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National Corvette Museum eNews
  March 10, 2011
NCM Hendrick Tour in the Works

The National Corvette Museum has added yet another Museum in Motion tour to our events line-up for 2011.

Mark your calendars for August 16-18 (tentative) when we will head east for a fun NASCAR-themed trip!

The plans currently include:

  • Full day visit with lunch to the Hendrick Motorsports complex
  • Lunch speakers will include a Hendrick driver and crew chief
  • Tour of the Hendrick collection
  • Tour of all the race shops on the site
  • Visit to Lowes Motor Speedway, including lunch
  • Tour of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum

Keep your eyes and ears open for more details on this exciting adventure, and as always - additional announcements will be posted in eNews.

50 Year of Le Mans Film Premiere Raises Funds for Chip Miller Foundation

With all the makings of a Hollywood drama, love story and action film, “The Quest” documents the incredible story of the first Corvette to win its class at the famous track in Le Mans France in 1960. Of course the car couldn’t have done it alone – “The Quest” tells the untold tale of the driver and the man who dreamed to take the car back to France for the 50th anniversary of the win but who lost his life early to a rare disease called Amyloidosis.

For one night only, the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation (CMCF) is premiering the heartwarming documentary created by the award-winning filmmaker Michael Brown. The movie will show on Friday, May 6th at 7:30 p.m. at the Carlisle Theatre, 44 West High Street in downtown Carlisle, Pennsylvania. All proceeds from the tickets will benefit the Foundation. Visit www.QuestDocumentary.com for tickets.

2011 Black Z06 Winner Drawn

Congratulations to Mike Quintard of Yucaipa, CA! Mike's lucky ticket number 414 was drawn today on Corvette Boulevard for a 2011 Black Z06! We sold 1,127 of the available 1,500 tickets.

Next week we give away the chance to "Build Your Own" ZR1. This raffle allows the winner to pick and choose the color and options of a brand new 2011 ZR1, or take the $80,000 cash option. 2nd prize is $1,000 and 3rd prize is $500. Only 638 tickets are available at $500 each.

Learn more about other upcoming raffles and buy tickets online at: corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883.

Wounded Warrior Event in TWO WEEKS, American Idol's Josh Gracin to Perform

March 29-30 Corvette enthusiasts have the opportunity to show their appreciation to approximately 50 wounded warriors from Fort Campbell's Warrior Transition Brigade by participating in a series of activities with the group.

Thanks to all the Corvette enthusiasts who stepped up and volunteered to provide rides in their Corvettes! If you didn't get the chance to sign up for the Caravan, there are still other opportunities for participation.

New to the event agenda, on Tuesday, March 29 American Idol finalist, Country music singer and ex-Marine Josh Gracin will perform for banquet attendees. The banquet is at 6:30pm and cost for dinner is $30. Additionally, two lunches are on the agenda, and registration for those is $15.

For those unable to join us, we are accepting donations to cover the group's expenses.

For a complete event agenda and registration visit:

To make a secure online tax-deductible donation click here.

LAST CHANCE to Feature Your Car on Cafe Tables

Only a few days left to reserve a spot in our Corvette Café with a 4 inch x 2.54 inch table display space! We replace the table tops every 2 years, so if your car is currently on the table you will want to sign up again to ensure it's on the new ones!

We have 270 table top photo display positions available to feature your Corvette image, year, make and color, name and city/state.

This opportunity is available on a first come-first serve basis. You must provide a high quality (300dpi) digital image in jpg or tif format to be eligible - no spaces will be reserved without image and information. Please send an image of your Corvette only – no models please. Table positions will be assigned as received. You have until March 15 to reserve your spot by uploading your image and information online and making your payment of $50 via our website.

Corvette Store Feature

American Destination T-Shirt. Distressed "American Destination" design comes screen printed on the front of this easy to love, super soft tee. Enzyme washed for a broken-in softness. 100% Ringspun Cotton. $20.00

Watch for our "Spring Forward" Sale starting tomorrow! Are you on the Store list? Click the "Profile Center" link at the bottom of this email to check!

Secure Your Original Build Sheet for Show Season

NCM has received an additional 85,000 original build sheets from the Corvette plant. The build sheets are 2002-2010 (up to the last six digits 110597, and for the ZR1s 801572). We also have original build sheets for the Cadillac XLR built in Bowling Green from 2004 to 2008.

If you have called us before trying to get your build sheet - try again! We might have it now.

Original Build Sheets are only $40 for Members and $50 for Non-Members, plus shipping and handling.

Please feel free to call the Library and Archives to see if we now have the sheet for your car and place your order. 800-538-3883 ext. 141, or direct at 270-467-8841 or email betty@corvettemuseum.org.


Another Great NCM Cruise!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Annual NCM Cruise! This year's trip took Museum Enthusiasts to beautiful Hawaii. If you didn't get the chance to participate, we've already made plans for the 2012 Cruise!

February 12, 2012 our 14 night cruise kicks off on the Celebrity Infinity "around the horn" of South America, promising lots of fun and fellowship. Stops include Chile, Argentina and Uruguay with fascinating views of mountain peaks, fjords and rainforests.

Prices for this amazing experience begin at just $3,238.87 per person and includes the cabin, port fees, taxes, travel insurance, one-way transfer, group 3-course dinner and tango show in Buenos Aires, NCM polo shirt, 2 private NCM corktail parties and an NCM travel planner. View the complete agenda online here, and save your spot today!

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This week's trivia question was: Which country has had the most wins at the "12 Hours of Sebring" race

Congratulations to Colby Rigdon of Little Rock, MS. Colby correctly identified the USA as having the most winners and scored a t-shirt and free pass to the Museum!

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

Don't miss Corvette Racing's first event of the season in two weeks at Sebring - the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring March 16-19!


Flint Brick from Original Home of the Corvette

The GM Assembly Plant where the 300 1953 Corvettes were made in Flint, Michigan was razed in 2003.  Thanks to General Motors, the National Corvette Museum has obtained the bricks to use as a fundraiser for the museum.  The bricks have been cleaned and the historic pieces of the 1953 Corvette's heritage are now available for enthusiasts to own. 

Buy it Now thru March 17 while they last.


2011 "Build Your Own" ZR1 with $80k Cash Option

Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 2pm CT.

Tickets are $500 and the raffle is limited to 638 tickets.

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