight power
Boost to 460 hp and 465 lb-ft of
The new V8 now features direct fuel injection, variable valve timing and
cylinder deactivation. Fuel economy should be very similar to the previous
car, which stood at 16 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined with the
For the new car, a new seven-speed manual transmission is offered alongside
a conventional six-speed automatic. The new manual uses the same gear ratios as the previous car,
with the 7th gear acting as a tall cruising gear to incrementally improve
fuel economy. The manual also comes with automatic rev-matching for
upshifts and downshifts, which greatly simplifies and smoothes out shifting
during enthusiastic driving.
Corvette Museum SinkHole - Corvette Museum Sink Hole
http://www.iBuyCollectorCars.com - Eight Corvettes have been swallowed up
at the Corvette Museum in Kentucky by an enormous sinkhole. Looking for a
home that might someday be eaten up by a sinkhole, either in Arizona or