None of the GM Authority staff members live near the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, so we couldn’t tell you about how awesome it is to get to hear cars racing in the distance at various times of the day. Unfortunately, the track’s actual neighbors don’t seem to find the beautiful sounds produced by GM vehicles racing around a track as delightful as we would.
The group formed by the track’s neighbors — who have formed Residents Against Motorsports Track Noise, LLC — have sent a letter to Kentucky’s Attorney General following the noise complaint filed against the park. The latter apparently states:
“We have appealed to every government department in Warren County to seek enforcement, but we have been ignored… We feel that local politics has contributed to depriving us of our rights.”
To an auto enthusiast, this may seem a bit harsh. Sure, those living in neighboring areas of the track have the right to the peace and quiet they were accustomed to in much the same way that the NCM has the right to build a track and race on it. It seems that the residents will be happy as long as a sound barrier is built, which is a very reasonable proposition, though possibly an expensive one.
As fellow citizens and fellow Corvette enthusiasts, we hope everything goes as smoothly as possible for both parties.