It didn't take long.
Almost as if to send some kind of message, the earth opened up right beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, signaling the end for some eight vehicles whose value has yet to be determined.
Early Wednesday morning, motion detectors began going off at the museum, and when authorities arrived around 5:45 am, they found the following rare, coveted vehicles at the bottom of the 30 foot crater in ruins:
1962 black Corvette
1984 PPG pace car for the Indy 500
1992 white 1 millionth-built Corvette
1993 ruby red 40th anniversary Corvette
1993 ZR1 Spyder on loan from General Motors, a design study that was never built.
2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette, a one-off tuner model.
2009 white 1.5 millionth-built Corvette.
2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil" on loan from General Motors, the show car for the re-introduction of the ZR1, last built in the early 1990s.
Known as the “Skydome,” the building is located in an area where there is a massive collection of underground caves, vulnerable to unstable ground motion. The building has been closed and no injuries were reported in the incident.