One-Off Corvette to be Raffled at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY
While the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will bring a lot of horses to Kentucky, the National Corvette Museum in conjunction with the Kentucky Department of Travel will bring a lot of horsepower to the games as well.
On Sunday, October 10 a raffle drawing will be held at 12pm ET at the Kentucky Experience of the Games for a special edition 2010 Crystal Red Grand Sport Corvette Convertible. The car, VIN 14, has a strong Corvette show history and was used by Chevrolet to promote the new Grand Sport all over the country. In addition, Chevrolet's design team has made a few special, custom modifications to make it truly a collectible car, including special ‘one off’ centerstack and steering wheel finish, unique center console leather wrap, special detail on the steering wheel center and special rear badge and windshield decal.
Tickets for this one-of-a-kind raffle are only $20 each, and an unlimited number of tickets are available. The Corvette Museum will be selling them at the Welcome Center of the Kentucky Experience, as well as the National Corvette Museum and online at corvettemuseum.org/raffle. Additional information about this exciting car is also available online at corvettemuseum.org/ky.
2011 "Build Your Own" Grand Sport Winner Drawn
Congratulations to Steven Eachus of Boyertown, PA! He held winning ticket number 1,065 in today's raffle for a 2011 "Build Your Own" Grand Sport! Steven said he's never owned a Corvette, but he's "been a dreamer for years." We sold 1,721 of the 1,994 tickets.
We're two weeks away from our drawing for a 2011 "Build Your Own" ZR1 with $80,000 Cash Option! ZR1s are the top of the line Corvette model, and very limited in production.
Tickets are $500 and the raffle is limited to 638 tickets. The drawing is Thursday, August 26 at 2pm Central Time, so get yours today online at corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883.
Downtown Bowling Green Offers Wine and Cheese Welcome
Our Labor Day weekend event is known for the exclusive Corvette Hall of Fame Dinner, but this year downtown Bowling Green merchants and restaurants also want to help roll out the red carpet for you!
On Thursday, September 2 they will be hosting a "Wine and Cheese Welcome" with extended shop hours, demonstrations (like clay turning and pour your own candles), free horse drawn carriage rides around the beautiful Fountain Square, a live concert, and for only $5 you can get three drink tickets to redeem at your choice of establishments.
The first group of captains have been selected and are already starting work on planning the 2014 Caravan.
Consideration for other captains is still in progress and we do need more volunteers. Thanks to those now in place... we appreciate your dedication!
SOUTHEAST TEXAS/AL/LA/MS Glenn Johnson, Port Neches, TX
N.CAROLINA/S.CAROLINA/VA Frank Sancineto, Raleigh, NC
NEW JERSEY John Jack & Jeffrey Duda, Collingswood, NJ
MINNESOTA/N.DAKOTA/S.DAKOTA Paul Christopher, Crystal, MN
KANSAS/MISSOURI/NEB Joe Moncado, Olathe, KS
MID-ATLANTIC (MD/DE/WV) Bob Mahler, Glen Burnie, MD
MICHIGAN Larry Courtney, Warren, MI
OKLAHOMA/TX PANHANDLE Tuna & Susan Dobbins, Mustang, OK
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New General Motors CEO Announced
General Motors announced that CEO Ed Whitacre will step down from his position as leader of the company on Sept. 1.
Whitacre, 68, will be replaced by GM board member Daniel Akerson, the managing director and head of global buyout for The Carlyle Group, a private equity firm. Akerson, 61, will be GM's fourth CEO in 18 months when he takes over the job.
"I believe we've accomplished what we set out to do," Whitacre said. Akerson has been involved in GM's transition every step of the way, he added. "He's absolutely the right choice."
Akerson has served on GM's board since July 2009. He has worked for The Carlyle Group since 2003. Like Whitacre, Akerson has a background in telecommunications. He worked in top executive positions at MCI Communications in the 1980s and 1990s. He also served as chairman and CEO of XO Communications Inc., where he oversaw a major restructuring, and chairman and CEO of Nextel Communications Inc., where he shifted the company from a regional walkie-talkie maker to a digital wireless provider.
Save $5 on Build Sheet / Window Sticker / Black Book Package
Your Corvette Collection just isn’t complete without a copy of your build sheet and a reproduction window sticker! The National Corvette Museum offers build sheets and window stickers for any Corvette assembled in Bowling Green since the GM Plant opened in 1981. In addition, save $5 on your order when you throw in a Corvette Black Book!
The Museum offers your choice of paper or laminated sheets and stickers, and we now also offer wood etched build sheets. Check out the selection online here.
Back to School Membership Special!
It's back to school time! Why not get the year started off right with a New Generation Membership for that special little someone?
For today and tomorrow only (August 12 and 13), take $5 off all new New Generation memberships. This membership level is for youth through age 16 only. Become a New Generation member for only $20 today!
When using the Corvette Store link to join, you must select the Individual Membership and mention code BK2SKL, along with birth date in the special instructions box on the shipping summary page.
Orders must be received during the promotional period to be eligible (does not apply to previous orders or those received after the end of the promotion). Sign up now online here!
This week's question was: Who bought the VIN 1 Carbon Fiber Corvette at Barrett Jackson this Spring?
Congratulations to Julie Pelton of Southport, FL (who just this week upgraded her membership with the Museum to Lifetime!) She correctly identified Rick Hendrick as purchasing the Z06. Julie scored a prize from the Corvette Store!
You, too, can play Tuesday Nite Trivia by becoming a 'Fan' of NCM on Facebook!
MSN ARTICLE "LOOKING GOOD AT ANY PRICE" NAMES CORVETTE Z06
MSN.com just posted an article about how you can get a good looking vehicle within any price range. The article named the Corvette Z06 as being "as good as the really exotics from Europe at a much more modest price." Check out the article here.
CAR COLLECTIONS GALORE AT THE PACE CAR REUNION
If you like to look at cars, there will definitely not be a shortage at this year's Pace Car Reunion! The road tour will take participants not only to the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum, but also the Ray Skillman Car Collection and Andy Wolf's Car Collection. Check out this action-packed event agenda online!
Corvette Racing was up to the challenge in the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, the sixth round of the American Le Mans Series. Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta drove the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R to a runner-up finish in the fiercely contested GT class at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, finishing .582 seconds behind the winning No. 62 Ferrari 430 GT of Jaime Melo and Gianmaria Bruni.
Corvette Racing’s next event is the American Le Mans Series powered by eStar at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. The two-hour, 45-minute race will start at 2:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 22, and will be televised live on SPEED. Live radio coverage will be available on American Le Mans Radio, Sirius Channel 127, and XM Channel 242.
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