Dad, the boys, and I went to pay our respects to the sinkhole Corvettes today. (Click photo for a larger version.) We each had to sign a release to access the Skydome to see the sinkhole directly. There is no angle available to the public that allows one to look directly down into it, but we all agreed it was larger than it looked in the photographs we’d seen.
Museum revenues are up 75% over last year to this point, largely because of these pilgrimages. Indeed, there were more visitors there than I’ve ever seen before.
It’s certainly come a long way from the early days, when we’d go and be three or four of maybe fifteen people in the whole place, and say to each other “wow, this is really neat, but is it going to make it?”
I don’t think the museum has announced official plans to display any of the sinkhole Corvettes permanently as is, though the Mallett Hammer Z06 (the last of the photos above) would be a good candidate for such. No restoration is possible. The car would essentially be replaced.
We had good family time today. “Making memories,” as Dad likes to say.