National Corvette Museum re-opens Skydome
Eighteen months after a sink hole swallowed eight of the sports cars on display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the museum is set for a grand reopening on September 3. After receiving a call from their security company at 5:44 AM on February 12th, 2014, museum officials discovered that a sinkhole measuring 40 feet across and 25-30 feet deep had collapsed within the museum's iconic Skydome. Eight Corvettes were affected by the incident.
The museum will celebrate its 21st Anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by the unveiling of the restored millionth Corvette, a white 1993 convertible damaged in the sinkhole collapse. John Cafaro, executive director of Chevrolet Global Design, and Dave Bolognino, director of fabrication operations for GM Global Design will be on hand to discuss the restoration process, as well as the restoration of the 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil prototype.
Though not ready in time for the anniversary celebration, the museum will open Corvette Cave In: The Skydome Sinkhole Experience, sometime this fall. The new attraction will document the collapse and the restoration of the cars and facility. The attraction will also educate visitors on sinkholes, caves and karst landscape that exist underneath the Bowling Green, Kentucky area.
For more information on the 21st Anniversary Celebration, visit CorvetteMuseum.org.