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National Corvette Museum starts removing cars from sinkhole

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BOWLING GREEN, KY (AP) -

The recovery of eight classic cars swallowed by a huge sinkhole has begun at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.

The first car was pulled out of the giant hole Monday by a crane at the Bowling Green museum.

Cheers went up when the engine of the 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil was cranked up and the prize vehicle was driven a few feet.

Museum Katie Frassinelli says workers hope to recover a second vehicle - a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette - later Monday.

About 100 people watched the recovery work.

She says workers hope to recover a third car Tuesday. The other cars won't be pulled out until workers further stabilize the sinkhole - which could take two or three weeks.

Chevrolet will oversee restoration of the cars at a Michigan plant.

Click here to watch live as the cars are pulled out of the sinkhole.

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