North Country Corvettes – NCoCC Plastic Fantastic XXXVII

NCoCC.

They have been holding this Plastic Fantastic  car show for 37 years (the oldest and largest Corvette show…ever!!!)

Looks like a blast!!!!!

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The proceeds go to support the club charity, the San Diego USO.

Thanks for reading

Tim

 

National Corvette Museum PPG Pace Car – Surprise Rescue 2!!!!

“Sad” is the only way to describe this once beautiful machine.  I’ve seen this beauties many times during my visits to the museum (except the Blue Devil) that were or are in the sinkhole.

PPG Pace Car

PPG Pace Car

PPG Pace Car

PPG Pace Car

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was a very unique vehicle. As you can see it was crushed with a slap of concrete.  I think I read where one of the workers said it was “karate chopped”.

PPG Pace Car

PPG Pace Car

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of all the damaged Vettes this one might just be the most impressive if they can restore it!!!!

Thanks for reading
Tim

1,000,000th Corvette Surprise Rescue!!!

http://corvettemuseum.blogspot.com/2014/03/millionth-corvette-unexpectedly-saved.html

“Initially there was no intention to bring the Millionth out, but as we got in there and saw more this morning we did feel like this might be our best chance,” said Danny Daniel, President of Scott, Murphy and Daniel Construction.

Danny indicated that they pulled the car by one wheel from where it was lodged and it swung free into the cavern. They were then able to lift the car and place it to rest, upside down on the bottom of the sinkhole. Finally, the Corvette was hooked up by its two tires for final lifting out of the sinkhole, much like the process to retrieve the 1993 40th Anniversary.

“Went like a champ, we were tickled to death,” added Daniel.

“The Millionth Corvette has been through a lot, but the damage at first glance seems to be less extensive than what it could have been, especially given the precarious spot the car landed,” said Bob Hellmann, Facilities and Displays Manager at the Museum. “The undercarriage and frame look to be in good condition and everything is repairable.”

The Millionth Corvette was built at 2:00pm on July 2, 1992 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Just like the first 1953 Corvettes, it bears a white exterior, red interior and is a convertible. The car was donated to the Corvette Museum by General Motors. In a press release from 1991, Jim Perkins, General Manager for Chevrolet at the time, said “We’ve been looking for a way to support the goals of the museum, which are to enshrine a great car and the great people who made it an American institution.” This donation came two years before the museum that exists today had opened its doors.

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She looks a little rough to me.

I have to take a minute to give job well done to the crew working the rescue.  Lots of people appreciate their efforts.  I having pulled a RV from a 100 ravine with a tow truck, it’s nerve racking job….these guys are pros.

Thanks for reading.

Tim

National Corvette Museum Update 3/4/2014

NCM:

 

March 4, 2014 Update from Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode

March 4, 2014 at 8:15am

Today the construction and engineering team extracts the 1962. After that there will be additional work done to stabilize the red spire, the walls of the sinkhole and the area immediately around the walls. This will take approximately 3 weeks.

 

After this has been completed, the construction firm employees will begin removing the dirt, concrete, rebar, Stinger lift, safety barriers and everything else until the remaining 5 cars have been extracted. The timeline for this is approximately an additional 3 weeks.

 

Thanks for your patience during Operation Corvette +!

https://www.facebook.com/notes/national-corvette-museum/march-4-2014-update-from-museum-executive-director-wendell-strode/10152032860386705

Corvettes pulled from sinkhole at National Corvette Museum in Kentucky

Two classic Corvettes re-emerged Monday from a giant sinkhole that gobbled up those and six other prized vehicles still trapped beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. Workers in a cage painstakingly hooked straps around the cars before a 
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build the V8 engine, then took delivery of the car at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, near the Corvette final assembly point

NCM Sinkhole – 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil and 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette Recovered

The Blue Devil ZR1 and the  beautiful Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette was recovered today.

 

Although, the she did not fare as well as the 2009 ZR1  it will be restored.

Check of the video coverage:

Blue Devil – Rescued

 

 

Blue Devil fired up!!  The cheers say it all!!!   “Like a Rock!!”

 

40th Anniversary pulled from the tomb.

 

Thanks for reading

Tim

 

Devil reclaims his Corvette ZR1: Sinkhole swallows 8 cars at National Corvette …

What do you get when you mix a national museum, a collection of collectable cars, and a series of interconnected subterranean caves? A massive sinkhole, that’s what. Yesterday morning curators at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky 
First Corvette safely removed from sinkhole

The removal of the first car is anticipated to take an hour, after which the ZR1 will be loaded onto a flatbed truck inside the Skydome and unloaded in the museum’s Exhibit Hall. After the first car, the museum-owned 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary

 

 

National Corvette Museum to display cars swallowed by sinkhole | Hemmings Daily

Once the eight Corvettes are pulled from the sinkhole, they’ll be exhibited in an “as-recovered” state in a dedicated display scheduled to run from April 18 through August 3, at which time they’ll be shipped back to General Motors for restoration. As previously reported, the restoration process will be conducted at GM’s Mechanical Assembly facility, and overseen by Ed Welburn, GM’s vice president of global design. Until the condition of each car is better understood, no predictions can be made about how long the restoration process will take.

via National Corvette Museum to display cars swallowed by sinkhole | Hemmings Daily.

 

Blue Devil

Blue Devil

 

 

 

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National Corvette Museum Sink Hole – Webcam Skydone

NOT Obsessed…nope….I’m NOT Obsessed!!!!

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But just in case YOU are  Wink  here is the link for the live camera overlooking the hole in the floor of the Corvette museum.

http://www.corvettemuseum.org/webcam/camera6.shtml

Not that I am, but you could have it up on one monitor and work off the other.

Just saying!!!

And if you think about – join the museum or give to restoration fund.

 

Thanks for reading and SAVE THE WAVE!!!

Tim

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National Corvette Museum To Display Damaged Corvettes Before Sending …

You have probably heard by now that eight Corvettes were eaten up by a sinkhole which opened up in the Skydome room of the National Corvette Museum on February 12. The cars will eventually be restored by GM at the automaker’s Heritage Collection in 

 

 

National Corvette Museum Sink Hole- Restore the Vetts?

Keeping the proper prospective, (no humans were harmed) but it’s a shame to lose those beautiful one of a kind, historic cars.

So what’s next?

Apparently they believe the rest of the National Corvette Museum building it’s self is sound as is the rest of the grounds under the 184-acre Motorsports Park, which is opening in August.

But what should happened to the cars?

Should they be restored?

Should they stay as they are and preserved?

Let me know what you think.

 

Give me some feedback and I’ll send it on the Museum folks.

Thanks for reading.

Tim

1 and Half Millionth Corvette

1 and Half Millionth Corvette