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National Corvette Museum eNews
  July 15, 2010
NCM's Anniversary Celebration to Showcase Corvette's Past and Future

This year's 24 Hours of Le Mans marked the 50th anniversary of Corvette's first participation in the world's most celebrated sports car race.  And this year’s NCM Anniversary Celebration will re-unite Briggs Cunningham’s No. 3 Corvette with the 2011 Special Z06 created as a modern version of the 1960 racer.

Briggs Cunningham's No. 3 Corvette was purchased by the late Chip Miller who went through great lengths to restore the car.  His son, Lance, has carried on the passion by shipping the car to this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans race… a race where it finished first in the large displacement GT category and eighth overall at Le Mans in 1960.

Lance will travel to Bowling Green, Kentucky September 2-4 with the Cunningham Corvette, and conduct a seminar as part of the National Corvette Museum’s weekend activities.  His Corvette will be displayed side-by-side with the 2011 Special Z06.

View the full release on this reuniting here. Check-out the event agenda and register online here.

2010 Torch Red Corvette Winner Drawn!

Congratulations to Jennifer Reynolds of Arvada, CO! Jennifer was our lucky winner in today's raffle drawing for a 2010 Torch Red Convertible! She held ticket #296. We sold 419 of the 500 tickets available.

Your next chance to win a Corvette is Thursday, July 29 when we draw a winner for our 2011 Build Your Own Z06 or Grand Sport with $60,000 cash option! Tickets are $400 each, and the raffle is limited to 500 tickets.

As of Thursday, July 15 we've only sold 85 tickets! Get yours today online at www.corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883.

Corvette Offers "Build Your Own Engine"

For many customers, a Corvette purchase is much more than just “buying a sports car” – it is a total, unique experience.

If the purchase involves a Z06 or ZR1 model, the customer upon delivery will immediately open the hood and locate the engine builder’s name, recognizing their new Corvette engine was hand assembled by a unique team at the Performance Build Center.  In the back of their mind, they probably wish they could be at the center participating in the assembly of their engine.  Starting today, they could do just that – participate in the assembly of their Z06 or ZR1 engine at the Performance Build Center.

A new option code PBC (Corvette Engine Build Experience) is available for ordering on all 2011 Z06 and ZR1 models.  Selecting this code provides the customer the opportunity to be directly involved in the assembly of the engine that will be installed in their respective Z06 or ZR1 model.  

The MSRP of this option is $5800, and includes one night stay; meals and a driver who will transport the customer from a Detroit area hotel to the Performance Build Center for their engine build experience.  Similar to the Corvette Museum option, the customer is responsible for costs associated with travel to and from the Detroit area.

Check out this You Tube video about the experience!

Kansas City Corvette Owners Association Support City of Bowling Green

Representatives of Bowling Green, Kentucky received a unique form of support while in Kansas City a few weeks ago, competing for the title of "All American City." Members of the KC Corvette Owners Association came out in full force with a Corvette display at the competition's headquarter hotel.

"I can't tell you how proud we were -- and how impressed and excited the other participants and judges were to see these beautiful Corvettes, many of whom were "born" in Bowling Green, in front of the hotel," said Bowling Green Mayor Elaine Walker. "The support of these wonderful Corvette owners showed just how important the Corvette is to Bowling Green, and hopefully how important Bowling Green is to the Corvette."

Bowling Green was #11 in the competition (the top 10 are named "All American Cities." The city will try again next year!

NCM Terra Porcelain Mug

An NCM eco-friendly, reusable, thermal porcelain mug with silicone lid. Holds 11 oz and is microwave and dishwasher safe. $14.95

Are you signed up to receive Store emails? Are you a member of the Museum? If not, you'll want to be! Our "Christmas in July" promotion is launching in a few days and you won't want to be left out!

Click the "Profile Center" link at the bottom of this email to check which lists you are on. Click here to become a Corvette Museum member!

1964 and 1971 Dealer Brochures Donated!

We put out a call for help and you answered!

We would like to send a special “thank you” to Ken Swain of Simpsonville, SC for his donation of two 1971 original dealer brochures; Ted Brooke of Lanier Corvettes Limited, Oakwood, GA for his donation of a 1964 original dealer brochure and David Radde of Athens, GA for his donation of both a 1964 and 1971 dealer/sales brochure.  These guys answered last week's request to complete our original dealer brochures for 1953 thru the present!

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NASCAR #48, Autographed! Win this diecast model, autographed by not only Jimmy Johnson, but Rick Hendrick and Jeff Gordon! Check it out and bid here.Ends Sunday!

Fort Knox Bow-Tie Floor Flag: This Chevrolet bow tie is made of hardwood flooring reclaimed from the barracks at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. The wood was salvaged in 2007 as part of a recycling program through the Federal Government. This is a buy it now item, so when they are gone, they're gone! Check it out now and bid here!

Fort Knox Floor Flag: 14" x 19" made from the reclaimed flooring of the barracks at Ft. Knox, KY. Limited edition, only 750 total were made. Buy it now here.


This week's question was: What cell phone company's latest commercial includes a 50s Corvette and what color is the stripe on the car?

Congratulations to Gus Paul IV of Brooklyn, NY! He correctly identified Sprint as having a commercial with a 50s Corvette with a yellow stripe! Gus scored a Corvette t-shirt and passes to the Museum!

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


2011 Build Your Own Z06 or Grand Sport with $60,000 Cash Option!

Thursday, July 29 at 2pm Central Time.

Tickets are $400
Limited to 500 Tickets


Mark Your Calendars!

R8C / Xperience Reunion
August 12-14, 2010

Click here to download our new Events brochure with paper registration form!

Check out the mini video about the planned events here.


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Here’s the latest installment of the Track to Street series from Corvette Racing, featuring the 24 Hours of Le Mans event. This year Corvette Racing celebrated their 50th running at Le Mans, with a commemorative lap consisting of 50 Corvettes being run prior to the race. With excitement and adrenaline running high, the team once again put forth their best efforts, only to watch misfortune strike again. Take a look as the Le Mans story is told from within the garage and out on the track, and what to expect from the team as they continue the battle this season. Watch it on You Tube here.

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