2 Corvettes pulled from sinkhole at Ky. museum


by Associated Press/WHAS11


Posted on March 3, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 3 at 7:57 PM

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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.