[VIDEO] Corvette Museum Shares 60 Years of Mid-Engine Corvette Design
Since my last visit to the National Corvette Museum for the 25th Anniversary Show last August, the facility has undergone a major transformation with several longstanding exhibits receiving a makeover and several new Corvette exhibits now on display.
The Performance Gallery which hosts a variety of Corvette race cars was completely renovated thanks to a donation from E. Pierce Marshall, Jr., and new exhibits feature the 1954 Entombed Corvette and the Mid-Engine Corvette Gallery that is titled, “The Vision Realized.”
Now with the C8 Corvette arriving on the scene, “The Vision Realized” showcases many of the mid-engine prototypes built by GM’s designers and engineers over the last 60 years that led to the creation of the 2020 Corvette Stingray.
The National Corvette Museum first debuted these new updates back in May during the Virtual NCM Bash. Today, we have a great new video featuring a walk-through of “The Vision Realized” display which is part of the Design and Engineering exhibit. So while it may be some time before we can get back to Bowling Green and “my own personal Graceland,” as I describe the NCM in my author’s bio below, the new video at least satisfies our curiosity on the new exhibit.
During May’s Virtual Bash, NCM Curator Derek E. Moore said, “We are excited to be the first Museum to house this special exhibit and are anxious to complete the new look with the arrival of CERV I, CERV II and a few other cars and artifacts on loan from the GM Heritage Center,” Moore said. “The exhibit tells the story of Zora Arkus-Duntov’s dream of one day having a production mid-engine. We only wish he could be here to see it for himself.”
Here is the video from the National Corvette Museum:
Discover the evolution of the Corvette in our brand new exhibit, The Vision Realized: 60 Years of Mid-Engine Corvette Design. The newly remodeled Design and Engineering Gallery now features an exhibit highlighting the many prototypes which lead to the creation of the next generation mid-engine Corvette. See concept cars like CERV-1, Astro II, and the ‘Ugly Duckling’, to name a few. Check out this new exhibit on your next visit to the Museum and start planning your trip today!
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