Skip to comments.National Corvette Museum Sinkhole Collapses in Skydome
Posted on 02/12/2014 8:30:20 AM PST by WXRGina
We received a call at 5:44am from our security company alerting us of our motion detectors going off in our Skydome area of the Museum. Upon arrival it was discovered that a sinkhole had collapsed within the Museum. No one was in or around the Museum at the time. The Bowling Green Fire Department arrived on the scene and secured the area. The Fire Department has estimated the size of the hole is 40 feet across and 25-30 feet deep.
It is with heavy hearts that we report that eight Corvettes were affected by this incident. Those cars include:
-1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
-2009 ZR1 Blue Devil on loan from General Motors
The other six vehicles were owned by the National Corvette Museum including:
-1962 Black Corvette
-1984 PPG Pace Car
-1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette
-1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
-2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
-2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette
None of the cars affected were on loan from individuals. The Skydome exhibit area of the Museum is a separate structure connected to the main Museum. A structural engineer is now on-site to assess the existing damage and stability of the surrounding areas. The Museum is closed to the public for the day to allow us to carefully assess the situation. We will keep everyone informed as we know more.
With the 20th Anniversary celebration, Grand Opening of the NCM Motorsports Park, and the National Corvette Caravan coming August 27-30, weve got a lot to be excited about in 2014, and look forward to getting the Skydome repaired and reopened very soon.
I tried to post the pictures from the link, but I guess they won’t work.
I’ve visited there several times, it’s a great museum.
Did not know central Ky was sinkhole prone.
That hole is HUGE!!
Ping it and weep
Big caves up there! (Miles of connected passageways.
And, when holes underground become connected to to the ground ... 8<)
Thank the Lord no one was hurt besides the beautiful cars.
Pull them out of the hole and send’em to Earl Scheib!
Interesting. That’s a serious hole. And right under the building exhibition area.
Gaia must be pissed off over Chevy’s recent homo advertisement.
This will make my husband sick.
They left the museum open? Who in their right mind would want to tour the lip of a sinkhole, possibly to be dorpped to the
Proof of glowball warming or Bush’s fault.
It says the museum is closed today, and they’re assessing the situation. I can’t imagine they would open it as it sits. Scary!
Gaia prefers SMART cars. Proof? Have you heard of any incidents at their museum? Me neither. Case closed.
Good point! :-)
Kentucky is one giant sinkhole farm. Bowling Green sits atop ground zero.
I assume you’re referring to the Lane Museum in Nashville?
Yes, I would bet it's going to make lots of husbands sick. :-(
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