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Sinkhole eats Corvettes

Postby Squint » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:35 pm

I'm sure most of you have seen the story already since it was big news today, but in case you haven't...

CNN story wrote: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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Re: Sinkhole eats Corvettes

Postby ClutchDisc » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:13 pm

Yea I've seen it on three other forums I'm on. Here are some videos on it.





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Re: Sinkhole eats Corvettes

Postby tankinbeans » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:21 am

I heard a blurb on the radio, but not much more than that. Ice never had an opinion one way or the other about Vettes except to say that I don't want one.
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Re: Sinkhole eats Corvettes

Postby monkeyhunk » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:27 am

It's just Satan's way of getting back at GM.
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Re: Sinkhole eats Corvettes

Postby tankinbeans » Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:37 pm

monkeyhunk wrote:It's just Satan's way of getting back at GM.

For poor management and shit cars?
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Re: Sinkhole eats Corvettes

Postby monkeyhunk » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:58 pm

Among other things
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Re: Sinkhole eats Corvettes

Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:05 pm

National Corvette Museum might preserve sinkhole
Decision coming June 25; until then, dive in

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"The museum reports that attendance has jumped a whopping 50 percent over this time last year; it is expected to welcome its 3 millionth visitor some time in the coming days as a result of this flood of guests.

According to a statement by the museum, “The interest in the damaged Corvettes continued to grow as did the Museum's attendance, so much so that the Museum decided to leave the sinkhole for the summer, and delay construction until after their 20th Anniversary Celebration August 27-30.”"



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