Sinkhole Under The National Corvette Museum Swallows 8 Cars That Probably Weren’t Cheap

This Corvette was not involved, so far as we know. (Tjololo Photo)

This Corvette was not involved, so far as we know. (Tjololo Photo)

If you’re a car enthusiast planning a trip to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. in the near future, you might want to consider postponing your visit. Unless of course, sinkholes underneath car museums are of particular interest to you.

The Kentucky museum suffered quite a blow today when sinkhole 40 feet wide and 25-30 feet deep opened up this morning underneath the skydome section of the museum, CNN reports, swallowing eight cars in the process.

That part of the museum houses Corvettes that are on loan from private owners, collectors and others that were “made famous by magazines and auto shows the world over,” the museum’s site explains.

It’s also where 30 unique Corvettes live, including a 1983 model that is the only one of its kind. It’s unclear if that one fell, but we do know that six were donated by Corvette enthusiasts and the other two are owned by General Motors, the cars’ maker.

Included in the fallen vehicles were a 1962 Black Corvette, a 1984 PPG Pace Car, and a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder. And while no price tag has been put on the total value of the damaged cars, considering this is a museum and these are Corvettes, we’re not surprised to hear the executive director put the amount at “substantial.”

Stupid sinkholes, always showing up where you don’t want them, like Florida resorts or at the Sonic drive-thru. Never where you need them most — like under your feet when you realize there are no more episodes of Sherlock on in the near future. Seriously, just swallow me up, cruel world.

Cars fall into sinkhole at National Corvette Museum [CNN]

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  1. MathManv2point0 says:

    Seriously, BBC, 3 episodes a season. I know good writing and Hobbit movies take time but… common… 3!?!?!

  2. C0Y0TY says:

    So that’s how Leno spends his newfound free time, digging tunnels out from under cars he wants.

  3. Alecto67 says:

    The one-of-a-kind 1983 Corvette was moved out of the museum. They didn’t produce a corvette for sale that year because they couldn’t get the factory up to spec in time. They made approximately 55, and every other one was destroyed.