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Sinkhole at Corvette Museum swallows eight rare Vettes
Yahoo news ^ | 02/13/14 | Justin Hyde

Posted on 02/12/2014 11:02:36 AM PST by Doogle

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., has long been a mini-Mecca for fans of America's most hallowed sports car. Early this morning, that museum suffered the catastrophe shown above, when a sinkhole in the Sky Dome opened up and swallowed eight rare Vettes, including two that belonged to General Motors.

According to museum officials, the sinkhole began around 5:30 a.m. while the museum was closed, and within minutes had grown to about 40 feet wide and 25 to 30 feet deep. No one was injured, but the list of Corvettes spelunking in the hole includes two on loan from General Motors, a rare 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil that may have been the original show car.

(Excerpt) Read more at autos.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: History; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: automotive; noooo

"hollie mollie"

1 posted on 02/12/2014 11:02:36 AM PST by Doogle
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To: Chode

ping


2 posted on 02/12/2014 11:03:56 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3122104/posts


3 posted on 02/12/2014 11:05:54 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Doogle

Now that’s a tragedy!


4 posted on 02/12/2014 11:08:19 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Doogle

Now that’s a tragedy!


5 posted on 02/12/2014 11:08:19 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Doogle

Noooooooooo!


6 posted on 02/12/2014 11:08:49 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Doogle

So do you need earthquake insurance to cover a sinkhole or is that different?


7 posted on 02/12/2014 11:08:50 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Doogle

So do you need earthquake insurance to cover a sinkhole or is that different?


8 posted on 02/12/2014 11:08:50 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Doogle

Dear Heavenly Father:

Thank you for answering my prayers and opening a giant sink hole in Kentucky.

I think you may have had your coordinates a little off though. I specifically had mentioned “underneath Mitch McConnell’s feet”.

Nice effort though, so please try again.


9 posted on 02/12/2014 11:10:14 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Doogle

Honest, Officer, I don’t know why that sinkhole spat those cars up into my garage. You’ll have to ask a geologist.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 11:10:45 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Doogle; Fightin Whitey

looks like the gubmint needs to do another car bailout


11 posted on 02/12/2014 11:10:55 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: nascarnation

"I claim the three hour rule"

12 posted on 02/12/2014 11:11:48 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Iron deficiency ???


13 posted on 02/12/2014 11:11:55 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: DannyTN

Not sure.
It’s been open since 94 so for 20 yrs it was OK.

Obviously there will be some investigation as to did the contractor do seismic work in preparation?

Or can something like this occur over time and wasn’t present then?


14 posted on 02/12/2014 11:12:07 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Doogle

I wasn’t slagging on your post, just wanted to direct you to the pics therein.


15 posted on 02/12/2014 11:12:49 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: bigheadfred

dig out more like it......


16 posted on 02/12/2014 11:13:06 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Dear Heavenly Father: Thank you for answering my prayers and opening a giant sink hole in Kentucky. I think you may have had your coordinates a little off though. I specifically had mentioned “underneath Mitch McConnell’s feet”. Nice effort though, so please try again.

ROTFL!

ghostbusters

17 posted on 02/12/2014 11:13:10 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Doogle

I saw that article and that there was a 1993 40th anniversary edition that fell into the hole. I would be glad to replace that one for them.(for a price of course) I have one in my garage I bought new and there is only 27,000 miles on it. as you can tell, I don’t use it much.


18 posted on 02/12/2014 11:14:34 AM PST by depenzz ("Winning and grinning")
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To: nascarnation

I think it can occur over time and wasn’t present then. I’m not aware of any requirement for contractors to do seismic work, but I’m not close to that industry. Florida gets hit with sinkholes the most. Not sure how common it is in Kentucky. I know they have a lot of caves, but they are usually pretty stable.

Read TN and FL are the only states that require insurance to make sinkhole coverage available. But it might require a rider. My guess is there insurance probably covers it.


19 posted on 02/12/2014 11:15:49 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Doogle

20 posted on 02/12/2014 11:18:07 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Doogle
. . Crime against humanity
21 posted on 02/12/2014 11:18:44 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Doogle

Apparently, the sinkhole has an appetite for the skin of the vehicles and not the internals.


22 posted on 02/12/2014 11:19:08 AM PST by Obama_Is_A_Feminist
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To: bigheadfred

GMC = Gay Male Citizens

“Corvette” = dog-whistle feminized name

“Swallowing Corvette” = need I be explicit?

Looks like = cover-up to me!


23 posted on 02/12/2014 11:21:16 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Obama_Is_A_Feminist

24 posted on 02/12/2014 11:21:20 AM PST by Obama_Is_A_Feminist
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To: Doogle

Florida has a serious problem with sinkholes. Could it be caused by the network of caverns under the Appalachians? Sometimes we’d hear of a small sinkhole around the NYC area, like one that opened up in the Meadowlands, near Giants stadium about 10 years ago, but they are very rare up there.


25 posted on 02/12/2014 11:22:10 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: DannyTN

Those kinds of questions are really easy to answer - just ask yourself which choice gets the insurance company off the hook.


26 posted on 02/12/2014 11:23:54 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Doogle

Corvettes? Who cares!!!

Especially if they were post-1967.


27 posted on 02/12/2014 11:44:20 AM PST by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: nascarnation

“Or can something like this occur over time and wasn’t present then?”

Didn’t read the article. It is probably limestone, with portions of it dissolving as water flows through it forming a cave that gets bigger until it collapses. Often with no buildings, roads, etc. things are fine. Add those structures in and end up dumping more water into one place like from a roof drain and now you have a concentrated flow of water that either creates a new cave, or makes one that was deeper down worse. Now to look at the picture!


28 posted on 02/12/2014 11:50:32 AM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Doogle; null and void

29 posted on 02/12/2014 12:04:38 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Doogle

Never met her...Does she drive a vette?

Oh
holy mole-y
...I see it now.


30 posted on 02/12/2014 12:09:55 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: Doogle
The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.

Ya gotta think there's some poetic justice in here....Any ideas???

31 posted on 02/12/2014 12:12:40 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: nascarnation

Gotta have something to do with water someplace.....as usual


32 posted on 02/12/2014 12:14:39 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: nascarnation

We also have to remember that this is relatively close to the Mammoth Cave network and in an area comprised of limestone, which leads to the development of caverns.

We visited last year. I really was hoping to take a factory tour, but they hadn’t reopened from the retooling closure for the new ‘Vette.


33 posted on 02/12/2014 12:18:45 PM PST by Dexter Morgan (Everyone hides who they are.)
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To: Doogle

It was a sink hole that swallowed my highly insured car and my guns. Honest.


34 posted on 02/12/2014 12:35:56 PM PST by bgill
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To: depenzz

contact them....*smiles*...and report back...


35 posted on 02/12/2014 12:51:54 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: nascarnation
Or can something like this occur over time and wasn’t present then?

I think it's just something endemic to the area.

There are 257 sinkholes in a one-mile radius of the museum. (See: http://www.plotscan.com


36 posted on 02/12/2014 2:03:20 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: Doogle
On the positive side "Corvette Sinkhole" is a great name for a country song, band or album ...

Maybe Springsteen's follow-up to "Cadillac Ranch"?

37 posted on 02/12/2014 2:16:36 PM PST by x
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To: Doogle
well that sucks...
38 posted on 02/12/2014 3:43:01 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

big time


39 posted on 02/12/2014 3:44:00 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: x

Ditto that!


40 posted on 02/12/2014 3:44:54 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Chode

41 posted on 02/12/2014 3:45:14 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
ouch
42 posted on 02/12/2014 3:49:32 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: x

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odMmWZlcx78


43 posted on 02/12/2014 3:51:56 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

Interesting info - thank you!
I hope they are able to get this repaired without going broke.
I know they are also in the process of building a new race track next door.


44 posted on 02/12/2014 5:31:51 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Doogle

I’ll observe that the museum is on the southern border of KY cave country. It’s only about 30 miles to Mammoth Cave, for instance.


45 posted on 02/12/2014 5:33:57 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Fightin Whitey
what an inspiration

check out my new rims


46 posted on 02/12/2014 6:17:22 PM PST by bigheadfred
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