Event 2019 Western Canada Corvette Caravan to Bowling Green - 22-Aug-2019

2019 Western Canada Corvette Caravan to Bowling Green - 22-Aug-2019
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 12:00 PM
Until: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 01:00 PM
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Start: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 12:00 PM
End: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 01:00 PM

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It official, The 2019 Western Canada Corvette Caravan to Bowling Green is underway and plans are in the works. More information to follow.
 
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This is the 25th Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum and this post is meant to keep all CCF members informed of the information needed to caravan to Bowling Green KY.
The main event at the museum starts August 28, 2019.
The Alberta Caravan will leave Aug 21/19 and gather more participants from each Province and State as we make our journey to Kentucky.
More info to come.
 
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The start of the Alberta caravan will leave Lethbridge on Aug 22/2019 with a hotel available for the night of the 21st. This will benefit us from Edmonton and North as we will have a "Drivers Meeting" at 7:30am and an 8:00am departure time on the 22nd.
Additional information can be found on Facebook under 2019 Western Canada Caravan to Bowling Green. Or by emailing the following people,
Alberta Captain Paul Maciejowski Pmaciej09@gmail.com
Alberta North Co-Captain Ken Turner kenandheather2@hotmail.com
Alberta South Co-Captain Larry ldsandul@telus.net
or Dennis Dittmer ddittmer660@gmail.com

More info to follow.
 
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Looks like a great event! Wish I could make that run, but I'm always tied up at the end of August. I'm already looking forward to the pictures!!!
 
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This event happens every 5 year’s.2019 Western Canada Corvette Caravan to Bowling Green, KY to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of National Corvette Museum (NCM). Lots of info to follow as they come in. This about a 14-16 total day trip.
This group is for the Corvette lovers that are interested in joining our group of the 2019 Western Corvette Caravan To Bowling Green Kentucky. The main event in BG runs from August 28-31,2019. We will start our caravan in Lethbridge, AB August 21st,2019 evening. Then head out early August 22. Information about the trip will updated time to time as we get them. Hotels bookings are being blocked today and some can not be made until 1 year before the event happens. We are currently blocking 40 rooms at each stop along the way. We will give out that information to all when all or most completed rooms are blocked. There will be stops or site seeings along the way between each night stops. Alberta Captain Paul Maciejowski. Co-Captain( South)Larry Sandul or Co-Captain( North) Ken Turner will lead the ways to meet up with the Pacific Northwest Caravan group( 100-150 cars) in Rapid City, SD. From there we’ll follow them to meet up with the North Central Caravan group( 100-150) in Wisconsin Dells. From there we follow them to Bowling Green to meet up to 8000 cars.
Here is our tentative route from Lethbridge,AB to Rapid City,SD.
Wednesday August 21st,2019 - meet and greet. Check in at Lethbridge, AB ( Hotel)
Thursday August 22nd,2019 - Leave Lethbridge @ 7:30am for border crossing. Check in at Bozeman, MT. ( 6hr- 590kms)
Friday August 23rd,2019 - Leave Bozeman @ 7:30am to Rapid City,SD (7hr- 458 miles) Check in here for 2 nights.
Saturday August 24th,2019 Free day. Enjoy Rapid City, Sturgis, Mt Rushmore, Needles HWY, etc. Meet the Pacific Western Caravan here this evening.
Sunday August 25th,2019 - Leave Rapid City @ 7:30am to Sioux Falls,SD. ( 4.5hrs - 347miles) Check in here. BBQ dinner@ Falls Park hosted by SF Corvette club.
Monday August 26th,2019 - Leave Sioux Falls @ 7:30am to Wisconsin Dells,WI.(5.5hrs- 381miles) Check in here. Includes Dinner and drinks.
Tuesday August 27th,2019 - leave Wisconsin Dells @ 7:30am to Effingham,IL. (5.5hrs- 369miles) Lunch at Leman’s Chev City. Then optional dinner Mid America Motorworks. Check in at Effingham,IL.
Wednesday August 28th,2019 - Leave Effingham@ 7:30am to Bowling Green,KY(4hrs- 224miles) Red Wagon Restaurant buffet and staging. And meet Kentucky State Trooper escort to NCM. check in here for 3 or (4th night optional)
We are working on getting group booking for the plant tour.( our group must all be there for this all. 40 cars). And we believe the museum is anyone’s entry. Other tours are there to do as well.
Please go to our event page for this to let us know that you are coming so we can hold a spot for you ASAP. First come first serve. We will start a waiting list for those after the first 40. But this must be done very soon so we can book extra rooms. Any late reply’s may have to arrange their own bookings if to late for us to help out.
We will get you there to BG. On the return home trip. Everyone is on there own. Some people may start a group trip home.
http://www.corvettecaravan.com/
 
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Thanks Ken. Glad you got the info out.
 
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When looking for this Event, go to "events" and type in 2019 Bowling and it will come up. Its on the event calendar with a map as well. It doesn't seem to show up under New Posts.
 

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We were part of the 2014 Caravan and had a great time. We are very much looking forward to being able to do this again in 2019.
 
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Welcome Gord. We have a great group of people going on this cruise. Baby Ray (Ken) is the co-captain (north) and all the information about the 2019 Bowling Green Cruise will go through this site.
Dennis
 
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We were part of the 2014 Caravan and had a great time. We are very much looking forward to being able to do this again in 2019.
Maybe sometime in the next month or so

could you describe the worst part of the trip

reason is the wait times at gas stations, hotels, meals, and so on made us stay home

sorry just being practical

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Maybe sometime in the next month or so

could you describe the worst part of the trip

reason is the wait times at gas stations, hotels, meals, and so on made us stay home

sorry just being practical

Jeff
Close to 40mpg (cdn) equal very little time at the pump. My suggestion at the very first kick off meeting was, we (western Canadian group) stop at truck stops that will have between 10-20 pumps, (Loves and Flying J) plus large restrooms, plus restaurants, plus take out food, plus snacks, plus nick knacks and paddy wacks.
Jeffer we will take care of you.:Hurray:
 
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We’ll EVEN let you and R go ahead of us Jeff... we got a year to convince you to come. NEED our comedy road show headliner. Just would not be the same without ya! H.
 

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Maybe sometime in the next month or so

could you describe the worst part of the trip

reason is the wait times at gas stations, hotels, meals, and so on made us stay home

sorry just being practical

Jeff
For the most part, everything that was planned went well despite having rain the first few days on the road. While on route, no issues getting fuel, lodging (rooms were pre-booked) or meals. We did run into a short section of poor road on route as construction was underway and the pavement was torn up. The section with no pavement was very bumpy and muddy (approx. 1 to 2 km). One fellow in our group with a C5 ended up damaging his exhaust system, nothing serious but he did end up having to get it repaired.

Once we got to the staging area just outside of Bowling Green things got a whole bunch busier. We had a long wait in the staging area before the group was allowed into Bowling Green. I recall it being late afternoon which basically made for gridlock in Bowling Green. When 1000's of cars show up during when the locals are heading home from work, traffic didn't move very quickly. Once we arrived at the Museum, we were directed to the parking lot at the race track where they had shuttle buses to take us back to the museum. Once back at the museum, registration lines were long, the place was packed, but that was to be expected.

Our hotel was in Franklin KT, a 30 minute drive south of Bowling Green. No issues getting meals or fuel near our hotel. With the number of people and cars that attended the 20th anniversary event, I did hear about restaurants running out of food and line ups at gas stations in Bowling Green. I would think that restaurants will be better prepared in 2019 knowing what happened in 2014.

The only thing I wasn't totally prepared for was the heat and humidity, that made being outside very uncomfortable. It's currently -13 outside as I'm typing this, I wouldn't mind being back in the heat right now!
 
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Are there many C1/C2/C3 Corvettes that join in on the Alberta Caravan to BG?
Currently we only have C5,C6 & C7 so far going. One C4 is interested so far. Nothing earlier yet. Please keep in mind that we would be stopping( pit stops) every 1.5-2hrs to let everyone get out and stretch, gas up, Eat/snack. For about 10-20min. Unless something to stop at may be longer.
Its always nice to have all generations come out cruising. Although this is quite the longer one. But always fun times.
 
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We have very strict rules. Drive your car (any year) be friendly, be happy, have fun, make friends and smile a lot.
We would love to see each generation in our caravan. We should have one C3 so far.
Look forward to seeing you in your ride.
Any questions about the cruise, this is the site. Myself (Dennis), Ken and Heather, Paul and Larry are on the committee so we should be able to answer most questions
 

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Planning is coming along very well and when I get a new Update from the National Chairman, Jeff "Zippity" Duda I will share it here as well as on our Facebook pages. Jeffer the "worst part of the trip" right now would be hours driving your amazing car down the road...... Haha.
We are tweaking the itinerary and will share it along with locations and leave times. This way if someone wants to take a different road for a spell they can rejoin the crew at one of the many stops. The key for the caravan is the cities and hotels we are booking. Once we hit Rapid City we hook up with the Pacific Northwest caravan and then join up with the North Central Caravan in Wisconsin Dells. From there is should be 250 to 300 cars closing in on Bowling Green.

Once we are connected with the other groups there are planned activities along the routes that we can all partake or rest. Either way it's going to be one H$LL of a trip!:Cheers2:

and just to ramp up interest then there's the drive home............ What to do, what to do..............
 
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Just a bump. More info to come.
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Planning is going well. Route is done, hotels are being held and shirts and other items are being selected plus many other items in the mix.
Over 40 cars on the list!
Problem is the wait.......................................................
 

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Planning is coming along very well and when I get a new Update from the National Chairman, Jeff "Zippity" Duda I will share it here as well as on our Facebook pages. Jeffer the "worst part of the trip" right now would be hours driving your amazing car down the road...... Haha.
We are tweaking the itinerary and will share it along with locations and leave times. This way if someone wants to take a different road for a spell they can rejoin the crew at one of the many stops. The key for the caravan is the cities and hotels we are booking. Once we hit Rapid City we hook up with the Pacific Northwest caravan and then join up with the North Central Caravan in Wisconsin Dells. From there is should be 250 to 300 cars closing in on Bowling Green.

Once we are connected with the other groups there are planned activities along the routes that we can all partake or rest. Either way it's going to be one H$LL of a trip!:Cheers2:

and just to ramp up interest then there's the drive home............ What to do, what to do..............
You can come back through Montana maybe.
 

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