Photo Credit: Scott Olson (GETTY) We recently brought you the story of a Moore, OK man whose C5 Chevy Corvette Z06 was destroyed by the tornadoes that ripped through the community (along with his house, belongings, one of his neighbors, etc…). Apparently, there is now an online effort by the Corvette Community to help the […]
When Bloomington Gold announced that they were moving to Champaign, IL after 10 years St. Charles, IL they did so in order to facilitate bigger and better Corvette-related events like an improved GoldTour. Now they’ve taken the wraps off of their Corvette-only Gold Autocross making its debut at this year’s show. Participants can test their
Car Crazy host Barry Mequiar is the Grand Marshal for this year’s National Corvette Homecoming.
National Corvette Homecoming has just announced the reveal of their new website, www.corvettehomecoming.com to help them promote the up-coming event scheduled on July 25-27, 2013, as well as interact with fellow Corvette enthusiasts.
It was all the way back in 1980 that Corvette Homecoming was born from an idea by a GM Corvette engineer, Tom Hill. Tom had just moved to Bowling Green and was in process of setting up the new Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant, when he met a local businessman, Sam Hall.
The two men talked about Corvette assembly coming to Bowling Green and decided a local event would not only promote the new assembly plant, but the City of Bowling Green as well. Jimmy Greenway had just opened the local Chevy dealership so they approached him and asked if he would like to host a Corvette car show. That show was such a success that Hill and Hall decided to make it an annual event.
So, beginning in 1981, the National Corvette Homecoming was born and in only its second year, Corvette Homecoming expanded so much that it forced the move to Beech Bend Raceway Park, where it remained annually until 2002.
With its popularity again on the upswing, NCH was attracting some of the country’s best show cars so it was decided to add a show strictly for the most pristine Corvettes. In 2007, the Sans Pareil (“without equal”) show was added to NCH schedule of events and has since awarded that prestigious honor to over 30 honorees.
Joe, Vera and their dedicated staff of volunteers strive to keep the Corvette Homecoming experience something for enthusiasts of all years to enjoy. “This year is another special year” says Joe. “We will be celebrating Corvette’s 60th Birthday and we are hoping to have a ’53 model here for the celebration.”
Aside from the special events, Corvette Homecoming enjoys participants from all years from vintage to current models. Today’s Corvette Homecoming hosts a variety of fun including a new Road Tour and dinner party, a souvenir program, local tours and other outings. See our current schedule for other details and mark your calendars for one of the Corvette hobby’s oldest and affordable events on the schedule.
Whether you have a pristine vintage collectible, or just a plain daily driver, Corvette Homecoming has something for you. For years we have been known for our car shows, but as time goes by, we’ve evolved into a multitude of activities including interesting seminars and guest speakers, girl’s things to do, local tours as well as our famous Road Tour and farewell dinner party.
Depending on your direction of travel, southbounders may find the Grand ‘Ol Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame or even the Jack Daniels Distillery to your liking. Elvis Presley’s Graceland is for the westbound. Those going North may want to take a slight sidetrack to historic Bardstown where Kentucky Bourbon is King and restaurants are endless. Make Corvette Homecoming a week of adventure you won’t forget right here in the good ‘ol USA!
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The Motorsports Park near the National Corvette Museum continues to roar closer and closer to reality every day. Crews hope to be done in 45 days as they began clearing the 184 acres of land last week for the track, which will be located off Porter Pike across from the museum on the opposite side
Vettes for Vets is an annual, all-Corvette car show organized to honor the hard work and dedication military veterans have committed to our country. On Sunday, May 26, the general public can enjoy a free Corvette car show in the parking lot behind the museum and free museum admission for all veterans. All visitors will enjoy our new exhibit Elegance in Motion: Cars of the Golden Age, which opens May 25.
Vettes for Vets will be a great day of sunshine and memorial for our veterans who will enjoy raffle prizes, food trucks coordinated by Sacto MoFo, and awesome tunes. Corvette owners can pre-register for only $10 and $15 at the gate. Call (916) 442-6802 or visit Calautomuseum.org for more Car Show registration details.
The mission of the California Automobile Museum is to preserve, exhibit, and teach the story of the automobile and its influence on our lives. The California Automobile Museum in Sacramento is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and until 9:00pm every third Thursday of the month.
This event is sponsored by Performance Chevrolet