The National Corvette Museum is about a quarter mile from GM’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant, where Corvettes have been manufactured since 1981.
Six of the eight sinkhole Corvettes are currently showing in a safe area in the Skydome: the Tuxedo Black, 1984 PPG Pace Car, 1993 ZR-1 Spyder, 1993 40th Anniversary Ruby Red Corvette, 2001 “Mallett Hammer” Z06 and 2009 “1.5 Millionth” Corvette, the statement said. When construction begins, the museum will move cars into other public viewing areas until the Skydome reopens. There are currently about 70 vehicles on display and about 35 behind the scenes, Strode said.
“[The disaster has] certainly made all of us much more aware of the cave country we live in,” Strode said. “It’s common for this part of the woods.”
The National Corvette Museum’s location in south-central Kentucky contains many caves and sinkholes, known as karst topography. Mammoth Cave National Park is about 20 miles from Bowling Green.