Cars damaged by sinkhole at National Corvette Museum identified

Cars damaged by sinkhole at National Corvette Museum identified

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Cars damaged by sinkhole at National Corvette Museum identified

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by WHAS11 editors

WVEC.com

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 12:46 PM

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. --  Eight Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green are gone after a sinkhole opened under the Skydome portion of the facility Wednesday morning.

According to a news release, the museum's security company alerted officials around 5:44 a.m. Wednesday when movement in the Skydome set off motion detectors.

Museum officials said when the arrived at the building they discovered the sinkhole and the Bowling Green Fire Department secured the area.

The release stated the following cars were affected:  

  • 1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
  • 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors

The other six vehicles were owned by the National Corvette Museum including:

  • 1962 Black Corvette
  • 1984 PPG Pace Car
  • 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette
  • 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
  • 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
  • 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette

 Stuctural engineers are being called in to survey the damage.

The museum is open to the public, but officials said the Skydome is closed to everyone, including employees, until it is deemed structurally sound.

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