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Hello DC :buhbye: My father and I took the 2 hour drive south to Bowling Green yesterday. We went to the NCM Caravan 2009 for a day of Corvette bliss. We took off from Louisville KY. around 5 a.m. looking to get some good parking. As you will see in the pictures there is a one hour time delay between Louisville and Bowling Green so we were the 7th car there, but we did get some damn good parking. My father was there in 1994 in his 1978 Corvette for the opening of the museum so this was his second Caravan, it was my first time to experience such a sight, it was so cool. Here are some of the pics from our trip hope you enjoy.

Here is my LT-1 surrounded by newer Corvettes when we arrived. I need some C-4's to even out the numbers.




The Mako Shark was a new addition to the museum. It was a real crowd pleaser, this was the first time I have seen it in person, what a sight.





I am an admitted Grand Sport nut. When I saw the twins rolling in I had to get a pic.


The shear number of Corvettes blew me away. Here a few pics of the North lot where we were parked. The pics pan from West to East.






The word cancer hits hard around my house. When I saw this Corvette just had to get a pic.


Another cool addition to the museum. There is a YouTube video of a ZR-1 making a record run at the Nurburgring if you have not seen the video here is a link, it makes remember why I drive a Corvette
www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6mEirkQN8o




One of the "BIG" events for the event was the unavailing of the Transformers Vette "Sideswipe" (I think that is the name, have not seen the movie) Really cool looking car, but not a Corvette in my eyes.





Here are some more pics of the stuffed East Lot. The pictures pan from North to South. That is Interstate 65 South in the background. All day long you could hear Z-06's and the newer cars LAUNCH up the on-ramp to just crushing freeway speeds.







Here is a pic I just had to have for myself. By the end the day it all about good parking, and I had it.


After a long day of walking and being on Corvette overload had to get a pic of me and my father with my Corvette. Don't worry Patrick DC was represented.
 

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Thanks for sharing your pic's.

I registered and paid to attend but decided on Carlisle instead.

Too much money was needed for the long week it would have been from Connecticut.
We did not decide to go until noon on Friday, so there was no pre-registration for us, but we did get to enjoy a full day. Next time I will pre-register and make some caravan plans with other local Vettes
 

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I just got home - 1005.66 miles each way!!

My C4 made it just fine but we C4 owners were wayyy outnumbered, Some fabulous looking cars were there & I though the museum was terrific. I skipped the unveiling of Sideswipe - it was totally obvious what it was despite the silver cover...

I really enjoyed the tour of the plant!! Actually the whole reason I went was to see the plant. Definitely go if you get a chance. The tour was self guided so we got to take as much time as we wanted looking & watching. Pretty much everyone agreed the best job was the person who dyno'd the cars. When I win the lottery I'm definitely doing museum delivery! Now since my trip to the casino on the way home didn't pan out (gotta pay for that hotel room somehow:laughing: ), it's time to go & buy a lottery ticket!
 

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I just got home - 1005.66 miles each way!!

My C4 made it just fine but we C4 owners were wayyy outnumbered,

I agree we needed more C-4's C-3's C-2's & C-1's I was told that they are not forgiving rides on long trips and if that is the case then OK I understand. My father owns a 1978 & a 1984 he was impressed with the way my 1994 rode on the freeway. I was the first time he has been it for any extended period of time.
Almost forgot to ask, was it worth the trip? and would you do it again?
 

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DAYUM i wish i bought the c4 in green of course, great pics, thanks for posting
Nice to see you again Chuck :buhbye: If it makes you feel any better, my 4 y/o has a peddle car that we are going to paint to match my Vette. He is running around calling it his Vette, so we thought we would make it a bit better for him and give it some color.
 

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We did not decide to go until noon on Friday, so there was no pre-registration for us, but we did get to enjoy a full day. Next time I will pre-register and make some caravan plans with other local Vettes
Yea, I'm just across the Ohio River from you!
 

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Yea, I'm just across the Ohio River from you!
Morning Junkman :buhbye: , I knew you went to Carlisle, so I really didn't look for you on this trip. I did keep an eye out for Digital Corvette stickers and T-shirts. That is the nice part about being where we are did not have to mess around with a hotel or make any overnight plans, saves a lot of money in the long run. I would be happy to run to Bowling Green with you if you ever decide to make the trip south, just let me know :cheers: .
 

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Morning Junkman :buhbye: , I knew you went to Carlisle, so I really didn't look for you on this trip. I did keep an eye out for Digital Corvette stickers and T-shirts. That is the nice part about being where we are did not have to mess around with a hotel or make any overnight plans, saves a lot of money in the long run. I would be happy to run to Bowling Green with you if you ever decide to make the trip south, just let me know :cheers: .
I'll be putting on a detailing clinic at the plant this Friday at 2:00 PM for Z06Fest. You're welcome to join us. :thumbsup:
 

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Junkman; It would be a blast, but being one day down in my workweek I just don't think I will be able to make it this time. Keep me posted I would like to make one of your detailing events. I have some issues and would like to see if you have the secret to fixing them :thumbsup:
 

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Nice representative pictures. I was sitting for a long while on the benches just a little distance from where you were parked. Directly across the Museum drive from the Orange C6 with the For Sale sign. I kept looking to see if you got my vette in the pic or maybe me but not so. It was a fun day and though I was there in my DC shirt not on Sat. It was club shirt day, so I had my club shirt on (unless I was autocrossing). Thanks for the pictures.
 

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Great pictures! I wish I could have gone but I was stuck at home pulling Mommy duties...oh well maybe next time.

Love Sideswipe more and more everytime I see it...it's calling my name.:D :thumbsup:
 

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Nice representative pictures. I was sitting for a long while on the benches just a little distance from where you were parked. Directly across the Museum drive from the Orange C6 with the For Sale sign. I kept looking to see if you got my vette in the pic or maybe me but not so. It was a fun day and though I was there in my DC shirt not on Sat. It was club shirt day, so I had my club shirt on (unless I was autocrossing). Thanks for the pictures.
Hey TooMch; I did not post all the pics I took Saturday, I will take a look again and if I have anymore in the area you are talking about I will post them in this thread
 
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