2:30pm

Sun February 16, 2014
The Commonwealth

Lost 2001 Corvette Was "Part of the Family"

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.

Linda and Kevin Helmintoller, both of Tamp, Fla., stand in front of the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum which swallowed a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette they donated to the museum, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Bowling Green, Ky.
Credit Alex Slitz/Daily News

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

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