Our Caravan

Maybe you are new to the Corvette world, or maybe you do not know of the 2024 Caravan, what is the 2024 Caravan?  It is a gathering of Corvette enthusiasts from around the United States, Canada and several other countries. We form caravans of Corvettes from locations around the country to make a great road trip to Bowling Green, Kentucky.  This will be an event beginning in late August that will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum on Labor Day weekend 2024.  Caravans will form from locations close to your home for this event so you can participate with thousands of other Corvette owners. Participants can join at various locations along the way.

We are excited that you are visiting the Arizona and New Mexico National Corvette Museum web page!

We have planned an exciting and memorable Caravan to the National Corvette Museum 30th Anniversary Celebration. We will caravan along scenic sections of Arizona, New Mexico highways, and stretches of old Route 66. What could be better than traveling along the beautiful mountain roads in your Corvette?

Contact Captain Holt Davis 
[email protected]

Our Route will include many portions of Old Route 66

We will Begin in Phoenix with an afternoon departure, Thursday August 22rd with a meet and greet  in Phoenix.  Our route will be different from previous AZ -NM Caravans with a northern route rather than the common drive along I-40. We will have more scenic drives and different events.  We will join with the Oklahoma Caravan for our final caravan into Bowling Green. Imagine the sight of hundreds of Corvettes in these combined Caravans traveling to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green!

Caravan Route, Schedule & Hotels

I have driven our caravan route to Bowling Green.  What a great scenic trip!  I believe that all participants will find our “Northern” Caravan to be fun and interesting…We will enjoy a lot of scenic roads instead of just the Interstate highways. Please bring your FRS or GMRS radios for communication during our caravan.


Thursday, August 22, 2024

Meet and Greet Phoenix, Tucson, and Southwestern participants in Phoenix, AZ. We will meet around noon for an early afternoon departure from Phoenix. We currently have not established a departure point…we will announce the departure later. We plan to meet at a restaurant along S Alma School Road in Mesa for lunch before departing Phoenix on US-60 for Show Low, AZ. I have selected the Holiday Inn Express 151 W Deuce of Clubs in Show Low for our first evening hotel.

Friday, August 23, 2024

We will depart Friday morning from the Holiday Inn Express parking lot in Show Low. We will caravan along US-60 to the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array Visitor Center west of Magdalena, NM for a tour of the VLA radio telescopes, visitor center, and a rest stop. Following our tour we will travel to Socorro, NM for a late lunch before caravanning up I-25 to the Drury Inn & Suites Albuquerque North at 4310 The 25 Way, our evening host hotel. The Drury has light “Kickback®” evening hot snacks and there are many fine restaurants near the hotel.

Saturday, August 24, 2024

We will caravan from the Drury hotel in Albuquerque to the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque. Lunch is planned at the El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque. We will then travel some mountain roads along the Jemez Trail to Jemez Springs, NM and the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos, NM. Following a tour of the Bradbury Science Museum, we will travel to the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino and the Homewood Suites, 10 Buffalo Trail, adjacent to Buffalo Thunder for our evening hotel.

Sunday, August 25, 2024

After an overnight, we will depart the Buffalo Thunder parking lot to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge...600 feet above the Rio Grande and an adjacent rest area. Continuing through Taos, NM, we will take the “Low Road to Taos” for lunch in Santa Fe before a scenic drive along some of the pre-1937 sections of old Route 66. A planned overnight in Amarillo with dinner at the Big Texan Steak Ranch on Sunday. Our host hotel is planned to be the Holiday Inn Amarillo East and the Hampton Inn Amarillo East, 7777 I-40, next to the Big Texan.

Monday, August 26, 2024

Monday we will tour the 1936 Conoco Tower and U Drop Inn Cafe in Shamrock, TX before joining the Oklahoma Caravan in El Reno, OK. We are planning lunch at Frontier Chevrolet in El Reno, OK. Following lunch, we will drive along portions of Route 66 to Joplin, MO for the evening. We will not designate a host hotel in Joplin. There are many fine hotels near the Sam’s Club in Joplin, select a hotel of your choice

Tuesday, August 27, 2024

Departing from the Sam’s Club parking lot in Joplin, we will travel along scenic US-60 to Cape Girardeau, MO. for the evening. Cape Girardeau is planning a street party to welcome the Corvette Caravans. The Oklahoma and Southern California caravans are expected to be in the Cape for the evening. Our host hotel will be the Drury Hotel and Conference Center, 3351 Percy Dr, Cape Girardeau.

Wednesday, August 28, 2024

We are planning a scenic journey from the Cape to Patti's 1880 Settlement for lunch on Wednesday and then driving the Land Between the Lakes to Bowling Green. We have blocks of rooms in BG at the Hyatt Place, 1347 Center St, BG, Microtel Inn, 1980 Mel Browning St, BG, and the Red Roof Inn, 2205 Scottsville Rd, Franklin, KY.

Our Route 66 Arizona and New Mexico Caravan will closely follow old Route 66 with some interesting excursions along very scenic roads that previous caravans have not traveled.  Join us for a memorable vacation driving your Corvette.

Hotel Accommodations

Contact Captain Holt Davis at [email protected] for additional hotel information

Rigid Schedule?

We are planning for your enjoyment and have completed several trial runs along this route.  We encourage you to research sites along the way.  Plan scenic stops that you, your friends, or your club like.  You do not need to run “nose to tail” since we have relaxed schedules with plenty of Caravan reform locations along the way.

Who is in Charge?

Captain Holt Davis

Captain Holt Davis is the Arizona & New Mexico Captain for the 2024 Caravan.  I live in Southeastern New Mexico, and I am a member of The Lone Star Corvette Club located in Dallas – Ft. Worth, TX., and the Border States Corvette Club located in Hobbs, NM. I retired after working as an automation engineer, PLC programmer, and SCADA administrator in the petroleum industry. I am an Air Force Vietnam veteran…spent time at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas…it was tough, but someone needed to do it. I participated in the 2009 15th Anniversary Caravan.  I was captain for the 2014 20th and the 2019 25th AZ-NM Caravans. I fell in love with the ’63 Corvette Stingray fastback the first time I saw one and dreamed of owning one.  Well, that did not happen, but I have owned 14 Corvettes through the years including my current ’67 Roadster.  My ’71 was displayed on the turntable at the front of the NCM.

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Co-Captain Ronald Gliot

The Arizona Co-Captain | Richard Gliot [email protected] |  I am a (23) year Corvette owner, who has wholly embraced the Corvette lifestyle.  Above all, I focus on any excuse to have fun while enjoying the Great American Sports Car, the Corvette!  As 23 year Corvette club member I worked non-stop towards Corvette fun, and continued work to progress the club(s).  I have been a member of Sunburst Corvette Club of Crystal Lake, IL and the Corvette Club of Arizona in Chandler, AZ. I have been the Vice President, President, and Cruise director for the Sunburst Corvette Club and Vice President for the Corvette Club of Arizona. I have owned five Corvettes including my 2023 Z51 hardtop convertible C8. Many of my Corvettes have won awards including 1st Place and Best in Show. My 1978 Pace Car has scored the Bowtie Boulevard Gold Award 92/100 points.


This is a special event where you can present your products and services to many Caravan participants. We will place advertisements in our electronic Route Book and printed Route Book and on this AZ-NM Caravan page..  Please contact Captain Holt Davis, [email protected] for details.

More Information

Additional caravan information is available at the 2024 Arizona & New Mexico Corvette Caravan to the NCM Facebook page.