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Natural Selection kicks in, earth attempts to swallow Corvette museum

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  1. civicious

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    http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/12/5404326/eight-cars-swallowed-by-20-foot-sinkhole-in-national-corvette-museum

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    Eight cars swallowed by 40-foot sinkhole in the middle of the National Corvette Museum
    By Adrianne Jeffries 43 Minutes Ago

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    A sinkhole reportedly opened up inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY at around 5:44AM local time, swallowing eight cars that were on display. The sinkhole is reportedly about 40 feet wide and at least 20 feet deep. No one has been hurt.

    The Bowling Green fire department was on the scene right away and geologists from Western Kentucky University have been called to investigate. Much of the western Kentucky region is underlain by karst, limestone that has been eroded to produce springs, sinking streams, caves, and sinkholes.



    The sinkhole occurred in the museum's Sky Dome, a yellow cone-shaped dome 140 feet in diameter with a nearly 100-foot high glass ceiling. Cars in this area are rotated, as they are in the rest of the museum. No one is being allowed into the Sky Dome, but the rest of the museum remains open. Update: The museum reportedly closed later in the morning so an engineer could assess damages.

    According to local news stations, the damaged cars include a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors and a 2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil" on loan from General Motors, as well as a 1962 Black Corvette, 1984 PPG Pace Car, 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette, 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette, 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette, and 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette, all owned by the museum.

    Staff removed one car, an irreplaceable 1983 Corvette, but are leaving the other cars in the Sky Dome until the structure has been assessed.

    Corvettes, which are made by General Motors, are assembled in Bowling Green.
     
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    see what happens when you sons of bitches talk bad about corvettes?
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I only care about the 62.
     
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    What the Frak?
     
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    I'll be honest, I feel kinda powerful right now...
     
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    1983 vette, wtf
     
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    Yea it was from a pre production but fully capable batch. -_-

    Saw this on instagram. Blows.
     
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    Wasn't from a preproduction OR a fully capable batch, GM had issues with the 3rd party that was supposed to provide the instrument clusters in '83, by the time they had it sorted out, it was so late in the year they would only have a production run of 3-4 months for '83, so they just marked them as '84. That's why the '83 at the museum has a different gauge cluster (I believe it's a completely analog cluster) as opposed to the 'normal' digital vettes from that era.
     
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    I died a little inside when i saw this
     
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    If it were up to me, I'd rebuild the museum or whatever it was and put those cars back in their same places, exactly like that.


    And leave 'em, exactly like that.
     
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    yup. with pictures showing how they looked at new, and a story detailing how you should never let those newly installed floor cracks go unchecked
     
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    Minus the C1, I don't care. Rednecks have killed more C4s than this.
     
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