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.
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