Meet Corvette Racing's New Driver, Tommy Milner at Bash!
On-line registration for the C5/C6 Bash will close in just three weeks... are you signed up? If you want to be one of the first to see the 2012 Corvette, and hear how plans for the C7 are coming along - this is the event to attend! All online registrants will receive a hardcard credential, lanyard, event pin and dash plaque!
This year you aren't going to want to miss our Lunch with the Corvette Race Team and autograph session! Meet new driver Tommy Milner and hear about the changes made for Corvette this season.
Harlan Charles and Kirk Bennion will be on hand to unveil the newest Corvette, and Tadge Juechter will join them for a seminar on "What's New for 2012". Steve Grilli from the Corvette Plant, and Tom Hill team up with Harlan and Tadge to help you get to know your Corvette.
As always, NCM's events get you closer to GM, give you opportunities for questions and put you on the inside track! Don't miss out April 28-30! Agenda here.
Are You a Green Driver?
Have you always wanted to learn techniques that will help you push your Corvette to the limits, and learn the highest level of safe performance driving?
We have the opportunity for you! Now in our 5th year our HPD Event at ViR continues to expand in scope and activities. In addition to the annual 2-day HPDE with track time, rides and classroom for students, we continue with PrimeDrive which is a reduced 1-day version of an HPDE as well as the chance to ride with Andy Pilgrim and Shields Bergstrom and see how the pros do it. There are a number of new additions to the event including the skidpad, rides in a vintage race car and a special corral for a spectator celebrity choice car show. GM engineers, quality control and designers will be in attendance as in the past. We also will see the return of past vendors Zip Products, KNS Brakes, Michelin Tires and a larger Corvette Store. As always, spectator admission remains free.
There are a few spots left for those new to our High Performance Driving Events. Check out the information page here, and we hope to see you June 27-28 at the Virginia International Raceway!
2011 Crystal Red Grand Sport and France Trip Raffle Winners Drawn
Congratulations to Edward Gleason of West Chester, PA! He held winning ticket #218 in our raffle for a 2011 Crystal Red Grand Sport.
Also congratulations to Julie Pelton of Southport, FL! She held winning ticket #183 in our raffle for a trip for two to the Le Mans France Race!
Next week we give away the chance to win a 2011 "Build Your Own" Z06 or Grand Sport. This gives one lucky winner the opportunity to build their dream Corvette, or take the $60,000 cash option! Only 500 tickets are available at $400 each. Drawing is Thursday, March 31 at 2pm CT.
Have you always wanted to have a nice setup in your garage so you can work on your ride? Or maybe you have a monster garage and could use more storage.
Did you know you can purchase the same brand of lift the Museum uses in our PDI area? If you are wondering which Stinger lift is right for you, check out our new page with more information and feel free to call Gary with any questions or to order. Your purchase supports the mission of the National Corvette Museum!
Guitarist Slash to Auction Stingray
If you've always wanted a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Sports Coupe, and you are a fan of Guns-n-Roses, this Saturday could be your lucky day!
Former guitarist for the 80s "hair-band" is putting his car on the auction block March 26 through entertainment memorabilia auction house Juliens Auctions of Beverly Hills.
Slash's ride features a big block 427 cubic inch V-8 engine with 435 horsepower, 4-speed manual transmission, power steering, power brakes with 4-wheel disc brakes, Holley 4-barrell carburetor, spinner delete Stingray wheels and more. The car is all original and was purchased in the 80s by Slash.
In addition to the Corvette car... he is auctioning a Gibson Les Paul Corvette Guitar.
C6 Corvette Pin Stripe Shirt.Classic stripes in a poplin with a highly rated wrinkle-resistant finish keeps this shirt looking god wash after wash. Shirt features a button-down collar, barrel cuffs, a chest patch pocket and the C6 Corvette emblem embroidered on the left front chest. 60% cotton, 40% polyester. $65.00
Need spring car care items? Check out our selection online here.
Corvette Racing Takes to the Podium at Sebring
Corvette Racing raced around the clock to finish third and fourth in the GT class in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the season-opening round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series. The No. 03 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Tommy Milner, Olivier Beretta, and Antonio Garcia completed 312 laps and finished third, 49.294 seconds behind the class-winning BMW. The No. 04 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen, and Richard Westbrook was fourth across the finish line with 311 laps.
Check out this article by team member Tommy Milner on Auto Week.
Corvette Racing’s next event is the American Le Mans at Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif., on Saturday, April 16.
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.
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