June 18, 2003


Corvette 50th Anniversary party to be held in Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee – Thousands of Corvette owners and enthusiasts will gather in and around Nashville June 27-28 to commemorate the Chevrolet Corvette’s 50th Anniversary.

“Corvette will take over the Nashville landscape. We’ve got a truly impressive number of activities planned in order to celebrate this landmark anniversary,” said Rick Baldick, Corvette marketing director.

Activities over the weekend include: vintage car displays, parades, technical seminars, restoration clinics, heritage displays, racing exhibits, historic memorabilia, elements from the Chevy Rock & Roll Tour and to top off the weekend, the legendary rock band ZZ TOP will perform on Saturday night.

“The performance by ZZ TOP completes our already exciting list of activities and entertainment,” said Baldick. “We can’t think of a better way to celebrate 50 years of Corvette being an American automotive icon than by having an American rock icon such as ZZ TOP be our closing act.”

Admission to the ZZ TOP concert is included in the purchase of a ticket for the June 27-28 Corvette Celebration at The Coliseum.

In addition, the National Corvette Museum is organizing a caravan of approximately 5,000 Corvettes dating back to 1953 and coming from all corners of the U.S. to congregate in Bowling Green prior to the events in Nashville. The procession continues on into Nashville in the Nashville Cruize Caravan. The National Corvette Museum and the Corvette manufacturing facility are in Bowling Green, Kentucky – about 60 miles from Nashville.

Tickets for the Corvette 50th Anniversary Celebration can be purchased at www.corvette50th.com; by calling 866-526-7838; or at The Coliseum on June 27 and 28.

Additional information can be found at www.corvette50th.com. Caravan information can be found at “>www.nationalcorvettecaravan.com.

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