Video: Sinkhole at National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. Priceless ’83 Spared, Eight Cars Consumed
All the cars involved were museum pieces—none belonged to individual owners. The priceless, mythical 1983 Corvette dodged a bullet—or rather a hole in the ground—and was removed from the building immediately after the hole appeared.
These cars were not as lucky:
- 1962 Black C1 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
- 1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
- 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors
Our buddies over at Autoblog grabbed some screenshots of employees moving some high value cars to safety, which are posted below. If any Corvette Forum members have any info on the specific vehicles being evacuated, please post it in the comments or PM me at John C.
Back in 2007, a freak storm descended on Corvettes at Carlisle, causing 20 injuries and lots of damage to some classic Corvettes. Events like this really do make you wonder what Mother Nature has against America’s Sports Car.
Of course, she doesn’t really appear to have much sympathy for Ferraris either. Stay tuned for updates.
Head to the Forum to see what members are saying about this automotive tragedy! >>