National Corvette Museum
Bowling Green, KY
Always one of my favorite events! Many thanks to Wendell Strode and Bob Hellman for providing a space in the lobby for my display and for allowing me to do the 50/50 at the closing banquet. Between the 50/50 and signatures under the hood we were able to send $925.00 to the American Cancer Society's Bowling Green office!
Thursday, April 23
5:01 am departure from Decatur
After the usual hideous Nashville traffic -
Jill Rosedale signs the hood for her $25 donation to the American Cancer Society
Our space right inside the entrance.
Checking on Sandy's brick.
Ed & Cari Goldman join the hood signers for their $25 donation to the American Cancer Society.
The first day ended with dinner over at the new Motorsports Park.
Friday, April 24
Who's that strolling toward our table? Filmmaker Michael Brown, creator of "The Quest".
Saturday, April 25
I had to check out the new tabletops in the Corvette Café.
The Conference Center displayed the 2016 Corvettes,
including the new and much anticipated Z06!
Outside, various colors and options for the 2016 were on display, with engineers available to answer questions.
Outside the original entrance I found the "Vettes of Coastal Maine" brick. Sandy & I were charter members from the club's founding in 1977.
Just for fun, I was able to catch myself waving to the webcam from my table!
Saturday Evening, April 25
Cash bar time at the Sloan Convention Center for the closing banquet. That's my beer and 50/50 tickets on the counter. The pot grew to $1750, so the winner and the American Cancer Society each got $875!
Sunday, April 26
After knocking down the display and packing up the car,
I took a quick stroll through the museum.
Needless to say, I was very pleased to find the American Cancer Society "Making Strides" logo on all sides of this Corvette Racing C6R!
There's my old Maine plate up there on the wall - DIDNTW8!
No more Sinkhole: It has been filled and the Skydome floor rebuilt.
The Sinkhole Cars
Left: "The Blue Devil" 2009 ZR1. 1st car out, 1st one restored.
Right: This 62 was 2nd one out; it will be restored by the NCM shop.
(Not present at this time: the 1992 1 Millionth Corvette. It was undergoing restoration by the GM facility that builds prototypes.)
The following cars will NOT be restored, but preserved in the condition as they were removed from the sinkhole.
White 2009 - the 1.5 Millionth Corvette. Ruby Red 1993 40th Anniversary.
Left: The ZR-1 Spyder, built for the 1991 N. A. International Auto Show.
Right: The PPG Pace Car.
The 2001 Mallett Hammer. The last car out of the sinkhole and the most severely damaged.
OK, time to hit the road.
Back home in Sweet Home Alabama!