Classic car fans, I have some very bad news. Early this morning, a sinkhole formed under the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, swallowing up eight vehicles including the millionth Corvette ever made. Bad news, indeed.
Kim Lancaster, Bowling Green city spokesperson, told reporters that the hole formed at approximately 5:40 AM, and ended up setting off an alarm that called the fire department to the building.
The Corvette Museum has since released a list of the vehicles eaten by the sinkhole:
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
1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors
The sinkhole is an estimated at 40 feet wide and about 30 feet deep, which explains how so many cars were sucked in. No injuries were reported, and officials say that the museum will remain open, but the Sky Dome area will remain closed until a structural engineer informs the museum on how to proceed.