The good news is that no one was injured when giant sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum gobbled up eight Classic Corvettes as this newly released Surveillance camera video shows.
The bad news is that many of the Classic Corvettes were very limited edition models including two Vettes owned by GM:
1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors
As well as six cars 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
As you can tell by this drone video after the sinkhole ate the Corvettes some of the classic cars survived the fall while others did not fare so well.
The cause if the sinkhole remains under investigation.
According to the the Louisville Courier-Journal:
“Some time before 5:30 a.m. CT the sink hole started to form and by 5:44 a.m. motion detectors started going off, the museum said. No one was in or around the museum at the time.When they got to the museum, emergency personnel discovered a 40-foot sink hole between 25 and 30 feet deep, said executive director Wendell Strode. “It’s pretty significant,” added.”