Sinkhole Forms Under Corvette Museum in Ky., Swallows Eight Cars
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WGGB) — A sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky has damaged eight cars.
The museum says in a statement that around 5:45 a.m. CST, they received a call from their security company indicating that the motion detectors had gone off at a portion of the facility known as the Skydome.
“Upon arrival, it was discovered that a sinkhole had collapsed within the Museum,” the statement explains.
The Bowling Green Fire Department estimates that the hole is about 40 feet across and about 25 to 30 feet deep.
In total, the museum says eight cars were affected by the collapse.
Two of the cars effected – 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” – were on loan from General Motors
The other six vehicles effected were owned by the nmuseum. Those include:
- 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
Nobody was in the area of the sinkhole when it occurred and no injuries have been reported.
The area of the sinkhole has been secured and a structural engineer has been brought in to assess the situation.