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National Corvette Museum eNews
  July 8, 2010
Motorsports Park Still On Track As One Acre Club Commitments Continue

While sponsorship proposals and networking continues in an effort to raise funding for the planned NCM Motorsports Park, clubs and individuals such as you continue to show your enthusiasm through our "One Acre Club" campaign.

For several years the Coastal Carolina Corvette Club has been a business member of the NCM, and many club members are also museum Lifetime Members.

"When our membership got wind of the proposed Motorsports Park and the opportunity to invest in this initiative, it seemed like a natural fit for our proceeds from our annual 'Vettes Doin' Charleston' Corvette Show to be earmarked as a yearly contribution," said Club President Kim Sheldon.

Kim said 2010 was their second year of contributions towards the Park, and they hope to purchase an acre within five years. To date their shows have netted $5,300 towards their acre.

Mark your calendar now because next year's event is April 16, 2011. Visit their website, www.4CCCC.org for more information. If you are interested in becoming involved with our Motorsports Park project, visit www.motorsportspark.org.

Take a Letterboxing Quest Through the Museum

If you are looking for a new way to explore the Museum, why not take a letterboxing quest!

Letterboxing is a treasure-hunt in scenic places that the whole family can enjoy. Participants seek out hidden letterboxes by following clues, and then record their discovery in their personal journal with the help of a rubber stamp that's part of the letterbox. In addition, letterboxers have their own personal stamps which they use to stamp into the letterbox's logbook. More FAQs online here.

We have planted 7 letterboxes throughout the Museum, and participation is simple. Visit atlasquest.com and perform a location based search for 42101. All of our letterboxes start with "NCM." You can view the clues to help you identify where our boxes are located. We will continue to add more boxes, so if you have any automotive or travel themed stamps you'd like to donate, let us know!

R8C Reunion Road Trip Deadline TUESDAY

Do you like German food, learning about engines, riding trains, scenic drives, Kentucky BBQ and 5-star hotels? If so, you've got to check out next month's R8C / Xperience Reunion! While you don't have to be a past participate to join in on this fun event, you do have to register by Tuesday as our hotel room block drops then.

Check-out the agenda here, and register now to participate!

Make Plans to Attend Corvette Homecoming

Next weekend, join our friend, Joe Pruitt, for his event, National Corvette Homecoming, July 16-18, 2010 at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

While not affiliated with the National Corvette Museum, Joe has some great activities planned, including seminars, arts & crafts marketplace, vendor swap meet, car corral, autograph session, Sans Pareil, reunion show, live music, all Corvette parade and more! Check out Joe's website, corvettehomecoming.com and make plans to visit the Museum while you're in town for the event!

Corvette Store Featured Item: Lug Nut & Wheel Cleaning Brush

Get your ride ready for show season! Our Lug Nut & Wheel Cleaning Brush is one of the most popular items we sell, and it is sure to save your hands and fingers the extra work when scrubbing those lug nuts.

Check out the brush available for $11.95, and we also have a refill pack for $5.95.

Receive Raffle Updates Via Text Message

Want to stay on top of our ticket counts for limited raffles? Sign up to receive raffle text alerts! Simply text NCM to 247411. You will get a welcome. Reply with NCMRAFFLE to confirm your subscription.

You may opt out at any time by texting NONCMRAFFLE. There are no additional fees for this service other than your normal messaging and data rates for your cell phone.

Next week is your chance to win a 2010 Torch Red Convertible! Tickets are $250 and the raffle is limited to 500 tickets. The drawing will be held on Thursday, July 15 at 2pm CT. As of today, Thursday, July 8, we've ONLY SOLD 51 tickets!

Purchase your tickets online or by calling (800) 538-3883.  You don’t have to be present to win and we will draw a winner on Thursday, July 15 even if we don't sell out!

Seeking 1964 and 1971 Dealer Brochures

The Library & Archives is in need of original dealer brochures for the years of 1964 and 1971.  We recently had two donations of original dealer brochures and have combined the inventory and all we are missing are these two years.  If anyone has these and would like to donate them to the NCM Library & Archives it certainly would be appreciated.  Please send any donations to:
Betty Hardison, Library and Archives Coordinator
National Corvette Museum
350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Tune In to Corvette Racing's ALMS Race This Weekend!

This weekend, don't miss the American Le Mans Series Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City. The 2-hour, 45-minute race will begin at 2:35 p.m. MT on Sunday, July 11, and will be televised live on SPEED at 4:30 p.m. ET. Watch this You Tube commentary by program manager Doug Fehan here.

A Corvette Corral is offered at the Park during the race. The Corral includes a grandstand ticket, paved parking with other Corvettes, parade laps Sunday morning, lunch on Sunday, tech talks with race staff, driver visit and private autograph session, beverages and snacks both Saturday and Sunday in the Corvette hospitality tent, raffle for prizes. Tickets are $28 for Saturday, $38 for Sunday or $56 for the entire weekend. Learn more on the Corvette Club of Utah's website here.

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1978 Anniversary Edition Corvette Emblem: The emblem is mounted on a 5-1/2" x 6" wooden piece and is perfect for any Corvette collection. This auction ends in less than 5 days so check it out now and bid here!


This week's question was: What medication has a commercial with a 1958 silver blue / snowcrest white two-tone Corvette?

Congratulations to Lisa McTighe of Broadway, VA! She correctly identified Viagra as having a commercial with a '58 Corvette! Lisa 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!


2010 Torch Red Convertible

Thursday, July 15 at 2pm Central Time.

Tickets are $250
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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