On Wednesday, Aug. 27th, Corvettes and their owners paraded into Bowling Green KY. in the National Corvette Caravan. This was the final destination which is home to the National Corvette Museum and birthplace for Corvettes. This event also marked the start of the 20th anniversary celebration at the museum, and the end to the 5th annual caravan. The NCM 20th Anniversary Celebration will last through Saturday, Aug. 30th. In total, over 6,000 Corvettes will come from all over to meet for this event.
Although the caravan into Kentucky ended yesterday, the fun began earlier this week from many locations across the country. This caravan featured participants from all 48 contiguous United States, as well as from around the globe. The cross-country parade slowly builds until the Corvettes roll into Bowling Green, KY.
Carsforsale.com is located in Sioux Falls, SD. Caravan participants from across South Dakota met a few miles from our headquarters. We had the opportunity to visit and wave to them before they began their long journey. Their trip to the Corvette Museum covered almost 1,000 miles over the last two days. We may have been the first to wave to them along their journey, but we certainly won’t be the last. Planned stops along the way allow the crew to show off their rides to the public any answer any questions people may have. It’s quite the view when the road is full of Corvettes in a single-file line as far as one can see.
The Corvette Museum is the only museum in America that is dedicated to only one model. They stride to promote restoration, preservation and conservation. Corvette first debuted in 1953 and have been manufactured in Bowling Green, KY., since 1981. The museum first opened their doors on September 2, 1994 to thousands of Corvette fans who caravanned from all across the country. Each year about 150,000 people visit the museum to learn about the history of the vehicle.
The National Corvette Museum received a lot of media attention earlier this year when a giant sinkhole collapsed in the museum’s Skydome on February 12th. Eight of the museum’s one-of-a-kind Corvettes fell and were crushed in a hole that was 33 feet deep x 60 feet long x 45 feet wide. The vehicles housed in the sinkhole that were not affected, were removed and sent to locations across the country. All of those Corvettes have now made the journey back to the museum for the first time since they were removed earlier this year. The museum plans to partially fill the hole and build a bridge over it. This weekend will be the first time many see the sinkhole since the collapse.
Carsforsale.com would like to wish the participants of the 2014 National Corvette Caravan a safe ride home from the event. That also extends to anyone who is planning on taking a road trip this year. We made a Simple Driver Safety Tips From Carsforsale.com post for Memorial Day but those truly extend to any day of the year.