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National Corvette Museum Swallowed Up by Sinkhole, 8 Cars Damaged

Jeff Perez
February 12, 2014

At the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a sinkhole swallowed up 8 Corvettes from various time periods. Reports say the hole began at 5:40AM this morning, setting off an alarm to call the fire department.

The sinkhole centered around the Sky Dome area of the museum (built in 1994), and expanded to 40 feet wide and 20-30 feet deep. As of now, the museum remains open, with the Sky Dome area closed to the general public.

Corvette Museum Sinkhole
Corvette Museum Sinkhole

So far the museum and officials are still gathering information, but word is, no bystanders were hurt.

These eight cars were damaged:

1993 Corvette ZR1 Spyder
2009 Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil
1962 Corvette
1984 PPG Race Car
1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
2009 Corvette 1.5 Millionth Model

Corvette Museum Sinkhole 3
Corvette Museum Sinkhole 3

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