As many of you may already know, eight beautiful Corvettes in the National Corvette Museum were engulfed by a catastrophic sinkhole that struck Bowling Green, Kentucky early in the morning hours. However, there is some good news. According to WKYT, with the help of General Motors they are going to try and restore as many of them as possible. General Motors Design Chief Ed Welburn will head the restoration process. Even Mark Reuss,GM's head of global product development, stated
the damaged vehicles are some of the most significant in automotive history."
Therefore, we can rest easy in the fact that these masterpieces will be restored through all possible means.
The majority of the restoration process will take place at GM Design’s Mechanical Assembly facility. The company’s Heritage Collection is typically maintained and restored there.
The museum’s list of cars that were “eaten”:
-- a 1962 "Black Corvette"
-- a 1984 PPG pace car
-- a 2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil"
-- a 1993 ruby red "40th Anniversary Corvette"
-- a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
-- a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder
-- the 2009 white "1.5 Millionth Corvette"
-- the 1992 white "1 Millionth Corvette"
The first six are owned by the museum and the last two are loaned from General Motors.