According to the National Corvette Museum, a 40 ft-wide sinkhole opened up early Wednesday morning under the Skydome area of the museum. And with "heavy hearts" they are reporting that 8 corvettes fell victim.
The cars affected include a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors, a 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors and six cars owned by the museum itself– a 1962 black Corvette, 1984 PPG Pace Car, 1992 white 1 Millionth Corvette, 1993 ruby red 40th Anniversary Corvette, 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette, and a 2009 white 1.5 Millionth Corvette.
Luckily, the incident happened early in the morning and nobody was in or around the museum at the time. The museum officials were notified of the sinkhole by motion detector alarms.
The National Corvette Museum is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and was established in 1994 "as a home, library, archives and museum exhibit space for all things Corvette."
"The mission of the National Corvette Museum is the celebration of the Corvette's invention, and the preservation of the legendary automobile's past, present, and future. The Museum will serve as an educational and research model for all to enjoy," says the museum.
The National Corvette Museum is one of the most-popular automotive museums in the country. It sits right across the street from GM's Corvette assembly plant, where all of the classic American sports cars are currently made.
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