Corvettes fall into sinkhole at National Corvette Museum

Corvettes fall into sinkhole at National Corvette Museum-OptimizedEight Corvettes fell into a sinkhole that opened up beneath a section of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky on Wednesday. The sinkhole was about 40 feet wide and about 25-30 feet deep. It appeared before dawn under the skydome section of the museum, according to Executive Director Wendell Strode.

According to the museum’s website, the yellow cone-shaped area houses Corvettes on loan from private owners and those “made famous by magazine and auto shows all over the world.” It is home to more than 30 unique Corvettes. This includes prototypes and a 1983 model, the only one in existence.

Of the 8 cars that fell, 6 were donated to the museum by Corvette enthusiasts, and two are owned by the car’s maker General Motors. Strode could not say how much the total value of the damaged cars was, however, he added that it was “substantial.”

Strode said a structural engineer was at the scene assessing the situation.