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 CorvetteMuseum had us weeping for the loss of timeless classics, after a giant sinkholeclaimed the lives of one-off Corvettes on display in the museum. The holeopened in early morning hours on Wednesday, when the museum was closed to thepublic, so no injuries or casualties were reported. Museum employees were hardat work later in the day, evacuating surviving cars to safer - and steadier - ground.

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

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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: