A 40-foot-wide, 25-to-30-foot deep sinkhole opened this morning beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., swallowing eight vintage cars into its depths.
Or, as the museum put it:
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
Kentucky's one of those places that's prone to the ground suddenly disappearing -- its Karst landscape, terrain formed by the dissolution of soluble rock, is characterized by sinkholes, caves and underground drainage systems. Still, if there is a God, you have to wonder if maybe he's a Porsche person.