It’s become a tradition the annual National Corvette Museum Birthday Bash which began in 1998 and is held annually. What seems like an obvious place to hold the Corvettes birthday bash every year the fact is important information is generally released, hinted at, or sneak peek are given at the NCM each year. Located across the interstate from the Corvette test track the location in Bowling Green, Kentucky couldn’t be better.
While everyone might be a the museum this past weekend for the Birthday Bash the fact remains that the museum features over 80 Corvettes in periodic settings, including mint classics, one-of-a-kind prototypes and modern-day wonders of engineering and design. And, of course, the “The Skydome Sinkhole Experience.” It was February 12, 2014, that the museum staff, and then the world!, learned of an incredible event that will have a lasting impression on the museum, the heritage and lore that is the Corvette. Eight Corvettes found their way to the bottom of a sinkhole and thus the legend began. Of the eight Vettes to go on this unplanned “road tour” there was the 1-millionth Corvette, the first, a 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype known as the Blue Devil, and a pristine 1962 Corvette. The five additional Corvettes swallowed by the sinkhole will remain in their as-recovered state to preserve the historical significance of the cars.
Should you get to a future Birthday Bash or find yourself wondering between Louisville and Bowling Green, Kentucky make sure to stop by and take in this incredible museum.