Chevrolet Adding Racetrack To Museum!

September 20th, 2012 by

Museums can be pretty alright, but it always feels like they’re missing something. Sure, you can see priceless artwork that has been meticulously maintained through the ages; and  yeah, you can see fossils from behemoths that lived in a time nearly forgotten….but they still feel like they’re missing something. Luckily, The National Corvette Museum has figured out what that elusive element is. Let us here at McCluskey Chevrolet, your home for the 2013 Chevrolet Impala, tell you all about it.

We here at Chevy are proud of our cars (have you seen the incredible 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, For instance?) but the Corvette holds a special place in our hearts. That’s why we were revved up when we heard that The National Corvette Museum is making a grand new addition to their facilities…a racetrack!

Not just a simple track though, they are shooting to build an entire motorsports facility including two road courses, a kart track, a ten-acre autocross course and a quarter-mile drag strip, all in Bowling Green, Kentucky. They have already hired Steve Crawford, the architect behind Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, California, and The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington.

They don’t quite have enough money to break ground, but they seem confident that they will be able to get the job done. They are a 501c3 nonprofit and are raising money through sponsorships, individual donations, and Corvette clubs. The museum needs about 10 million dollars to get off the ground, and they have about half. If all goes according to plan, some big player in the auto industry will come along and take care of the rest, allowing the park to hit its target opening date of 2014.


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