/ Chevrolet, News, Other / US: Corvette museum to keep sinkhole on display

US: Corvette museum to keep sinkhole on display

Linked In Share
US: Corvette museum to keep sinkhole on display

Back in February, a strange news came by – a 60-foot (18 meters) deep sinkhole opened in the floor of the National Corvette Museum’s Sky Dome, swallowing some of the precious exhibits.

Well, here’s another piece of odd news – the board of directors has decided the old cliché of “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” thoroughly applies – and has opted in making the a 40-feet wide by 60-feet deep (well, actually just a part of it) a part of the permanent exhibition…

The museum, located in Bowling Green, Kentucky initially wanted General Motors’ design team help in repairing the eight Corvettes that fell in the sinkhole, but after initial assessments that proved more difficult than expected. The board had three choices – make the sinkhole disappear, keep it “intact” or compromise – repair some of it and keep the rest with some of the models that fell in.

“We have to look at creative ways to generate interest in the Museum,” said Executive Director Wendell Strode. “It would be so much easier to just be a regular automotive museum with our Corvettes on display, but we have to think outside the box.”

They opted on the latter – fro a good reason. Since February, the total attendance of the museum jumped 59%, with a 71% increase in admissions income, 58% growth in Corvette Store sales, 72% rise in membership and a 65% increase in total revenue.

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Friday, June 27th, 2014 - filed under Chevrolet, News, Other. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
corvette national museum sinkhole us


Discuss: US: Corvette museum to keep sinkhole on display

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: 2015 BMW M4 Coupe MotoGP
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: 2015 BMW M4 Coupe MotoGPThe 2015 season of the MotoGP will feature as a safety car the upgraded BMW M4 Coupe, which also made its official public debut ...
Ferrari ‘on par’ with Red Bull – Marchionne
Ferrari ‘on par’ with Red Bull – MarchionneMar.3 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne on Tuesday admitted the Maranello team might have to wait for its ...
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Mercedes-Benz C 350e
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Mercedes-Benz C 350eFollowing the January world premiere of the C350 Plug-in Hybrid in Detroit during the 2015 North American International Auto ...
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Qoros 3 City SUV
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Qoros 3 City SUVThe Chinese brand is making inroads into the European market, with the 3 City SUV model debuting for the first time on the ...
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Nissan Sway Concept
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Nissan Sway ConceptThe Nissan Sway Concept has been introduced in Geneva recently and this is offering a preview of the next Micra ...
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: 2015 Toyota Auris
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: 2015 Toyota AurisThe largest Japanese automaker, also the biggest car company in the world in terms of sales, has opted to refresh one of its most ...
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Opel Corsa OPC
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Opel Corsa OPCThe newest addition to the sub-compact hot hatch segment is called the Corsa OPC and it has been signed by Opel, making its ...
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Rinspeed Budii concept
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Rinspeed Budii conceptJust as is customary with every Geneva auto show, the guys at Rinspeed have come up with their latest concept, making its ...
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: BMW 2 Series Gran TourerFollowing the recent introduction of the large compact minivan 2 Series Gran Tourer, BMW has officially premiered the model in ...
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Honda NSX
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Honda NSXHonda has brought the brand new NSX supercar to the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, where the model was wearing a red paint on its body ...
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Jeep Renegade Hard Steel Concept
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Jeep Renegade Hard Steel ConceptThe new Jeep Renegade Hard Steel Concept has made its public debut recently during the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. After pulling the ...
2015 Geneva Motor Show: Jeep Wrangler Black Edition II
2015 Geneva Motor Show: Jeep Wrangler Black Edition IIJeep has officially unveiled the brand new Wrangler Black Edition II at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, in a premiere. One of ...
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: 2015 Toyota Avensis
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: 2015 Toyota AvensisThe world’s largest automaker and Japan’s biggest, Toyota Motor, chose the 2015 edition of the Geneva motor show to introduce ...
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Mercedes-Maybach S600 PullmanThe most luxurious version of the new S-Class generation, the Maybach S600 Pullman, has been officially presented to the public ...
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Mercedes-AMG GT3
2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Mercedes-AMG GT3The racing version of the AMG GT, the AMG GT3, has been officially presented to the public by Mercedes-Benz during the 2015 ...
Read more automotive news


2015 Geneva Motor Show Coverage

BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car Live Geneva 2015 00
Mercedes C350 e Live Geneva 2015 00
Qoros City SUV 3 Live Geneva 2015 00
Nissan SWAY Live Geneva 2015 00
Toyota Auris Live Geneva 2015 00
Opel Corsa OPC Live Geneva 2015 00
Rinspeed Budii Live Geneva 2015 00
BMW 2 Series Grand Tourer Live Geneva 2015 00
Honda NSX Live Geneva 2015 00
Jeep Renegade Hard Steel Concept 01
Toyota Avensis Live Geneva 2015 00
Mercedes Maybach Pullman Geneva 2015 Live 00

More automotive from inautonews
The 2015 season of the MotoGP will feature as a safety car the upgraded BMW M4 Coupe, which also made its official public debut during the 2015 edition of the Geneva motor show. The M4 will be back for another season after last year’s but the German automaker has opted to tweak the model for ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Geneva Motor Show 2015 – the full car guide
Geneva Motor Show 2015 – the full car guideIt can only get bigger and better. The 85th International Motor Show in Geneva will finally make its “carsy” debut on the 3rd of March. The show ...
Test Drive: Ford Tourneo Courier 1.0 EcoBoost – Serenity
Test Drive: Ford Tourneo Courier 1.0 EcoBoost – SerenityFord has been battling losses for years in its Ford of Europe business, but judging by the model lineup of the second largest US automaker you would ...
Test Drive: Renault Megane GT Line Energy 1.2 TCe
Test Drive: Renault Megane GT Line Energy 1.2 TCe Besides the Megane GT Line diesel, tested here, Renault is also offering a petrol version of the model which is using the 1.2-liter turbo. But is ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety Recall roundup: Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee for fuel pump problemsFiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced a recall covering the Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand ... Recall roundup: Cadillac ATS and Chevrolet Impala for two separate issuesThe NHTSA has added two recalls from General Motors for the Cadillac ATS and the Chevrolet Impala ...
Safety Section