The National Corvette Museum has a lot of good things cooking, including a new race track just across the interstate. Unfortunately, it also has a big fat sinkhole directly underneath one of its display areas, which swallowed eight Corvettes early this morning--which you can now see in the official National Corvette Museum security footage in the video above. For footage of the aftermath, including a view inside the hole courtesy of a small video drone, see the videos below.
Has Satan started his own personal car collection?
Jokes aside, there is some (formerly?) great hardware at the bottom of the 40-foot-wide, 30-foot-deep sinkhole now, including two cars on loan from General Motors and six owned by the museum:
Fortunately no one was around when the floor of the Sky Dome building collapsed in the wee hours of the morning. An alarm was triggered at 5:38 a.m. local time, notifying the fire department and the museum of the collapse.
The National Corvette Museum will remain open for now, though the Sky Dome exhibit is closed and off-limits. Sinkhole geology experts from Western Kentucky University will be examining the site.
The museum said in a statement on its blog, "With the 20th Anniversary celebration, Grand Opening of the NCM Motorsports Park, and the National Corvette Caravan coming August 27-30, we’ve got a lot to be excited about in 2014, and look forward to getting the Skydome repaired and reopened very soon."