BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - When Corvettes roar to life, the reaction of people around is rarely as exciting as it was at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky recently.

Last month, a giant sinkhole opened up under the museum during off hours, swallowing eight of the classic cars.

Six of the cars were owned by the museum, including a 1962 black Corvette, a 1984 PPG Pace Car, a 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette, a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette, a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette and a 2009 white 1.5 Millionth Corvette. Another two were on loan from GM, including a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil.