National Corvette Museum
National Corvette Museum

The "Great 8"
InSPIREd from the Ground Up

On Wednesday, February 12, 2014 a sinkhole collapsed within the Skydome building of the National Corvette Museum. While we are fortunate that no one was in the building at the time of the incident, the hole did claim eight prized Corvettes.

A temporary display is available between the Nostalgia and Performance areas of the Museum featuring a video and and information on the Corvettes, sinkholes, caves and karst. Seven out of the 8 Corvettes are on display in the Skydome.

Initial Sinkhole Release
Sinkhole Timeline
GM to Oversee Car Restoration
Viewing Window Now Offered
Feb. 27 Update, Car Extraction Plan
First Corvette Retrieved
Third Corvette Emerges from Sinkhole
Millionth Corvette Unexpectedly Saved Early
ZR-1 Spyder Recovered from Sinkhole
Seventh Down, One to Go: 2009 "1.5 Millionth" Corvette Recovered
Final Corvette Recovered from Sinkhole
What's Next for the National Corvette Museum
National Corvette Museum Sinkhole Viewing Offered This Summer
Museum Board Meets Regarding Sinkhole Fate
Museum Board Finalizes Decision on Sinkhole, Great 8 Corvettes
Museum Sinkhole Remediation Plan Outlined, Construction Starts November 10
First Sinkhole Corvette Restored
Museum Skydome Closes for Construction Monday
Corvette Museum Sinkhole Filling Officially Begins
Corvette Museum Marks One Year Anniversary of Sinkhole

Sinkhole Fact Sheet

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These photos and video are available for use by Media with credit to the National Corvette Museum.

Thank you to everyone for your outpouring of love and support. Many of you have asked about making contributions to the Museum to help. You can make a tax-deductible donation anytime online here.

The "Great 8"

1962 Tuxedo Black Corvette

Donated to the Museum by David Donoho

1984 PPG Pace Car

Donated to the Museum by PPG Industries

1992 "One Millionth" Corvette

Donated to the Museum by General Motors

1993 ZR-1 Spyder

On loan from General Motors

1993 40th Anniversary Ruby Red Corvette

Donated to the Museum by Hill and Karen Clark

2001 Mallett Hammer Z06

Donated to the Museum by Kevin and Linda Helmintoller

2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil"

On loan from General Motors

2009 "1.5 Millionth" Corvette

Owned by the National Corvette Museum

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of This Exhibit

PPG Automotive Refinish