Museums: Blackhawk showcases ‘Transatlantic Style’

Buick Y-Job arrives at the Blackhawk for Transatlantic Style exhibit | Blackhawk museum photo
Buick Y-Job arrives at the Blackhawk for Transatlantic Style exhibit | Blackhawk museum photo

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Just unveiled and running through September 30, the Blackhawk Automotive Museum in Danville, California, offers what figures to be one of the most talked-about exhibitions of the year — “Transatlantic Style: A Romance of Fins and Chrome.”

Featuring about two dozen stunningly designed automobiles, the exhibition is based on the book, Stile Transatlantico / Transatlantic Style, by author Donald Osborne and photographer Michael Furman. Continue reading

10-99: Corvette museum and its friends complete car’s restoration for police officer’s family

Melissa Rhoads and her daughter, Jacquelyn, are reunited with the Corvette | National Corvette Museum photos
Melissa Rhoads and her daughter, Jacquelyn, are reunited with the Corvette | National Corvette Museum photos

Burke Rhoads, a police officer in Nicholasville, Kentucky, bought a 1984 Chevrolet Corvette and was restoring it as time and finances permitted. His goal was to have the car ready so his daughter, Jacquelyn, could use it for the trip to her high school prom after she turned 16.

But Burke was killed in a car crash while on duty in 2015, and his widow, Melissa, called the National Corvette Museum to seek recommendations about a shop that might finish what Burke had started. Continue reading

Restoration starts on last of the repairable sinkhole Corvettes

1962 Corvette is pushed from the Skydome to the garage where it will undergo restoration | Corvette museum photos
1962 Corvette is pushed from the Skydome to the garage where it will undergo restoration | Corvette museum photos

Three years after the sinkhole beneath the Skydome opened and swallowed eight cars at the National Corvette Museum, work to restore the last of the restorable cars has begun at the museum, where visitors can view that work in progress. Continue reading

Corvette museum hires curator from the Crawford

Corvettes enthusiasts gather their museum | Larry Edsall photo
Corvettes enthusiasts gather their museum | Larry Edsall photo

Derek Moore is leaving the Crawford museum in Cleveland to become curator of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Moore is the first person to hold such a title at the Corvette museum in more than a decade.

New curator Derek Moore
New curator Derek Moore

“The National Corvette Museum is one of the most welcoming environments I’ve experienced,” Moore said in a news release. “It is an incredible museum and is so unique in that it is focused on one community – and it has that community feeling about it. Continue reading

Eye Candy: Corvette Museum Cave-In Experience, Indy Centennial

Yellow structure is the exit from new Skydome entrance experience | Larry Edsall photos
Yellow structure is the exit from new Skydome entrance experience | Larry Edsall photos

Earlier this year, on the second anniversary of the sinkhole collapse beneath its Skydome, the National Corvette Museum opened its newest permanent exhibit, Corvette Cave In! The Skydome Sinkhole Experience.

Then, in early June, the museum unveiled its newest temporary exhibition. Indy Cars Exhibit, a celebration of the centennial of the Indianapolis 500-mile race, which runs through October 14. Continue reading

Corvette museum-in-motion tour visits Arizona

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NCM tour participants at Canyon Lake | Nicole James Photos

The National Corvette Museum’s latest Museum in Motion tour was based in Tucson, Arizona, from March 7-12 and included scenic drives through Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon, Tombstone, and up to the Superstition Mountain area near Phoenix with a stop at Canyon Lake. Other stops included the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the Pima Air and Space Museum.

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Corvette museum’s new Skydome experience opens February 12

Artist's rendering of the new Cave In! Experience at the National Corvette Museum's Skydome | NCM photos
Artist’s rendering of the new Cave In! Experience at the National Corvette Museum’s Skydome | NCM photos

February 12 is the two-year anniversary of the sinkhole collapse beneath the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum, and is the day the museum will open its newest exhibit, Corvette Cave In! The Skydome Sinkhole Experience.

The “experience” is the new entryway to the Skydome and not only details what happened early that morning two years ago, but of western Kentucky’s sinkhole-prone karst landscape, the recovery of the eight vehicles the sinkhole swallowed and of the repairs that allowed the facility to be reopened. Continue reading

New Year, new exhibits at National Corvette Museum

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No, that’s not a Corvette, but it is part of the new American Muscle exhibit at the National Corvette Museum | NCM Photos

The National Corvette Museum opens its 2016 exhibition schedule with American Muscle, featuring hot rods and street rods, running from January 15 to March 25, 2016. On display will be a 1932 Black Coupe, 1934 Ford Coupe, 1934 Ford High Boy Coupe, and 1941 Willis.
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Bondurant, Kramer, Mims to join Corvette Hall of Fame

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Inside the repaired and reopened Skydome at the National Corvette Museum | Larry Edsall photo

The National Corvette Museum has announced its Class of 2016 to be enshrined into the Corvette Hall of Fame during the 19th annual induction ceremony scheduled for  September 2, 2016. The new members are Bob Bondurant for racing, Ralph Kramer for GM/Chevrolet, and Donna Mae Mims for enthusiast.

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