The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, has begun recovering the eight rare Corvettes swallowed by a 40-foot wide sinkhole that opened up under the facility in February. VPC
The recovery of eight classic cars swallowed by a huge sinkhole has begun at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
The first car was pulled out of the giant hole Monday by a crane at the Bowling Green museum. Cheers went up when the engine of the 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil was cranked up and the prize vehicle was driven a few feet.
Katie Frassinelli says workers hope to recover a second vehicle - a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette - later Monday.
About 100 people watched the recovery work.
Frassinelli says workers hope to recover a third car Tuesday.
Others won't be pulled out until workers further stabilize the sinkhole. That could take three weeks.
Chevrolet will oversee restoration of the cars at a Michigan plant.