Of all the places a giant, gaping sink hole could suddenly appear, right smack dab under the National Corvette Museum’s Skydome, where it exhibits some of its prized possessions, has to be among the least likely.
But that’s just what happened in Bowling Green, Kentucky this morning, when a hole estimated at 40-feet across and 25-30 feet deep opened up and swallowed eight cars. The obviously shaken staff reported with “heavy hearts,” that a 1993 ZR1 and a 2009 ZR1 on loan from General Motors were eaten, as were six of the museum’s cars, including:
- 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, unsurprisingly, is closed today and a “structural engineer is now on-site to assess the existing damage and stability of the surrounding areas.”
General Motors Bowling Green manufacturing facility is where all Corvettes are made.
Check out some more pictures of the carnage below. More can be found here.