By Matthew Davis | February 12, 2014
It’s a sad day for the automotive enthusiast. A tragic day for the Corvette elite. Some time around 5:30 a.m. CT a sink hole formed underneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Just nine minutes after the sink hole began the power to the museum went out and the authorities were notified. Upon arriving on the scene… carnage.
Information has not yet been released on which cars tragically fell into the hole but let’s be honest those eight Corvette’s weren’t likely there just to keep dry. The sinkhole is 40 feet wide and 25 to 30 feet deep. Apparently the section of the museum where the sink hole is located is called the sky dome and it’s one of the most iconic spots of the museum. So far, only one car has been evacuated from the clearly unstable structure. The only existing 1983 Corvette. From the photo taken by the museum personnel, a C1 and C4 can be seen among the carnage. We should know what the other six casualties were later today.
Kentucky is well known for its sink holes. Mammoth cave national park is just 30 miles away and with over 400 miles of explored caves, it’s no big surprise to discover them under the museum. GM’s Corvette plant is only a half-mile from the Museum. Could it too be in danger of unstable ground? Let’s hope not.
Source: USA Today & The Courier-Journal