Kentucky Landscape Photography
by: Darwin A. Mulligan
This is a photograph of “Sideswipe”, the concept Corvette that appeared in the Movie Transformers. Photograph was captured at the National Corvette Museum, located in Bowling Green, Kentucky
Some of the concept Corvettes shown at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky
On Feb 12, 2014, a huge sinkhole opened up underneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The sinkhole was approx 65′ x 45′ in diameter and about 30′ deep. It triggered motion-detector alarms at 5:38 AM in the dome area of the museum. The eight cars claimed by the sinkhole include the 1993 ZR-1 Spyder, a 2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1, a black 1962 roadster, a 1984 PPG Pace Car, the 1 Millionth Corvette (a white ’92 model), a 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette, a 2001 Mallett Hammer Corvette Z06, and the 1.5 Millionth Corvette (a white ’09 car). The two ZR1s were on loan from General Motors, while the rest of the cars were owned by the museum.
Sinkholes in this part of Kentucky are apparently not uncommon. It sits on what geologists call a karst region, where there are several underground caves and springs.
Some of the cars have been totally restored, and the ones that were beyond restoration are on display in the National Corvette Museum. The 2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1 even started when it was lifted out of the sinkhole.
Another photo of “what’s left” of some of the Corvettes that fell into the sinkhole Feb 12, 2004 at the National Corvette Museum.
The National Corvette Museum located in Bowling Green Kentucky.
Corvettes on display at the National Corvette Museum
Close up view of C2 generation Corvettes on display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
This is a photograph of my C7 Torch Red Z06 Corvette by the Bowling Green Assembly Plant sign
Cathy Richardson and Jefferson Starship in concert at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky