Sinkhole damages eight cars from Kentucky Corvette Museum

By Kyle Johnson,

A sinkhole opened up right underneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky and swallowed up and damaged eight Corvettes on display.

The hole ruined part of the original museum that opened in 1994, reports The Associated Press. The hole is estimated to be about 20-30 feet deep and about 40 feet in diameter.

No one was hurt when the sinkhole opened up and the rest of the museum remains open.

According to CNN, geologists and engineers used drones to determine that the sinkhole did not hurt the integrity of the museum.

Museum spokeswoman Kate Frassinelli noted that the museum is fairly close to the Mammoth Cave National Park. She said of the sinkhole, "When you go in there, it's unreal. The hole is so big, it makes the Corvettes look like little Matchbox cars."

Of the eight cars, six were donated to the museum and the other two are on loan from General Motors. The cars that fell in the hole are a 1962 "Black Corvette," 1984 PPG pace car, 1992 "1 Millionth Corvette," 2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil," 1993 "40th Anniversary Corvette," 1993 ZR-1 Spyder, 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette and a 2009 "1.5 Millionth Corvette."

image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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