Musician John Oates Brings Travel Show to the National Corvette Museum

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Musician John Oates Brings Travel Show to the National Corvette Museum

Photo Credit: National Corvette Museum


A rock and roll legend visited the National Corvette Museum and Motorsports Park on Monday and came away impressed with what he saw.

John Oates of the mega-popular duo Hall & Oates from the 1970s and 1980s filmed a sizzle reel with Nashville-based Gamma Blast Studios that hopefully will appear on the History Channel and/or Travel Channel.

They were in Bowling Green filming a segment for a new program, appropriately enough tentatively called “Haulin’ Across America,” that focuses on the history of transportation.

Oates says he “really had a blast at NCM” after taking a tour of the Museum with Delivery Department team member Larry Crosbie and the restoration area with Daniel Decker. He even took some laps at the Motorsports Park with Track Operations Manager Matt Busby.

Musician John Oates Brings Travel Show to the National Corvette Museum

Photo Credit: National Corvette Museum


Oates told NCM officials that he drove a 1965 Corvette with a 396 and cheater slicks to his high school prom in the rain.

Since then, Oates has driven a Porsche 924 and Pontiac Fiero competitively, racing at Road America, Lime Rock, and Daytona in the GTU division in the mid-1980s.

After the tour, Crosbie said Oates had a good time at the NCM.

“I think he enjoyed himself,” he said. “He was shocked when I told him Zora and Elfi’s ashes were in the Museum.”

Musician John Oates Brings Travel Show to the National Corvette Museum

Photo Credit: National Corvette Museum


Source:
National Corvette Museum

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