Thursday, September 3, 2015

1 Millionth Corvette repaired after dip into sink hole

Jim Fecht, GM News Photo - used with permission

After losing several classic, important or just damn cool Corvette's to a sinkhole at the Corvette Museum several months back GM didn't just sit around.  They fished those cars out of the sink hole and repaired them all one, by one.  The most recently finished was Corvette #1Million.  Glad it was saved and with the time put into it, prolly better than it was new.

The official Press release:
After more than four months and 1,200 man-hours of painstaking craftsmanship, restoration of the milestone 1 millionth Corvette – a white 1992 convertible – is complete and the car is unveiled Thursday, September 3, 2015 back at its home at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where it returns to the permanent exhibit. Executive Director Global Chevrolet Design John Cafaro (left) and General Motors Global Design Fabrication Operations Director David Bolognino unveil the vehicle. The car was damaged on February 12, 2014, when it and seven other rare Corvettes tumbled into a sinkhole that opened beneath the museum’s Skydome area. (Photo by John F. Martin for Chevrolet)

Executive Director Global Chevrolet Design John Cafaro addresses the gathering at the unveiling of the restored 1 millionth Corvette – a white 1992 convertible – Thursday, September 3, 2015 back at its home at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. After more than four months and 1,200 man-hours of painstaking craftsmanship, General Motors returns the Corvette to the museum's permanent exhibit. The car was damaged on February 12, 2014, when it and seven other rare Corvettes tumbled into a sinkhole that opened beneath the museum’s Skydome area. (Photo by John F. Martin for Chevrolet)

During the restoration of the 1-millionth Corvette, the 1992 Corvette damaged in the sinkhole disaster at the National Corvette Museum, Chevrolet found hundreds of workers’ signatures on the vehicle from workers during its production at the Bowling Green Assembly plant. Chevrolet was able to save all of the signatures except for one -  from retired General Motors employee Angela Lamb, who recreates her signature on a panel of the car before it is reattached - to complete the restoration process Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. GM Global Design Fabrication Operations Director David Bolognino (left) and Executive Director Global Chevrolet Design John Cafaro hold the panel for Lamb. (Photo by John F. Martin for Chevrolet)

General Motors Global Design Fabrication Operations Director David Bolognino attaches the final panel to complete the restoration the 1-millionth Corvette Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The historic vehicle was damaged in the sinkhole disaster at the National Corvette Museum in February of 2014. Bolognino oversaw the restoration - more than four months and 1,200 man-hours of painstaking craftsmanship - leading up to the return of the vehicle to the permanent exhibit at the museum. (Photo by John F. Martin for Chevrolet)