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Sinkhole at Corvette Museum Open to Public

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- The sinkhole in Bowling Green that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to several classic cars is now an attraction.

Guests at the National Corvette Museum can view the giant hole from inside the Skydome from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. through Saturday. FOX 17 Reporter Justin McFarland ran into one man who shed tears after losing his beloved car.

Kevin Helmintoller is emotional when talking about the loss of his 2001 Corvette. It looked like this when he donated it to the museum back in December. That was before a sinkhole swallowed it and other classic cars.

When crews brought up Helmintoller's classic car, just twisted metal was all that was left. It was valued at $125,000. The car was the third corvette that he owned and each one felt like a member of his family.

Even though that corvette is totaled, most of the other cars can and will be restored.

Anyone wishing to view the sinkhole will need to sign a release form at the site. No one under the age of 8 is allowed in
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