If the upcoming April 13 birthday bash for the Corvette is anything like the recent five-year anniversary celebration for the National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green, Ohio, will be rocking and rolling again this spring.
When the museum threw its anniversary bash over Labor Day weekend in Bowling Green, where both the museum and the Corvette plant are located, more than 60,000 Corvette fans converged on the town, ogling the 2000 model and all the sports car's memorabilia in the museum.
The four-day event featured Corvette enthusiast rallies and thousands of Corvette cars caravanning from at least 15 points across the country. Three prominent enthusiasts were inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame: Jim Perkins, former Chevrolet general manager; international racer Dick Guldstrand; and David McLellan, Corvette's chief engineer from 1975 to 1992.
'There's so much passion for this car,' Corvette brand manager Jim Campbell says with pride. 'It takes this whole thing called customer enthusiasm at GM and brings it to life.'
So Campbell is confident that the rev of Corvette engines is likely to be just as loud or louder when the Corvette turns 47 in April, and Bowling Green opens its arms once again to toast one of the most well-known brands produced in this country.