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Thursday Marks One Year Anniversary of Sinkhole Collapse at Corvette Museum

Abbey Oldham

Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the day a sinkhole opened up beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, swallowing up eight vintage vehicles.

While the sinkhole damaged the facility, it also led to a spike in attention and attendance at the museum.

In the age of the internet and social media, the images of eight classic corvettes falling from the floor of the Bowling Green museum into a sinkhole went viral.

YouTube footageof the event has been viewed more than 8.5 million times, and museum officials say they saw a 67-percent increase in attendance for the year.

You can see a photo slideshow of the Corvettes being extracted from the sinkhole here.

Six of the eight cars that went into the hole have been fully restored and are on display at the museum.

Two others are being repaired, and will be reunited with the other six vehicles later this year at the museum’s exhibit hall.

Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio. He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition.
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