BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (2/12/14) — With heavy hearts, the National Corvette Museum reported its security company alerted them at 5:44 a.m. that its motion detectors were going off in its Skydome area of the Museum.
Upon arrival it was discovered that a sinkhole had collapsed within the Museum.
No one was in or around the Museum at the time.
The Bowling Green Fire Department arrived on the scene and secured the area.
The museum reported 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
None of the cars affected were on loan from individuals.
The Museum contacted a structural engineer who will arrive today to assess the existing damage and stability of the surrounding areas.
While the Skydome area is closed, the remainder of the Museum is still open.
This year The National Corvette Museum celebrates its 20th Anniversary and looks forward to re-opening the Skydome exhibit area very soon.The National Corvette Museum is the ‘Gateway to All Things Corvette’ and a member-driven, 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation. Weekly news on the latest Corvette developments, racing updates, event features and raffles are available by subscribing to “NCM eNews” at: corvettemuseum.org/ncmenews. Dedicated to the mission of celebration, education and preservation, the Museum is open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT - located at Exit 28 on I-65 in Bowling Green, KY.
Information provided by Katie Frassinelli National Corvette Museum
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