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National Corvette Museum Sinkhole Mini-Documentary

If you are not sick of hearing about the National Corvette Museum sinkhole, then it’s worth viewing this mini-documentary, put together by Bader TV for the museum and General Motors. The 4-minute video chronicles the removal of the first five Corvettes: the “Blue Devil” 2009 Corvette ZR1, “40th Anniversary” 1993 Corvette, 1962 Corvette, “One Millionth” 1992 Corvette, and “PPG Pace Car” 1984 Corvette.

For Chevrolet and Corvette enthusiasts it’s been an emotional week, though much anticipated since the sinkhole collapse three weeks ago. While Blue Devil fired up on the first try after it was removed, and appears to have sustained only minimal damage, others weren’t so lucky. The crew at GM tasked with restoration will have their work cut out for them when they tackle the three C4s, several of which had the window frame completely flattened. Additionally, the back half of the PPG Pace Car appears also to have made contact with a large chunk of concrete.

The latest update from the museum states that the 1993 ZR-1 Spyder has been covered with a tarp and sand to cushion any falling debris as large pieces of concrete and mesh are removed that currently hang over it. As soon as the construction crew stabilizes the spire and walls around the sinkhole, they will vacuum the dirt from around the remaining cars and start the removal process again. Besides the Spyder, the 2001 Mallet Hammer Z06 and 2009 1.5 millionth Corvette still remain.


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