Eight Corvettes may have fallen through the floor at the National Corvette Museum, but overall interest in the museum has gone through the roof.
Since a well-publicized sinkhole swallowed eight Corvettes on February 12, the museum has seen a pronounced spike in traffic. According to Deb Eaton, guest services manager for the museum, February 13 through March 13, 2014 has brought about 700 more visitors than the same time period in 2013.
“They see the first one and you hear, ‘Oh, that’s sad.’ As the cars are in worse shape leading up to the fifth car they extracted, you hear physical moans and they’re in pain for them. I saw a lady today who was actually in tears and shaking,” Eaton told the TV station.
Construction crews are working to remove the remaining Corvette (2001 Z06 with Mallett Hammer conversion) from the hole. You can get updates on the National Corvette Museum’s Facebook page and see before/after pics of all seven “rescued” Corvettes below.
IMAGES COURTESY OF NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM.
2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette
1993 ZR-1 Spyder
2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1
1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
1962 Black Corvette
1984 PPG Pace Car
1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette