For years, just enough classic car lovers and curious travelers wandered through the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green to keep the doors open. Now, after a massive sinkhole swallowed eight classic Corvettes, attendance has skyrocketed with visitors as eager to peer into the chasm as they are to see the cars, if not more so.
Museum spokeswoman Katie Frasinelli says the response has been bigger than anyone imagined.
In the months since the earth opened up in February, business has shifted into overdrive, Since reopening after a one day closure, attendance is up nearly 50% from the same period a year ago. Sign ups for museum memberships are rising fast and merchandising has started, with sinkhole related shirts, postcards and prints.