Corvette Caravan Roars Through Pasadena Bound for Bowling Green Party

Over 220 drivers walk to their corvettes to start the caravan traveling cross-country to celebrate Corvette Museum\'s 25th Anniversary.Over 220 drivers walk to their corvettes to start the caravan traveling cross-country to celebrate Corvette Museum\'s 25th Anniversary.A couple wearing the same corvette t-shirt listen to the announcements about the cross-county caravan. Corvette owners listen to the announcements about the cross-county caravan. Corvettes Limited is a local corvette club thats hosting the   departure of 220 corvettes from Pasadena Elks Lodge traveling to Bowling Green, Kentucky. Corvette owners hug one another wishing each other a safe journey before they departe out of the Elks Lodge in Pasadena on Thursday Morning   August 22, 2019.Wendy Burch from KTLA Morning News and Matt Hinson the President of Corvettes Limited announce to the 220 corvette drivers \220 drivers start their corvettes to start the caravan traveling cross-country to celebrate Corvette Museum\'s 25th Anniversary.220 corvettes drive out of the Elks Lodge in Pasadena to travel cross-country to celebrate Corvette Museum\'s 25th Anniversary.220 corvettes drive out of the Elks Lodge down Green Street in Pasadena to travel cross-country to celebrate Corvette Museum\'s 25th Anniversary.

By STEPHEN SICILIANO, Managing Editor | Photography by JAMES CARBOME

5:49 pm | August 22, 2019


Corvettes Limited Los Angeles was not going to be left out of the anniversary party and so on the morning of Aug. 22, some 220 “Vettes” took off from the Pasadena Elks Lodge for Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The cruise to Bowling Green is one being made from all points on the American map by Corvette owners with plans to take their place in the quinquennial caravans to the museum which celebrates the iconic Chevrolet model.

“It’s a spectacle especially for those unsuspecting motorists who get to experience a leg of the caravan pass them by,” said Corvette Museum spokeswoman Kate Ellison.

It is the sixth national Corvette Caravan and the Corvette Museum’s 25th anniversary.

“It’s a caravan that will pick up people along the way to Kentucky,” explained Linda Froschauer, spokesperson for the Southwest Corvette Caravan. “There’s another forming in the east and when they both arrive, it is estimated there will be between 7,000 and 8,000 Corvettes at the museum.”

Five cars made it over on a ship from Hawaii to join the Cavalcade of Corvettes from the southwest.

The SoCal 220 were launched by Corvettes Limited Los Angeles, one of the oldest Corvette car clubs in the United States. The club was incorporated in 1957 and today counts 100 proud owners of Corvettes as members.

The club convenes monthly meetings, conducts road trips and generally does whatever a club geared toward promoting the interest in, knowledge about, and driving pleasure of Corvette owners ought to do.

The caravan leaving from Pasadena may have the longest distance to travel of any attendees to the event. The journey will take seven days.