Sinkhole swallows 8 cars at National Corvette Museum

BY Margaret Myers  February 12, 2014 at 11:40 AM EST

A sinkhole gave way Wednesday morning at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, damaging eight cars. No one was in the museum at the time said Museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelli and no injuries were reported.

According to the museum’s website, the Bowling Green Fire Department has estimated that the size of the hole is 40 feet across and 25 to 30 feet deep.

Among the cars that were damaged, according to the Associated Press: a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil, both on loan from General Motors, and a 1962 black Corvette, a 1984 PPG Pace Car, a 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette, a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette, a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette and a 2009 white 1.5 Millionth Corvette, all owned by the museum.

Frassinelli said the rest of the museum was open Wednesday.

The museum is in Bowling Green, Ky., in the midst of the state’s largest karst region where many deep caves run underground.

GM builds its iconic Corvette in the town.