Sunday, April 14, 2013

Corvette Road Trip Anyone??

Road Trip.

When you hear those words what kind of feeling comes over you??  Most folks either love to take a road trip or they hate it, there is not much middle ground.  For me, I love to take road trips because it gives me an opportunity to see this wonderful country we live in. 

So, if we are going to take a road trip we need to discuss where we should go, but first we need to decide what we will drive.  Shall we take the family car, the truck, or the classic two-door with the top down?  Okay that was not a hard decision……..cruising with the top down is always the best option for a road trip to me.

Let me tell you about a short road trip that is a must.  The National Corvette Museum is located in Bowling Green, KY.  The museum has recently expanded and renovated it facility and offers Corvette lovers a chance to relive the history of America’s favorite Sports car. 


(Photo courtesy of Brents Pepper)

The museum offers over 115,000 sq. ft. to showcase some world famous corvette race cars as well as some very rare production cars.  They also house one of the best collections of “one-of-a-kind” prototypes and concept cars.  The museum has over 70 Corvettes displayed in period correct settings that transport you back in time.  The cost is only $10 for adults, $5 for children age 6-16 and children under 6 get in free, and if you are a true fan of the Corvette then don’t miss the gift shop and cafĂ©. 

(Photo courtesy of Brents Pepper)

Recently there has been talk of the museum expanding again by adding a motorsports park at the facility in Bowling Green, KY.  If it is built, this motorsports park could offer the chance for the museum to host track-day events.  I’m sure that the track would offer some type of performance driving schools and possibly the opportunity to attract some racing action from the various racing organizations around the country.

One last thing to do before you leave the area on your road trip is to schedule a tour of the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant that’s across the street from the museum…….yes, the plant where the current model Chevy Corvette is manufactured today.  They offer public tours of the plant Monday – Thursday at specific times.  For more information on these must-see tours visit their website at www.bowlinggreenassemblyplant.com
So, if you don’t have time for a road trip this weekend, take time to visit one of the local cars shows or cruise-ins in your area and have fun!!

Joseph