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 special display is available in the Skydome until November 9, 2014 - showcasing the Corvettes "as-is", related artifacts, media clips, information on caves and sinkholes and more.

Two Corvettes (the 2009 ZR1 and the 1992 "One Millionth") have been transported to Warren, MI to begin the repair process. Currently the remaining 6 cars are on display.

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

Sinkhole Fact Sheet

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Video

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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.

Sinkhole viewing is available for guests age 6 and older. Guests are asked to sign a waiver before entering the Skydome.

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