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    Sink hole at the Corvette museum

    Eight cars were lost, and more importantly no one was hurt.
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    I saw that the other day, it reminded me that we all live the potential of a major earthquake destroying our pride and joys.
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    As a San Francisco native and first-hand witness to the destruction of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, there are some things one can do to prepare (building codes, securing objects). With that background, it makes me feel much more uneasy that one minute there's a museum and the next there's a sink hole in my building!!

    Of the cars that were lost, I would most want back the 1962 (last year of live rear axel) and the 2009 ZR1.
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    Crazy crazy world.

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    GM has indicated that they intend on repairing the cars.
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    New Lower level exhibit just opened at the corvette museum. The effect of low speed crashes on fiberglass and attached substructures of Corvettes past and present.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshB View Post
    New Lower level exhibit just opened at the corvette museum. The effect of low speed crashes on fiberglass and attached substructures of Corvettes past and present.
    I had to read this post twice .
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    Here's the latest update on this event. It seems the original proposal to restore all of the affected cars has been modified to just two vehicles, while the other six serve as a reminder of the sink hole.

    http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2...ed/?refer=news
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    Sport Button On - DSC Off Doug Dolan's Avatar
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    Three of the eight will be restored, two by Chevrolet and one by a shop designated by the Museum. Here's the quote from the Hemmings article:

    As for the Great Eight Corvettes themselves, the museum’s board of directors, in conjunction with Chevrolet, has determined that only three of the eight cars damaged were in sufficient condition to be repaired. Chevrolet will oversee the restoration of the 2009 ZR-1 Blue Devil prototype, as well as the 1,000,000th Corvette assembled, a white 1992 convertible, at the GM Heritage Center. The third car to be restored is the black 1962 Corvette; Chevrolet has agreed to fund this restoration, which will be handled by a shop designated by the National Corvette Museum. The remaining five cars will be preserved in their current states, and will form the basis of a future museum exhibit.
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    The remaining five must have been pretty seriously mashed up to be beyond repair, but I guess the sink hole story adds a whole new level of provenance to them and the museum.
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