Topic: National Corvette Museum
Bowling Green, KY – Two years ago, on February 12th, 2014, many people across the globe woke up to some startling news – a sinkhole had opened up inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and eight Corvettes were laying at the bottom of it.
Fortunately, the cars and building were the only things damaged as it occurred in the early morning hours before anyone was in the Museum. The story captivated those who watched it, and while the Museum initially planned to put the past behind them, the interest in the sinkhole and damaged Corvettes was undeniable.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
Fort Campbell, KY – Motorcycle riders from across the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conducted multiple inspections and mentorship rides the first week of May to prepare for the warm season ahead and to kick-off Motorcycle Safety Month.
“After these things are met, it is good to get the riders out there on the road practicing safe riding techniques,” said Morgan.
National Corvette Museum Showcases History of NASCAR with New Exhibit “From Moonshine to Finish Line”
Bowling Green, KY – Well before modified race cars plastered with sponsor logos took to oval tracks across the country, small, fast stock cars could be seen speeding around the Appalachian region carrying bootleg whiskey, attempting to evade police. Drivers would modify their cars to make them quick and nimble, maximizing speed as well as space to carry their precious cargo.
The sport of “runnin’ shine” eventually evolved and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) was officially founded in 1948 by Bill France, Sr. Today the sport is second to the NFL among professional sports franchises when it comes to television ratings in the United States.
National Corvette Museum Celebrates National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day with Free Admission, Store and Cafe Discounts
Bowling Green, KY – January 9th, 2015 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD), and in recognition of those who serve our communities the National Corvette Museum is offering free admission to active and retired law enforcement and their immediate accompanying families Friday, January 9th through Sunday, January 11th.
In addition, the Museum’s Cafe and Corvette Store are offering a 10% discount on purchases through the weekend. To take advantage of this special promotion, simply show proof of service.
Ceremonial “First Rock” Tossed Into Hole
Bowling Green, KY – It’s been seven weeks since construction work on the National Corvette Museum sinkhole began, with the ‘filling of the hole’ process officially starting yesterday, December 29th.
Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode cast the first rock, inscribing ‘Awesome God, Everyone Safe’ on it. “The good Lord let it happen. It was roughly a quarter to six in the morning and we did not have anyone in the museum. No staff, no visitors, no guests. We’re so thankful for that,” Strode said before tossing the first rock into the hole.
National Corvette Museum Offers “Free Admission” to Recognize Military, Firemen and Police Officers During November’s “Military Appreciation Month”
Bowling Green, KY – The National Corvette Museum would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the many men and women who have served, and are serving our country.
November is “Military Appreciation Month” at the National Corvette Museum and all military personnel, fire fighters, police officers and their immediate families receive “Free Admission” during the entire month of November.
Bowling Green, KY – The National Corvette Museum Board of Directors held their quarterly meeting and finalized plans for repair of the Museum’s Skydome building, and the eight Corvettes affected by the February 12th, 2014 sinkhole collapse.
After careful review of additional information and revised plans with price quotes from the construction company, the board voted to completely fill in the sinkhole.
Guests offered opportunity to enter Skydome for close look at sinkhole
Bowling Green, KY – On February 12th the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY was handed a lemon… a 40′ wide by 60′ deep lemon to be exact. What the Museum did, in turn, was even more unexpected than the sinkhole itself. The Museum turned the misfortune into a tourist attraction.
“We started with a Plexiglas viewing window so guests could see the construction going on inside the Skydome, and eventually the recovery of the Corvettes,” said Katie Frassinelli, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Museum. “We always had one web cam available inside the Skydome, and due to the growing interest and popularity we added two more so our online visitors could get additional angles to view what was going on.”
Bowling Green, KY – The National Corvette Museum (NCM), over 1,000 Corvette enthusiasts and the community of Bowling Green gathered to celebrate the first official sponsorship of the NCM Motorsports Park. Michelin, a global tire manufacturer, has committed to a three-year sponsorship deal.
The sponsorship will name Michelin as the official tire of the NCM Motorsports Park and will provide the company with product privileges and displays at both the Museum and Park.
2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Ends Quest to Save Museum Corvettes
Bowling Green, KY – The last of the “Great 8” Corvettes has been pulled from the depths of the 40 foot wide by 60 foot deep sinkhole that collapsed within the Skydome building of the National Corvette Museum exactly eight weeks ago, marking the end of the first phase of rebuilding.
“We’re happy to have the completion of our major goal to recover all eight of the Corvettes,” said Wendell Strode, Executive Director of the Museum. “Next week we have a meeting with all the major players, including the construction team, geo-technical firm, cave and karst specialists, engineers, our insurance company and others to review all the findings and have discussions on the next steps and a mutual understanding about rebuilding.”
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