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Earth Eats 8 Corvettes for Breakfast

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Brian is a writer focusing on the automotive world. After running his 2000 Ford Taurus into the ground, he fell head over heels for a 2013 Mazda3, because Skyactiv Technology. Duh.

Earth has no interest in a balanced diet.

That became clear when it opened its 40 foot mouth beneath the National Corvette Museum and consumed eight vintage Corvettes before 6 a.m. Fortunately, no one was in or near the museum at the time and no injuries have been reported.

Of the eight Corvettes the sinkhole claimed, two were on loan from General Motors and six others were owned by the National Corvette Museum. None of the damaged vehicles were on personal loan from individuals that contribute to the museum’s collection. Here’s a list of the Corvettes earth ate.

GM Loans

  • 1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
  • 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors

NCM Owned Corvettes

  • 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

The Bowling Green Fire Department estimates the sinkhole under the Skydome area of the museum was 25-30 feet deep and 40 feet wide. The museum has shut down for the day as structural engineers assess the damage and work with museum officials to figure out the best way to get the remaining Corvettes out of the Skydome.

According to AP, the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green is built on a large karst region, which is characterized by underground drainage systems, caves, and you guessed it — sinkholes.

The loss of the Corvettes is really crappy, but it was lucky the sinkhole did its damage in the early hours of morning to avoid a more serious tragedy.

Damn you, earth.

[UPDATE] Check out the security camera footage below!

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