National Corvette Museum Sinkhole Claims Eight Cars
A sinkhole that opened early this morning under the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. damaged the facility and consumed eight cars.
The museum issued a statement saying their security company called at 5:44 a.m. to say that the motion detectors had been triggered. No one was at the museum when the floor collapsed. Two of the cars that fell into the hole were on loan from General Motors: a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR-1 “Blue Devil.”
None of the cars affected were on loan from individual owners and the remaining six belong to the museum. They include the millionth ‘Vette produced, which is from the 1992 model year, as well as the 1.5 millionth from 2009. The 1994 PPG Pace Car, a black 1962 model, a red 40th anniversary car from 1993 and a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 also fell in.
Update: The Corvette Museum is now evacuating other at risk cars, to ensure that no more damage is done to its prized collection.
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