[GM said they will get her back, and some four months and 1,200 man-hours later, here is the result! Photo credit: GM]
This white C4 Chevrolet Corvette left the Bowling Green assembly line in 1992 and fell into the sinkhole at the Corvette Museum last year along with eight other rare Corvettes. Now the General Motors Design Center is working hard to return her to prime condition.
Tomorrow marks exactly one year since a sinkhole opened up underneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, swallowing eight rare and unusual Corvettes like in some tragic Greek mythology story except with Corvettes. But time marches on, and today, the sinkhole is no more.
The 2009 Corvette ZR1 was the first car recovered from the massive 30-foot-deep sinkhole at the Corvette Museum and also the first car restored for SEMA.
When last we heard about the sinkhole that engulfed part of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, museum officials decided to keep it open as a tourist attraction. Today, however, they changed their minds, and the sinkhole will be no more.
The Corvette Museum sinkhole may be one of our nation's greatest tragedies, but it's had a strange unintended side effect: attendance and sinkhole-related merchandise sales at the Bowling Green, Kentucky museum have risen sharply. As such, the museum's board has decided to keep it around.
Two months ago, the ground opened up underneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky and swallowed eight rare, unusual and special Corvettes. The museum pulled the last Corvette out of the sinkhole a few weeks ago, but now they're coming to terms with just how badly some of the cars were damaged.
New Roadkill! Buying the shittiest Corvette on Craigslist and driving to see the sinkhole 'Vettes.
The Corvette Museum Sinkholedrama made us cry. A lot. We're still crying. And now they've extracted the final Corvette, a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 from the wreckage. It ain't pretty.
"We're giving it back to Satan," a Corvette Museum representative told* me earlier today.
Above is a picture of the 1984 PPG Pace Car that was rescued a few days ago. While it doesn't seem like the damage will just buff out, this version of America's sports car will someday drive again.
Wake up, sheeple! You probably still believe that an alleged "Corvette Museum" had a "sinkhole" open under it and swallow up some "cars." And for that I pity you. Because, clearly, this whole sinkhole business is a huge hoax. Don't believe me? Well, it's on the internet.
After Kevin and Linda Helmintoller watched the video of eight rare Corvettes falling into a sinkhole at the Corvette Museum, they jokingly say they went into denial mode.
The Bowling Green, Kentucky area where the Corvette Museum is located sits in what is known as a karst area. This is an area where water slowly dissolves the native bedrock—usually limestone— in the subsurface. Once the bedrock is dissolved to a point, it is no longer structurally sound to support the weight of what…
This still from one of the many r/c helicopter videos of the Corvette Museum sinkhole is possibly the most hearbreaking shot yet.
A sinkhole opened up under the National Corvette Museum early this morning. A security camera caught the first two losses on video.