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.
Corvettes At Carlisle 2012 Downtown Parade
This video is from my GoPro on top of my 1977 Steel Cities Gray Corvette.
It starts on the Carlisle Fairgrounds and moves through the entire parade
route. There were no burnouts but PLENTY of engine revving! Enjoy!
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
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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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
Z06 National Corvette Museum Delivery
Roy and Rosemary take delivery of their 2009 Z06 at the National Corvette
Museum. This is an experience that every new Corvette owner should have. We
also participated in the Buyers Tour to follow our Z06 every minute on the
assembly line. What an experience that is. The Assembly Plant workers are
so friendly and appreciative of a buyer.
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 427 Big-block Four-Speed
I thought you'd like a look at this very clean 1967 Chevrolet Corvette
coupe. It's powered by the original, numbers-matching 427 Big-block, rated
at 390 horsepower.
All the power is sent through the durable Muncie four-speed manual trans.
This car has been kept as original as possible. It was owned by the
original owner all the way up until 2008. This is a really nice survivor.
Thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, Missouri
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
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
subscribe so that you don't miss any of the cool videos I shoot at this
My Classic Car Season 4 Episode 1 - Corvette Museum's Anniversary
Dennis Gage and the My Classic Car crew visit the National Corvette Museum
during their 5th anniversary Corvette Caravan celebration in Bowling Green,
Kentucky. Sam Memmolo and Dennis discuss what you should look for when
choosing a car to restore. Dennis travels to Green Lake, Wisconsin to
admire and ride in an unrestored 1954 Buick Super Riviera.
Visit http://www.myclassiccar.com for more information
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.
Visiting the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit
While in Detroit for GoFurther, I had the opportunity to go to the Henry
Ford Museum. I only got to walk around the first 25% of the whole museum. I
saw the racing wing, the different camper vehicles, and the higher end cars
of the 20's and 30's. It was then off to the Energy wing to see the
generators that powered our towns over 100 years ago. A quick stop at the
Wienermobile, then I saw some of the tractor equipment of the 1900's,
including the prototype Ford tractor. http://bit.ly/MVCrS2
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Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Dave Tatman Talks About C7 Corvette Production
CorvetteBlogger spoke with Dave Tatman, Manager of the Corvette Assembly
Plant in Bowling Green, KY. Tatman provides us with an update on the
production of the 7th generation sports car which began in Aug. 2013. We
also question him on the quality inspections the new Corvettes go through
as well as ramping up production for exports and the forth coming
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