Amid all of the new exhibits and renovations, we unearthed these five dazzling gems from the great National Corvette Museum!
The sun always shines bright upon Bowling Green, Kentucky’s greatest museums: the National Corvette Museum. Since 1994, the NCM’s been the place to be for Corvette fans of all ages. Last year, it celebrated its 25th anniversary in grand fashion, including a visit from the then-upcoming C8 Corvette.
This year, things were quieter off of Exit 28, as Holley LS Fest XI took center stage at nearby Beech Bend September 11 through 13. However, the rain washed out a lot of the action, prompting us to visit the National Corvette Museum. A lot has changed since 2019, but that just means finding new Corvettes to share. Here are our five favorites from our visit.
National Corvette Museum Does It for Dale
The biggest renovation at the National Corvette Museum was its racing exhibit. Compared to last year, the trophy room and car displays are a single unit, more extravagant than ever.
One of the newest cars on display is the No. 3 C5-R co-piloted by none other than Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Earnhardt. Jr. at the 2001 Daytona 24. The duo helped bring the ‘Vette to a fourth-place finish overall for Corvette Racing, while the No. 2 C5-R took home the gold overall and in the GTS class; No. 3 took silver in the same class.
Alas, this would be the only time the father-son duo would team up like this, as Earnhardt Sr. would lose his life on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500 weeks later.