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Corvettes pulled from the earth in Bowling Green, KY

Eight priceless Corvettes were finally removed from a sinkhole that occurred on February 12th.
Eight priceless Corvettes were finally removed from a sinkhole that occurred on February 12th.by Doug Bardwell

For years, the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky has been a mecca for this classic sports car's devotees. The 115,000 square foot building beautifully documents the history of this "gotta-get-one" vehicle. From interactive displays to films to a driving simulator, there is lots to like in this museum.

But on February 12, 2014 things got even more interesting as eight priceless Corvettes were swallowed up by a giant sinkhole. Just this week, the last Corvette was removed from the dirt and debris.

The "Great 8" classic Corvettes were on display in the Skydome section of the National Corvette Museum. Luckily, the hole opened up in the middle of the night so no one was injured.

Now that the cars have all been removed, repairs can be made to fill and close the giant sinkhole which measured 40 feet across and 50 feet deep. Barrier walls with plexiglass viewing windows have been installed so that visitors to the museum can watch as repairs are being made to the area. For more information, check out their website at: http://corvettemuseum.org.

[For a slideshow of more photos from the National Corvette Museum, visit DougBardwell.com]