Here’s a quick video summary of the vehicle recovery operations at the National Corvette Museum.
Unless you’ve been living in a sinkhole, you’ve heard all about the calamity at the National Corvette Museum early in the morning of February 12. A bizarre cave-in, approximately 40 feet wide and 30 feet deep, opened up in the floor and swallowed eight historic Corvettes on display in the Skydome section of the building. You can view the original video reports of the cave-in here and here.
The best news is that no one was injured. And now the recovery and rebuilding operations are under way, with a large crane brought in to carefully cradle the Corvettes and lift them up into safety. From there, the cars will be taken to the Mechanical Assembly department of GM Design at the GM Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, where they will receive complete restorations.
Shown in this clip are two Corvettes, a 2009 ZR1 and a Ruby Red 1993 40th anniversary model. As you can see, the ZR1 escaped with minor damage, but the anniversary model, while still repairable, was not quite so fortunate. Video below.