Friday, October 8, 2010

National Corvette Museum

Today was a “Road Day” and we drove out of Indiana, through Kentucky, and into Tennessee.  We drove through Louisville, Kentucky while driving on I-65 South. 

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We stopped over in Bowling Green, Kentucky to tour the National Corvette Museum. I really wanted to take the GM Corvette Factory Tour but they are shut down for a two week period for maintenance.  The Museum was AWESOME.

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As you walk up to the building there is a sidewalk that goes around the entire building. This is a huge building! The sidewalk is made up of these paver  stones that are engraved by various Corvette Owners, Corvette Clubs. There must be hundreds of thousands of these stones. Some small and some large.  The pictures below is looking both directions from the entrance into the museum.

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Here’s Carol reading some of the inscriptions on the stones.

 

 

 

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Upon entering the Museum, we both had the opportunity to “Wrap Our Ass In Fiberglass”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you walk along the tour route, you come up on an exhibit with this photo or image that is approximately 8 feet tall and 12 feet wide. At first glimpse it is the image of the first original 53’ Corvette. 

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As you step closer and closer you begin to pickup more and more detail of the picture and how it was composed.

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It is made up with thousands and thousands of small photos about 1” x 2” in size. They all appear to have some connection with vette’s that people have sent in over the years along with marketing/advertising pictures. TOTALLY AMAZING. This must have taken months if not years to assemble. If you ever get the opportunity to see this, you must take it.

We drove on towards Nashville, TN in the afternoon and made it about 20 miles just north of there.  We are staying in the Nashville Country RV Park for two nights. Our plans for tomorrow is to drive into Nashville and take in all the sites and some good food.

Until Tomorrow,

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4 comments:

  1. What a great trip you are on. We will have to stop at that Museum the next time we are through there. Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. Great place. I didn't even know there was a Corvette Museum. Learn something new every day! Thanks for sharing your tour with us.

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  3. That 53 Vette picture is very cool! Thanks for sharing about this place :)

    -Mike
    97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"
    HTTP://WWW.VanTramps.Com

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  4. Thanks for the nice write-up, and thanks for visiting! We're glad you enjoyed it. :)

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