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    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A sinkhole collapsed part of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Wednesday, damaging eight cars there but not shutting down the facility.

    Museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelli said six of the cars were owned by the museum and two — a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil — were on loan from General Motors.

    Bowling Green city spokeswoman Kim Lancaster said the hole opened up at about 5:40 a.m. CST Wednesday, setting off an alarm and a call to the fire department. Frassinelli said no one was in the museum at the time.

    The Fire Department estimated the size of the hole is 40 feet wide and 25 to 30 feet deep.

    The hole is in the Skydome section of the museum, and that area will remain closed. That's an original part of the facility for which was completed in 1994.

    Frassinelli said the rest of the museum was open Wednesday.

    The other cars damaged were 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.

    Lancaster said information was still being gathered about what exactly happened, but it appeared to be the first incident of its kind at the property.
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    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

  • #2
    Too bad it didn't have these among the losses:

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    • #3
      Originally posted by scott View Post
      Too bad it didn't have these among the losses:

      http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/f...-all-time.html
      8. 1958 Corvette

      Harley Earl was in his final months running the GM Design department when it was time to redecorate the Corvette for 1958. And he and his stylists decorated it and decorated it and then over-decorated it. Then they added fake louvers on the hood and more chrome.

      This was the first Corvette with four headlights — and those were set in chrome frames. Then there were chrome strips that ran from those headlights across the top of the front fenders. And more chrome strips running down the trunk lid. And there was a big chrome toothy grille with smaller chrome openings on either side of it. And big wraparound chrome bumpers. And three chrome spears in the cove along the car's flanks. This thing was almost as much chrome as it was fiberglass.

      Earl retired from GM in 1958 to be replaced by Bill Mitchell, who immediately started pulling chrome and louvers off the 1959 Corvette.


      That guy is nuts. The '58 is greatness. And it marks the beginning of the aesthetically best era of Corvettes: '58-'62.
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      • #4
        Why is there a Corvette museum? Are there similar monuments to polyester leisure suits, bad hair pieces, and Schlitz beer?
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        And day's at the morn;
        Morning's at seven;
        The hill-side's dew-pearled;
        The lark's on the wing;
        The snail's on the thorn:
        God's in his heaven—
        All's right with the world!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Novaheart View Post
          Why is there a Corvette museum? Are there similar monuments to polyester leisure suits, bad hair pieces, and Schlitz beer?
          Yes.
          It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
          In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
          Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
          Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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