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Sinkhole inside the National Corvette Museum.
If vintage Corvettes being destroyed breaks your heart, you might want to stop here.

Around 5:45am, a large sinkhole opened up inside National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY:

When they got to the museum, emergency personnel discovered a 40-foot sink hole between 25 and 30 feet deep, Strode said. “It’s pretty significant,” he said.

The museum issued a statement that said six of the damaged cars were owned by the museum and two — a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil — were on loan from General Motors.

The other cars damaged were a 1962 black Corvette, a 1984 PPG Pace Car, a 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette, a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette, a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette and a 2009 white 1.5 Millionth Corvette, the museum said.

The museum is about a mile from the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant where the car is built.

Engineers are assessing the situation and Western Kentucky University personnel are investigating the cause.

Originally posted to Scout Finch on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 09:56 AM PST.

Also republished by My Old Kentucky Kos.

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