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Massive Sinkhole Swallows Vintage Corvettes Corvette fans may want to look away. A massive sinkhole opened up beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, swallowing eight of the cars on display. Museum officials said no one was in the museum at the time of the collapse, which triggered an alarm system early Wednesday morning. The sinkhole appeared to be about twenty feet deep, and opened up under a domed section of the museum where the cars had been displayed on pedestals. The cars were among some of the most coveted by admirers of the popular sports car. Among the cars affected: 1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors 2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil" on loan from General Motors 1962 Black Corvette 1984 PPG Pace Car 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette The museum plans to remain open, though the domed area where the damage occured cas been cordoned off. A structural engineer has been called to assess the damage and test stability of the surrounding areas. The dome is part of the original museum, begun in 1992 and completed in 1994. The museum will celebrate its 20th anniversary in September.

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No big deal, there just Chevy's!!!!

As long as they were not MO-PAR everything is hunkie-dorie.

YEP , Mopars or no cars !  10-4 ?

Honey....where is the car?

A giant sink hole opened up and it kind of fell in.....

Better answer than the poor guy in Tampa. " Son, where's your brother?" I don't know Ma, a sink hole ate him."

I thought for sure Stick would like this.

Well now I kinda liked the Fords as my first choice with MO PAR being second..but to lose your car to a sinkhole has got to be the worst way...regardless of make or model...

I assume the owners had some sort of insurance...or would a sink hole be considered an ACT of GOD...some insurance companies seem to always come up with clauses you didn't see any where on the paper work...

Will this make my '77 worth more...I think not! Still it is a sad loss. I won't lose any sleep over it ,but , they are irreplaceable milestone Corvettes!

Saw on the local news this morning the cars were rescued from the hole and will be brought up here to the GM Tech Center for restoration.  Early estimates of $1,000,000.

Interesting side note...a few weeks ago a very large water main broke in Detroit just a couple hundred feet from the GM World Hq.  The rushing water washed out a huge underground cavern under the multi lane blvd. that runs in front of the building.  Since that time repairs have been going on underground with no estimate when the blvd will be fully re-opened.  Looks like the sink hole god must have it in for GM.



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