National Corvette Museum Overview

A video tour of the National Corvette Museum, the exhibits and what the Museum has to offer, from the new Library and Archives to expanded Corvette Store, 50s-themed Corvette Cafe and much more! The Museum is located at I-65 exit 28 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Just 1-hour north of Nashville and less than 2-hours south of Louisville. The Museum is the 'Gateway to All Things Corvette!'

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Corvette Museum Sink Hole Disaster & Recovery
Corvette museum Disaster that began 2-12-14 Music in this video is from Ricky Van Man @music4yourvids.co.uk Creative Commons license : http://music4yourvids.co.uk/license.html Song: FILM_-_DRAMATIC_DRUMS





National Corvette Museum Sinkhole Disaster
Make sure to visit http://www.dannywhitfield.com/corvette-great8.html for the "Great Eight" Corvette tribute prints. The National Corvette Museum opened on September 2, 1994, originally occupying 63,000 square feet. The highlight of the new building was the dramatic yellow Skydome that was clearly visible from nearby Interstate 65. In 2009, an expansion increased the museum’s size to 110,000 square feet. During the last 20 years, thousands of visitors have wandered under the Skydome to inspect the historically significant Corvettes on display. That ended on February 12, 2014 at 5:39 a.m., when the museum’s security system alerted NCM employee Betty Hardison of an event inside the building. When the staff arrived, the building was filled with smoke. They called the fire department who quickly located the source. It was a 40-foot-wide hole in the Skydome floor! Deep within the hole a ZR1 was discovered sitting on top of a pile of rocks and debris. Other Corvettes could also be seen. In total, eight Corvettes fell into the abyss. Automotive Artist Danny Whitfield created the "great eight" tribute prints to continue the legacy of these legendary Corvettes.





Corvette Museum Sinkhole : Top Cars Retrieved - Video
Video of the tops cars retrieved from the sinkhole inside National Corvette Museum. 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 restoration. 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 are tax-deductible.





Heritage Series -- The One and Only 1983 Corvette
The world's only 1983 Corvette has long been shrouded with mystery. Why is it the only one? How did it manage to survive? How did it wind up at the National Corvette Museum? In this installment of the NCM Heritage Series, we track down the people who were there as this car made its trip from the plant, through the Milford Proving Grounds, and into Corvette history.




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