National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky
Images taken at the museum, which is also the site of the only remaining Corvette factory, I believe.
The first music selection was the one that gave me the idea for the show. The second one I felt was obligatory. The third was used because I like to use uncommon version of common songs. See my Railpark show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei_-_h94IeA The last selection was for giggles and .I just felt that "Little Red Corvette" was just a little too easy to use.
The vintage Vette picture in watercolor at about 4:21 is altered to hide the reflection of MY BELLY in the fender!
1962 Corvette Alloway Street Rod
A 1962 Corvette Street Rod built by Alloway's Hot Rod Shop...This is a
iconic Hot Rod it's on several Posters and can be seen at most shows that
Bobby is at...ET Motor Gear even has t-shirts with it on it...very cool
car...Make sure you subscribe so that you don't miss any of the awesum Hot
Rods I shoot.
2010 BRITISH BASH (PART 1 OF 3)
The British Sports Car Club in Louisville Kentucky's annual "British Bash"
fundraiser for St. Joseph's Childrens' Home.
Great cars, great people, great cause, great fun.
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
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
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
BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF CORVETTE RECOVERY OPERATION AT NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM
Bowling Green, KY: March 2014: Generations of car fans worldwide are
relieved to know that the iconic, irreplaceable vehicles damaged in the
National Corvette Museum sinkhole are in the process of being retrieved.
Five of the eight cars have been removed from the cavernous sinkhole.
The crews have been working six days a week since the sinkhole incident
that swallowed eight Corvettes in the National Corvette Museum's Skydome
exhibit area. On Saturday, March 1, the crews rigged up the ZR1 and did a
few test lifts.
Two of the eight cars that fell into the sinkhole are completely buried,
and the process of stabilizing the walls and getting every car out could
take four to six weeks.
On Monday morning, March 3, nearly three weeks after the February 12
collapse, workers in a cage were lowered to hook straps around the cars to
hoist them from the sinkhole - which is approximately 40 feet wide and 60
Day # 1 Recovery Efforts: On the initial day of the recovery effort, the
first iconic Corvettes swallowed by the sinkhole - the 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil
and a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette - were pulled from beneath
the damaged terrain of the National Corvette Museum!
2009 Blue Devil ZR1 Emerges Nearly Unscathed, Drives Off: At approximately
10:35 AM CT, construction workers, technicians, Museum visitors and staff
cheered loudly as the 2009 Blue Devil ZR1 emerged nearly unscathed from the
gaping sinkhole. Additional shouts of approval erupted when the ZR1
started, after a few tries, and was driven about twenty feet to the Skydome
Based on initial inspection, the ZR-1 sustained minimal damage, despite
falling nearly 30 feet when the hole opened beneath an exhibit area on Feb.
1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette: The Ruby Red 40th Anniversary
Corvette was lifted by just two wheels to allow the workers to carefully
set it down - first on its side, then on its wheels. Unlike the Blue Devil
ZR1, the Ruby Red Corvette sustained severe damage - the rear glass was
gone, the front wheels were cocked in two different directions, and the
back-end, body panels, and hood were significantly damaged. However, there
appeared to be limited mechanical damage.
Day #2 Recovery Effort Frees 1962 Corvette: On the second day of the
recovery effort, Tuesday, March 4, a black 1962 Corvette was freed from a
five-ton slab of concrete which rested on the front of the vehicle.
The 1962 Corvette was lifted out of the sinkhole nose first. The
engineering team removed a four-post vehicle lift that had fallen on top of
the Corvette, and installed anchors to stabilize the concrete slab the
Corvette against which the Corvette was pinned.
Despite landing tail-down in the debris, the 1962 Corvette sustained
minimal damage. The rear end has only a minor crack in the fascia; the
bumpers, taillamps, and license plate appear unscathed. The worst damage is
an eight-inch split in the right front fender, and golf-ball-size hole
where the front fascia was resting against the concrete.
Day # 3 Recovery Effort Salvages 1992 White One Millionth Corvette and PPG
Pace Car: On the third of the recovery effort, technicians were able to
salvage the 1992 White One Millionth Corvette. The car was unexpectedly
pulled out when workers investigated the site in the morning and determined
that it was the best chance to bring the car to the surface. Workers pulled
the Corvette by one wheel where it was lodged and it swung free into the
cavern. They proceeded to lift the car and place it to rest upside down on
the bottom of the sinkhole. Finally, the Corvette was hooked up by its two
tires and lifted out of the hole - similar to the retrieval process of the
1993 40th Anniversary Corvette.
Also on the third day of the recovery effort, a 1984 PPG Pace car which was
significantly damaged by a concrete slab was unearthed from the sinkhole.
Museum Displays Damaged Corvettes as they are Recovered: The Museum is
displaying the cars as they are recovered, now through August 3. In
addition, this Spring they plan to create a special display with
information on the sinkhole incident, sinkholes and karst background
details, videos, photos and more.
GM to Restore All Damaged Corvettes: After the damaged Corvettes are
removed from their display, the vehicles will be transferred to General
Motors Design in Warren, Michigan for repair and restoration.
General Motors Design in Warren, Michigan, will lead the restoration
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.
The damaged vehicles are: a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder, a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil, a
1962 black Corvette, a 1984 PPG Pace Car, a 1992 White One Millionth
Corvette, a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette, a 2001 Mallett Hammer
Z06 Corvette and a 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette.
ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
Read the story here:
1999 National Corvette Caravan to Bowling Green - Part 1
In the Fall of 1999, Chevrolet had a 5 year anniversary party for the
Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Large Caravans were organized,
from all over the country, to meet at the museum for this event. It was a
great success, as thousands of Corvettes participated.
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.