A massive sinkhole has opened up underneath the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Unfortunately, the sinkhole - which measures an estimated 40 feet across and 25-30 feet deep - damaged or destroyed eight Corvettes including:

  • 1962 Black Corvette
  • 1984 PPG Pace Car
  • 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette
  • 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
  • 1993 ZR-1 Spyder
  • 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
  • 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette
  • 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil”

None of the cars were on loan from individuals but the ZR-1 Spyder and ZR1 “Blue Devil” were owned by General Motors.

The museum will be closed for the day as a structural engineer is on-site to assess the "existing damage and stability of the surrounding areas." Regardless, the museum says "We’ve got a lot to be excited about in 2014" and they "look forward to getting the Skydome repaired and reopened very soon."

Gallery: Sinkhole gobbles up priceless Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum

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