Eight Chevrolet Corvettes Fall Into Sinkhole At National Corvette Museum

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The National Corvette Museum confirmed this morning that a sinkhole swallowed eight of the cars in its collection. The sinkhole opened beneath the Bowling Green, Kentucky-based museum at 5:44 a.m. today.

The sinkhole was located beneath the National Corvette Museum's Skydome area, and affected six cars owned by the museum and two that were on loan to the museum from General Motors. The two from GM were a 1992 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Also affected were a black 1962 Corvette, a 1984 PPG pace car, a 1992 Corvette that was the one millionth ever produced, a 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette, a 2001 Mallet Hammer Corvette Z06, and a white 2009 model that was the 1.5 millionth Corvette ever produced.

The National Corvette Museum said in a statement that it has closed the entire museum today. A structural engineer is evaluating the damage to the museum and determining whether there is any risk of further collapse. The National Corvette Museum, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is home to more than 70 Chevrolet Corvettes and is located adjacent to the Bowling Green Assembly Plant that builds all new Chevrolet Corvette models.

Images courtesy National Corvette Museum.

NASCARjacketguy
I think "god" has a lot more on his plate than busting up a few Corvettes.  Most likely man: can you say fracking?!  There's tons of it going on in Ohio.  Or maybe just good old fashioned erosion...
Irishguy
Frank! How long have you been a brainwashed, embarrasment to the human race? Have you read our Constitution? Have you read the Declaration of Independence, second paragraph? Of course not! You've been too busy reading a bunch of superstitous hogwash written thousands of years ago by people who thought the world was flat & the center of the Universe, ignorant fear is the start of all bad things. Like your brain.
NicoleJ
The spontaneous Corvette graveyard is so sad.  
Frank Tomkowski
Remember the comercials chevrolet used at the olympics, boasting the same sex lifestyle as the new us? Well REMEMBER LOTS WIFE!
John Hand
@NASCARjacketguy No fracking in Florida, and sinkholes are occurring all over the place. There is a very large cave in the state called Mammoth, and Kentucky is prone to having big holes in the ground.
yochas
Irishguy, thanks for your inelegant comment, people like Frank need to understand that there is an alternative to religious dogma and superstition. It is open-mindedness and education. It is too bad about the lost Vets but, I’m sure the engineer will determine the actual cause of the sink hole, giving god the credit is no longer acceptable. 5ptsFeatured



NicoleJ
@Frank Tomkowski  Seriously? And Cheerios ran an inter-racial family commercial during Super Bowl.  You think the General Mills products are doomed?  
Jarrett
@Frank Tomkowski @Frank Tomkowski OKay where are you going with this? I'm gathering from your comments that you figure this incident is somehow tied to Chevy's endorsement of Same Sex rights/lifestyle? I also understand Lot's wife turned into a pillar of salt for looking back when God said not to. But I still don't see your correlation here.

John Hand
@NicoleJ @Frank Tomkowski I used to eat Cheerios. I don't anymore. I think that commercial was in the face and pushing the envelope. I do understand that Cheerio sales went up. That will happen, for a little while as the pro homo crowd supports them. And then the sales will decline, because many will remember.
John Hand
My editing time ran out. I meant to say pro race-mixing crowd. I also wondered how the black women liked that commercial, with the black guy choosing a white woman.

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