Sinkhole opens up at National Corvette Museum, swallows cars
A massive sinkhole that opened up under a Kentucky museum Wednesday morning swallowed several vintage and rare Corvettes.I quote Homer Simpson:
The National Corvette Museum said the Bowling Green Fire Department estimates the sinkhole to be around 25-30 feet deep and 40 feet wide.
Sadly, it appears that it really did:
Maybe I'm reading too much into that picture, but those cars don't look real. It could quite possibly be that I don't want to believe it happened... Several classic 'Vettes are listed as in the sinkhole:
The museum said the cars are a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and 2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil" on loan from General Motors; a 1962 Black Corvette; 1984 PPG Pace Car; 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette; 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette; 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette and a 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette.The '62 and the '84 Pace Car are the most egregious, although the 1 millionth 'Vette hurts, too. If there's any consolation, it's that there weren't any particularly rare Corvettes destroyed (like a '53 or a '63 split window) and that they managed to save the ultra-rare 1983 Corvette. The one good thing is that there were no injuries (other than those of us whose faces are permanently distorted from screaming).
Next time, suspend them from cables!
That is all.