Eight cars fall into sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum

A sinkhole inside the Kentucky National Corvette Museum swallowed eight corvettes into a 40-by-20-foot-deep hole on Feb.12 at 5:30 a.m.

The sinkhole was located in the yellow Sky Dome wing of the museum. The museum estimates millions of dollars in damages.

Motion detectors alerted the museum’s security employees that something was wrong around the time of the devastation.

Remote control drones were used to examine the sinkhole. Geologists and engineers from the Western Kentucky University have determined that there is no structural damage to the Sky Dome building.

The eight cars that fell into the sink hole include:

— a 1962 “Black Corvette”
— a 1984 PPG pace car
— a 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil”
— the 1992 white “1 Millionth Corvette”
— a 1993 ruby red “40th Anniversary Corvette”
— a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
— the 2009 white “1.5 Millionth Corvette”
— a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder

Of these eight cars, six were donated to the museum and two of the cars were owned by General Motors.

The museum is celebrating its 20th anniversary and opening a 184-acre Motorsports Park in August.

The damaged portion of the museum is closed indefinitely, but the rest of the museum will be open as of Feb.13.

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