One of the most talked about events this year, and possibly in modern Corvette history, is the sinkhole that opened up in the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum back in February. Recently, the eight Corvettes that fell victim to the sinkhole began to be extracted and examined for damage so they could eventually be given new life.
The National Corvette Museum made this mini documentary to show how five out of the eight Corvettes were extracted and how big of an impact the sinkhole had on the museum and the workers who helped save the damaged Corvettes. One of our favorite moments in the documentary was when the “Blue Devil” ZR1 was extracted, started right up, and driven right out of the building – it must have been an amazing to see that in person.
In the video, our friend Monte Doran of GM Communications talks about how all of the Corvettes in the museum are all there for a reason, and how they’re all part of Corvette history and automotive history in general. “These cars are really iconic, special cars that we felt needed to be restored and returned back to the museum once they’re finished,” explained Doran. Now that most of the cars are extracted, they will be put on display in the museum until they get restored so Corvette enthusiasts can view the damage done by the sinkhole.
Mike Williams of NCM describes in the video how special it was to get to ride out of the building in the black ’62 Corvette after it was extracted and how meaningful these cars really are. These Corvettes have a great story and falling victim to a sinkhole just made their tale even more interesting.