The first H.R.&R. driving tour for 2017 is history. Our thanks go out to the Barnes and Wilsons for organizing this event.
33 members and friends met at Collins’ Loafers Glory on February 18th for the trip to the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. The weather was overcast with light rain. However, Butch Roth said that light rain or mist doesn’t count against his record for predicating good weather for a driving event.
Around 9:00 A.M. we headed up Highway 231 towards Kentucky. Since the weather in February is unpredictable, our route was a bit less scenic than usual but, there were still things to look at as we passed thru the Lebanon Square and several small communities toward the Kentucky border. Along the way, our ranks grew until we had a final count of 46 participants at the museum.
Upon arrival, we were escorted to a large meeting room for lunch and a short presentation about the museum highlighting what to look for during our tour.
The group was then taken to an area not normally seen by visitors. We were escorted thru a vehicle maintenance, repair garage and storage area. There we got to see and hear about past displays in the museum. Our final guided tour was thru the infamous Skydome building where a sinkhole destroyed eight prized Corvettes that were on display. Both the unrepairable and restored vehicles are on display there. Club members were then free to self tour the 115,000 sq. ft. facility and admire the more than 100 cars that tell the Corvette story. Many of our members had said that they have driven by the museum, but never visited it. Now some of them can say they have!