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Old 06-27-2013, 07:11 PM   #1
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Big C7 Display in Bowling Green

Hello, I'm not a Corvette owner nor do I have any immediate plans to buy one, but I'm a big fan and a regular lurker on these forums. Anyway, I'm traveling in Kentucky this week and I decided I'd stop by Bowling Green today to see if there were any C7s around. I figured I'd see one or two behind a fence at the factory, but on the highway about 40 miles away I saw a red one cruising down the road. When I got to the factory I found C7s not behind a fence but on display.







There were lots of other people there checking out the C7s. It looked like some sort of club gathering. One of the people said there were more C7s on display in the Corvette museum across the street. When I got there. I discovered there were also some in the parking lot.





But the real prize was inside where there were about 8 C7s on display with doors open. The main hall of the museum was packed and the line to get in any C7 was about 4 deep.







The toy one was especially cute:



On the way out, I saw this yellow one leaving the museum:



So what started as a mission to grab a couple "spy" photos became a truly amazing C7 experience. The C7 wasn't at any of the auto shows I went to so this was my first time seeing it in person. Being able to actually sit inside was such a bonus. The all-digital displays were clear and intuitive, they're a generation ahead of what's in most other cars. The driving position seems even lower than the C6, the view ahead is dramatic. Finally, it was simply awesome to actually see C7s in motion too.

So while Corvette ownership is probably not in my immediate future, I know a good car when I see one and I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to celebrate its arrival with other enthusiasts.

See my whole gallery here:
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:22 PM   #2
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awesome photos. Thanks!
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Awesome. What a nice experience that must have been!
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:54 PM   #4
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Wow! That makes me wish I lived closer to Bowling Green, Kentucky.
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WOW, SWEET PICTURES MY FRIEND! thanks a lot!!
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:08 AM   #6
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very cool. grey looks great without a spoiler too.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:40 PM   #8
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very cool. grey looks great without a spoiler too.
I agree. I was a bit concerned about the 'standard' spoiler versus getting the Z spoiler. I really like the standard spoiler, it appears to enhance the converging lines in this picture. I finally decided (prior to seeing this shot) that if I didn't like it I could always add the Z spoiler. Now I am pleased I ordered it as I did. Can't wait to see it on my C7.
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Thanks for a great story. Still waiting to see a c7 up here in
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Great post!!! Thanks for sharing the photos and your insight!
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Appreciate the photos!
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Anyone know how long they'll have the C7s there?
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Great shots, thanks for sharing!
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Awesome photos, I passed through Bowling Green on my way home after the Power Tour, and there wasn't much for C7's around. The plant was locked up tight (no tours while the switchover to C7) and the Museum only had a small display on C6 vs C7 parts.
I am jealous...
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