Corvette Museum Sinkhole Eats 8 Rare Corvettes (UPDATED)

DSC07574Oh the calamity!  A 40-feet wide and 25- to 30-feet deep sink hole opened up this morning at 5:40 or so in the Skydome of The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Thankfully, no one was hurt since the sinkhole opened up like a gaping maw to hell at a ridiculously early hour of the morning.


However, the Corvette musuem sinkhole did eat 8 über rare Chevrolet Corvettes.  It’s hard not to look at the pictures from The National Corvette Museum and not feel be amazed by the seemingly random vehicular devastation.  Seriously, what’s with sinkholes lately?  They seem to be cropping up everywhere.  Next thing you know, there will be sinkhole disaster movies starring Tommy Lee Jones and Pierce Brosnan.


The National Corvette Museum will be closed for the time being as engineers and museum officials asses the extent of the damage and come up with a repair plan.  Here is a list of the injured Corvettes.  Steel yourself, these are all very special, very rare ‘Vettes.

  • 1993 ZR-1 Spyder (Loaned from General Motors)
  • 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” (Loaned from General Motors)
  • 1962 Black Corvette (National Corvette Museum Owned)
  • 1984 PPG Pace Car (National Corvette Museum Owned)
  • 1992 White 1 Millionth (National Corvette Museum Owned)
  • 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette (National Corvette Museum Owned)
  • 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette (National Corvette Museum Owned)
  • 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette (National Corvette Museum Owned)


There are a few videos of the sinkhole happening; be sure to watch.  For more information on the Corvette Museum sinkhole, check out the National Corvette Museum’s website and photos below.

[UPDATE: Chevrolet will oversee the restoration and repair of the damaged historical Corvettes.  Hopefully they will be good as new.]


Photo Credit: National Corvette Museum


Author: Nick Glasnovich

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