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Corvette sinkhole: Kentucky museum watches eight Corvettes lost in sinkhole

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Eight classic vehicles were damaged in what is now being called the "Corvette sinkhole." Early on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, a giant sinkhole opened at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and swallowed eight classic vehicles, according to WLKY.

The incident happened around 5:40 a.m. CST on Wednesday morning, and it set off an alarm that set a call to the fire department. Upon their arrival, they realized there was a sinkhole that was an estimated 40 feet wide by 20-30 feet deep.

Eight Corvettes were affected by this sinkhole and they were:

  • 1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
  • 2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil" on loan from General Motors
  • 1962 Black Corvette
  • 1984 PPG Pace Car
  • 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette
  • 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
  • 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
  • 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette

The museum released a statement regarding the situation:

"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. No one was in or around the Museum at the time. The Bowling Green Fire Department arrived on the scene and secured the area."

None of the vehicles that were affected were on loan to the museum from individuals. The damage is currently being assessed, but the museum is remaining open with the Skydome closed.

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