Gear
by Andy Moore on February 12, 2014

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One of the weirdest things about living on a spinning, unstable rock composed of a series of shifting plates is the possibility that you will one day find death by sinkhole. A giant hole will just fucking open up in the Earth, and it’ll swallow you. It’ll swallow you dead. Other than spontaneous combustion—WHICH IS REAL—death by sinkhole is really what keeps me up at night. And the No. 1 reason why I’ll never move to Florida, which actually has a “sinkhole season” because Florida.

The latest sinkhole to hit the United States opened up in a really unfortunate location in Kentucky this morning: the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. No one has died, thankfully, but the 30-foot-deep hole did destroy maybe the next worst thing: eight pristine Corvettes. Two were on loan from GM, six were owned by the museum, and all eight kicked ass.

Emergency personnel are currently moving the most high-risk cars out of the Skydome, which houses the most historic part of the museum’s collection. But let’s pour some engine fluid out for the lost:

The cars on loan from GM are:

1993 ZR-1 Spyder:

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2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil”:

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1962 Black Corvette:

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1984 PPG Pace Car

1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette:

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1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette:

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2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette:

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2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette:

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Tragic.

[H/T: Jalopnik]