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Just saw this, this is crazy. Never heard of sink holes until I moved down south.
It's God's way of punishing those of us who don't have to put up with crappy winters.
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I am sure they are all very well insured plus all of them will be repaired / restored by the best in the business.

The floor is another story....
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I think it's crazy they said the museum would be open anyway. Minus that area, obviously, but that's still nuts. They decided pretty quickly that was a mistake and shortly after started pulling the rest of the 'vettes from anywhere near the hole.
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I'ma thinkin it was tunnel rats..... Mexican drug cartel up from south of the border... Just got a little off course... But yeah... Tunnel rats....
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I hugged my Z06 before leaving the house this morning

the cars lost makes me sick: '62, and a Mallett Hammer....they will never be the same again.
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the cars lost makes me sick: '62, and a Mallett Hammer....they will never be the same again.
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This is not the best footage because this tool needs to let his 8 year old son fly the helicopter / drone.

But someone is going to have a fun time playing the large scale version of the crane game and all you can win is a dirty corvette.

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Chevrolet To Ensure Sinkhole-Damaged Corvettes Are Properly Restored (motorauthority.com)
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The sinkhole that formed under the Sky Dome of the National Corvette Museum this week and sent eight classic and modern classic Corvettes tumbling into an early grave is an automotive tragedy. While we've tried to smile in the face of sadness, it's a remarkable and unfortunate loss to the Corvette world--but maybe not for long.

While there's no doubt that several of the cars involved in the cave-in are heavily damaged, several look to have come through the incident relatively unscathed. In either case, Chevrolet has made a commitment to see all of the damaged Corvettes restored to their original glory.

"The vehicles at the National Corvette Museum are some of the most significant in automotive history," said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of General Motors Global Product Development. "There can only be one 1-millionth Corvette ever built. We want to ensure as many of the damaged cars are restored as possible so fans from around the world can enjoy them when the Museum reopens."

Well said, Mr. Ruess, and bravo to Chevrolet for making sure its history is preserved as well as possible in spite of the unexpected turn of events.

Two of the cars damaged in the sinkhole were on loan to the museum from General Motors: the 2009 Corvette ZR1 "Blue Devil," and the 1993 Corvette ZR-1 Spyder prototype (both pictured above, along with a 40th Anniversary model like the one damaged, and several production milestone models). The other six are owned by the museum itself.

While it will certainly be expensive and time-consuming to restore these historic Corvettes, it's a duty worth undertaking, and we're glad it's being done.
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I think one should be left as is from the fall.
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