The National Corvette Museum’s AutoZone Vehicle Maintenance and Preservation area is a place of constant action with cars being prepped for display, regular maintenance tasks being completed to get Corvettes ready for a road tour and other transformations like the 1962 ‘sinkhole’ Corvette’s restoration, and now thanks to AutoZone and Sonic Tools, their home is as neat to look at as the eye candy contained within.
In 2017 AutoZone jumped on board as a sponsor for the area, also providing deep discounts to the Museum on parts and supplies needed for the collection’s vehicles. And more recently, Sonic Tools outfitted the space with a photo-worthy workstation and storage system, well stocked with all the tools needed to care for the cars.
“We worked with Sonic Tools to carefully select the tools we would need, and are thrilled to have the same tools that Corvette Racing uses when working on their C7.Rs,” said Museum Curator Derek Moore. “We have some high caliber vehicles, and now we have high caliber tools to care for them.”
Sonic Tools and their Corvette Racing tool chests are available for purchase from the Museum’s Corvette Store online.
In addition to sponsoring the space, AutoZone participates in the Museum’s MEchanics classes, offering tips for participants as well as swag and prizes.
“MEchanics was developed as an introductory auto care class so participants can learn the basics like checking their vehicle’s oil, and changing a flat tire, but to also help them become better consumers when getting auto repairs,” said Museum Education Coordinator Steven Teleky. “Having a well-known brand like AutoZone partner with us really elevates the quality of the class.”
MEchanics is offered quarterly in the AutoZone Vehicle Maintenance and Preservation area, taught by Preservation Technician Daniel Decker, and is sponsored in part by State Farm. The next class is slated for March 3 from 10am-12pm and is $20 (includes Museum admission). Registration is available online at corvettemuseum.org.
Visitors to the Museum can observe Corvettes being cared for in the AutoZone Vehicle Maintenance and Preservation area, and Sonic Tools in action. The Museum is open daily, 8am-5pm CT and is located at I-65 exit 28 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.