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National Corvette Museum eNews
  June 17, 2010
Calling All Caravanners!

Although the next caravan is four years away, the time will pass so rapidly we will wonder why all the planning didn’t start in 2009. 2014 Caravan Chair, Paul Mariano, has put together some information to get the ball rolling for the caravan and we'd like to share that with you!

"I am soliciting inputs from all those who would like to captain a caravan segment in 2014, both past and future captains. If you felt like your area of the country was not served by an authorized caravan and you think an added segment is warranted, let me know. If you are a past captain and wish to assume the task again, let me know. If you weren’t a captain on the last caravan, but would like to lead a group this time, let me know," said Paul.

Please continue reading Paul's letter on our blog. You may also contact Paul with any input directly via email at: vettltd@hotmail.com.

Kentucky Teen Loans Stingray Skateboard Art to NCM

The National Corvette Museum received a unique and interesting piece of art for display on Thursday, June 10. Harrison County High School Senior, Tyler Hardin presented the museum with a skateboard bearing artwork of a 2011 Stingray Concept Corvette in multiple perspectives.

Tyler was first given the skateboard by members of the Harrison County High School “Skaters with a Purpose” club (S.W.A.P.). The club gave out 13 boards to multiple artists around the county and some to other states. “I am a diehard Corvette fan, so I figured that this was one way to show it,” Tyler said. “Beneath the center image is the reflection, which is that of a 1965 model and the top right hand corner is a 1969 model, but it’s all about the 2011 model,” he added. Read more about Tyler and his art on our blog

Is Chevrolet Dropping The Name 'Chevy'?

If you read the June 9th issue of The New York Times you might think so, but our friends at Chevrolet tell us that's not exactly true. According to Harlan Charles, Chevrolet Corvette Product Marketing Manager, they are now using only the name 'Chevrolet' with formal corporate communications to stay consistent globally, however the name 'Chevy' is still also welcomed publicly.

"We are just saying we sign our name consistently as Chevrolet but our friends can still call us Chevy," said Charles.

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Summer's almost here! Though the weather has seemed like summer for many of you, it officially starts on Monday! If you subscribe to our Corvette Store email list, watch your inbox next week for our Summer eCatalog.

Not sure you're on that list? Click the 'Profile Center' link at the bottom of this email to check!

Win a 2010 Torch Red Convertible!

It will be a few weeks until we give away our next Corvette, but don't wait to get in on the action! The next drawing is for the chance to build a 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.

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!

Historic Flint Bricks, Personalized!

The GM Assembly Plant where the first 300 1953 Corvettes were made in Flint, MI was razed in 2003. The Corvette Museum has the bricks from that plant to use as a fundraiser.

Your purchase of these bricks is considered a donation for tax purposes. The price includes a special numbered plaque which you may select up to five digits (based on availability of that number). You may also get an additional personalized plate for the brick at no additional charge. The brick comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and shipping is included in the price.

Bricks are $100 for members, and $150 for non-members. Non-member price includes a one-year individual membership to the Museum. Visit our website for more information and to order your personalized brick today!

High Performance Driving Event at Thunderhill

NCM is returning to Thunderhill July 28-30, 2010 as part of our expanded and successful HPDE program with a partnership between Hooked on Driving and WSCC. New this year is an optional road tour on the 28th through remote western coastal mountains of California guided by the California Highway Patrol.

Four levels of instruction are available and a parade with catered dinner will refresh you between the two days of training.

Spaces are limited. Visit our website for more information and to register.

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This week's question was: What 1980s flick has a character driving a pink remote controlled Corvette and what was the character's name?

Congratulations to Tom Rhodes of Mason, MI! He correctly identified Gizmo as driving a pink Corvette in the movie 'Gremlins'. Tom scored a Corvette t-shirt and free passes to the Museum!

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

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2010 Torch Red Convertible

Thursday, July 15 at 2pm Central Time.

Tickets are $250
Limited to 500 Tickets

UPCOMING EVENTS


Mark Your Calendars!

R8C / Xperience Reunion
August 12-14, 2010

Click here to download our new Events brochure with paper registration form! We also have these available if you want some to hand out at your event or club meeting. Call us and we'll mail you some!

PREVIEW OF THE R8C / XPERIENCE REUNION

 

If you've not yet made plans to attend our 2010 R8C / Xperience Reunion, now's your chance to start! This year's event offers dual agendas - the chance to hang out at the Museum and participate in local activities, and a fun Road Tour to Indiana. Check out this short video slideshow about the event!

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6/18/10 5:32pm - Reply: 'NCM eNews - June 17, 2010'
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Cumby, TX - USA

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1979 L-48--Corvette Light Blue paint w/ Dark Blue Leather Interior, mirrored t-tops, automatic, 2001 Corvette Coupe: Dark Bowling Green Metallic, 6-speed manual, targa top

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We were at the NCM last week---on Thursday, June 10. Same day Tyler was there, we saw him eating lunch with NCM staffers in the Corvette Cafe.

First time we'd been to the museum, and unfortunately we were not in the 'Vette. Confused  We had been to Memphis and Gatlinburg and were on our way home via Bowling Green. Were in my 2007 Camry. Lease ends soon so we thought we'd take her on a long road trip. Smile

But those mountain drives in the Smokies would have been MUCH more fun if we'd been in the 'Vette!Wink

NCM was really neat, we enjoyed it a lot!

Sheryl & Ronnie


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