Corvette Museum Tragedy: The Swallowing Sinkhole in Action

Remaining cars evacuated to safety after giant 30-foot hole digests museum’s skydome.

Yesterday’s auto-tragedy out of Kentucky’s National Corvette Museum had us weeping for the loss of timeless classics, after a giant sinkhole claimed the lives of one-off Corvettes on display in the museum. The hole opened in early morning hours on Wednesday, when the museum was closed to the public, so no injuries or casualties were reported. Museum employees were hard at work later in the day, evacuating surviving cars to safer - and steadier - ground.

The 30-foot hole swallowed a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder; '09 ZR1 "Blue Devil; '62 Black Corvette; '84 PPG Pace Car and '92 White 1 Millionth Corvette.

It also devoured a '93 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette; '01 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette and a '09 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette.

Following the incident, crews went inside the building to assess the damage, using a helicopter to capture some closeup views of the damage:

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