One year ago today, an enormous sinkhole opened up in the National Corvette Museum. Eight display corvettes were lost in the process. Despite the upsetting turn of events, this disaster ended on a positive note. The NCM had a 67% increase in attendance thanks to worldwide media coverage on the bizarre story.
The NCM will be holding a ceremony to mark the one-year anniversary of the sinkhole’s inception. This ceremony will include recounting the discovery of the sinkhole, and also celebrating reappearance of the 2009 Corvette ZR1 “Blue Devil” concept model to the floor. The Blue Devil was the first vehicle to be rescued and repaired out of the eight from the hole.
The museum owned six of the eight Corvettes that fell victim to the sinkhole, while the remaining two were on a loan from General Motors. Unfortunately only three out of the eight have been deemed acceptable for repair, even though all were recovered successfully. The Blue Devil began its restorations last yearh through GM just in time for the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. While in January restoration on the 1992 ‘One Millionth’ Corvette began at the GM Design Center. The 1962 Tuxedo Black Corvette will be having repairs made at a private Corvette restoration shop.
Today’s special ceremony will be broadcased live on YouTube, Zach Massey – sinkhole project manager will update you on what has been performed on the hole to date, and what’s in store for future completion. Excitingly, a display will be created at the Museum, to help tell the story about the sinkhole. This display will include a camera looking inside the cave and an educational display board.
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