Updated at: 03/03/2014 12:26 PM
The Associated Press
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 â€” a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette â€” later Monday.
About 100 people watched the recovery work.
Frassinelli says workers hope to recover a third car Tuesday. Others won't be pulled out until workers further stabilize the sinkhole. That could take three weeks.
Chevrolet will oversee restoration of the cars at a Michigan plant.
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