Lost 2001 Corvette 'was a part of the family'

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014 1:00 am

By LAUREL WILSON The Daily News



The red 2001 Mallett Hammer Conversion ZO6 Corvette that Kevin and Linda Helmintoller donated to the National Corvette Museum had been on display in the museum’s Skydome just six weeks when a sinkhole swallowed it last week.

“Losing the car really hurts,” Kevin Helmintoller said. “There’s no question it was a part of the family.”

The Tampa, Fla., couple hadn’t made the trip to Bowling Green to see the car on display before Wednesday’s shocking incident, but they visited the museum Saturday to look at the sinkhole that their beloved car and seven other Corvettes tumbled into.

“It appears ours is by far the lowest” in the sinkhole, Kevin Helmintoller said. “There’s no sign of it.”

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