Bowling Green, Ky.—November 13, 2015—Bowling Green is revving up for a special addition to one of its longest-running annual events. Beginning next year for its 35th show, the city’s native car show will officially be known as Corvette Homecoming & Chevy Invitational, Inc.

Coming to Sloan Convention Center July 14-16, 2016, the new and improved Corvette Homecoming & Chevy Invitational will be open to all makes and models of Corvettes & Chevrolet’s and Bowling Green native Joe Pruitt, the event organizer, believes adding a new broad component will attract more participants.

“We want to bring more life into the show—while we love our Corvettes and celebrating their heritage in Bowling Green, we also believe Chevrolet owners are interested in bringing their show cars to our city,” Pruitt said. “Adding this component reminds people that you don’t have to own a Corvette to be an enthusiast and celebrate the iconic sports car.”

The Corvette Homecoming & Chevy Invitational will feature vendors, special educational seminars and a road tour of Kentucky. A dinner and dance will be held Saturday evening for registered participants to end the show at Sloan Convention Center. Spectators will be able to visit the car show in the parking lot and inside the convention center. While in town, visitors will be invited to check out the new Corvette Cave-In exhibit at the National Corvette Museum, which is tentatively scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2016.

This event has been designated a Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) Top Summer Festival & Event for three of the past five years. Named because of their influence on area tourism, local economic impact, heavy attendance and relevance to the area’s culture, those events meeting criteria for the KTIA Top Festivals & Events lists are publicized statewide by the Kentucky Dept. of Travel & Tourism and several print publications. Nominated by the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Corvette Homecoming event has proven to be an important layer in the Corvette experience for new and returning participants.

“Corvette Homecoming has been a staple in this community for decades,” Telia Butler, Public Relations Manager at the Bowling Green Area CVB, said. “Visitors and locals alike embrace the Corvette culture, so adding another Chevrolet element to this longstanding popular event will be good for bringing more to our area community.”

Keep up with the full schedule and updates for the Corvette Homecoming & Chevy Invitational by visiting or follow the event on social media:

-Facebook: National Corvette Homecoming

-Twitter: @bgcorvette


Contact: Joe Pruitt; 270-791-2117