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"A 40-foot sinkhole developed inside the National Corvette Museum overnight in Bowling Green, KY, swallowing up eight vehicles, including two Corvette models on loan from General Motors. No one was in the museum at the time of the incident, which happened early this morning.

According to the NCM, motion sensors were set off at 5:44 AM, leading museum authorities to discover a 25 to 30-foot deep chasm, that Executive Director Wendell Strode called "pretty significant." The sinkhole developed in the museum's Skydome, although it can't be seen on any of the museum's webcams (the Enthusiast cam is the closest look we can get to what's going on).

The Louisville Courier-Journalreports emergency personnel remain on the scene, and have only allowed museum employees to remove a single vehicle – the only remaining 1983 Corvette, which was part of a mere 44-vehicle run.

The two cars on loan from GM were a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil," while the damanged museum-owned cars included a 1962 Corvette, the millionth Vette ever built (a 1992), a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 and the 1.5 millionth car produced. None of the damaged vehicles were on loan from private individuals. The extent of the damage to these vehicles remains unclear at this time."


Eight Corvettes swallowed by massive sink hole at National Corvette Museum

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20140212/NEWS01/302120036/Massive-sink-hole-swallows-eight-cars-National-Corvette-Museum?gcheck=1&nclick_check=1
 

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whats that saying enough time and money- Chevy- has money and can buy out time. These cars will be replaced or repaired.
 

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I was going to dispute the Courier-Journal's report that there was no Corvette made for the 1983 model year, but then I found this;

The fourth generation Corvette was the first complete redesign of the Corvette since 1963. Production was to begin for the 1983 model year but quality issues and part delays resulted in only 43 prototypes for the 1983 model year being produced that were never sold. All of the 1983 prototypes were destroyed or serialized to 1984 except one with a white exterior, medium blue interior, L83 350 ci, 205 bhp V8, and 4-speed automatic transmission.
 

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Man that sucks. From those pictures, it looks like that hole is a lot bigger than what just caved in, looks like it goes way under the building.
 

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saw that on Foxnews...horrible
 

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I was relieved to not see any C3 Corvettes among the casualties (1970 convertible being my "Dream Car"). Whats that you say? Oh, there ARE no C3's in the museum ...

(just beating the Haters to the punch ;))
 
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