New Year, new exhibits at National Corvette Museum

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No, that’s not a Corvette, but it is part of the new American Muscle exhibit at the National Corvette Museum | NCM Photos

The National Corvette Museum opens its 2016 exhibition schedule with American Muscle, featuring hot rods and street rods, running from January 15 to March 25, 2016. On display will be a 1932 Black Coupe, 1934 Ford Coupe, 1934 Ford High Boy Coupe, and 1941 Willis.

Later in the year, June 10 to October 14, the museum offers Indy Cars, an exhibit showcasing cars driven in the Indy Racing league, followed by Gone but not forgotten, October 21-January 6, featuring General Motors vehicles which had limited runs and are no longer manufactured.

According to Katie Frassinelli, the museum’s marketing and communications manager, Tthe exhibit will have mostly Indy cars with a connection to Chevrolet as well as an illustrated timeline typing Chevy to Indy events thru the years that would serve to celebrate VIPs, such as the Chevrolet brothers, Mauri Rose, Roger Penske, Jim Perkins, etc. 2016 Corvette Hall of Fame inductee Ralph Kramer is leading the charge to put this together.”

Special exhibits in 2016 also  include Corvette Cave-in: The Skydome Sinkhole Experience, which opens in late January as a semi-permanent exhibit to show the story of the sinkhole that engulfed eight Corvettes on February 12, 2014.

Guests to the museum will be able to see  an array of anniversary Corvettes and special edition Corvettes in the Anniversary and Special Edition Corvettes exhibit, the opening date is to be announced. Cars in the display will include a 1978 Silver 25th Anniversary Corvette, 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette, 2003 50th Anniversary Corvette, 2013 60th anniversary Corvette and 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition.

Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan