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2 Corvettes remain in sinkhole

By Justin Story Bowling Green Daily News

BOWLING GREEN - The sixth of eight Corvettes that fell into a sinkhole in the National Corvette Museum's Skydome was rescued early Tuesday.

Workers pulled out the 1993 ZR-1 Spyder after fully uncovering it Monday evening.

The mangled car was attached by straps to a crane that lifted it out of the sinkhole. It was taken to the nearby exhibit hall and displayed before several onlookers.

The Spyder appeared to be the most heavily damaged of the Corvettes on display.

Crew members from Scott, Murphy & Daniel, the Bowling Green firm heading the recovery operation, acted quickly to gather parts of the car that had come off after the sinkhole formed Feb. 12.

"We were thinking it may be a few days (before we could recover it) just last week, but yesterday an opportunity presented itself, and they just went for it," said Bob Bubnis, a spokesman for the museum.

Just two cars remain in the sinkhole â “ the 1992 1.5 millionth Corvette and the 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06.

The 1.5 millionth Corvette was exposed Friday, and work is expected to continue to prepare that car for removal.

Bubnis said a large boulder appears to be on top of a concrete slab, which is resting on top of the Corvette.

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