The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky experienced a horrible incident Wednesday morning. A alarm at the museum was triggered at 5:30am this morning, when a giant sinkhole swallowed some classic cars in the Skydome area of the museum.

Check out this image of the sinkhole below:

The National Corvette Museum had this to say about the incident:

It is with heavy hearts that we report that eight Corvettes were affected by this incident.  Those cars include:

  • 1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors

  • 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors

The other six vehicles were owned by the National Corvette Museum 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

None of the cars affected were on loan from individuals.  The Skydome exhibit area of the Museum is a separate structure connected to the main Museum.  A structural engineer is now on-site to assess the existing damage and stability of the surrounding areas.  The Museum is closed to the public for the day to allow us to carefully assess the situation.  We will keep everyone informed as we know more.

With the 20th Anniversary celebration, Grand Opening of the NCM Motorsports Park, and the National Corvette Caravan coming August 27-30, we’ve got a lot to be excited about in 2014, and look forward to getting the Skydome repaired and reopened very soon.


For more images of the sinkhole, visit the National Corvette Museum's official website.

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