Sunday, 23 February 2014

A Sinking Feeling!

Sinkhole swallows £1million cars

Eight classic cars valued at more than £1million have been swallowed up by a 30ft sinkhole at America's National Corvette Museum.

Security guards raced to the scene at 5.45am in Bowling Green, Kentucky, after believing motion sensors had detected a fire in the building.

But after arriving they discovered a sinkhole 40ft wide and 30ft deep with the iconic vehicles at the bottom.

The one millionth Corvette, which was donated to the museum by Chevrolet, was among the cars that fell into the sinkhole.

A spokesman for the Kentucky attraction said: "We received a call at 5:44am from our security company alerting us of our motion detectors going off in our 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."

Eight Corvettes were damaged, with six of the vehicles owned by the National Corvette Museum. Those cars include:

1993 ZR-1 Spyder (on loan from General Motors)

2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil" (on loan from General Motors)

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

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