BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- One year after a giant sinkhole swallowed up eight Corvettes, one of the restored cars was unveiled at the National Corvette Museum.
Eight classic Corvettes were consumed by the sinkhole, which although unwelcome, has resulted in an increase in museum traffic by 66 per cent.
The Z-R One Blue Devil was the first of the eight Chevy Corvettes to plunge into the 40 x 60 sinkhole.
Corvette enthusiasts were elated at the restoration and compared the excitement to going from zero to 120 in a 'Vette'.
"There's been a wave of emotions. Ultimate lows. Looking down in the hole and seeing those cars, when we're the caretakers of the cars. That's an ultimate low. To see the car behind us in all of its glory, is an amazing emotion. It's a great high," said Adam Boco, NCM Insurance specialist.
Security camera footage showing the floor open and the cars collapse into it, has been viewed more than 8 million times on YouTube. (See below.)