Corvette racing season will be here before you know it and to kick off the season, Chevrolet has released their first episode of "Track to Street". Check it out on You Tube here.
While we are sad to lose Johnny O'Connell to Team Cadillac, we want to welcome new drivers Tommy Milner and Richard Westbrook. The two join Olivier Beretta, Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Oliver Gavin.
This year's racing schedule is as follows: - March 19 - Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Sebring, FL - April 16 - Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach, CA - June 11-12 - 12 Heures du Mans, Le Mans, France - July 9 - American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, Lakeville, CT - July 24 - Grand Prix of Mosport, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada - August 6 - Acura Sports Car Challenge, Lexington, OH - August 20 - Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase, Elkhart Lake, WI - September 3 - Baltimore Grand Prix, Baltimore, MD - September 17 - Monterey Sports Car Championships, Salinas, CA - October 1 - Petit Le Mans, Braselton, GA
New to the NCM Event schedule is a special limited tour to Le Mans France for the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Here is the chance to see Corvette racing against the world’s best GT cars in the most famous race of all. The trip begins with a full day of sightseeing in Paris including a visit to the Louvre and an evening ride on the Seine in Les Bateaux Mouches. Leaving Paris on our private coach we’ll visit Versailles, Chartres and Angers.
The next 3 days include visiting Le Circuit du Sarthe (Le Mans track) as well as the town. While at the track our Tour Host will lead side tours into the town and surrounding area for those that want a break from the track events. Monday will find us leaving Angers and traveling back to Paris with stops along the way in the Loire valley.
Hotels, ground transportation, tour tickets, Le Mans race tickets and Corral tickets are included. The entire tour package is $7000 for the two-person package and has a very limited number of openings. Although air fare is not included we can provide booking assistance. Check out the agenda online here.
Camaro Winner Drawn
Congratulations to Fred Morrison of W. Columbia, SC. He held winning ticket #06667 in today's drawing for a 2011 Black Camaro SS/RS with 3-Day Bondurant Driving School. Dave Tatman, GM Corvette Assembly Plant Manager, had the honor of drawing the ticket.
Next week, Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 2pm CT, is your chance to win a 2011 "Build Your Own" Grand Sport with $50k Cash Option! Tickets are $100 each, and this raffle is limited to 1,994 tickets. As of Thursday, February 17 we've sold 492 tickets.
On your next visit to Bowling Green you won't want to miss stopping by the Plant to see the refreshed tour room.
New Plant Manager Dave Tatman said, "We are proud of the changes in our tour area and our updated apearance to tourists and our employees. We understand we have an important opportunity to make a lasting impression of GM with our guests, and we want to make sure we make a good one."
The plant has 40-50,000 visitors a year, and Tatman says those visitors are everything from school groups to Corvette clubs to people who pass by on the interstate. Tour reservations can be made online here.
Corvette Store Feature
NCM Bowling Green, KY Ladies' Crew Neck Top.
Comfortable crew neck ladies' top featuring a NCM design comes in four fresh, fun colors! 100% preshrunk cotton. $14.00
Free Ways to Give
Did you know when you rent a car from Avis, NCM can benefit? Did you know when you fly with American Airlines or Northwest Airlines, NCM can benefit? Did you know when you do searches on the Internet- if you do them on goodsearch.com, NCM can benefit?
There are lots of different programs the Museum is signed up for where you can help us earn money or points and it won't cost you anything! Check out the list of programs on our website here, and see if you can help us out!
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The eBay affiliate receives a portion of commissions from completed purchases that are referred from their website. They in turn donate half of all money received through eBay sales to the National Corvette Museum.
So far, VetteParts Resources has donated over $1,500 to the Museum. Visit their website at www.vettepartsauctions.com to start shopping today!
This week's trivia question was: In what movie does a 60s Mustang use a C4 Corvette as a ramp to flip over a limo?
Congratulations to David Hiltbrunner of Plymouth, OH! He correctly identified the movie as 'Wanted' starring Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman. David scored a Corvette t-shirt and a Museum family pass.
You, too, can play Tuesday Nite Trivia by becoming a 'Fan' of NCM on Facebook!
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