2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil" On loan from General Motors
1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
1962 Black Corvette
1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette
1984 PPG Pace Car Corvette
1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette
2001 Mallett Hammer ZO6 Corvette
Fourth to be pulled from Sink Hole
Fifth to be pulled from Sink Hole
Sixth to be pulled from Sink Hole
Seventh to be pulled from Sink Hole
Eight to be pulled from Sink Hole
Third to be pulled from Sink Hole
Second to be pulled from Sink Hole
First to be pulled from Sink Hole
Corvette Museum Photo's & You tube links on the Eight cars damaged in Sink Hole.
The “sinkhole Corvettes” will come together for a special display in the Museum’s
Exhibit Hall through August 3, after which time they will be moved into the restored
Sky dome where they will remain on display, as-is, through the Museum’s 20th
Anniversary Event August 27-30, 2014.
Read All About It. The
pictures and information
about the Sink Hole.
Theres more pictures and
you tube links if you want
more but here's a little bit
Corvette Museum Information
The video in the link below is a documentary about the sink hole at the Corvette
known to exist. So timely for our club's visit right close to the twentieth
anniversary of the NCM's grand opening.
It should be of particular interest to those TRCC members going on Kathy's
Rollin' to Bowlin' trip who will see this up close and live but anyone who wants
to learn something should also watch the hour long video. I believe that time
will show that those TRCC members going on this trip will have a rather unique
opportunity to see and learn way more than they expected. I guess it is just
another spin off benefit of buying a Corvette, joining a good Corvette club and
doing something you would not have otherwise done..... Incidentally, WKU is
Western Kentucky University. It is located in Bowling Green and it is a beautiful
campus to tour around when our club is in town.
Just click on the You tube video. It is an hour long so get another cup of coffee
ready and enjoy the video.
All About it.
Corvette Museum Information about The Sink Hole
Twin Rivers Corvette Club
C1-1953-1962 C2-1963-1967 C3-1968-1982 C4-1984-1996 C5-1997-2004 C6-2005-2013 C7-2014-Present C8-???
The 1 millionth Chevrolet Corvette ever produced has been restored to its
original glory more than a year and a half after plummeting into a sinkhole at the
National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
General Motors Co. on Thursday unveiled the white 1992 convertible at the
Bowling Green museum, where it returns as part of a permanent exhibit. The
restoration took more than four months and 1,200 man-hours, according to the
“As the one and only 1 millionth Corvette, its preservation was important to us
as the designers of the vehicle — and as Corvette enthusiasts,” said Ed
Welburn, vice president of GM Global Design, in a statement.
The car was heavily damaged on Feb. 12, 2014, when it and seven other rare
Corvettes tumbled into a sinkhole that opened beneath the museum’s Skydome
The milestone sports car is the second sinkhole-damaged Corvette that the
company has restored. The first was a 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype known as the
Blue Devil. The National Corvette Museum will oversee the restoration of a third
car, a 1962 Corvette.
The other five Corvettes will remain in their as-recovered state to preserve the
historical significance of the cars. They will become part of a future sinkhole-
themed display at the museum.
Besides being the 1 millionth Corvette, officials said the car was particularly
unique because hundreds of employees who assembled the vehicle signed its
“I look at it and I think about how the car was assembled, and people signing it
during the assembly process,” Welburn said earlier this year at the company’s
Warren Tech Center, where the restoration took place. “It’s not like they just
finished the car and signed the hood. They were signing it as it was being
assembled. That’s cool.”
Only three signed components couldn’t be saved, but were reproduced in an
attempt to keep the car historically accurate down to the last signature. For two
components, the team had the autographs scanned, reproduced as transfers
and placed on the replacement parts. However, the other component was too
damaged to save or even accurately scan, so the team worked with the museum
to secure a new signature of the employee.
Among the parts replaced were the hood, front fascia and the lower panels
between the front wheels and doors, as well as a number of ancillary supporting
components under the hood. The replacements came from a vehicle of the same
vintage and color, ensuring authenticity of the parts and materials involved with
The other sinkhole-damaged Corvettes include a 1984 PPG Pace Car; 1993 40th-
Anniversary Ruby Red Corvette; 1993 ZR-1 Spyder; 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06
Corvette; and 2009 1.5-millionth Corvette.
GM originally said it would try to restore all eight Corvettes that fell into the 45-
foot wide and 60-foot long hole. But museum officials later determined only
three could be restored.