National Corvette Museum Workers Begin Removing Vehicles From Sinkhole

Mar 03, 2014 03:27 PM EST | Matt Mercuro


The National Corvette Museum in Kentucky has started removing vehicles from a sinkhole that opened underneath the museum on Feb. 12, according to a report by the Associated Press.

The first vehicle has been pulled out of the sinkhole by a crane at the Bowling Green, Kentucky Museum.

A crowd cheered when the engine of a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil roared when the vehicle was driven "a few feet," according to AP.

Workers hope to recover a second vehicle, a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette, later on today, March 3, according museum worker Katie Frassinelli, who spoke with AP.

Over 100 people watched the first vehicle get pulled up.

Chevrolet said last month it will oversee restoration of all the vehicles at its Michigan plant. No timetable has been set for the completion of this process, according to AP.

Frassinelli said workers will attempt to pull up a third car on Mar. 4.

The remaining vehicles won't be pulled out until workers are able to stabilize the sinkhole. This could take two or three weeks, according to Frassinelli.

Other vehicles swallowed by the sinkhole include: a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder, a 1962 black Corvette, a 1984 PPG Pace Car, a 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette, a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette and a 2009 white 1.5 Millionth Corvette.

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