Don Franklin Heroes Cruise Benefits Vets ‘n Vettes

By July 7, 2016February 18th, 2021No Comments

DonFranklinHeroesCruiseJoin Don Franklin Chevrolet, Buick, GMC in Somerset, Kentucky on Friday, July 22 for a day honoring America’s Heroes! The dealership will be offering food concessions, music, door prizes, goody bags, raffle drawings, a speaker, cruise-in car show with celebrity choice awards, the Corvette Store with merchandise and more. New for 2016 is the FIRST Corvette Cruise along Kentucky’s Highway 192 “Rattlesnake”! The afternoon of Corvette fun concludes with the Somernites Cruise Block Park from 6-10pm (July’s cruise is themed “Corvette Summer”).

Proceeds from the event will fund the Veterans and Wounded Warrior Recognition Luncheon at the National Corvette Museum in November as part of Military Appreciation Month and the annual Vets ‘n Vettes event.

“This is the second year of our Heroes Cruise, and last year’s event welcomed 188 Corvettes, raising over $1,500 for the Wounded Warrior Project,” said Joe Cummins, General Manager at Don Franklin. “We’re excited to partner with the Corvette Museum this year to offer additional activities and raise money for their recognition luncheon for veterans.”

Don Franklin Heroes CruiseThe Heroes Cruise is $20 per car for registration. The first 300 cars receive a complimentary goody bag with a 4 oz. detail spray from Adam’s Polishes, microfiber towel from the Bowling Green Area Lodging Association, Corvette Central Keychain and other items. The registration also includes entry in the car show and cruise-in, entry in the door prize drawings, and participation in the Rattlesnake Run. Event t-shirts are available for $10 each, and raffle tickets can be purchased for $5.

Online registration is available at and on-site registration will also be available at the dealership.

“We were thrilled when Don Franklin Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Somerset, Kentucky approached us about sponsoring the veteran’s recognition lunch during our Vets ‘n Vettes event,” said Katie Frassinelli, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Museum. “The Thursday of that event is dedicated each year to our veterans, including wounded warriors from Fort Knox and Fort Campbell. We offer them complimentary Museum and GM Corvette Plant Tours, a meal, and some laps at the NCM Motorsports Park. Last year we had nearly 500 guests to participate.”

This year’s Vets ‘n Vettes event is slated for November 3-5, with the recognition lunch and activities taking place on the 3rd.

Friday, July 22 Schedule of Events
1:00pm Registration Opens
1:00pm – 5:00pm Hot Dogs, Chips, Drinks and Cookies available for purchase.
1:30pm First Door Prize Giveaway
1:30pm – 2:30pm Car Show Judging Takes Place
2:30pm Guest Speaker
3:00pm Door Prize and Raffle Drawings, Car Show Awards
3:45pm Police Escort to Highway 192
4:00pm Rattlesnake Run with return to Highway 80 to Somerset (Roundtrip: 1 hour 45 minutes)
6:00pm Somernites Cruise Block Party at Somerset Mall until 10:00pm

Raffle / $5 for each chance to win | Multiple prize drawings!
• United We Stand C5R Print ($149 value) Donated by Corvette Central
• C5 Stars and Stripes Print ($59.95 value) Donated by Corvette Central
• $100 Corvette Central Gift Certificate
• $50 Corvette Central Gift Certificate
• TWO Adam’s Polishes Essentials Detail Kit ($280 value each!)
• $50 CarArtWork Gift Certificate
• National Corvette Museum Individual Membership ($50 value)
• Corvette Store Gift Card ($25 value)
• Mobil 1 Racing Hat and Cinch Bag

Door Prizes
• Corvette Museum Coffee Mug
• Corvette Museum Admission Passes
• GM Corvette Assembly Plant Tour Passes
• NCM Motorsports Park Groundbreaking Dirt
• 1983 Corvette Dealer Brochures
• Tickets to Lost River Cave, Bowling Green
• Brick from the original Corvette factory in Flint, MI