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12/2/10 6:43pm - Original Message: 'NCM eNews - December 2, 2010'
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  DECEMBER 2, 2010
Give the Gift of Membership

There is still time to order your holiday gift membership!  By using the Corvette Store link provided below, you will see the option to purchase a gift membership under the membership level of your choice.  Gift memberships include special packaging and a member’s only t-shirt.  By making a note in the special instructions box on the shipping summary page, we will let the recipient know that you have gifted a membership to them!

(Valid on new memberships only. EMemberships are excluded from this offer.  Please note that we are out of size XL and that an alternative gift will be sent in lieu of tshirt.) Sign up now online here. Orders must be received by December 6th in order to process in time for Christmas delivery!

2011 Arctic White Grand Sport Winner Drawn

Congratulations to Frank Dimartino of Webster, NY! His lucky ticket #194 was drawn in today's raffle for a 2011 Arctic White Grand Sport. We sold 373 total tickets.

Your last chance to win a Corvette in 2010 is Thursday, December 16 at 2pm CT when we raffle off the chance to "Build Your Own" Grand Sport with $50,000 cash option. This raffle allows a winner to select either a coupe or convertible Grand Sport - choosing the car's color and option, or they may elect to take the cash.

Tickets are $100, and the raffle is limited to 1,994 tickets. Get your tickets today online at: corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883.

Come Gather with NCM

This year’s Gathering, marking the 15th anniversary of the LT4 Grand Sport, focuses on the technical side of ZR-1s and C4s in general.  Highlights include Gordon’s School, a Jingles Road Tour and the 2012 Corvette Walk Around, plus new seminars on transmission swaps, modifying C4s, upgrading brakes and swapping fuel injectors. There is enough packed into 3 days to keep the most ardent C4 owner busy from beginning to end.

This event takes place May 12-14, but sign-up early to save your spot in the limited space activities!  All activities are open to Event Registrants only. On-line registrants will receive a hardcard credential, lanyard and event pin.  Lifetime registration is $10pp, member registration is $15pp and non-member registration is $25pp. Check out the full agenda here!

Your Collection on Display

Do you have a collection you think would be a good display for the National Corvette Museum? Whether it may be belt buckles, cigarette lighters, knives, decanters, Corvette promotional materials or a combination of Corvette memorabilia, if you would like to loan the collection to the museum for a year for display we would like to hear from you… Contact Betty Hardison at 270-467-8841 or betty@corvettemuseum.org

Complimentary Shipping Ends Sunday!

C6 Corvette Lambswool Blanket. Enjoy comfort and warmth year round with this ultra soft, luxurious throw! Reversible throw features stylish faux-lamb’s wool on one side and the C6 Corvette emblem embroidered on the plush side. 50" x 60". $59.95

Complimentary Shipping Special – Ends this Sunday, December 5, 2010
Complimentary Shipping applies to orders* placed by December 5, 2010 on purchases of $100 or more within the Continental U.S. only (free shipping total of $100 is applied after discounts and does not include shipping cost). *Some exclusions apply. Charges apply for Overnight, Second/Third day and International shipping.

Be a Part of Corvette History and Get a Tax Break with the Flint Wall

Need a last minute donation for your taxes where you can get something unique in return? Add your name permanently to a special display in the St. Louis Assembly Plant area of the Museum!

You can have your name, business or Corvette club name engraved on a signature plate and attached as a permanent fixture incorporated into the Flint brick wall of the St. Louis Corvette Assembly Plant display of the Museum. Each brick space reserved in the display area wall will be recognized with a certificate of authenticity.

NCM Members can reserve their space on the Flint brick wall by donating $250 / $300 for non-members. Learn more online.

December Calendar Wallpaper

This month's calendar wallpaper comes to us from Bill Harris, Lifetime member of the museum and owner of this 2008 Z06. You can download the computer wallpaper in a variety of sizes and even print it off here.

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Fort Knox Floor Flag

This flag is made of hardwood flooring reclaimed from the barracks at Ft. Knox, Kentucky and is numbered as the maximum number of flags built of this is limited to 750. Size approx. 14" x 9". All flags are signed and numbered. Buy it now for only $45.

NASCAR Die Cast Autographed by Jimmie Johnson and Rick Hendrick

This Jimmie Johnson 2006 Nextel Cup Champion diecast come with autographs by Jimmie Johnson and Rick Hendrick. Bidding ends December 9.

Flint Brick from Original Home of the Corvette

The GM Assembly Plant where the 300 1953 Corvettes were made in Flint, Michigan was razed in 2003.  Thanks to General Motors, the National Corvette Museum has obtained the bricks to used as a fundraiser for the museum.  The bricks have been cleaned and the historic pieces of the 1953 Corvette's heritage are now available for Corvette enthusiasts to own. 

The unique bricks are offered with an engraved sequence numbered plate and certificate of authenticity.  The certificate of authenticity is signed by former Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Wil Cooksey, Jr and National Corvette Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode. Buy it now through December 9.


This week's trivia question was: Name the company that is set to begin development of the Camaro convertible top in 2011 and where they are located.

Congratulations to Dan Hildebrant of Bowling Green, KY! He correctly identified Magna Cartop Systems, also of Bowling Green, Kentucky, as the next producer of the Camaro Convertible top. Dan scored a mini Papa John's Camaro and free Papa John's Pizza!

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


2011 "Build Your Own" Grand Sport or $50k Cash

Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 2pm CT.

Tickets are $100, limited to 1,994 tickets


Catch NCM's own Marla Grinstead and Karen Renfrow at the 2011 Winter Regional NCRS Meet at Old Town in Kissimmee, FL January 27-29, 2011. Make plans now to visit Sunny Florida for this great gathering!

Also in January is the 5th Annual Open Car and Truck Show in Sunrise, Florida on the 9th. Click here for more info.

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