Eight valuable ‘vettes at Bowling Green, Kentucky’s National Corvette Museum fell victim to a 40-foot-wide, 20-foot-deep sinkhole that opened up in the facility’s yellow Sky Dome wing. The museum unofficially estimates it caused millions of dollars in damage.
Motion detectors alerted security that something was amiss shortly after 5:30 a.m., said museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelli. An employee who first walked into the room “has been in shock all day,” she said.
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Bowling Green Daily News: When we first reported about the sinkhole problem at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, we suggested that this might be great for the museum’s profile, but who could know that there would be so many “tasteful” opportunities to capitalize on this crisis?
Corvette fans are clamoring to view the scene as a kind of exhibit, so the museum, most of which opened back up after structural engineers deemed it safe, has a small viewing window to the damaged area. It is also planning on reclaiming and exhibiting the sinkhole cars, and it will also sell the carpet tiles on which those cars stood. A line of t-shirts is planned, too.