A Chevrolet enthusiast has donated two of his personal Corvettes to the local Warren County Area Technology Center, which is located not far from the Corvette plant and National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
According to local ABC affiliate WBKO, Dr. Ivan Schrodt recently donated two Corvettes to the Advanced Motorsports Foundation, which was created to support various programs at the Warren County Area Technology Center. Local high school kids attend the tech center to learn trade skills for future employment.
Students and faculty at the Warren County Area Technology Center will modify and upgrade the cars to participate in the 2019 Holley LS Fest, which will be held in Bowling Green this September and will host a variety of driving competitions including drag racing, slalom, autocross, timed road course runs and more. As the name would imply, LS Fest is open to vehicles powered by General Motors’ familiar LS family of V8 engines.
“I’ve been asked the question, ‘You’re not from Bowling Green or Warren County, why did you get involved in that?’ For me, what I saw was one of the more outstanding technical high schools that I’ve ever seen anywhere, an amazing program producing wonderful results,” Schrodt told WBKO.
The retired doctor has also donated more than $90,000 to the Warren County Area Technology Center over the past two years and plans to financially sustain the program for the forseeable future. WBKO says Schrodt’s contributions have also contributed to scholarship funds for exceptional students of the Warren County Area Technology Center.
Schrodt is one of the more philanthropic members of the Corvette enthusiast community. He also $1.3 million to the National Corvette Museum in 2015 and later gifted the museum with five Corvettes in 2015.