Country music superstar Brad Paisley experienced a dream come true on Monday when he toured the GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant, watching his very own custom-ordered ZR1 Corvette come off the assembly line. Afterwards Brad enjoyed a personal tour of the Museum lead by our very own Adam Boca. Adam had been "tweeting" with Brad for awhile about Corvetting, and on Monday after his visit Brad tweeted, "Great to meet @AdamBoca today. Go visit the corvette museum everyone. It's fantastic." He also posted this picture.
If you'd like to have a VIP experience like Brad did, we're running a special through August 26 on our VIP Plant and Museum tours... save $50! Learn more here.
Win a ZR1 Next Week!
You can be like Brad Paisley with your very own 2011 ZR1 Corvette! Next Thursday, August 26 we raffle off the chance to "Build Your Own" ZR1 with $80,000 cash option.
Tickets are $500 and the raffle is limited to 638 tickets. The drawing is next Thursday at 2pm Central Time, so get yours today online at corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883.
Funeral Service for Corvette Family Member Scheduled
Last Friday, August 13 a member of our Corvette family experienced a tragedy. Steve and Jan Hurst were visiting the Museum as participants in our R8C/Xperience Reunion Road Tour when they crossed paths with a semi on I-65. Sadly, Steve passed away from injuries sustained in the crash at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville on Monday, August 16.
Many of you have expressed wishes to reach out to the Hurst family to show your love and support. The service for Steve is Saturday, August 21 at 2pm at the Green Acres Baptist Church Chapel in Tyler, Texas. Visitation will follow at the Chapel. Click here to view the obituary, sign the guestbook and pay tributes or for more information.
Fellow R8C Delivery Customers have started a collection for a memorial brick or bench for Steve. If you'd like to participate, please contact Megan Meredith at 270-467-8836.
Cruising to Carlisle? Come See Us!
Next week the Museum is excited to be cruising up to Carlisle, Pennsylvania for the annual 'Corvettes at Carlisle' event, August 27-29. We will not only have a booth on the Fun Field, full of great Corvette merchandise and raffle tickets, but also an Insurance booth under the grandstands where Adam will be waiting to see you, and give you a great quote!
If you are attending Carlisle and can spare two to four hours of your time, we can always use volunteers! If you are interested, please contact Marla at 270-467-8803! We hope to see you there!
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Replacement Brick Special!
Would you like to freshen up your current brick space while helping the NCM with walkway beautification?! Now through September 4th, have your original brick shipped FREE when ordering a small replacement brick. Small standard replacements are $75 and small logo replacements are $100 and this price includes the shipment of your original brick (*additional fees apply for international addresses.) Your current brick location is required with each order, along with the code SHPFREEBRK in the special instructions box on the shipping summary page. CLICK HERE to order yours today!
Labor Day Weekend Event Deadline Approaching!
Have you pre-registered for our 16th Anniversary event September 2-4, 2010? If you haven't, there are only a few days left to do so! Pre-registration nets you a personalized badge, dash plaque and lapel pin!
If you've not checked out all the cool stuff going on, visit our online agenda and get signed up before Monday morning!
This week's question was: We have a new board member, Richard Anderson, who's son plays for the NHL. Name the team he plays for and his position.
Congratulations to Bill Perry of Georgetown, IN. Bill correctly identified Craig Anderson as playing goalie for the Colorado Avalanche! Bill scored a Corvette t-shirt and passes to the museum!
You, too, can play Tuesday Nite Trivia by becoming a 'Fan' of NCM on Facebook!
HOW COMPANIES GET US EXCITED ABOUT THEIR CARS
AOL.com's Autos section posted a nice article about how car companies get consumers interested in their product. Of course, at the top of their list was Corvette! Check out the article here.
GAIN ACCESS TO GM'S HERITAGE COLLECTION AT THE PACE CAR REUNION
Have you ever wondered what special cars are tucked away in the GM Heritage Center? Well, participating in our Pace Car Reunion will help you find out! And... you don't have to have a Pace Car to come! Check out this action-packed event agenda online!
TRACK TO STREET: CORVETTE RACING SERIES, EPISODE 9
In Episode 9 of Corvette Racing’s Track to Street, Oliver Gavin, driver of the no. 4 Corvette, and Ken Flory, chief engineer of the no. 3 Corvette, show they know what it takes to compete in long distance races. Both are accomplished marathon runners and successful Corvette Racing competitors. Gavin speaks about his experiences both on and off the track, as he compares the mindset and environments for both sports. He also talks about the focus and determination that drive him to compete at a high level. Watch it here on You Tube.
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