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Restoration Work Begins on Corvettes Damaged in Sinkhole Fall

National Corvette Museum

The first car pulled from the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green is looking all sleek again. 

General Motors unveiled the restored 2009 Blue Devil this week, which was the least damaged of the eight cars that fell into the sinkhole in February. 

"I think it's exciting not just for us, but everyone who's been following this story," says NCM Marketing and Communications Director Katie Frassinelli.  "As soon as pictures surfaced on the Internet of the restored car there were a lot of cheers.  Everyone thought it looked beautiful and were excited to see the first step in what will be an an eight-month process."

Starting Monday, the Skydome where the sinkhole occurred will be closed for repair work which will take eight months.  Afterwards, the restored Blue Devil will return to the Skydome where it will be on display. 

GM also plans to restore the One-Millionth Corvette and the 1962 Tuxedo Black Corvette.

Click here for a video by Chevrolet on the restoration of the 2009 Blue Devil.

Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum. She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years. Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville. She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky. Many of her stories have been heard on NPR.
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