Feb 12 A 40-foot sinkhole opened up under the
National Corvette Museum in Kentucky and swallowed eight
collector cars, including a black 1962 model, the museum said on
No injuries were reported, but a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009
ZR1 "Blue Devil" on loan from General Motors Co were among the
iconic cars piled up in the pit.
"It is with heavy hearts that we report that eight Corvettes
were affected by this incident," the museum, based in Bowling
Green, said in a statement.
Alarms went off early Wednesday morning in the "Skydome"
area and museum security officers who rushed to the scene found
the sinkhole, 25 to 30 feet (7.6 to 9 m) deep.
The Bowling Green Fire Department estimated the sinkhole at
40 feet (12 m) wide. No one was in or around the museum during
the collapse happened.
In addition to the 1962 Black Corvette, a 1984 PPG Pace Car,
a 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette, a 1993 Ruby Red 40th
Anniversary Corvette, a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette and a
2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette, were among the damaged cars
owned by the museum.
The museum will be closed, while a structural engineer
assesses the damage and stability of the surrounding area, the
GM builds Corvettes at a plant in Bowling Green across the
street from the museum, which opened in 1994. Buyers of new
Corvettes can arrange to take delivery of their car at the