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National Corvette Museum eNews
  APRIL15, 2010
C4/ZR-1 Gathering to Host Rare Display
 

May 13-15 will bring a rare opportunity to see some of the best fourth generation Corvettes around. The National Corvette Museum will host the annual C4 / ZR-1 Gathering and on site will be several ground-breaking and record-shattering Corvettes that were responsible for taking the marque back to supercar status.

Among them are four prototypes that escaped GM’s destruction orders for test vehicles, including a 1988 (known as Queenie), the 1989 DRM ZR-1, and the 1989 ZR-1 prototype that was recently sold at Barrett-Jackson. Two 1990 Lingenfelters in the 600 hp range will be present, as well as one of only two Aerobody Lingenfelters in existence. Also making an appearance will be the car that broke the 24-hour World Speed Record in 1990 and the members of the team responsible for this historic achievement, including Tommy Morrison, John Heinricy and Jim Minneker.

Read more about the event's activities on our blog! Find the full event agenda and register online.

NASCAR's Rick Hendrick Purchases First Retail 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon
 

Saturday, April 3 at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach, NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick purchased the first retail (VIN 001) 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon limited edition for $270,000 ($297,000 with buyers commission). With his purchase, Rick will have the opportunity to watch his Corvette being built at the GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant (Buyer's Tour).

Rick and his drivers Jeff Gordon and Jimmy Johnson are no strangers to the National Corvette Museum. They participated in the highly acclaimed R8C Delivery Program in 2008 to take delivery of their 2009 ZR1s.

You, too, can participate in our R8C Delivery Program, Buyer's Tours and many other red carpet experiences!

Circle City Corvette Club Joins One Acre Club
 

Bruce Carter, President of the Club, took a few moments to tell us why they decided to join the 'One Acre Club.'

"The Circle City Corvette Club has been a proud sponsor of the National Corvette Museum (NCM) for many years.  As a wannabe race car driver, I got very excited when I first heard of the plans for the NCM to develop and build a racetrack.  Then last year when they announced the opportunity for individuals and clubs to help build the track thru the ‘One  Acre Club’ membership, I knew this was something our club needed to jump on. 

We were already contributing several thousand dollars to the NCM each year thru the auction held during our annual Beach Caravan event.  By joining the One Acre Club we are targeting our contribution and if all goes according to plan, our club will get to enjoy track time when the NCM Motorsports Park is completed.  Our contribution of  $9,400, so far this year, puts us well over half way to satisfy our pledge of $15,000 to pay for an acre of ground for the NCM Motorsports Park.  Thanks to all those who attended our Corvette Beach Caravan, which enabled us to make this donation."

Read more about this exciting project on the Motorsports Park website.

2010 Black Coupe Winner Drawn
Upcoming: Two Corvettes in Two Weeks

 

Congratulations to Edward Ritchie of Richmond, KY, winner of today's 2010 Black Coupe Raffle held on Corvette Boulevard. Edward had winning ticket number 44. We sold 404 of the available 500 tickets.

In two weeks are two highly anticipated raffles... our $10 Red Convertible Corvette, and a 2010 Crystal Red ZR1!

Purchase your tickets online or by calling (800) 538-3883.  You don’t have to be present to win. The drawing for the ZR1 Raffle is Friday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m. CT. The Red Convertible Raffle is Saturday, May 1 at 4 p.m. Check out our Twitter page if you'd like ticket count updates!

Final Day of Sale! National Library Week
Save 20% on All Books & Media

 

Now through April 15th receive 20% off each item in the Books & Media category!  Not valid with any other discounts or on previous purchases, member discounts do not apply to sale items.  Discount is displayed in the Shopping Cart under Order Total.

Sale lasts for one week only – Shop Now!

At right, this week's Store Featured Item: C6 Corvette Ladies' Softshell Jacket, $68.00.

Thunderhill High Performance Driving Event
 

If you have a need for speed then you won't want to miss the NCM / Hooked On Driving / Western States Corvette Club Thunderhill High Performance Driving Event. The event takes place July 28-30 in California and includes a mystery road tour, parade laps, 2 days of HPDE and BBQ in town on July 29th.

More details and registration are available online.

ALMS Race This Saturday!
 

This weekend see Corvette Racing at the American Le Mans Series at Long Beach on Saturday, April 17. The one-hour, 40-minute race will start at 4:15pm PT and will be televised at 8pm on the SPEED Network.

Fans attending this race won't want to miss the Corvette Corral! March 31 is the deadline for special pricing. Check out their flyer here. For Corvette Racing news and updates visit: corvetteracing.com

Photo by Richard Prince

 

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This week's question was: What movie has a '65 convertible Corvette painted like an American flag?

Congratulations to Richard Schofield of Bethlehem, PA! He correctly identified 'Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.' Richard scored a Corvette switchplate!

You, too, can play Tuesday Nite Trivia by becoming a 'Fan' of NCM on Facebook!

CORVETTE RACING SERIES: EPISODE 3


 

Evolution at its finest: the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon edition represents the transfer of technology from race track to production car. Watch it here.

NEXT VETTE RAFFLE


2010 Crystal Red ZR1

Friday, April 30 at 3:30pm Central Time.

Tickets are $500

This raffle is limited to 638 tickets. We will raffle the Corvette regardless of the number of tickets remaining.

UPCOMING EVENTS


Mark Your Calendars!

C5/C6 Bash
April 29 - May 1

Click here to download our new Events brochure with paper registration form! We also have these available if you want some to hand out at your event or club meeting. Call us and we'll mail you some!

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