The National Corvette Homecoming is a staple event in Bowling Green, Kentucky, but this year, the event has been called off.
Local ABC news affiliate WBKO reported on Wednesday that event owner Joe Pruitt officially called the event off due to unfortunate weather and other circumstances, including the capability to retain enough event space.
According to Pruitt, the tent vendor arrived to set up the structure and remained hesitant to erect the 30-foot tent in wild weather.
“I said gentlemen, that’s just it. We don’t even have a place for a show basically,” Pruitt added.
The National Corvette Homecoming has taken place for over 30 years and includes vendors, vehicle judging, awards, seminars and a parade.
Pruitt attempted to sell the event last year but failed to find a buyer. The organizer said if someone showed up with the right figure, he would still let go of the historic event, but right now, the focus is on making right by participants who made plans and spent money to attend the cancelled 2018 event.
“I really hate it for the people who have planned for a year, maybe spent money, worked on their cars, or done whatever,” he said. “I will be glad to refund anyone’s money. We’ll probably, about tomorrow, be contacting each one.”