National Corvette Museum

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

National Corvette Museum

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.

Cameron Aubernon

Since launching her professional writing career in the early 2010s as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor’s in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive expert is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected]. She is a member of the Washington Automotive Press Association, and has her own blog, Aubernon Highway.