We have just returned from doing a book signing for the American Red Cross, at the 28th Annual National Corvette Homecoming in Bowling Green, Kentucky. WOW! Was that fun? Bowling Green is the home of the only Corvette plant in the world and the National Corvette Museum. There were so many COOL cars. I saw one 1960 black Corvette with red leather seats and interior. Talking to the owners was great fun.
"I fell in love with Corvettes back in 1962 when I was a child. I've always loved them. My wife and I own 4 right now," notes Corvette owner Bob Wallace. Its that love, along with a lot of horsepower, that brought Wallace up from Florida for the "National Corvette Homecoming." His 1962 Corvette Convertible is what Wallace calls a 'survivor" car since all of its parts are original from the day it was rolled onto the lot.
Bowling Green native, Rodey Grimes discussing his 1970 Corvette Stingray "Growing up, my dad always had a Corvette. So its kind of been a family tradition for me," he recalls. Now, he takes pride in his own vehicle, which he rebuilt from scratch. "It was completely disassembled. Some parts, a lot of parts that you can't find or can't buy anymore are sandblasted and re-painted to look like new," says Grimes.
Then there are the enthusiast who came from as far away as Norway such as Oskar Lilleaas and Christian Lilleaas.
And Ontario, Canada "It's worth it," said Margaret Adams, a Corvette owner from Ontario, Canada. "We love the United States. We love traveling down here, so we'll drive any distance to be down here.” They don't mind traveling because of their passion for Corvettes.” We’ve had them since 1985," said Glenn Adams, also of Ontario. "We still have the '85, and we bought a new one last year."
Special thanks to Joe and Vera Pruitt, Organizers of the Homecoming for their support of the American Red Cross, the local Bowling Green Chapter, and the Book Signing. It would never have happened without their efforts. Also to Lacey Steele from WBKO Bowling Green for covering the book signing and doing a great job of helping to publicize it.
Most of all thanks to all the wonderful people that contributed recipes, including Joe and Vera Pruitt and to the people who purchased the cookbooks to support the American Red Cross.
THE WINNER FOR THE DRAWING FOR THE FREE COOKBOOK WAS FAYE WILLIAMS OF BOWLING GREEN.