National Corvette Museum opens exhibit dedicated to well-known cartoonist and car designer

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green opened a brand new exhibit Friday morning, showing off the work of a well-known cartoonist and custom car designer.

A ribbon cutting celebrated the opening of Car-toon Creatures, Kustom Kars and Corvettes: The Art and Influence of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth.

Roth is known as the person who created the Hot Rod icon, Rat Fink, along with many other characters.

The museum has brought in cars for the exhibit that Roth once owned, as well as vehicles from builders who were inspired by Roth.

The exhibit also features vintage toys that sprang from Roth’s imagination.

Roth was incredibly popular in the 195os and ’60s. He died in 2001.

Ed’s wife Ilene worked with the museum to bring together artifacts from Ed’s life that the public has never seen.

The exhibit will be on display for the remainder of 2020.