Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Corvette museum sinkhole swallows eight cars whole

See also

Corvette museum sinkhole swallowed eight classic cars whole. A massive sinkhole appeared inside of the newly opened museum dedicated to the prized automobile in Bowling Green, Ky. According to The Washington Post on Feb. 12, the sinkhole occurred in the early morning hours.

The sinkhole apparently began to open before 5:45 a.m., when there was no one inside the museum...

The Corvette museum sinkhole was 40 feet wide and 30 feet deep. It set off an alarm, which notified the museum operators. Officials arrived on the scene to find eight cars total disturbed or engulfed by the sinkhole.

This Corvette museum sinkhole damaged six vehicles owned by the museum and two that were on loan from General Motors. A Corvette factory is located directly across from the museum.

Although many of the cars in the museum collection are "irreplaceable," it is not yet known if the affected vehicles have that status. Corvettes from 1962, 1992, 1993, 2001, and 2009 were damaged.

Neither the cost of the damage nor the causes of the sinkhole are yet known. The National Corvette Museum is a non-profit driven by members.

What do you think about the Corvette museum sinkhole story? Please drop in your comments below.

Recent articles from this Examiner (click on the link to read):

China earthquake: Magnitude 6.8 earthquake rocks China

Bitcoin crash: Several exchanges temporarily halt withdrawals

'Dumb Starbucks': Parody of big coffee chain store cannot use name

Iranian warships: Not much of a threat to U.S.

Powerball jackpot $284M: Will a winner finally take it all?

18-foot python: Burmese python caught in Florida Everglades

Advertisement

News

  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
    Headlines
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
    Headlines
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
    Sports
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Video
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!