Vette(s): SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682) "BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops
Next Week It's Gonna Be a Bash!
It's not too late to pop over to Bowling Green, Kentucky for the Museum's annual C5/C6 Bash! The event kicks off next Thursday, April 29 and wraps up Saturday, May 1 (what better place to be than Kentucky on Derby Day?). On-site registration is available.
Corvette Race Team member Johnny O'Connell will be on hand for autographs (and did you know the Corvette Store is the ONLY retailer carrying Johnny merchandise?). We also have a great line-up of activities including seminars, silent auction, digital scavenger hunt, car show, poker run, road tours, ladies' oasis and much more. We hope to see you HERE!
Tom Wallace Joins Motorsports Park Team
Tom Wallace knows Corvettes. As a former Vehicle Line Executive for General Motors and Corvette Chief Engineer, he was at the wheel when the ZR1 Corvette was born, giving the world a 638 horsepower, 200+ mph, American-made super-car. Today, he's working on a new chapter of motorsports history and teaming up with the National Corvette Museum to promote and develop a 400-acre Motorsports Park.
Tom is enthusiastic about the project and looking forward to being involved. His first focus will be on fundraising, corporate sponsorships and planning for track operation.
“Since before my retirement in 2009, I have thought that a Motorsports Park at the Museum would raise the whole Corvette community to another level,” Tom said. “Initially, I’ll be working with Tom Blair in pursuing sponsors for the project. Tom (Blair) is an outstanding businessman and researcher and a good strategist of visionary business models.”
Read more about Tom's involvement on our blog! Learn more about our Motorsports Park Project at www.motorsportspark.org. Photo by Richard Prince
Race Fans Can Register to Win a Corvette Through June 30
To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first appearance at the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans, race fans can enter for a chance to win a 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport by entering the “Race To Win Corvette” promotion at www.racetowincorvette.com now through June 30, 2010.
One Grand Prize Winner will receive a 2011 Corvette Grand Sport, and a trip to Le Mans, France, for the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans. Corvette made its Le Mans debut in 1960, finishing first in the large displacement GT class and eighth overall.
“This is an exciting opportunity for race fans to win one of the most iconic sports cars ever produced, and watch Corvette compete in the oldest and most famous endurance race in the world,” said Terry Dolan, Manager Chevy Racing. “Team Chevy is proud to team up with our Corvette Racing partners – American Le Mans Series, AutoWeek, Compuware, Michelin, Mobil 1 and PRS Guitars – to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first appearance at Le Mans.”
In celebration of Mother's Day the Corvette Store is offering complimentary shipping on purchases of $50 or more! Applies to orders placed by Sunday, May 9, 2010 on purchases of $50 or more within the Continental U.S. only (complimentary shipping is applied after discounts and does not include shipping charges). Does not apply to Overnight, Second/Third Day and International shipping. Some exclusions apply. Not valid on previous purchases.
Win a Red Corvette! Convertible and ZR1 Raffles Next Week
Next week are two highly anticipated raffles... our $10 Red Convertible Corvette and a 2010 Crystal Red ZR1!
The Crystal Red ZR1 is fully loaded with the 3ZR option, 6-speed manual transmission, chrome wheels, magnetic selective ride control and dark titanium leather seats. As of Wednesday, April 21 we have only sold 182 tickets for our ZR1 raffle.
Our popular Torch Red Convertible Corvette is also loaded with the 3LT package, ebony leather seats, black convertible top, five-spoke forged chrome aluminum wheels, automatic transmission and much more! At only $10 a ticket this is the raffle for everyone!
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!
Memorial Day Brick Special Now Thru May
In honor of Memorial Day we are offering small standard Walkway Bricks located outdoors “IN MEMORY OF” at $25 off regular prices: $75 for members / $100 for non-members.
Order online and note MEMORIALPROMO in special instructions box. Offer good through May 31st and not available on previous purchases, no other discounts apply. To be eligible for discount, first line of the brick must read “In Memory of”.
Order by April 26 and your brick will be placed in time for Memorial Day! Puchase online here.
Corvette Races to Second in Long Beach Street Fight
Things were looking a little grim for Corvette Racing at the halfway point of the 100-minute American Le Mans at Long Beach, but Jan Magnussen battled back from sixth to a runner-up finish in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Magnussen and teammate Johnny O'Connell threaded their way through the unforgiving concrete barriers that line the Long Beach street circuit to finish four seconds behind the No. 45 Porsche of Pat Long and Joerg Bergmeister. The No. 4 Compuware Corvette of Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta was not so fortunate, finishing bruised and battered in ninth at the checkered flag.
Corvette Racing’s next event is the American Le Mans Monterey at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday, May 22. The six-hour race will start at 2:30 p.m. PT and will be televised by CBS Sports on May 29 at 1:30 p.m. ET. For Corvette Racing news and updates visit: corvetteracing.com.Photo by Richard Prince
Vette(s): 1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!
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