Sinkhole Swallows Up 8 Million Dollars Worth of Corvettes

If you’re a car lover, look away.

A gigantic sinkhole opened up below the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, swallowing up eight rare and historic Corvettes. This security camera footage caught the incident as it happened 5:44 a.m. on Wednesday morning. No one was hurt, but the damage to the cars is believed to be beyond repair.

The video provides a rare glimpse into how a sinkhole strikes. In the early part of the video the ground just swells, barely moving the cars. Then, after 45 seconds of hardly anything, the ground cracks wide open and devours two Corvettes in a split second.

The six affected cars the museum owned were a black 1962 Corvette, a 1984 custom pace car from the IndyCar World Series, the 1 millionth Corvette and 1.5 millionth Corvette ever built, a 1993 Ruby Red 40th anniversary Corvette, and a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette. The other two cars were on loan from General Motors, each of which were valued at well over 1 million dollars.

The massive hole measured 40 feet across and 25 to 30 feet deep and caused the museum to close for repairs. The National Corvette Museum usually displays up to 30 cars at a time, all of which have since been removed for safety precautions until further notice.

Via LA Times