Sinkhole swallows eight cars at National Corvette Museum

National Corvette Museum sinkholeA collapse under the floor of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky early this morning claimed eight historic Corvettes, museum sources report.  -National Corvette Museum photo



Security guards reported the collapse in the Skydome portion of the building to museum personnel shortly before 6 AM this morning. Eight vehicles were reportedly lost or damaged in the sinkhole, which is said to be around 40 feet in diameter and 20 to 30 feet deep:

+   1993 Corvette ZR-1 Spyder

+   2009 Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil

+   1962 black Corvette

+   1984 Corvette PPG Pace Car

+   1992 Corvette white one millionth production unit

+   1993 Corvette 40th anniversary

+   2001 Corvette Z06 Mallett Hammer

+   2009 Corvette 1.5 millionth production unit

The 1993 ZR-1 and 2009 Blue Devil are on loan from General Motors, while the rest of the cars are owned by the museum. The extent of the damage to the cars has not yet been reported. No people were injured, fortunately. The National Corvette Museum is now closed to the public as the damage to the building is assessed.

UPDATE: New story with security video of floor collapse here.  


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