Johnny O'Connell Transitions from Corvette Racing to Team Cadillac
Johnny O'Connell will move from Corvette Racing to the new Team Cadillac motorsports program in the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT in 2011. After 10 successful seasons in Corvettes, O'Connell will join former Corvette Racing teammate Andy Pilgrim in a pair of Cadillac CTS-V Coupes as Cadillac returns to racing in the SCCA production-based series.
"After 10 amazing years with Corvette Racing as part of one of the best American sports car teams in history, I am extremely flattered that Cadillac selected me for this very important program," said O'Connell.
Corvette Racing will announce its 2011 program plans and driver lineup at a later date. Corvette Racing’s next event is the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 19, 2011, the season-opening round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series.
"Build Your Own" Grand Sport Winner Drawn
Congratulations to Phil Hausman of Kenney, TX. Phil held winning ticket number 1270 in our drawing today on Corvette Boulevard for the chance to "Build Your Own" Grand Sport with $50,000 cash option. We sold 1589 of the 1,994 tickets.
Your next chance to win a Corvette is Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 2pm CT when we draw a winner for our 2011 Black Grand Sport Coupe 6-speed! The car features ebony leather seats, transparent removable roof panel, 6-speed manual transmission, 3LT package and much more. Tickets are $250 and the raffle is limited to 500 tickets. Get your tickets today online at: corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883.
Last Minute Tax Deduction - Lifetime Memberships
It's not too late to get in those last minute donations for your tax deductions... and did you know that the National Corvette Museum's memberships count as donations?
A Lifetime Member not only receives all the perks of basic membership, but also a 15% discount on store merchandise, free admission for member AND immediate family to the Museum - plus through an Automotive Museums Group you also receive free admission to seven other museums around the country!
Monday, October 3 the National Corvette Museum and Hooked on Driving will join forces to bring a High Performance Driving School to Joliet, IL. Autobahn Country Club's full course boasts 3.1 miles with 21 corners.
A limited number of spots are available so reserve yours today! Learn more online here.
Corvette Store Feature and 12 Days of Christmas Ends Tomorrow!
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12 Days of Christmas Ends Friday.... and Order by 2pm Friday to Ensure Delivery by Christmas View the items online here! Place orders by the following dates to ensure arrival by December 24th based on merchandise availability. Within the Continental U.S. only. (Excludes custom special orders, raffle, brick, membership, build sheet and window sticker purchases).
Ground Shipping - Friday, December 17th - By 2:00 p.m. CST
Second Day Air - Wednesday, December 22nd - By 12:00 Noon CST
Next Day Air - Thursday, December 23rd - By 12:00 Noon CST
In Search of... Pedal Cars!
In an effort to properly document Corvette history we will periodically post items we are seeking information on.
Do you know who... purchased or currently owns any of the 18 pedal cars offered by the National Corvette Museum at the Grand Opening in 1994? The Library and Archives are compiling a listing of who has those cars. One has been located - it recently sold at a Memorabilia Auction at Bob McDorman's Chevrolet.
If you know of any other owners of the cars please contact Betty Hardison at 270-467-8841 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former GM Design Chief Chuck Jordan Dies
Retired General Motors design chief Charles "Chuck" Jordan died last Thursday at the age of 83.
Jordan was the fourth man to run GM's design house, holding that top job from 1986 - 1992. He followed Irv Rybicki, Bill Mitchell and Harley Earl. Wayne Cherry followed Jordan, and today Ed Welburn runs GM design.
Jordan joined GM in 1949 and spent his early years on the Motorama show cars. From his Motorama projects, he understood the appeal of sports cars and other wild-side machines, and believed stylists could really stretch their legs on such machines, as he did on the 1990s Camaros and, earlier, the Corvette.
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