Chevrolet Corvette officially named as "Official Sports Car of Kentucky"
The consistent praise given to the Chevrolet Corvette by just about everybody who’s seen the sports car just keeps rolling along. While it’s already often referred to as "America’s sports car", the Corvette is now being bestowed yet another title as the state of Kentucky’s official sports car.
Now, we didn’t actually know that those titles existed - we’re dying to know what Montana’s official sportscar is -but given the overwhelming popularity of the current generation Corvette and the model’s longstanding history with the state of Kentucky - if you didn’t know, the Corvette is built from the ground up at the GM’s Bowling Green facility sine 1981 - it seemed like a fitting honor to a model’s that close to the heart of Americans for generations.
Governor Steve Beshear led a ceremonial signing of House Bill 104 at GM’s Bowling Gren assembly plant earlier this week, officially naming the Corvette as Kentucky’s official sports car. Likewise, Rep. Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green, was the main proponent behind House Bill 104, saying that Kentucky and Corvette have been synonymous with each other since GM decided to move the production of the sports car to Bowling Green way back in 1981.
“This signing is particularly important because the event is being held at the Corvette Plant – the only place in the world where Corvettes are built" Rep. Richards said. "I think it is important that the community comes together to celebrate the now Official Sports Car of Kentucky and America’s favorite sports car.”