Corvette Caravan makes pit-stop in Tri-State

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HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – If you saw hundreds of corvettes rolling through the Tri-State Wednesday afternoon — you weren’t imagining things.

A Corvette caravan is on its way to Bowling Green to celebrate a special anniversary.

That caravan is on its way to the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

There are 732 Corvettes in this caravan.

And all together the stretch out over 13 miles.

This all started with a few cars in Seattle.

And as they made their way across the country, they picked up even more cars.

And they came through Evansville, Henderson, and Owensboro before making their final stop at the museum dedicated to the iconic car.

It’s a pilgrimage across the country as America’s best-known sports car heads home.

“We had to pack light, to begin with.”

Sherry Dinkel and her husband, Larry packed up what little would fit inside their two-seater and joined the caravan in Nebraska.

“Pretty busy highways or interstates all the way and stay in different towns all the way out here. It’s been a good trip.”

The couple along with over 700 of their new friends all pulled their corvettes into Ellis Park for a quick lunch.

“We’ve just had a blast. We’ve met a lot of different people from all over.”

“It’s quite an operation. It’s just like moving an army.”

Larry Morris – a member of the Tri-State Corvette Club – helped to organize the chaos of corvettes as they assembled outside Ellis Park.

Morris – the owner of a 2008 Corvette himself – helped watch over all 732 sports cars as their owners ate lunch. For him, the sight of all these cars is something he’ll never forget.

“It’s a two-seater sports car that came out in the early 50s and it just captured everyone’s attention and it just stayed and they kept changing it a little bit each generation. You know, it’s just America’s car really.”

From here the caravan made its way to Bowling Green.

They’ll be there to help the Corvette Museum celebrate its 25th anniversary.

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(This story was originally published on August 28, 2019)

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