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Apocalypse: 8 ‘Vettes lost in sinkhole at Corvette Museum

Courier-Journal

[Ed. – Here’s one that doesn’t happen every day.]

Staff at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green moved an additional 20 cars out of the iconic Sky Dome Wednesday after a 40-foot sink hole  swallowed eight of the sports cars on display inside the the facility.

Some time before 5:30 a.m. CST, the sink hole started to form and by 5:44 a.m. motion detectors started going off, the museum said. No one was in or around the museum at the time, said executive director Wendell Strode.

When they got to the museum, emergency personnel discovered a 40-foot sink hole between 25 and 30 feet deep, Strode said. “It’s pretty significant,” he said. …

The museum issued a statement that said six of the damaged cars were owned by the museum and two — a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil — were on loan from General Motors.

The other cars damaged were a 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, the museum said.

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