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Defying Physics

Active Suspension ZR-1 Prototype
Active Suspension Prototype Corvette Donated Defying the laws of physics – that was the promise of Active Suspension. Instead of using springs, dampers and anti-roll bars to react to and manage a vehicle’s dynamics, Active Suspension systems used sensors, computers and high-pressure hydraulics to completely control a vehicle’s behavior. An “active” automobile could lean into …

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Chevrolet’s Response to Viper is a ZR-1 SS Prototype

Snake Skinner II
Former GM Heritage Center Corvette Donated to Museum In the late 80s, Chevrolet was not-so-secretly developing what some dubbed a ‘Super Vette.’ But at the 1989 New York Auto Show, it was the debut of the Dodge Viper RT/10, complete with a 488-cid V-10 engine that sent GM engineers on a new path to develop …

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1988 “Miss America Corvette Convertible” Donated

1988 Corvette Donation
On Tuesday, June 30 the National Corvette Museum received a donation of a 1988 Corvette, a car the donor had owned for about ten years. But it wasn’t until he inquired about donating it to the Museum that the history of the car started to come to light. “My dad purchased the car about 10 …

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Museum Collections Building Dedicated

Fast Collections Campus
Last summer the National Corvette Museum acquired the former Fraternal Order of Police Lodge on Corvette Drive. The 8,000 square foot facility, which opened in 2002, sits on 7.5 acres and adjoins existing Museum property. The Museum had originally owned the land. On Wednesday, June 24 the building was officially dedicated and named the Chuck, …

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Sharing their Car with Others

1996 Corvette
Couple Donate 1996 Grand Sport for Others to Enjoy If you ask Larry and Carol Watkins how many Corvettes they’ve owned, there would be a little confusion as to whether 6 or 7 is the correct answer because one Corvette in their collection they’ve owned twice! “Growing up as a teen in the late 50s, …

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