Corvette Sinkhole Continues to Amaze

Feb 20, 2014

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A lot of preparation work is underway at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green to recover eight classic cars that fell into a sinkhole a week ago.  

In the meantime, the spectacle continues to attract gawkers.

Sharon O’Connor of Wisconsin was at the museum Thursday picking up her brand new C-7 coupe. 

The pictures she’d seen had not done the sinkhole justice.  Seeing the fallen cars firsthand was difficult for someone who has owned seven Corvettes.

"People donate their vehicles here to show out of the goodness of their heart, and to have something like this happen is pretty sad," she said.

Recovery of the cars may begin late next week and could take up to three weeks.  Two of the cars can’t even be seen.  Once the cars are retrieved, they’ll go in display at the museum.

"People have come forward saying they're really interested in this and want to see what they look like when they come out," says Communications Director Katie Frassinelli.  "It's an important piece of the museum's history and now Corvette history, as well."

The display will last from April 20-July 31.  Then, the cars will head to GM headquarters in Michigan for restoration.