Corvettes swallowed by sinkhole at Bowling Green museum

Published On: Feb 12 2014 06:00:13 AM HST


Eight vehicles were damaged by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green early Wednesday morning.

View images from the scene

Museum officials said they received a call from the security company around 5:45 a.m. alerting them that motion detectors were going off in the Skydome area of the museum. When emergency crews arrived at the scene, they found the sinkhole and secured the area.

Firefighters said the hole is estimated at 40 feet wide and 25-30 feet deep.

The eight vehicles affected by the incident were:

  • 1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
  • 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors
  • 1962 Black Corvette owned by the museum
  • 1984 PPG Pace Car owned by the museum
  • 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette owned by the museum
  • 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette owned by the museum
  • 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette owned by the museum
  • 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette owned by the museum

A structural engineer arrived on the site Wednesday morning to assess the damage and stability of surrounding areas.

Museum officials said they will remain closed to the public for the day to assess the situation.

No one was in or around the museum at the time of the collapse.

Images: Corvettes in sinkhole


The views expressed are not those of this site, this station or its affiliated companies. By posting your comments you agree to accept our terms of use.
blog comments powered by Disqus