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Sad day in Corvette Land by 1MohrFiero
Started on: 02-12-2014 09:50 AM
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http://corvettemuseum.org/e...s/media/sinkhole.htm

A sink hole swallowed 8 corvettes...

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What are the odds! Wierd, wonder whats under that museum a spring or something?
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Originally posted by 2.5:

What are the odds! Wierd, wonder whats under that museum a spring or something?



In Southern Illinois sink holes are often caused by abandoned mines, many of which are not well documented. Near Springfield IL there is an entire neighborhood that pretty much had to be abandoned only a few years after it was built.
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The museum is located in a karst area that is active.
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Originally posted by olejoedad:

The museum is located in a karst area that is active.


Exactly. More specifically, Mammoth Cave!
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I just saw this on Autoblog. That really sucks. So many good cars gone!
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I wonder if they can get some of those cars out of it.
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Originally posted by Csjag:

I wonder if they can get some of those cars out of it.


I would think they will, but I also hope they fix some, or auction them
(Though I cant afford any)

But my guess is the building will have to be condemed?

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I agree with the mine shaft, given the location. My house was built on top of an old coal mine entrance, that I learned 35yrs after buying it. That explained all the foundation problems my neighbors and I have had.
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Very, very lucky it did not happen while people were inside !
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Originally posted by 1MohrFiero:


Exactly. More specifically, Mammoth Cave!


No, the Flint Ridge / Mammoth Cave system is about 30 miles north and east of the area. There is a cave in downtown Bowling Green, however, and many other caverns in the immediate area.

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I see a new business opportunity- Corvette Caverns!
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I see a new business opportunity- Corvette Caverns!


haha!
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I think if I was to build anything myself, Id have a ground penetrating radar survey done on the property first. This is happening more and more, and in more places. I read in many places, insurance companies wont cover it because its an act of God. Wonder how long before they offer sinkhole coverage ?
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The GM plant is just across the road. Bet they will be seismographing the area around the plant real soon.

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Looks like they cold get a couple back, in fixable shape at least.....


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I figure all the cars will be salvaged. There are 3 that can easily be repaired and the others hold enough value that I expect that they also will be restored by someone.

It could have been a mine, cave or stream under the place and was just a freak thing. These things can happen no matter what you do.

I would not be surprised if they do have to rebuild the whole place. But they will rebuild.
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1st one in the hole was a DGP built body car and it is completely gone now. Rick B

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It was the ghost of John DeLorean. He did it.
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A bunch of videos here, including a quadcopter with cameras going into the sinkhole.

http://www.autoblog.com/201...rity-camera-footage/

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We at N.T.F.C. were able to make it on our way back from indy. While Im not a big vette fan this is very sad. It claimed the main one I liked. The black zr1 spyder. From the videos at the link, this isnt over! You can see lots of caves in there! Looks like there is a white one pretty far down in there. From what i see only 3 MAY be salvageable. The blue,maroon,and black ones. The zr1 is buried to its left rear quarter panel. So sad indeed.
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We've been at that museum and its a very big and educational place. Its too bad so many pieces of history were lost. Good thing that this could never happen at the Fiero Museum.

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Heard on the News this morning that all cars are being extracted from hole and being sent to GM's Warren Tech Center for full restoration (on GM's dime).
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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:
Good thing that this could never happen at the Fiero Museum.



They can't have sink holes in Davenport IA ?

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I purchased a 2013 Z06 few weeks ago and a one year membership to the Corvette Museum came with the car. I had planned on making the trek to the museum this summer. Good to hear that GM is going to repair the cars. I am sure the private owners are somewhat relieved.
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