For the past seven decades, the Chevy Corvette has been indelibly linked with American culture, with eight generations of sports cars winning the hearts and minds of enthusiasts over the years. With a history that stretches all the way back to 1953, there’s a lot to say when it comes to summing up the impact of the Corvette. Now, however, Corvette fans can experience that journey at the National Corvette Museum, which just recently opened a new exhibit dubbed An American Love Affair: 70 Years of Corvette.
The new exhibit provides a look at the history of the Chevy Corvette and its effect on American culture, and is highlighted by the “Skywall,” an 8.5-foot tall, 300-foot long LED screen showing a continuous video “that captures the energy, sight, sound, and experience of Corvette.”
“For seven decades, Corvette has been finding new roads as an experience built only for two. It has been the Heartbeat of America on the street and the ground-pounding sound of American thunder on the track. It is the official car of your dreams,” the National Corvette Museum writes. “Fall in love all over again with Corvette.”
The National Corvette museum marked the opening of the new 70 Years of Corvette exhibit with a brief one-minute video. Check it out below for a taste of what’s in store:
The National Corvette Museum is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, just down the street from the GM Bowling Green plant, the exclusive producer of the Chevy Corvette since 1981. The National Corvette Museum was established in 1994, opening in September of that year. In addition to documenting the history of the Chevy Corvette in a series of exhibits, the National Corvette Museum also provides the locale for the Corvette Museum Delivery option, also known as option R8C, which gives the new Corvette owner a chance to take delivery of their new sports car on the museum grounds, fresh off the assembly line.