Dong JenkinsSoutheast Caravan
Including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Northwest Florida

Southeast Captain
Doug Jenkins (preference first)
901-497-8560 (text preferred)

Hello, I am truly looking forward to the opportunity to help with the 2019 National Caravan. I have solicited some help. If you are coming from Louisiana please email Ken Turner. If you are coming from Alabama please email Brian Newton. If you are interested in helping or have any questions, suggestions or ideas please feel free to contact me along with Brian or Ken. I have driven the proposed route, and I am happy to share any and all details. Below is the route. Individuals and groups can meet us anywhere along the route. Major start and pick up points will be New Orleans, Jackson MS, Tupelo MS, or Jackson TN. The trip will be over two days. Day 1 will leave out August 27, 2019 from the coast to Jackson, MS, and then Day 2 will leave from Jackson on August 28, 2019.

My name is Ken Turner. I am an officer of the Bayou State Corvette Club in Lafayette, LA. I handle the website and the social media pages. My first Corvette, I purchased in 2014 (Cyber Grey Z51) and I absolutely love it. I have been a lifetime museum member since 2015. I went on the 2014 Caravan and have been to the museum on six occasions, including Spring Bash and Anniversaries. I have been extremely happily married for 25 years and we have 4 children, and expecting our first grandchild in December, 2018. I look forward to help lead the southeast caravan from Louisiana to Bowling Green. Please feel free to email me at

My name is Brian Newton. A lifetime member of the museum and my love for the Corvette goes all the way back to my first ride in 1963. I also participated in the very first caravan in 1994, then for the 20th year celebration, and I am looking forward to help lead the caravan for the 25th year celebration. Everyone typically has a special reason for being involved with the museum, and or a corvette owner. Part of my heart is at the museum and always will be. I look forward to help lead the southeast caravan from Alabama to Bowling Green. Please feel free to email me at

Specific route information with start and stop times will be added very soon. We hope that you will consider our caravan, please select Southeast Caravan when registration opens September 12th.

Southeast Route


Doug Jenkins

Updated 6/22/18