Organizing to help fill void created by sinkhole
Andy Bolig - March 14, 2014 09:57 AM
The 1,000,000th Corvette as it was removed from the sinkhole.Credit: NCM
The PPG Pace Car Corvette is eased up out of the sinkhole.Credit: NCM
While the sinkhole made history that was reported around the world, enthusiasts, companies and various clubs have joined together to make sure that the damage does not remain irrepairable.
When security cameras streamed video of the sinkhole forming inside the spire of the National Corvette Museum, they captured part of the legacy of the NCM that no one could imagine when the staff turned off the lights only the night before.
While the sinkhole made history that was reported around the world, enthusiasts, companies and various clubs have joined together to make sure that the damage does not remain irrepairable. Two such organizations are the National Corvette Restorers Society and National Council of Corvette Clubs.
Museum staffer Gary Cockriel attended a number of NCCC meetings in February, including a meeting of the Governors in St. Louis. At the meeting, Hal Bellamy, President of NCCC and the NCCC representative on the Museum's board, suggested the group donate to aid in the sinkhole relief. After a nearly unanimous vote the Governors presented Gary with a check for $5,000.
The NCRS has also donated $5,000 - but has issued a challenge to their 46 chapters worldwide. They have pledged to match the contributions of their chapters, up to $5,000 additional dollars - bringing the potential grand total to $15,000 or higher.
Support for the ongoing repair of the sinkhole and the eight Corvettes that were damaged is continuing. Anyone who would like to contribute to the NCM sinkhole repair fund can click HERE.
For More Information, check out www.corvettemuseum.org.