National Corvette Museum Anniversary Exhibit: A Decade Since the Sinkhole

Restored to glory: Visitors marvel at the resilience of the National Corvette Museum as they explore the iconic 'Ground to Sky: The Sinkhole Reimagined' exhibit, featuring meticulously restored Corvettes and a tribute to ten years of progress since the infamous sinkhole incident.
Restored to glory: Visitors marvel at the resilience of the National Corvette Museum as they explore the iconic ‘Ground to Sky: The Sinkhole Reimagined’ exhibit, featuring meticulously restored Corvettes and a tribute to ten years of progress since the infamous sinkhole incident.


In celebration of a significant milestone, the National Corvette Museum prepares to unveil its highly anticipated anniversary exhibit, marking ten years since the unforgettable sinkhole incident. Aptly titled “Ground to Sky: The Sinkhole Reimagined,” this exhibit stands as a testament to the museum’s resilience and progress since that fateful day. Join us as we delve into the captivating journey of restoration and innovation, honoring the museum’s rich automotive legacy while commemorating a decade of triumph.

Ten years ago, at 5:38 AM on February 12, 2014, the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, faced a devastating cave-in that swallowed eight precious cars from its esteemed collection, sparking a global sensation. Today, on the anniversary of this infamous event, the museum stands as a testament to resilience and progress, poised to unveil its latest exhibit, “Ground to Sky: The Sinkhole Reimagined.”

In the wake of the catastrophic sinkhole incident, the world watched as the National Corvette Museum embarked on a journey of recovery and renewal. The images and footage captured by museum security cameras circulated widely, leaving viewers astonished by the loss of rare automotive treasures. Yet, from the rubble emerged a story of remarkable transformation and determination.

Celebrating Progress and Innovation

Over the past decade, the National Corvette Museum has undergone significant evolution, propelled by the dedication of its staff and supporters. Under the leadership of Kaye Wagner, Board Chair, the museum has not only rebuilt but flourished, with over 15 major exhibitions, extensive renovations, and the establishment of educational initiatives like the STEAM-focused gallery. The addition of the world-class Motorsports Park has further enriched the museum’s offerings, solidifying its status as a premier destination for automotive enthusiasts.

Exploring the National Corvette Museum Anniversary Exhibit: Ground to Sky – The Sinkhole Reimagined

As the museum prepares to mark this milestone, anticipation builds for its upcoming exhibit, “Ground to Sky: The Sinkhole Reimagined.” Opening to the public on Friday, June 14, 2024, and running through September 15, 2024, the exhibit promises a captivating journey through history and innovation. Visitors will witness the restoration of two Corvettes rescued from the sinkhole – the 2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1 and the 1 Millionth Corvette – alongside other damaged cars that serve as poignant reminders of the museum’s resilience.

Planning Your Visit

For enthusiasts eager to experience “Ground to Sky: The Sinkhole Reimagined” and explore the National Corvette Museum’s rich legacy, planning ahead is essential. As artifacts rotate on and off exhibit, visitors are encouraged to seize the opportunity to witness these iconic pieces firsthand before they return to the museum’s collection.

To learn more about planning your visit and to explore additional experiences at the National Corvette Museum, visit CorvetteMuseum.org.

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