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(Courier-Journal)   National Corvette Museum loses eight cars into sink hole described as "massive", but likely smaller than average   (courier-journal.com ) divider line
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2014-02-12 12:47:24 PM  
This one.  It should be this one.
 
2014-02-12 01:09:40 PM  
+1
 
2014-02-12 01:18:30 PM  
Please tell me that their priceless collection of Members Only jackets was not damaged
 
2014-02-12 01:33:56 PM  
Haha good one subby!
 
2014-02-12 01:59:29 PM  
As someone asked in a previous sinkhole thread, how does a hole have mass?
 
2014-02-12 01:59:49 PM  
Subby!  +eleventybazillion!!!!!
 
2014-02-12 02:01:35 PM  

Boojum2k: As someone asked in a previous sinkhole thread, how does a hole have mass?


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2014-02-12 02:02:33 PM  
HOTY candidate right here.  Great one subby!

Too bad about the cars though.  Hopefully they can salvage and restore them.
 
2014-02-12 02:02:54 PM  

Boojum2k: As someone asked in a previous sinkhole thread, how does a hole have mass?

www.nndb.com
 
2014-02-12 02:03:31 PM  

Warthog: This one.  It should be this one.


not surprised to see you Weeners

/fun with filters
 
2014-02-12 02:03:55 PM  
They built it on karst topography. There are sinkholes and caves all over the region.
 
2014-02-12 02:03:56 PM  
My headline was the one with VP Biden (or one of them, anyway, if there were more than one).  I thought that one had a shot!  This one's not bad, though.. and yeah, honestly, when you say 'massive sinkhole' I tend to think of one that's swallowing buildings, not just cars.

/hope they had insurance
 
2014-02-12 02:05:33 PM  
The soil under that building is karst. Karst, I say.
 
2014-02-12 02:06:09 PM  
Self-deprecating humor is the best kind!
 
2014-02-12 02:06:37 PM  

give me doughnuts: They built it on karst topography. There are sinkholes and caves all over the region.


*shakes fist*
 
2014-02-12 02:06:42 PM  
I drive a 98 rusted out Grand Am because I'm poor, which proves I am actually the one with the large penis.
 
2014-02-12 02:07:00 PM  
I feel hollow inside.
 
2014-02-12 02:07:51 PM  
Beautiful headline.

Bravo =)
 
2014-02-12 02:09:09 PM  
I'll just go out in the field and drag another  out for 'em. I keep it next to the Trans Am and the Thunderbird.
 
2014-02-12 02:09:20 PM  
Maybe it's connected to the mammoth cave system now.
 
2014-02-12 02:10:17 PM  

ChrisDe: Boojum2k: As someone asked in a previous sinkhole thread, how does a hole have mass?
[www.nndb.com image 201x299]


You win.
 
2014-02-12 02:10:20 PM  

Boojum2k:  how does a hole have mass?


That thread down a bit about the woman named Sheila changing her name to Sexy? Welp. She's what I would call "a hole with mass".

/sorry
 
2014-02-12 02:12:26 PM  
I wonder if it made any new split windows?
 
2014-02-12 02:13:50 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: give me doughnuts: They built it on karst topography. There are sinkholes and caves all over the region.

*shakes fist*


Yeah, but I didn't make a pun, just kind of a Debby Downer comment.
 
2014-02-12 02:13:53 PM  

Boojum2k: As someone asked in a previous sinkhole thread, how does a hole have mass?


Like this (warning: contains math).
 
2014-02-12 02:17:35 PM  
On the topic itself, how can they salvage the vehicles that fell in. Get a crane and try and fish them out? I mean ordinarily things that go into a sink hole are just gone, but given the rarity of these objects  you would think there would be an attempt to get those vehicles back.  Furthermore what does this mean for the safety and stability of the rest of the museum and it's ability to operate? If this was caused by a broken pipe undermining the area, then it isn't likely to repeat, but if this is a natural forming one such as Florida experiences, then where do you go from there?
 
2014-02-12 02:25:01 PM  
Prince wants to know if the little red one was damaged
 
2014-02-12 02:26:28 PM  
lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-02-12 02:27:43 PM  

Daedalus27: On the topic itself, how can they salvage the vehicles that fell in. Get a crane and try and fish them out? I mean ordinarily things that go into a sink hole are just gone, but given the rarity of these objects  you would think there would be an attempt to get those vehicles back.  Furthermore what does this mean for the safety and stability of the rest of the museum and it's ability to operate? If this was caused by a broken pipe undermining the area, then it isn't likely to repeat, but if this is a natural forming one such as Florida experiences, then where do you go from there?


Well, let's put it this way: I wouldn't want to be the one that had to work in the bottom of a potentially unstable sinkhole, doing a job that will result in quite a lot of mass shifting around.

In terms of "where do they go from there," you typically pump as much grout down the hole as it will take. Then you call in a geotechnical consultant to perform SPT testing around the base of the building.

I find it curious that they are still letting people into the building. If this had been a private residence, the local officials would have condemned it immediately and given the family 10 minutes inside the house to grab what they could, and then bulldozed the rest.
 
2014-02-12 02:34:32 PM  

Rickj: HOTY candidate right here.  Great one subby!

Too bad about the cars though.  Hopefully they can salvage and restore them.


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I'll get Right on that...what's your budget?
 
2014-02-12 02:35:21 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: give me doughnuts: They built it on karst topography. There are sinkholes and caves all over the region.

*shakes fist*


It's OK, yours was still great
 
2014-02-12 02:39:43 PM  
i1182.photobucket.com

Good job, Subby.
 
2014-02-12 02:42:16 PM  
As someone nearing the end of a nearly three year body off/frame up restoration of a C3, I am heartbroken by this news!  And in case you are wondering, I am female so any "overcompensating" arguments are invalid.  From everything I have witnessed, there is a hell of a lot of skill that goes into building these cars.  Fiberglass is nowhere near as forgiving or easy to work with as sheet metal.  I doubt any of these cars can be "fixed".  A few of them, as I understand it, are rare versions.  To the Corvette community, who are NOT a bunch of snobs, this is sad.
 
2014-02-12 02:43:21 PM  
I feel dirty for laughing... Good one Subby!
 
2014-02-12 02:43:23 PM  
Bravo, subby.

HOTY candidate.
 
2014-02-12 02:43:47 PM  
My headline losed:

No idea who created the sinkhole, but she was overcompensating for something
 
2014-02-12 02:45:41 PM  

give me doughnuts: They built it on karst topography.

121clicks.com

 
2014-02-12 02:51:32 PM  

Boojum2k: As someone asked in a previous sinkhole thread, how does a hole have mass?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_hole
upload.wikimedia.org

Magic.
 
2014-02-12 02:54:27 PM  
I actually helped build one of the cars that went down the hole, so I'm getting a kick...

I hope they can be salvaged and I'm very familiar with the museum, which really is a first-rate facility, regardless of what you think of Corvettes. I know exactly the room where this happened and it's a real bummer. Hopefully they won't have to relocate the whole facility.
 
2014-02-12 02:55:53 PM  
So is there any cool or expensive car that is NOT for people compensating for small penises?
 
2014-02-12 02:56:51 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Maybe it's connected to the mammoth cave system now.


A hollow voice says "Plugh."
 
2014-02-12 02:57:22 PM  
god can't create a sink hole big enough to fit all the corvettes in (with their owners).
/and if he can, please throw in the monte carlos, and chevelles too.
 
2014-02-12 03:02:29 PM  
I chortled.

But seriously, what's the deal with all these sinkholes? It used to be when I said the world was imploding, it was metaphorical.
 
2014-02-12 03:05:34 PM  

doubled99: So is there any cool or expensive car that is NOT for people compensating for small penises?


The Kia Rio. I think it's the world's most often stolen car.  That's how cool it is.
 
2014-02-12 03:10:03 PM  

Sidepipes: As someone nearing the end of a nearly three year body off/frame up restoration of a C3, I am heartbroken by this news!  And in case you are wondering, I am female so any "overcompensating" arguments are invalid.  From everything I have witnessed, there is a hell of a lot of skill that goes into building these cars.  Fiberglass is nowhere near as forgiving or easy to work with as sheet metal.  I doubt any of these cars can be "fixed".  A few of them, as I understand it, are rare versions.  To the Corvette community, who are NOT a bunch of snobs, this is sad.


What year?
 
2014-02-12 03:11:00 PM  

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Wanted for questioning

 
M-G
2014-02-12 03:14:59 PM  
Local man displays ignorance of area geology:  "I was stunned," he said. "That just doesn't happen in Kentucky and what a terrible place for it to happen."
 
2014-02-12 03:15:12 PM  
        Not only is that building probably a goner, wouldn't surprise me if those 'vettes are now "fill".
 
2014-02-12 03:20:49 PM  

TheYeti: Sidepipes: As someone nearing the end of a nearly three year body off/frame up restoration of a C3, I am heartbroken by this news!  And in case you are wondering, I am female so any "overcompensating" arguments are invalid.  From everything I have witnessed, there is a hell of a lot of skill that goes into building these cars.  Fiberglass is nowhere near as forgiving or easy to work with as sheet metal.  I doubt any of these cars can be "fixed".  A few of them, as I understand it, are rare versions.  To the Corvette community, who are NOT a bunch of snobs, this is sad.

What year?


Custom modified '76.  It's an LS1 conversion.
 
2014-02-12 03:22:55 PM  

wigginiggins: Not only is that building probably a goner, wouldn't surprise me if those 'vettes are now "fill".


With the value of some of them, you go get a damn crane. They aren't down that far and it is possible to get them out. They're likely to need a fair amount of work though.
 
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