President’s Letter April 2017

Late last month, Amy and I visited the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. We have been there many times, but this was the first time since the sinkhole. It was truly amazing to see the damaged cars, especially the cars that had been repaired. I remember soon after the sinkhole happened reading a blog from someone who claimed the entire cave in was fake. They boasted that model cars were used to make it look real. When you see those damaged cars 3 feet away it becomes very real. In fact, the sink hole is still there, deep underground. To repair the building, they just put down dozens and dozens of concrete pilings and created a false floor 30 feet down, then filled in and compacted the dirt above until it was the same height as the original floor. Then they added a vertical tunnel with a window at the top so you could see down into the hole. I’m glad that they added that special feature. It probably didn’t hurt that the museum’s attendance is up 60% since the sinkhole.

Save the Wave,

Brian Martinie