A sinkhole has swallowed eight rare Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky.

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No injuries were reported when the ground caved in early Wednesday morning.

Despite the hole, estimated to be 40ft (12m) wide and 30ft deep, parts of the museum remain open, said a spokeswoman.

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Two of the damaged cars – a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil and a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder – were on loan to the museum from the company.

Six other cars owned by the museum were damaged by the sinkhole: a 1984 PPG Pace Car; a 1962 black Corvette; a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette; a 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette; a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette; and a 2009 white 1.5 Millionth Corvette.
The National Corvette Museum is adjacent to the plant where General Motors builds the Corvette sports car.

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Dear Jeff Lane:  

We hope you have checked the ground under the Lane Motor Museum.  After all Nashville is close to Bowling Green, KY, and the geology is very similar!   To loose a few Corvettes is one thing, but to see the floor of your eclectic collection open up into a sink hole would truly be a shocker!

Best wishes for a solid future!

– CITROËNVIE !

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UPDATE:   Mar 5, 2014  –  We were wondering how they would extricate the 8 Corvettes that had gone down in the corvette museum sink-hole – well, here’s the answer:

https://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2014/03/05/dnt-wbko-corvette-rescued.wbko&hpt=hp_t3&from_homepage=yes&video_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F#/video/us/2014/03/05/dnt-wbko-corvette-rescued.wbko