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      02-12-2014, 09:33 PM   #1
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Bowling Green Corvette Museum Sinkhole

National Corvette Museum Media Alert - Sinkhole Erupts in Skydome

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.

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. We have contacted a structural engineer who is arriving today to assess the existing damage and stability of the surrounding areas. While the Skydome area is closed, the remainder of the Museum is still open.

See link below for a picture of the sink hole....

http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/12/54...orvette-museum
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According to Jalopnik, the '84 was actually the only '83 Corvette in existence. The other 43 made in that run were either destroyed or turned into '84's. Not sure what insurance will do, since most of the cars were priceless. Hopefully they can be restored and not totaled.
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      02-13-2014, 12:33 AM   #3
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See the sinkhole in action swallowing up the cars in their security video.

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/vi...te-museum.html
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