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:
- 1962 Corvette
- 1984 PPG Pace Car Corvette
- 1992 Corvette, the 1,000,000th example built
- 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
- 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
- 2009 1,500,000th Corvette
- 2009 Corvette ZR1 "Blue Devil" (on loan from GM)
- 1993 Corvette ZR-1 Spyder (on loan from GM)
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."