The classic car community was shocked to hear the news that the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky suffered a sinkhole this week. In all, 8 prized cars disappeared from the showroom floor as the ground beneath them gave way.
Thankfully, there were no employees hurt or injuries reported when the incident took place.
According to the Corvette Museum home page, the section of the museum that gave way is called the Skydome. The museum has even added extensive photos of the carnage with details of the cars that fell through. Click here for the 159 pictures and facts that were posted: https://plus.google.com/photos/104141664400556036641/albums/597956863400...
Watching the museum’s surveillance video footage is amazing. It’s heartbreaking to see real Corvettes looking like a set of Hot Wheels die-cast toys – many of them irreplaceable – shifting, then toppling into the abyss. In less than a minute, the Skydome caves in. Click here to watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5Syfif2eF-PwKw8EkYQ3hW12km1LzacC
Even more impressive, there are several videos of a small helicopter drone surveying the sinkhole. Upon flying in, you’ll get a new appreciation for what looks like a major construction project that is to befall the museum, in no short order. Click here to see one of several videos of the drone footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBpjt02SlLw
Though unfortunate, the museum should consider itself lucky that only part of the facility was damaged. Yes, originality counts for something, but these Corvettes can – and will – be restored to their former glory.
For more details of the Corvette Museum or to donate, click here: http://www.corvettemuseum.org/