National Corvette Museum Might Leave Some Damaged Corvettes Unrestored
It appears the jury is still out on whether all of the “Magnificent Eight” Corvettes damaged in the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum will be restored. Some of the cars (like the 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06) are so badly mangled that it’s hard to imagine what it would take to actually restore them. Of course, the Museum has already said it will display all the damaged Corvettes through the summer for visitors to see. Now it seems museum officials might leave a few of the cars unrestored and on display permanently.
As dressy as this C7 Corvette Stingray looks on Vossen wheels, the rolling stock’s extra visual appeal hits you as though the car is undressing right in front of you. Click on the image after the jump to download this week’s Wednesday wallpaper, and after doing so, keep a close watch on your temperature under the collar … under-collar overheating can cause your head to blow clear off your body, and nobody wants to clean up that mess.
Behold and feast your eyes on the 2014 Callaway Corvette. Set to make its official debut tomorrow at the National Corvette Museum, the modified Stingray features Callaway’s third-generation supercharger system with 620 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque packed into that LT1 V8.
If you’re up for a good story that captures the true passion for Corvettes, look no further than the one of Lynda Patterson and her Ruby Red 40th Anniversary model. After years of dreaming of donating the car to the National Corvette Museum, the Louisville native recently did it in memory of her late husband, Mike Patterson, who died of a brain tumor in 2011.
As a Corvette lover, it’s safe to assume you are also a car lover in general. Most Corvette fans have room in their hearts for other types of cars. Perusing the forums, I’ve seen that you have a wide variety of vehicles sharing space with your Corvette in the garage: from the Honda Civic and Toyota Camry, to the Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 and the Audi R8 Spyder (in toy-car form). One forum member even said his other car was a “pair of Nikes.” Tell us what else you drive.