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40-foot sinkhole opens up under Corvette Museum, swallows 8 cars (UPDATED)

Jennifer Wilburn posted this on the LEX18 Facebook page

Jennifer Wilburn posted this on the LEX18 Facebook page

Well, this is not the news you want to start your morning with. According to, a 40-foot sinkhole has opened up under the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, and has swallowed at least eight cars. The sinkhole, in the Sky Dome area of the museum, is estimated to be 40 feet wide and about 20-30 feet deep. No injuries have been reported, and the museum will actually be open to visitors today (with the Sky Dome closed).

LEX 18’s Adam Winer is reporting that the 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette, the 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette, the 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06, the 1993 ZR-1 Spyder, the 2009 ZR-1 “Blue Devil,” the 1962 Black Corvette, and the 1984 PPG Pace Car are among the casualties.

First our Corvettes…what’s next? Someone go protect the bourbon!

UPDATE: Here are some more pictures of the sinkhole, from the Corvette Museum’s website

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Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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25 responses to “40-foot sinkhole opens up under Corvette Museum, swallows 8 cars (UPDATED)”

  1. belgium

    Why can’t the devil go to the Barrett-Jackson like everyone else?

  2. H E Pennypacker ... a wealty industrialist.

    This is a sad day for creepy old men with white hair who think they can pull off wearing clothes from Hollister.

    1. twnky

      WINNER!!! lol that’s awesome.

  3. CATerrific


  4. Carroll Shelby
  5. BlueRedNeck

    If I had a car on display down there, I would be hitching up the car hauler right now to go down there and get it! Bizarre.

  6. Aldirt


    1. unreconstructed

      It’s Bushs fault!! 😉

    2. WKU

      It’s Petrino’s fault!! #puns

  7. Angelique

    OMG! Real Life Tremors?!?! Where is Kevin Bacon and Reba? Need to start getting on rooftops in Bowling Green ASAP!!

  8. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    I remember watching a special on earthquakes once, and the narrator said “There is nothing we take for granted more than the ground beneath our feet.” Boy, does this drive that point home or what?

  9. Gary Rawlings

    Man, that is a real bummer. Hopefully, the cars can be retrieved and repaired.

  10. Jeremy Vincent

    And one of our grand ole’ bourbon companies has already been sold to the Japanese… truly sad.

  11. FurdTurgason

    I guess it’s true. There’s a special place in hell for those people.

    1. JTBO226

      For who? People that drive corvettes? Irrelevant and idiotic statement

  12. cris

    BG full of caves = sinkholes

  13. Blue Jesus

    Did all the car alarms start going off?

  14. jpg

    The 62′ vet looks like it is holding on and in solid condition in one of the photos. Get it before it goes!

    1. RealCatsFan

      That one would be the one that is definitely worth saving. However, I don’t know how you would ever get it out of there. The ground around it is just too unstable to get a crane in there. Sadly, the sinkhole may very well spread, and even if it doesn’t it is likely that they will have to raze this part of the museum.

  15. paducahfan

    Well, at least no Sting Rays . Whew!

  16. idea

    they need to cover the area with a see through floor and let them rest in peace.

  17. Halobrad

    Wiley Coyote heist gone terribly wrong.

  18. Kyle

    Everyone remain calm. This is just God removing this crap from Earth.

  19. Gilly Simpson

    Someone protect the bourbon….great line Tyler! As a native Nelson Countian, let me tell you that the area was chosen for distilleries because of the great amount of limestone in the area that enriched the water. From the description that the geologist gave about limestone on KSR today, the bourbon could in fact be in peril!

  20. N. Shuranse

    Are there not caves nearby?

    Who was the structural engineer that signed off on that locale?