NCM Auctioning Special Tribute Corvette at Barrett-Jackson
2010 marked the 50th anniversary celebration of Corvette’s first appearance and win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and to celebrate that significant occasion Chevrolet built a special 2011 Corvette Z06, donning the same Arctic White paint, blue racing stripes and number “3” as the car it pays homage to… the 1960 Cunningham Corvette which won its class 50 years ago.
Bidders at the 2011 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction will get a unique and rare opportunity to own this true one-of-a-kind Corvette on Friday, January 21 when it hits the auction block in support of the National Corvette Museum. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Museum’s planned Motorsports Park – a nearly 500 acre facility complete with road courses, autocross course, skid pad, karting track and drag strip.
The auction of this car will be televised live on the Speed Network between 7 and 9pm MST. The National Corvette Museum will be in attendance at the show with a booth by the General Motors area to answer any questions about the car and offer Corvette merchandise and raffle tickets for purchase. Read more about this car, and download a hero card here.
Family Membership for the Price of Individual
How would your family like to become members of the National Corvette Museum, for the price of an individual membership? Normally $100, you can get this special deal for only $50 through Tuesday, January 18.
Family memberships include free admission to the Museum for one year for member and immediate family, discounts on NCM-sponsored events, 10% discount on Corvette Store merchandise, a subscription to America's Sports Car Magazine and two membership cards and lapel pins.
This promotion is only good for NEW memberships. When buying online through the Corvette Store, in the special instructions box put the code: NEWYEARPROMO. Buy Here.
2011 Supersonic Blue Z06 Carbon Edition Winner Drawn
Congratulations to Richard Loch of Hudson, CO. Richard held winning ticket number 600 in our drawing today on Corvette Boulevard for a 2011 Z06 Carbon Edition. We sold 794 of the 1,000 tickets.
Your next chance to win a Corvette is Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 2pm CT when we draw a winner for our 2011 Torch Red Coupe Corvette! Tickets are a steal at only $10 each. Learn more about the car's features and buy tickets online at: corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883.
Feature Your Car on Cafe Tables
NCM members can now reserve a spot in our Corvette Café with a 4 inch x 2.54 inch table display space! We have 270 table top photo display positions available to feature your Corvette image, year, make and color, name and city/state.
This opportunity is available on a first come-first serve basis. You must provide a high quality (300dpi) digital image in jpg or tif format to be eligible - no spaces will be reserved without image and information. Please send an image of your Corvette only – no models please. Table positions will be assigned as received. You have until March 15 to reserve your spot by uploading your image and information online and making your payment of $50 via our website.
Free Corvette Driving School with New Corvette Purchases
Since its introduction as a 2009 model, Chevrolet has offered customers who purchase a new Corvette ZR1 a two day, tuition paid, ZR1 Driving Class through either Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving (near Phoenix, AZ) or Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain (outside of Las Vegas, NV) – the official Driving Schools of Chevrolet.
For customers who take delivery of any new 2010 or 2011 Corvette model (coupe, convertible, Grand Sport or Z06) from January 4, 2011 through February 28, 2011, Chevrolet will offer these customers an opportunity to attend the two day ZR1 Driving Class at one of the two official Chevrolet Driving Schools of their choice. Eligible customers who elect to take advantage of this opportunity within one year of their delivery date will have their tuition paid for by Chevrolet to attend the ZR1 Driving School class. These eligible customers will be responsible for their accommodations (lodging, meals, etc.) and travel to and from the school.
This special limited time offer is in addition to other current Corvette incentive programs. This offer cannot be exchanged for a cash value or additional vehicle discount.
Corvette Store Feature
NCM Corvette Flag Sweatshirt Crewneck sweatshirt designed for comfort comes screen printed with the National Corvette Museum logo and Corvette flag design. 50% cotton/50%polyester $28.00
Michelin Tires Seminar Added to Bash
Friday, April 29 we've added a special treat to our C5/C6 Bash agenda. Lee Willard with Michelin Racing Technology will be here to talk about the new technology of Michelin Tires.
If you haven't yet registered - our Events Department has a lot of super cool things on the agenda! If you'd love to take a ride in a 1963 Vintage Racer or a 1962 Solid Axle Corvette - Bash is your chance! We are offering laps around the NCM campus and Corvette Drive, and you get a photo in the car. Corvette Racing will be here for a special lunch, and our pal Paul Koerner, C4/C5/C6 Specialist, will be here for seminars and drop in assistance.
Join us, April 28 - 30, 2011! Check out the full agenda here, and register online!
This week's trivia question was: Who donated the first Corvette to the Museum and what year was the car?
Congratulations to Colleen Thomas of Bourbonnais, IL. She correctly identified Ray Quinlan's 1953 as the first car donated! Colleen scored a Corvette prize. Ray will be inducted into our Hall of Fame this year at our Labor Day weekend event!
You, too, can play Tuesday Nite Trivia by becoming a 'Fan' of NCM on Facebook!
Signed by Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Rick Hendrick. New in Box. These cars were autographed here at the National Corvette Museum by the Hendrick Team. There are no COA papers. Auction ends January 19. Bid here.
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.
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