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The Home of the Corvette Hosts Corvette Homecoming

Jim VanDorn - May 11, 2012 11:35 AM

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The event takes over the convention center, both inside and out.

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Seminars will be held by C4 Corvette expert Gordon Killebrew as well as Sonny Kilgo, Jerry Watts and others.

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Show promoters Joe and Vera Pruitt work hard to make the Homecoming a success.

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Former Corvette Assembly Plant manager Wil Cooksey will be on hand doing seminars and speaking with enthusiasts.

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We just offer our guests a good ‘ol fashioned couple of days of fun and activities and many folks come back year after year.

It was all the way back in 1981 when the brand new Corvette Assembly Plant opened in Bowling Green KY. A plant engineer and a local businessman thought it would be fitting to start an annual event for Corvettes and the “Corvette Homecoming” was born. After all, the National Corvette Museum was some 10 years away.

Since then, Homecoming endured its share of ups and downs until current caretakers Joe and Vera Pruitt took the reins in 2004 and began a new push to make Corvette Homecoming one of the popular annual events on the Corvette calendar.

The show’s schedule has evolved into 3 days full of fun and activities. There are 6 car shows for everything from a pristine, perfect, original to a daily driver, vendors from all over the Corvette hobby, seminars and demonstrations, a scenic road tour, live concerts, and a farewell party finishes the Homecoming experience on Saturday night, giving participants an early start home on Sunday.

When asked about Corvette Homecoming’s success, organizer Joe Pruitt says: “We just offer our guests a good ‘ol fashioned couple of days of fun and activities and many folks come back year after year. ”

The 31st Corvette Homecoming will be July 19th-21st at the Bowling Green Convention Center and there will be anywhere from 350-500 Corvettes of all years attending. The registration fee is a very affordable $45 which includes registration for two, and entrance into the Drive and Shine car show. Spectators can enjoy the event for just $10 daily and Corvettes are parked on the grounds until full. For further information see www.CorvetteHomecoming.com.

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