The weather in Bowling Green was absolutely beautiful on Wednesday of the Tri-Five Nationals Week. The timing was perfect because we had a big day planned. We were joined at our drivers' meeting by Woody's Hot Rodz and American Tri-Five Association President Chris Sondles. Chris welcomed us all and filled us in on the excitement that was to come on Friday and Saturday. Our first visit after our drivers' meeting was at the National Corvette Museum Motorsport Park. This new facility is directly across Interstate 65 from the Corvette Museum. Paula and the folks at the Motorsport Park were fantastic. After a brief introduction and an overview of the course we were led out on the track. The pace vehicles allowed us to get up to some speed and many participants clocked 70 mph on the long straights. Check out the video to see our cars on the course.
Many thanks to the entire staff at the NCM Motorsport Park for welcoming us to their beautiful facility on Wednesday morning.
It was then a one-hour drive to White House, Tennessee, and Rattletrap Productions, the home of Stacey David's Gearz TV show. We were greeted by Stacey's wife Kathryn and Stacey gave us an in-depth tour of the studio and the shop. Stacey is as personable off camera as on and everyone enjoyed our visit with Stacey, Kathryn, and a look at the studio.
Continuing south it was about 25 minutes to Nashville. This Tennessee town has exploded with activity in recent years and has become one on the fastest growing cities in America. We stopped at Antique Archaeology, the store owned by American Picker's Mike Wolfe. It was then a short drive to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Honky Tonk district, with the music and the bars and the people who make Nashville Music City.
We managed to head back north before the rush hour and were safe and sound back in Bowling Green by suppertime. It was a great day on the Tri-Five Nationals Road Tour. We are getting closer to the weekend event and they are predicting over 2,500 entries. It is going to be fun for sure.