What do you get when you mix a national museum, a collection of collectable cars, and a series of interconnected subterranean caves? A massive sinkhole, that’s what.
Yesterday morning curators at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky were awoken by calls from the security company reporting motion in Skydome at 5:44AM.
When security responded, they found a 40-foot wide and 30-foot deep sinkhole had swallowed eight collectable Corvettes.
Included in the casualties is a black 1962 ‘Vette, a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06, a 1993 ZR1 Spyder, a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil on loan from General Motors, and a one-of-one 1983 Corvette.
The museum is located 30 minutes away from the Mammoth Cave National Park, which boasts the world’s largest cluster of caves, which stretch over 400 miles.
Since the collapse, the cars have been removed from the museum and structural experts are assessing the damage.
If you’d like to donate to the repair fund, we urge you to visit the National Corvette Museum website.