If you've been following the news from Bowling Green, you know all about the sinkhole that opened up underneath the National Corvette Museum on February 12 and swallowed eight cars whole. You'll also know that officials have a plan in place to extract the cars from the ground and send them to Chevrolet in Michigan for full restoration. But in between, you might get a chance to see the damaged cars in their banged up, unrestored state.

This according to the Detroit Free Press, which cites a museum spokesman in reporting that the damaged cars will be put on display at the National Corvette Museum after they're pulled out of the ground but before they're sent to the GM Heritage Collection in Warren for restoration. That will give visitors a chance to see the damage inflicted by the geological calamity.

All told, eight Corvette display cars fell into the sinkhole, and they remain there while the plan to extract them gets underway. The cars include six vehicles that are part of the NCM permanent collection and a pair of ZR1 models on loan from General Motors.


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      Slideways
      • 10 Months Ago
      Pretty smart move on them. Heavy publicity around the interwebs and was even featured in the latest TG episodes. = more customers = more $$$$$!
      VDuB
      • 10 Months Ago
      Why don't they keep it down there as a display? Put glass over it so that people can walk over it. Or maybe put some stairs down there.
        • 10 Months Ago
        @VDuB
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      MotionDesigner
      • 10 Months Ago
      Milking the cash cow no doubt. Not that I blame them. Good publicity + a chance to pocket more money.
      Eeti
      • 10 Months Ago
      Haha, Corvettes right where they belong!
      Dani Calinescu
      • 10 Months Ago
      we dont care!
        grntomato
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Dani Calinescu
        You cared enough to read it and reply. you dont care, what makes you think anyone gives a **** what you care about? Nobody read this wondering... I hope Dani posts her thoughts on this...
      Koenigsegg
      • 10 Months Ago
      what does anyone see in them? they do nothing for me, looks like a corolla to me
        jdelva88
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Koenigsegg
        Lol & your a fan of tesla lolllll at you forever!!! Cornballlllll!!!!
          MotionDesigner
          • 10 Months Ago
          @jdelva88
          Not that I agree with Tesla Fan's comment, but what's wrong with liking Tesla cars?
      Andre Neves
      • 10 Months Ago
      I'm glad Autoblog has an on-the-scene reporter given us live coverage of this. :-/
      S.
      • 10 Months Ago
      Why is this story getting updates every 5 minutes??
      Arizonarelax
      • 10 Months Ago
      Why? If they charge for this "viewing", maybe they can donate the money to a worthy non-political cause.
      EvoVIII
      • 10 Months Ago
      Ugh! Man it hurts every time I see that ZR1. Get it out of there already.
        MotionDesigner
        • 10 Months Ago
        @EvoVIII
        They call em' Blue Devils. Maybe this was Satan's attempt at claiming what he wanted.
      citroen_2cv
      • 10 Months Ago
      Then, can I get down and have a pic of me recreating the cars poses ?
      PiCASSO
      • 10 Months Ago
      Lemming Leader: "Everyone... please follow the red arrow on the floor and make your way into the museum floor" http://www.autoblog.com/photos/national-corvette-museum-sinkhole-0/#photo-2205698/
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