As a kickoff to the Memorial Day weekend and the start of the Forum Cruise In, The American Warrior Recognition starts the Thursday activities on May 26. Memorial Day weekend is a significantly appropriate time to thank our military members and recognize their service to the United States and the world.
Volunteers will be asked to caravan from the NCM to either Ft Campbell or Ft Knox, pick up a Wounded Warrior and transport them back to the NCM for a day of tours of the Museum and the Assembly Plant along with a luncheon before returning the warriors to their respective bases. Drivers and their guests along with the warriors with their guests will enjoy a complementary lunch as part of the day’s activities.
View the event agenda online here and sign up to participate either on the Forum registration, or the Wounded Warrior registration!
A second Warrior Recognition event will be planned in conjunction with our Vets 'n Vettes event.
Order Build Sheets for Bash
How would you like your build sheet and window sticker waiting for you when you arrive at Bash in two weeks?
The copy of the build sheets is $30 for members and $40 for non members. Window Stickers are $35 for members and $40 for non members. Original build sheets (if available) are $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Save the $10 shipping and handling fee by picking them up at Bash!
Email or call by next Thursday (4/21) and we will have your order waiting for you when you arrive at the Bash! Betty@corvettemuseum.org or 270-467-8841.
"Build Your Own" Grand Sport Winner Drawn
Congratulations to Mark Welker for Fairport, NY! He held winning ticket #1386 in today's drawing for a "Build Your Own" Grand Sport! We sold 1386 of the 1994 tickets.
In two weeks we give away a 2011 Supersonic Blue Coupe. The car features titanium leather interior, automatic transmission, dual mode performance exhaust, magnetic selective ride control, machine faced aluminum wheels, 4LT package with navigation and is VIN 3. Tickets are $300 and is limited to 500 tickets. The drawing is Friday, April 29 at 3:15pm CT.
Don't forget our popular $10 Raffle! The 2011 Torch Red Convertible will be given away at 4pm on Saturday, April 30. Don't wait to get your tickets or you might miss out!
MSN.com recently released a list of the best "Bang for the Buck" sports cars.
"Each year seems to bring fewer affordable sports cars to the market. With standard passenger vehicles becoming incredibly capable in recent years — not to mention current environmental and economic concerns — a purebred performance car can be hard to justify, especially considering the tradeoffs in practicality and versatility. One thing that sports cars are sure to offer, however, is fun and excitement. So with that in mind, we present the following 10 cars, all 2011 models, which in our opinion offer great performance for the price."
Making the cut is the Chevrolet Corvette, being noted as a "living classic." Check out the complete list online here.
Z06 Carbon Edition Orders Ending
If you've been dreaming of a Z06 Carbon Edition you'd better hurry to your local dealer and get your order in! Chevrolet announced this week that the deadline to place orders is Tuesday, April 19.
The Carbon Edition Corvettes are available in two colors - Supersonic Blue Metallic and Inferno Orange Metallic.
Corvette Store Feature
NCM Stoneware Mug.This handcrafted mug from Sunset Hill Stoneware combines old world technologies with modern innovations making each mug one of a kind. Mug is 100% lead-free and non-toxic making it food, oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. Made in the U.S.A. $16.00
Car Warriors Features Corvettes
A new Speed channel series kicked off this week, featuring Corvettes.
Car Warriors is where the best custom carmakers on the planet – the Challengers Team - face-off in their respective categories and battle the All Star Team in a competition unlike any other. In each and every episode, two of today’s most talented and colorful car builder teams will have one crazy challenge: build an ENTIRE CAR from scratch - in just 72 hours. The program airs Wednesdays at 9pm ET.
The challenger team, Sacramento's Gear Head Garage, felt the C3 build was right in their wheelhouse. They were right. Two 1976 Chevrolet Corvettes, lots of design, fabrication, paint and consternation made this 72-hour build a real eye opener.
If you missed last nights episode, tune in tonight at 9pm, or Sunday at 1pm Eastern Time to catch a replay on the Speed Channel.
VIP NASCAR Tour Offered
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines and head to Charlotte NC, the home of NASCAR. The latest NCM Museum in Motion Tour is a two day pilgrimage to some of the most interesting and significant locations in the NASCAR world August 17-18, 2011.
A few spots still remain for this exciting behind the scenes and VIP tour event. Many of the activities on the agenda are not open to the public. Only the NCM can get this kind of access!
We have received confirmation that Chad Knaus and Steve Letarte will stop by the luncheon to say hello and Lance McGrew and Alan Gustafson will greet the group as they are touring their shops.
This very special event is limited to 75 cars and costs $800pp for Museum members and $840pp for non-members but includes a one year membership. Hotel and additional meals are not included but we have arranged for a special block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn, Concord NC in the NCM name. Registration closes on Monday, July 18th, 2011, or after selling out. Check out the event online here.
The GM Assembly Plant where the 300 1953 Corvettes were made in Flint, Michigan was razed in 2003. Thanks to General Motors, the National Corvette Museum has obtained the bricks to use as a fundraiser for the museum. The bricks have been cleaned and the historic pieces of the 1953 Corvette's heritage are now available for enthusiasts to own.
This heavy glass mug features the Indianapolis Motor Speedway logo and autograph of Mary Hulman on the front. On the back is a list of all race winners from 1911 to 1986. Auction benefits the Museum and bidding ends April 20. Learn more here.
Saturday, April 23 Pier Park Panama City Beach, Florida
Join the Emerald Coast Corvette Club and NCM's own Katie Frassinelli for a Friday evening get-together from 6-9pm at Smok 'n' Butts BBQ at Pier Park. Then Saturday browse NCM's merchandise and enter your car in the show! Wrap up the weekend with a banquet at Captain Anderson's.
Yesterday (April 13) Museum visitors and staff welcomed a fun group! The annual Bandit Run made a stop at the Museum.
The event began in 2007 to commemorate the 30 year anniversary of the famous trip Burt Reynolds (Bandit) & Jerry Reed (Snowman) made from Texarkana to Atlanta. It includes a bunch of Trans AM fans (and others).
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