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Cemented in History: 1954 ‘Entombed’ Corvette Joins Museum Collection

1954 "Entombed" Corvette
It was 1954 and successful business man, Richard Sampson of Brunswick, Maine had just purchased a brand-new Corvette. After driving it for four years, he wanted to park it somewhere safe. Sampson was constructing new stores for his grocery chain and decided one of them would be the perfect structure to keep his car secure. …

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‘When the Earth Shakes’ Exhibit Opens

When the Earth Shakes
Special Limited-Run Earthquake Display Offers Hands-On Fun While the National Corvette Museum’s name is often synonymous with the term “sinkhole,” from October through December it will also be associated with earthquakes. A new exhibit, When the Earth Shakes, will allow both children and adults to delve into the science of earthquakes, tectonic plates and tsunamis, …

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Chattanooga Motorcar Festival Welcomes Corvette Display

Chattanooga Motorcar Festival
’53 Corvette, Manta Ray and C8 are Three of the Eight to be Displayed A world-class lifestyle event aimed to engage, excite and entertain families, racers and automotive enthusiasts alike will make its debut in downtown Chattanooga, Tenn. on October 11-13, 2019. The inaugural Chattanooga Motorcar Festival borrows the style of its European counterparts by …

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Elfi’s Silver Pearl Sisterhood Awards Funding

Elfi's Silver Pearl Sisterhood
New Women-Only Philanthropic Society Selects Damsels of Design Exhibit for Award At the 25th Anniversary Celebration, the Silver Pearl Sisterhood had their inaugural luncheon, generously provided by Sisterhood Founding Member and NCM Board Chairman Emeritus Leslie Gardner. The group was tasked with reviewing four Museum projects and voting on which one their funds would support. …

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Museum Displays Next Generation Powertrain Development Corvette and Clay Model

Mid-Engine Powertrain Development Corvette
Thanks to General Motors, the National Corvette Museum is now the first location outside of the GM traveling 2020 Corvette displays to have a next generation Corvette on exhibit. Built in 2018, the Corvette powertrain development vehicle is a mid-engine Corvette used to test new powertrain, primarily at Milford Proving Ground in Milford, MI. The …

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