You can’t live in the city of Bowling Green without loving Chevrolet cars, and David Stewart is just another Bowling Green resident that loves the brand. Since Bowling Green is the home Chevrolet Corvette headquarters, nearly every resident can talk about how much they admire the car. If you’re a local car enthusiast, it’s safe to assume that you’ve spent some time at the National Corvette Museum. The museum has a collection of corvettes that will fascinate you for hours, and they know how plan events.
Every year the National Corvette Museum hosts an event to honor the next model of Chevrolet’s corvette. This year’s event ran from April 24th till April 26th, and was the must-see event of the year for fans of the car. The party gave attendants an up close and personal look at the brand new 2015 Corvette Stringray, and information on the new 7th generation of corvette. The event was a huge hit for car lovers, but drew even more mechanics, engineers, and designers. Seminars were given on the newest model’s chassis, powertrain, interior, overall design, and electronics. People who were interested in automotive engineering and design were able to learn about it from actual GM engineers and designers from the Warren Tech Center, Milford Proving Ground, and the Bowling Green Assembly Plant.
As in past years, C4/C5/C6 specialist Paul Koerner gave seminars throughout the celebration. However, the event wasn’t just seminars and talks; there were plenty of other fun things to do at the museum. The corvette race team members Doug Dehan, Tommy Milner, and Dan Binks gave people guided road tours. People who wanted to learn how to properly care for their corvettes (or future dream corvettes), were able to do so from the professionals. The women of the GM performance team educated anyone who was interested on maintenance, engineering, and high performance driving.
Despite celebrating the newest model Corvette, the event wasn’t just devoted to cars. The Planes, Trains, and Automobiles exhibit featured fully restored engines, railcars, and cabooses. Plane enthusiasts headed to the Bowling Green Aviation Heritage Park to see the F3 Phantom #550 that was flown by Dan Cherry when he shot down an MIG-21 fighter jet in 1972. They were also able to see an F-9F Panther and a T-33 Shooting Star.
This year’s event was a big hit with everyone, and next years’ will likely be more spectacular. For car enthusiasts, it doesn’t get better than this!