On February 12, 2014 at 5:44 AM, a massive sinkhole opened up under the floor of the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. Eight Corvettes were swallowed up by the sinkhole and it took several weeks for all eight cars to be recovered. The last Corvette to be recovered was completely destroyed. It was a privately owned 2001 Z06 Corvette modified by a company called Mallett Cars, Inc. and was known as the Mallett Hammer. It was not an historic car, but still, it was a special one.
My build will be of the third Corvette to be recovered from the sinkhole...a Tuxedo Black 1962 Corvette with a red interior. It took engineers several days to remove that particular car since it had several huge pieces of concrete on the nose of that car. While the damage to that Corvette didn’t look that bad, it was determined that General Motors would not be able to restore that Corvette without the help of a private restoration expert due to its age. A feature that Corvette had was a removable hardtop that is not in my kit, so it will be built without one and built as a “before” vehicle using the Revell 1962 Corvette Roadster kit #85-4277.
My paint will be Tamiya TS-14 Gloss Black body with Model Master Insignia Red interior.
More to come
"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985
On my bench-1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette; 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster
Classic Plastic Model Club
The name is Mike...mrmike!