Corvette Becomes the Official Kentucky State Sports Car
The latest battle with common sense has been won by the Chevrolet Corvette, which has been named the official state sports car of the Kentucky state.
The ‘Vette received all the glory it deserves, having been “invested” through an official ceremony performed by the Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. The event consisted of the signing of the House Bill 104 at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant.
The site was chosen as it is the only portal through which the Corvette comes to this world since 1981 and it also houses the National Corvette Museum.
"As home to the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentuckians have long considered the Corvette to be Kentucky’s sports car and a great symbol of Kentucky pride and craftsmanship,” Beshear said. “House Bill 104, which was passed during the 2010 General Assembly, now makes that designation official. It was with great pleasure that I signed HB 104 into law.”
“This workforce uses precision and craftsmanship to build each and every Corvette, and they have been doing so in Kentucky for 29 years,” said GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager Bob Parcell. “Our employees are excited to witness the ceremonial signing of the bill, and we appreciate the efforts of the state to add our iconic product to the list of state symbols.”