NCM's Le Mans Z06 Brings In $210,000 for the Motorsports Park
The Motorsport Park project received a boost last Friday night after our 2011 Special Edition Le Mans Corvette Z06 went up for sale at the 2011 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale.
Purchasing the Corvette for $210,000 was NASCAR’s Rick Hendrick, who is known for purchasing VIN 001 cars. Rick owns the very first Camaro, the first 2011 Z06 Carbon Edition (pending building) as well as the first Chevy Volt.
Watch a video clip on Corvette Blogger's site here.
Winter Brick Sale
Now's the time to get your bricks ordered so they will be placed in time for event season! Order between now and February 3 and receive $25 off a small 4x8 brick!
Brick sale prices are $75 for members and $100 for non-members, and not only will your brick be a permanent part of the Museum, but it is also considered a tax-deductible contribution!
Buy now online here and use promo code: WINTERBRK in the special instructions box.
2011 "Build Your Own" Z06 or Grand Sport Winner Drawn
Congratulations to Dan Tyson of Clayton, NC. Dan held winning ticket number 216 in our drawing today on Corvette Boulevard for a 2011 "Build Your Own" Z06 or Grand Sport. We sold 314 of the 500 available tickets.
Your next chance to win a Corvette is Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 2pm CT when we draw a winner for our 2011 Arctic White Grand Sport Coupe 6-Speed! Tickets are $250 each, and this raffle is limited to only 500 tickets, but we will raffle the car even if we don't sell out! Learn more about the car's features and buy tickets online at: corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883.
Corvette Forum Registration Made Easier
If you are planning on coming to our Corvette Forum Cruise-In, you'll be happy to know that it is now easier to sign-up for a Corvette Plant tour!
If you aren't planning on coming to Forum... why not? This year's event on May 26-28 includes a number of seminars, People's Choice Car Show, Poker Run, Silent Auction, Gordon Killebrew's Drive Through Troubleshooting, loads of Road Tours (Red Barn Winery, Makers Mark, Porky Pig), Golf Cart Autocross, Autocross and the Banquet.
Check out the full agenda and register online here.
NCM at Corvette & High Performance Meet
February 12-13 NCM Board Member Len Tucker will be manning the NCM booth at the Corvette & High Performance Meet in Puyallup, WA. The event takes place Saturday from 9:30am-4pm and Sunday from 8am-2pm and boasts over 900 vendors at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center. Be sure to stop by and tell Len 'hello' and check out our Corvette Store merchandise!
After Inventory Sale - Save 40% off original price on select items only while supplies last! Sale ends Sunday, January 30, 2011. Member discount, coupons and discount codes are not eligible. Not valid on previous purchases.
Museum Display Car Going Back to the Track
After being on display for the past few months, the LG Motorsports Riley-Corvette C6 will be leaving its spot in the Museum's Performance Area so that it may once again hit the asphalt to compete in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. German group Atlas eFX Team FS purchased Lou Gigliotti's car for the seven-round global sportscar championship, which begins at the Twelve Hours of Sebring in March.
The car represents the first time a team outside Pratt and Miller had built an ALMS Corvette, and finished in the top five a number of times in 2009. Read more about plans for the car at the Speed Network 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 use 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 enthusiasts to own.
The Museum is in the running for a $50,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant to build an educational KidZone!
Text 105439 to 73774 to vote for us EVERY DAY! You can also vote by visiting our page here and vote by logging in to Facebook then click Vote, or sign up for a Pepsi account.
FAMILY FUN DAY THIS SATURDAY!
If you are looking for something fun and free to do this weekend, don't miss Family Fun Day on Sat., Jan. 29, 12-3pm!
The free activities take place in our Conference Center and include an inflatable (bounce house), face painting, arts and crafts activities, animals from Kentucky Down Under, Chaney's Dairy Ice Cream samples, music, scoliosis screenings by Magna Chiropractic and more! Check out all the activities here!
Museum admission is separate from the free activities.
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