Bowling Green, KY — After its nomination as one of 20 automotive attractions, the National Corvette Museum earned the most public votes to be named USA Today’s Best Attraction for Car Lovers for 2020.
After closing in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the museum debuted a ‘Vettecademy’ video series for school-age kids, offering educational and entertaining episodes on various aspects of Corvette. The series was so popular that a ‘Fully Vetted’ series was also launched, offering viewers of any age an in-depth look at various stories behind America’s iconic sports car.
When the museum re-opened to the public June 8, it offered two renovated galleries, including a complete overhaul of the former performance and racing exhibit space into a state-of-the-art gallery that showcases important examples of high-achieving track Corvettes.
The museum also gutted the design and engineering area to create a new exhibit in collaboration with General Motors on the history of the development of the mid-engine Corvette. The “Vision Realized” exhibit features iconic prototypes and experimental vehicles including CERV-I, Astro II, XP-895 Reynolds-Aluminum Corvette, XP-819 ‘Ugly Duckling’ rear-engine, XP-987 GT two-rotor Wankel engine, and the Indy Corvette along with artifacts and a comprehensive storyline of how Corvette’s first Chief Engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov, dreamed of one day offering a mid-engine Corvette as a production vehicle.