MotoIQ Visits the Corvette Museum
The Chevrolet Corvette is America’s sports car. The Dodge Viper may have a bigger engine and a cooler name, but the Corvette has history. The Corvette started an automotive dynasty that has lasted for 63 years, spanning seven generations. It is one of the longest running models in the automotive world and one that conjures up apple pie, baseball, drag racing, sex, drugs, and rock and roll. And while a Corvette Museum may seem like a bit of an extravagance for one car, the Corvette Museum does so much more than just show off a few cool cars. In fact the Corvette Museum is a living archive of everything Corvette. GM has supplied the Corvette Museum with all of the records for each and every Corvette ever built. If you want to know who built your engine and when, you can find out. The Corvette Museum also offers many gatherings and parties for Corvette owners and soon they will host their own track days.
But enough on the sinkhole (for now). How did we end up at the Corvette museum in the first place? Well our 2001 Isuzu Vehicross called Bowling Green, KY home before we picked it up. Obviously being in Bowling Green, where all Corvettes are built and the Corvette museum itself is located, we had to go check out the museum. So with the ink still wet on the title of our Isuzu, we headed over to the museum.
The museum is less than a mile from the Corvette factory, and in fact you can see both the museum and the factory from the highway as you drive into town. The entire town of Bowling Green revolves around the Corvette (and UK West, but that’s another story) and you see a ton of shops with ‘Corvette’ or some variation of Corvette in their names.
Corvette Drive, the road that leads to the Corvette Museum (I did say that Bowling Green revolves around this car) is not well marked and it can be a bit difficult to find the way to the museum, but once you do you will be greeted with a majestic concrete building absolutely plastered with Corvette logos as well as a parking lot with many “Corvette Parking only” signs.