If you’ve been living under a rock for the past day for whatever reason, you may not be aware that a sinkhole opened up beneath the Corvette museum literally swallowing a host of both classic and modern Corvettes.
Now additional footage capturing the devastating collapse as well as some clips showing the aftermath have been released. At around 5:44 am Eastern Time, motion sensors were set off in the Skydome of the National Corvette Museum when 8 very rare and unique examples of the Chevrolet Corvette were swallowed into the ground.
The National Corvette Museum, located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is also the factory in which Corvettes are built and shipped out all over the world. According to Wendell Strode, the museum’s executive director, the hole is about 25 to 30 feet deep and is about 40 feet wide.
The cars which were swallowed and damaged include a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from GM, a 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors, as well as six other cars from the National Corvette Museum including a 1962 black Corvette, 1991 White 1 Millionth Corvette and a 2009 1.5 Millionth commemorative Corvette.
According to reports, nobody was in the building at the time the hole opened up and no further damage has been reported. Rather obviously, the Skydome will be closed until further notice, but, the rest of the museum remains open to the public.