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Sinkhole Claims 8 Corvettes at National Corvette Museum

A 40-foot sinkhole swallowed eight cars at the National Corvette Museum this morning. In an official release the NCM stated that at 5:44a.m. the security company notified the staff that the motion detectors had gone off in the Skydome area of the Museum. When they arrived it was apparent that a sinkhole had opened up, and eventually grew 25- to 30-feet deep.

The Skydome houses some of the most iconic and historic Corvettes. While two cars belonged to General Motors, a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil,” the other six were owned by the museum. The list includes a black 1962 model, 1984 PPG Pace Car, white 1992 1 Millionth Corvette, 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary, 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06, and a 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette. Only one car was salvaged by the staff before the emergency crew made them vacate, which (thankfully) was the 1983 model.

Stay tuned for updates as this story progresses. At present a structural engineer is on the premises to assessing the damage and stability of the area, and the museum is closed for the day. With the upcoming opening of the NCM Motorsports Park and National Corvette Caravan upcoming (August 27-30), the museum hopes to be up and running in the very near future.

Here are some pictures of the Skydome from our last visit to the NCM, for the full story click here.

Security Camera Footage of Actual Collapse

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78 comments
Kyle Collins
Kyle Collins

I would of left the cars as is like a monument. It's history

Albert Stewart
Albert Stewart

this really happened !! pictures make the cars look like toys . but this very sad of the state of the corvette and many other cars hidden in plain site .

Jeff Stringer
Jeff Stringer

Yeah... doesn't look real to me. An excellent diorama idea though. So sad this happened.

Steve Engleman
Steve Engleman

Why does this picture creep me out? I keep thinking something(s) going to crawl fom the shadows and drag the vettes down to.......

Geoff Doyle
Geoff Doyle

The Cars look like Toys and the pixels r all chunky N Blocky around the grey concrete

Rick Blakey
Rick Blakey

This is heartbreaking to me, as my uncle, Darrel Bowlin, was the 1st president of the National Corvette Museum.

Pedro Perez
Pedro Perez

Can't tell coz a corvette is also plastic looks like those you put together

Lee Smith
Lee Smith

this picture looks kind of funny tho. reminds me of playing wit toys in the dirt, in the backyard

Rob Von Saab II
Rob Von Saab II

Look! A bigger "A-hole" than normal got some vettes!!!

Ryan Schu
Ryan Schu

Wish it was a hole chock full of Mustangs .

Gabe Sigman
Gabe Sigman

and for Ralph and Ed you guys really need a life if you had to go to my page to find out about me and try to use it against me to try and offend me sorry it didn't work I like them and not Chevy Oh well get over it people like what they like and say what they say no matter how pissed you get about it

B Hugh Fulk
B Hugh Fulk

Shame the black ones gone. Care less about the others

Gabe Sigman
Gabe Sigman

I'm assuming you like Chevy Ed and I'm not going to sit here and argue with you your right people could of died and maybe I shouldn't of said that but if your going to be that over dramatic and say there worth more then I'll ever make in my life seriously dude you don't know me or what I do you literally went to my page and found out I collected hotwheels and used that against me go ahead I don't care but for future reference don't get that upset about someone commenting on a post seriously just calm down dude its Facebook okay

Mike Felten
Mike Felten

This is no fake all over the news in nashville.

Logan Henson
Logan Henson

Is it just me or does this look like lil toy cars who FAKED IT!!! LOL

Kenny May
Kenny May

Regardless of your make or model of choice, if your a car guy at all the loss of these rare Corvettes is a tragedy. it's American muscle history that can't be replaced.A real car guy is saddened by this event.Chevrolet, Ford, Mopar..regardless, still a sad day for car guys everywhere. R.I.P

Terry Lee
Terry Lee

Racecar spelled backward is racecaR says this is FAKE!!!

Ralph Laakmann
Ralph Laakmann

and most of you haters own what.........hot wheels and dodge daytonas

Hayden Kehm
Hayden Kehm

Im just happy the '62 didn't get completely buried, smashed, or destroyed... The others aren't as nice because they aren't classics - (Yet)

Tom Igoe
Tom Igoe

3 less LS engines on the planet. Im so sad. Damn shame for the '62 though.

Blake Campbell-Taylor
Blake Campbell-Taylor

Well Kentucky naturally is so full of caves and tunnels anyways, this happens sometimes there

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