Vette(s): SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682) "BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops
June 3, 2010
Bloomington Gold Just Weeks Away
Bloomington Gold® Corvettes USA is only weeks away. It’s the longest running continuous Corvette show since 1973 and will take place June 24-27 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois.
Bloomington Gold's judging system – Gold Certification®, SURVIVOR® and BENCHMARK® - is the measurement by which collectors, auctions, magazines and parts manufacturers compare all other Corvettes. In addition to judging, Bloomington Gold offers educational seminars, auction and other Corvettes for sale, vendors and swap meet. New for 2010 is The Great Hall which will celebrate 10 people and 10 cars that have helped shape the Corvette phenomenon. Also 75 of the best historically preserved originals of all make and model cars will be judged for the 3rd Annual SURVIVOR collector Car event.
The Corvette Museum will have a booth in the Lobby of the MegaCenter, space L11 and representing us are NCM Board Members Ivan Schrodt and Abbie Miller. Stop by to check out the great Corvette merchandise, raffle tickets or just to say hello!
Make Plans to Attend Corvette Homecoming
Our friend, Joe Pruitt, throws a nice party and you're all invited! His event, National Corvette Homecoming, (though not affiliated with the Museum's events) is July 16-18, 2010 at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
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 led by this year's grand marshal Joe Spielman and more! Check out Joe's website, corvettehomecoming.com and make plans to visit the Museum while you're in town for the event!
Calendar Wallpaper Free Download Corvette Racing at Le Mans Next Weekend
This month's free download is from Corvette Racing at the American Le Mans Series, Laguna Seca (California) May 20, 2010. Corvette celebrates 50 years at Le Mans this year and pictured are 2010 #4 C6.R GT2, 2011 VIN 001 GM Design Special Anniversary Z06, 1960 #2 Le Mans competitor, 1969 #49 Le Mans competitor (raced at Le Mans in 1973), and 1967 #9 Le Mans competitor. These cars will reunite at Le Mans next weekend! Download it here.
Corvette Racing’s next event is the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the Circuit de La Sarthe in Le Mans, France. The 24-hour race will start at 3:00 p.m. CET on Saturday, June 12. Portions of the classic endurance contest will be televised live on SPEED: - 6/12 8:30am ET - The Start - 6/12 6pm ET - The 78th Running - 6/13 6am ET - The Finish
Live streaming is also available on the Speed website. Click here for information.
Corvette Store Gifts for Dad: Complimentary Shipping on $50 or More!
Applies to orders placed by Sunday June 13, 2010 on purchases of $50 or more within the Continental U.S. only (complimentary shipping is applied after discounts and does not include shipping charges). Does not apply to Overnight, Second/Third Day and International shipping. Some exclusions apply. Not valid on previous purchases.
2010 Arctic White Grand Sport Convertible Raffle Winner Drawn!
Congratulations to Kimberly Bailey of Great Falls, VA. Kimberly held lucky ticket number 1572 in this week's raffle for a 2010 Arctic White Grand Sport Convertible!
Next week is your chance to win a 2010 Torch Red Coupe Corvette! The fully loaded ride has ebony leather seats with crossed flag embriodery, forged chrome aluminum wheels, transparent removable roof panel, automatic transmission with 6-speed paddle shift, dual-mode performance exhaust and the 3LT package. As of today, Thursday, June 3, we've only sold 64 tickets!
Tickets are $250 and the raffle is limited to 500 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, June 10 even if we don't sell out!
High School Students Build Corvette Inspired Car
Members of the Valley Vettes Corvette Club shared with us a recent project by Brillion (Wisconsin) High School students. The students built a Corvette inspired car from scratch using cardboard, foam and fiberglass. The car can reach speeds of 60 MPH and has Corvette-like features, including the 4 tail lights and a Jake emblem on the hood.
The students started with a model of a C6 and a device that scans a 3-D object into a computer, then scaled it to the required size including some changes required by the contest. The computer provided templates that they transferred to cardboard, filled with the foam and carved a body on that.
Members of the Valley Vettes Corvette Club joined the students on May 20 for an impromptu car show at the school. Check out more photos of this project in our Picasa Album.
This week's question was: What celebrity put their 2009 ZR1 on eBay this past week?
Congratulations to Brent Seaux of Lafayette, LA. He correctly identified Tim Allen as auctioning his ride. The car went for $95,500 Tuesday night! Brent scored a Corvette t-shirt and free passes to the Museum!
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JOHNNY O'CONNELL SPEAKS ABOUT NCM'S MOTORSPORTS PARK PROJECT
During a presentation on the National Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park project at the C5/C6 Bash, Corvette Racing driver Johnny O'Connell takes the mic to share his excitement about the planned project. Check out the video here.
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