Usually when we post about things for sale here, it’s usually a Corvette being offered on eBay, Craigslist, or an upcoming live auction. This time we’ve got something a little different – an entire Corvette show.
The National Corvette Homecoming (NCH) began in 1981 as Corvette production shifted from St. Louis to Bowling Green. Since that time annual July event has grown into one of the top Corvette shows in the country. Currently, the show takes place at the National Corvette Museum and features multiple car shows, vendors, a road tour, and an auction.
Over the last 36 years ownership has changed hands a few times landing most recently with Joe and Vera Pruitt since 2004. Yesterday we received an email from the Pruitt’s stating that the show is for sale. The communication points to age and health issues as the primary reasons for the impending sale. They state that the show will be for sale for the next 30-60 days. If they don’t find a buyer in that time they’ll be closing the hood on the show one final time.
We certainly hate to see a big Corvette show go away so if you’re interested in purchasing the National Corvette Homecoming show contact Joe Pruitt at (270) 791-2117, and he’ll run you through everything that goes with the show.
September 26, 2017
To All Our Loyal Participants:
I have told many of our friends and participants over the years that as long as mine and Vera’s health holds up, we would continue to do National Corvette Homecoming. However, in the last four years, I have had four major surgeries ,and recently a hip replacement and now Vera is looking to have a knee replaced.
Each surgery has taken a little more of me both mentally and physically, and at age 74 (and not 34 anymore), I think I have realized that I have more summers behind me than before me. So reluctantly, I have decided that National Corvette Homecoming is for sale, and if a buyer is not found within 30-60 days, I will be shutting down this chapter of our lives. It has been one heck of a ride for the past 16 years, and there have been many ups and downs-more ups than downs.
We have met some of the finest people you would ever want to meet. You have come from all corners of the world-our United States, Canada, New Zealand, Sweeden and many more places that are too numerous to mention. We have enjoyed growth throughout the 16 years; we have made some wrong decisions, but more right than wrong, I believe. We, also, feel that, over the years, we have continued to improve and make the show better, and that is why it has taken me as long as it has to come to the decision to sell or close the show.
We would like to thank each and every participant, vendors, and especially our dedicated volunteers for without them, we could not have prepared and ‘put on the show for so long. If anyone is interested in buying the show, call me at (270) 791-2117, and I well be glad to discuss everything that is included.
Joe & Vera Pruitt
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