Damn You, Sinkhole!
What a bizarre story. A sinkhole opened under the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky in the early-morning hours today, swallowing eight Corvettes. Perhaps it’s bad of me to say, but I was relieved to read that only one truly old Corvette, a 1962 C1 (first generation; the brand-new 2014 is a C7), was damaged. The rest were C4s and up (from model year 1984 to 2009). I’m not a huge Corvette fan in general, but how could anyone not love the early generations? They are beautiful and sound amazing on a racetrack.
As an ode to our fallen Vette friends, here are photos of No. 156, a racing C1 I saw at the U.S. Vintage National Championship, and of the AstroVette I saw this past weekend.
See her in the upper lefthand corner, second from the left?
Our friend the AstroVette…
Remember, kids: just say no to sinkholes. Race fans, hug your vintage cars tight.
P.S. I suppose it would behoove me to add that I am very, very glad no humans were hurt. Sadly, this only just occurred to me. Oh, well!
Ouch… bizarre stuff indeed.
It would behoove Kentuckians, especially those of the car-loving type, to execute their Constitutional right to bear side-scan radar below the surface of their automobiliar domiciles in order to verify the lack of cavernosity. Kentucky is well-known for its proclivity towards subterranean vacuousness. (I.e. the ground is swiss cheese.)
I wonder if perhaps the owners of the Museum are now considering the advantages of an underground parking garage? Especially one that has been pre-dug.