The people at the National Corvette Museum are hoping to turn a catastrophe into an opportunity for continued success. Since all eight cars eaten by the 40-foot wide and 60-foot deep sinkhole were removed and put on display, the museum has seen an uptick in visitors to check the wrecked 'Vettes out. According to CNN, attendance was up over 50 percent for March. The next step might be stabilizing the hole and making it a permanent part of the Skydome hall along with some of the most damaged cars.

Several of the eight Corvettes appear to be salvageable as well. The museum's board of directors meets with restorers in May to decide the next step. However, a few of them, like the Mallett Hammer, might be beyond repair. It now looks like little more than a twisted ball of metal and may remain on display in that condition.

The board is also considering what to do about the sinkhole. "There is a possibility of leaving it here. Whether, it's just a portion or all of it, having a bridge over it, stairs that go down in it, a glass floor on top where you can look down," said Katie Frassinelli from the National Corvette Museum to CNN. "We're talking to the construction company and engineers just to see the possibilities." It would definitely be a unique exhibit. Scroll down to watch a video about its future plans.


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      Jim R
      • 7 Months Ago
      Well you know what they say. When life gives you lemons, you make life take the lemons back! Make life RUE the day it gave you lemons! Then you invent a combustible lemon you use to BURN LIFE'S HOUSE DOWN!
        csgill75
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Jim R
        Been a while since I've seen a Cave Johnson reference..
      Love Great Danes
      • 7 Months Ago
      WOW, talk about making lemonade when handed lemons (no not the cars, the situation).
      MontBlanc
      • 7 Months Ago
      The main question is: after they keep the sinkhole as it is for visitors to see. Will they prescribe to the catch and release program by re-releasing the vettes they fished out of there? If they did then I can see it being an attraction, else its just another hole in the ground tourist trap.
      churchmotor
      • 7 Months Ago
      Perfect for a GM museum. SINK HOLE
        churchmotor
        • 7 Months Ago
        @churchmotor
        awwww, I upset a UAW troll. Go hug yomama and feel better.
      Al
      • 7 Months Ago
      This is GM in a nutshell. Instead of spending money to FIX the sink hole, they rather keep it and make people pay in order to see it. How pathetic.
        Chris
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Al
        Or they could just pour 11.5 billion dollars of taxpayer money into it
      Fun Bus
      • 7 Months Ago
      you know you're a redneck when a hole is a tourist attraction.
      danfred311
      • 7 Months Ago
      With Corvettes it will always be a sinkhole :)
      PiCASSO
      • 7 Months Ago
      ALL FAKE... I can't believe people would drive/fly from around the country to see this con. /s
      Brian
      • 7 Months Ago
      In other words, we don't feel like spending the money to fix it.. let's do nothing and call it an attraction!!
        PatTheCarNut
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Brian
        I say just shove the rest of the building and it's contents in the hole to fill it.
        Pj Taintz
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Brian
        it would actually cost more to keep it in a safe way then it would be to fill it in
      dave
      • 7 Months Ago
      Just another delayed recall from "Old GM"
      AudiA4
      • 7 Months Ago
      I'm trying to come up with the words. Oh yeah... Super dumb.
      Will
      • 7 Months Ago
      And hey, if it's a hit maybe they can get rid of all the Corvettes and just become a geological disaster museum. Stupidest. Idea. Ever. Of course, GM said they would fix all the cars damaged... Now they say they will asses them to see which ones CAN be fixed. Are you kidding me? Joe Schmoes Body Shop can fix any of those if you got enough cash... You telling me GM can't? Now they want to leave the sinkhole? Idiots.
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