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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Chevy Corvette Museum Delivery Experience From Bob Huffman
Bob Huffman, Vice President of the Baton Rouge Corvette Club, recently took
delivery of his 2011 Corvette Grand Sport 4LT Coupe at the National
Corvette Museum via the Museum Delivery option.
Bob purchased his Vette right here at Ross Downing Chevrolet, and was kind
enough to share his experience with us! For more details of the Corvette
Museum Delivery program, visit http://www.chevycorvette.com/museum-delivery
Corvettes Fall Into Sinkhole at National Corvette Museum
(CNN) -- Eight Corvettes fell into a sinkhole that opened up beneath a
section of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky on Wednesday.
The sinkhole, about 40 feet wide and about 25 to 30 feet deep, appeared
before dawn under the skydome section of the museum, said Executive
Director Wendell Strode.
The yellow cone-shaped area houses Corvettes on loan from private owners
and those "made famous by magazines and auto shows the world over,"
according to the museum's website.
It is home to more than 30 unique Corvettes, including prototypes and a
1983 model -- the only one in existence.
Of the eight cars that fell, six were donated to the museum by Corvette
enthusiasts, and two are owned by the car's maker General Motors.
Strode could not say how much the total value of the damaged cars is, but
added it was "substantial."
Strode said a structural engineer was at the scene assessing the situation.
The museum in Bowling Green celebrates the American-made Chevrolet
It's located across the street from the GM Bowling Green Corvette assembly
plant, where the cars are made.
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.
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A Mini Documentary on the National Corvette Museum Sinkhole
This short video tells a little about the sinkhole incident, and the
recovery of five out of eight Corvettes. Produced at the request of General
Motors by Bader TV, for the National Corvette Museum. Permission given to
use this film with credit by media.
Museum Sinkhole Eats Eight Rare Corvettes
A sinkhole opened up at the Corvette Museum in KY, and swallowed eight
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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
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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.