Sinkhole swallows 8 Corvettes at Ky. car museum

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., where a sinkhole inside swallowed eight automobiles. Image by Jonrev, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., where a sinkhole inside swallowed eight automobiles. Image by Jonrev, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AFP) – A massive sinkhole opened up inside the National Corvette Museum and swallowed eight cars early Wednesday morning.

Museum officials said they got a call at 5:44 am from their security company because the motion detectors had gone off.

“Upon arrival it was discovered that a sinkhole had collapsed within the museum,” the museum said in a statement.

The Bowling Green fire department came to secure the area and estimated the size of the hole at 40 feet across and 25 to 30 feet deep.

Two of the lost Corvettes – a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR-1 Blue Devil – were on loan from General Motors.

The other six – a 1962 Corvette, a 1984 PPG pace car, the one millionth Corvette built in 1992, a 1993 40th anniversary Corvette, a 2001 ZO6 Corvette and the 1.5 millionth Corvette produced in 2009 – belong to the museum.


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The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., where a sinkhole inside swallowed eight automobiles. Image by Jonrev, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., where a sinkhole inside swallowed eight automobiles. Image by Jonrev, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.