BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP)-- 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.
Museum 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.
Another Corvette was lifted out of the sinkhole just before 4 p.m. Monday. This one is Ruby, a red colored Corvette. Six are left in the hole.
Chevrolet will oversee restoration of the cars at a Michigan plant.
Crews removing the Blue Devil by crane.