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#3279134 - 02/12/14 09:32 AM Sinkhole eats eight classic Corvettes...
mattwithcats Offline


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Eight classic Corvettes fell into a sinkhole at a Corvette museum in Kentucky...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/12/corvette-museum-sinkhole/5417171/
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#3279139 - 02/12/14 09:39 AM Re: Sinkhole eats eight classic Corvettes... [Re: mattwithcats]
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Well that's a kick in the nuts.
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#3279148 - 02/12/14 09:45 AM Re: Sinkhole eats eight classic Corvettes... [Re: mattwithcats]
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That sucks. Hopefully they can get them out of there without them being ruined.

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#3279174 - 02/12/14 10:15 AM Re: Sinkhole eats eight classic Corvettes... [Re: mattwithcats]
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I'll take em off their hands if ruined. No charge.

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#3279228 - 02/12/14 11:06 AM Re: Sinkhole eats eight classic Corvettes... [Re: mattwithcats]
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I'd throw up my cookies on that!!!
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#3279273 - 02/12/14 11:31 AM Re: Sinkhole eats eight classic Corvettes... [Re: mattwithcats]
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El Diablo wants his ride.
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#3279289 - 02/12/14 11:39 AM Re: Sinkhole eats eight classic Corvettes... [Re: mattwithcats]
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Further examination at the site showed a Ford 555 digging at the bottom. LOL
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#3279374 - 02/12/14 12:38 PM Re: Sinkhole eats eight classic Corvettes... [Re: mattwithcats]
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Of all the places for a sinkhole to open up frown

At least no one was hurt.

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#3279657 - 02/12/14 04:45 PM Re: Sinkhole eats eight classic Corvettes... [Re: mattwithcats]
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Registered: 10/01/10
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I just saw the security video replay on the news.
OH THE HUMANITY!
And to think I just visited the Corvette Museum last November.
dishdude is right: That's a really, really, really, really bad place for a sinkhole to open up.
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#3279943 - 02/12/14 07:58 PM Re: Sinkhole eats eight classic Corvettes... [Re: morepwr]
Patman Offline



Registered: 05/27/02
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Loc: Oakville, Ontario
Originally Posted By: morepwr
That sucks. Hopefully they can get them out of there without them being ruined.


It looks to me like almost all of those cars will be completely demolished and not repairable. I hope I'm wrong though! It's a good thing that floor didn't open up during business hours! A couple of dozen people would have died for sure!
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#3280002 - 02/12/14 08:38 PM Re: Sinkhole eats eight classic Corvettes... [Re: mattwithcats]
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#3280406 - 02/13/14 08:32 AM Re: Sinkhole eats eight classic Corvettes... [Re: mattwithcats]
A_Harman Offline


Registered: 10/01/10
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Here is the casualty list:

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


The Blue Devil is perhaps the most famous of all these.
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#3281266 - 02/13/14 09:34 PM Re: Sinkhole eats eight classic Corvettes... [Re: mattwithcats]
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Registered: 09/23/07
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I always feel sad to see great old cars destroyed. I often wake up from nightmares that the cars I always wanted to drive were all in the junkyard and beyond repair.
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#3281344 - 02/13/14 10:37 PM Re: Sinkhole eats eight classic Corvettes... [Re: mattwithcats]
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Registered: 03/03/05
Posts: 2015
Loc: ohio
Sad to see, but not really surprising. The museum is built on top of a large system of caves.
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#3282006 - 02/14/14 01:37 PM Re: Sinkhole eats eight classic Corvettes... [Re: mattwithcats]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
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I'm a big classic GM guy, but I say ... I could care less.

At least the sinkhole didn't open under a school Bus stop or under a cafeteria.

Ok. I'm a just a little, little sad about the '62.
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