February 12, 2014 – Sinkhole opens at National Corvette Museum

America’s sportscar, the Chevrolet Corvette, has been built in at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky since 1991. Just a quarter of a mile away from the plant is the National Corvette Museum, home to some of the rarest and most iconic Corvettes ever built. Mother Nature started her own collection of Corvettes on this day in 2014 when a sinkhole opened up inside the museum, swallowing eight of the prized cars. The damaged Corvettes were a 1962 Corvette, 1993 ZR-1 Spyder, 2009 ZR-1 prototype “Blue Devil,” 1992 1,000,000th Corvette, 1984 PPG pace car, 1993 40th Anniversary Ruby Red, 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 and the 2009 1,500,000th built Corvette. Chevrolet meticulously restored the “Blue Devil” and the 1,000,000th Corvette, as well as funded the restoration of the 1962 Corvette, which was oversaw by the museum. The other vehicles remain on display in their recovered state.  1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th anniversary Ruby Red. Just 6,749 of this special edition were built. By zombieite CC 2.0 https://flic.kr/p/of8bD7 This 1993 ZR-1 Spyder was on loan to the museum from GM at the time of the sinkhole. The car featured a unique hood, front quarter panel vents and a lower windshield and lowered side glass. In the background is a 1962 tuxedo black Corvette and a one of a kind 1984 PPG Pace Car. By zombieite CC 2.0 https://flic.kr/p/ogSA72 The 1,500,000th Corvette, this 2009 Corvette, suffered some of the worst damage in the sinkhole. By zombieite CC 2.0 https://flic.kr/p/nZEHR8

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