Sinkhole Swallows Eight Corvettes at National Corvette Museum

By | February 12, 2014
Many automakers have museums and galleries featuring their vehicles, from past generations to current generations, and in Bowling Green, Ky., the National Corvette Museum showcases the history of the iconic Corvette. However, early this week, a sinkhole collapsed in the museum and dragged eight models down into the pit.
The museum released a statement saying, "We received a call at 5:44am from our security company alerting us of our motion detectors going off in our Skydome area of the Museum. Upon arrival it was discovered that a sinkhole had collapsed within the museum." Eight Corvettes were swallowed up in the sinkhole, which was almost 30 feet deep and 40 feet wide.
Among the Corvettes damaged by the sinkhole were two on loan from General Motors, a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder, and a 2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil." The other six were owned by the museum, and were a 1962 Black Corvette, 1984 PPG Pace Car, 1992 White 1 millionth Corvette, 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette, 2001 Mallet Hammer Z06, and a 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette.
Thankfully, no vehicles on loan from personal collections were damaged in the event. Structural engineers are currently on-site assessing the damage and stability of surrounding areas. The museum is closed to the public as the site is repaired. The museum hopes to have all repairs to the Skydome completed as quickly as possible as many events will be happening in the coming months, including the 20th Anniversary celebration, Grand Opening of the NCM Motorsports Park, and the National Corvette Caravan from August 27-30. Source: National Corvette Museum