The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky is the center of the Corvette world. People come from all over to see the priceless collection of the rarest and fastest Corvettes on the planet all in one place. Many hardcore ‘Vette-people who special order their new car travel to Kentucky to take delivery of their new Corvette. This morning, the museum is closed and it turns out that putting all of those amazing cars in one place didn’t work out so well. A 20 foot deep sinkhole opened up right in the middle of the domed area of the museum and swallowed up eight very special cars. No one was hurt but it is still unknown if the cars can be saved or how badly damaged they are because the area is too unstable to enter. The cars that are now appearing in the new “basement exhibit” are:

  • 1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
  • 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors
  • 1962 Black/Red 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

Several other cars were saved by the staff including the only 1983 Corvette ever made that was a prototype for the new car that debuted in 1984. We will give you further updates as they become available.

Erica Habedank/ CW44 Tampa Bay

Erica Habedank