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National Corvette Museum eNews
  July 28, 2011
IN THIS ISSUE:
  • NASCAR's Rick Hendrick Visits NCM
  • 100 Days Until the 100th Anniversary
  • See You at Carlisle!
  • Corvette Racing Wins Grand Prix of Mosport
  • Build Your Own Grand Sport Raffle Next Week
  • Corvette Store Feature
  • Caravan Captains Announced
  • August Club Events
NASCAR's Rick Hendrick Visits NCM
 

The National Corvette Museum was abuzz on Tuesday when NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick arrived, taking delivery of not one but three Corvettes! In addition to the 2011 Inferno Orange Carbon Edition (VIN 001), 2011 Black Carbon Edition (only black carbon in existence, and the last one made) and the 2012 Centennial Edition Z06 (VIN 100), Mr. Hendrick brought along three cars from his collection for display and photo ops, including the 2011 Le Mans Tribute Corvette the Museum auctioned at Barrett-Jackson to raise funds for the Motorsports Park.

After touring the Museum and taking a test drive of the simulators, the group enjoyed lunch in the Museum's Conference Center, catered by the Corvette Cafe. "If there's a Corvette junkie in the world I'm it," said Hendrick at the luncheon. Hendrick presented the Museum with two checks for $2,500 - one from Hendrick Motorsports and the other from Hendrick Automotive Group. You can watch the video of Rick at the luncheon here on our You Tube channel, and there are a few other candid videos posted from that day. Also check out some photos we've shared online from the visit here.

100 Days Until the 100th Anniversary

We're just under 100 days from the 100th Anniversary of Chevrolet, and GM is celebrating in some unique ways!

Teaming up with Pandora Internet radio, GM has created a special "Chevy 100" channel to celebrate the milestone birthday. The station will play the top 100 songs that mention Chevrolet cars, including Prince's "Little Red Corvette." Check out the Pandora station here.

Other celebratory initiatives include the Centennial Edition Corvette which Bash attendees got to check out first-hand, a nationwide rollout of the Volt, sponsorship of this year's Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit and special website promotions at www.Chevy100.com - including the chance to vote for the BEST Chevy of all time.

The Museum has a few celebrations of our own, including a 100 Years of Chevrolet exhibit kicking off Monday and running thru the end of December. The exhibit includes a 1912 Little, 1939 Produce Truck, 1942 War Car and models such as the Impala, Bel Air, Corvair, Malibu, Chevelle and more!

See You at Carlisle!

We're just a month out from Corvettes at Carlisle and we hope you've been making plans to attend!

Carlisle is one of the largest and most fun-filled Corvette events in the world, featuring more than 5,000 Corvettes representing all generations. Participate in autocross, dyno testing, burnouts, and the parade through historic downtown Carlisle. Check-out the swap meet with a wide variety of vendors, an all-Corvette car corral, Manufacturers Midway and Installation Alley.

Online registration is now open for the 2011 Corvettes at Carlisle event. Pre-register and save $10! If you'd prefer, registration is also available by calling 717.243.7855. Please note: refunds will not be issued less than 19 days prior to the beginning of the event.

If you're coming to Carlisle, why not volunteer to help the Corvette Store? We will have a large booth setup selling lots of great gear. If you are available to help contact marla@corvettemuseum.org.

Corvette Racing Wins Grand Prix of Mosport
 

Corvette Racing returned to the winner's circle at the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport as Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen scored the team's first American Le Mans Series victory of the season. Gavin and Magnussen won the GT class by 4.4 seconds in their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R over the Ferrari 458 Italia of Jaime Melo and Toni Vilander. Tommy Milner and Olivier Beretta finished sixth in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R after contact with a backmarker cost them valuable time on the high-speed Canadian circuit.

The Museum was on hand at the race to cheer on the team, and even won the club participant award at the Corvette Corral. The visit to the race was part of the "Museum in Motion" series. You can experience a VIP "MiM" trip as we travel to the home of NASCAR August 15-18. Spots are still available. Learn more online here!
 

Win a "Build Your Own" Grand Sport Next Week!
 

Thursday, August 4 is your chance to win a "Build Your Own" 2012 Grand Sport Corvette with $50k cash option. The winner can select the car's color and options, including the Centennial Edition package. The raffle is limited to only 1,994 tickets at $100 each. That day our Vette Campers also have something special planned, so be sure to tune into Delivery Web Cams 1-4 at 2pm CT for a fun treat!

Learn more online at corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883.

Corvette Store Feature | Complimentary Shipping!

Corvette Park Loud T-Shirt. This 100% cotton tee reminds you to "Park Loud." Screenprinted design on front and back. $16.95

Now through August 7 receive complimentary shipping when you spend $75 or more! Learn more online here.

Welcome New Caravan Captains
 

We would like to welcome three new 2014 National Corvette Caravan Captain volunteers who have stepped up to lead caravans from their areas:

WYOMING: Lynn McBride - Casper, WY. Lynn will be working closely with Robin Forrer and her Northwest Caravan to integrate the two caravans into one cohesive unit.  Lynn is a member and present governor of Central Wyoming Corvettes.

WESTERN CANADA: Graham Borley - Red Deer, AB. Graham has volunteered to organize a Canadian caravan to lead our neighbors from the western provinces and have them become part of the NCM Caravan experience.  Graham is a member of the Corvettes Unlimited Corvette Club of Calgary.

GEORGIA: Robert Brown - McDonough, GA.  Robert is a long time Lifetime member and supporter of the NCM.  Robert is a member of the Notorious Vettes Corvette Club of Atlanta.

Thanks to everyone who is working so hard to make our 2014 Caravan a success!
August Club Events
 

August 4-7: 38th Annual Vettes on the Rockies, Breckenridge, CO

August 4-7: National Street Rod Association Show, Louisville, KY (NCM Attending)

August 6: Celebrate Oxford Corvette and Classic Car Show, Oxford, MI (NCM Attending)

August 12-13: Corvettes in the Park, Cottage Grove, OR

August 13: KCCA Vette's On The Square, Independence, MO

August 13: Classic Glass Corvette Club 5-Star Classic, Tacoma, WA (NCM Attending)

August 13: Cruisin' for the Kids, Wooster, OH

August 13: Corvettes America, White Lake, MI (NCM Attending)

August 17: Corvettes on Woodward, Bloomfield Hills, MI (NCM Attending)

August 19-21: Thunder in the Mountains, Whistler, BC, Canada

August 19-20: 2nd Annual Corvette Reunion / Back to the Bricks, Flint, MI (NCM Attending)

August 20: Circle City Corvette Club, Clayton, IN (NCM Attending)

August 20: Vettes for Vets, Carmel, IN

August 20: Chase County Corvette Classic, Imperial, NE

August 20: Woodward Dream Cruise, Detroit, MI (NCM Attending)

August 21: Corvette Spectacular, Los Altos, CA (NCM Attending)

August 21: Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI (NCM Attending)

August 21: Rochester Corvette Club's Sponsor Appreciation Day Car Show, Rochester, NY

August 26-28: Corvettes at Carlisle, Carlisle, PA (NCM Attending)

August 26-28: 15th Annual Northwest Arkansas Corvette Club Summer's End Car Show, Rogers, AR

August 28: Nebraska Corvette Association All Corvette Show, Lincoln, NE

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C6 Corvette Fossil Watch Set

This is a one-of-a-kind C6 Corvette Fossil wristwatch set. Each watch has a brown leather band, date stamp and C6 Corvette emblem on the face and is water resistant up to 100 feet. Each watch also comes in a National Corvette Museum collector tin.

Auction ends August 4. Bid now here.

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2012 "Build Your Own" Grand Sport or $50k Cash

Thursday, August 4 at 2pm CT

Tickets $100, Limited to 1,994 Tickets

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