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The National Corvette Museum

Chevrolet’s Corvette has never been closer to being a true supercar than it currently is, now in its 7th generation.

As if the arrival of the C7 Corvette was not news enough, as it coincided with the car’s 60th anniversary in 2003, something happened earlier in 2014 where the home of Chevy’s performance machine suffered some great losses…

Losses to the world of Corvette enthusiasts, that is. At 5:44 am on February 12th, 2014, a sinkhole occurred in the Skydome area of the National Corvette Museum (NCM).

Thankfully, no one was hurt. Sadly, eight Corvettes fell victim to the natural occurrence and some plummeted up to 60 feet deep into the sinkhole.

The Great Eight, as they’re now referred to, are the following:
  • 1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
  • 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors
  • 1962 Black Corvette
  • 1984 PPG Pace Car
  • 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette
  • 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
  • 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
  • 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette
I was recently on an event in Kentucky and took the time to make the trip out to Bowling Green to witness the damages for myself, as well as everything sexy and made out of fiberglass. As of this day, all cars have been fished out of the hole. Sadly, not all can be fixed.

Regardless, any and every car nut should take the time to visit the NCM and soak up the history and the impact that the Corvette has had on the North American landscape.

Check out my gallery. And if you’re the sensitive type, don’t stare at the broken ‘Vettes too much…