A sinkhole opened up inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY on Wednesday at around 5:44AM local time, swallowing eight vintage Corvettes that were on display. The sinkhole is reportedly about 40 feet wide and around 30 feet deep. The sinkhole t opened up in the Sky Dome and the museum was thankfully closed when the floor collapsed. Western Kentucky University’s Engineering Department brought in a drone helicopter to fly into the actual sinkhole to get a better view of what happened and to look at some very visible passages.
The Corvette museum is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary and open a 184-acre Motorsports Park in August at this location, so they better double check for sinkholes!
The damaged cars include:
— a 1962 “Black Corvette”
— a 1984 PPG pace car
— a 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil”
— the 1992 white “1 Millionth Corvette”
— a 1993 ruby red “40th Anniversary Corvette”
— a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
— the 2009 white “1.5 Millionth Corvette”
— a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder
All of the cards were owned by the museum with the exception of the 1 millionth Corvette produced from 1992 and the 1.5 millionth from 2009, those were owned by General Motors.