As I’m sure you know, yesterday a catastrophe befell the National Corvette Museum as the floor of their showroom collapsed, eating up eight valuable Corvettes on display. Now to help the museum recover from the situation, General Motors announced they are going to help with the restoration of the damaged cars.
All sinkhole-Damaged Corvettes will be shipped to Warren, Michigan, where a team of GM technicians under guidance of Ed Welburn, vice president of GM Global Design, will oversee the restoration project.
The Mechanical Assembly facility, a small specialty shop within GM Design which dates back to 1930s, will be dedicated to the job. The facility maintains and restores many of the vehicles in the GM Heritage Collection and GM’s historic concept cars.
The National Corvette Museum is an independently owned organization supported solely by charitable donations from enthusiasts. That kind of explains why it collapsed. If you are a Corvette fans, you can make help the museum refurbishing the facility by making an online donation at corvettemuseum.org.
“The vehicles at the National Corvette Museum are some of the most significant in automotive history,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of General Motors Global Product Development. “There can only be one 1-millionth Corvette ever built. We want to ensure as many of the damaged cars are restored as possible so fans from around the world can enjoy them when the Museum reopens.”