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
MARCH 25, 2010
Corvettes at Carlisle's Lance Miller to Conduct Seminar at Bash
Attendees at this year's Bash event will have the opportunity to hear the story of the restoration of the first Corvette to win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Lance Miller, son of Carlisle founder Chip Miller, says that the plan is to have the 1960 Cunningham Corvette and one of the drivers, John Fitch, attend the 2010 Le Mans race in June and his seminar is scheduled for Saturday, May 1 at the NCM.
General Motors is also honoring that historic win with the new Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition which will also be at the Bash.
If you haven't yet made your hotel reservations, check out the new specials and deals being offered to event attendees posted on the event registration page!
With the Corvette Grand Sport topping the list as most popular model, the Museum has added two to our upcoming schedule of Corvette raffles, including a Black Grand Sport Coupe with manual transmission, and a souped up Arctic White Convertible with automatic transmission. Read more about these raffle cars on our blog!
Your next chance to win a Corvette is on Thursday, April 15 when we raffle a 2010 Black Coupe! The Coupe is fully loaded with ebony leather seats, automatic transmission, removable transparent roof panel, crossed flag embroidery on the headrests and the 3LT package.
Purchase your tickets online or by calling (800) 538-3883. You don’t have to be present to win. The drawing is Thursday, April 15 at 2 p.m. CT! Check out our Twitter page if you'd like ticket count updates!
Wil Cooksey Receives Prestigious Award
Wil Cooksey, former manager of the world’s only Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, KY and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Corvette Museum will receive the prestigious Lee Iacocca Award August 21, 2010 at the “Cool Cars, Cool Mountains” Car Show in Gunnison, Colorado. Only 20 car clubs in the United States are designated annually by Mr. Iacocca to select recipients for the award that bears his name.
Mike Callihan, president of the Gunnison Car Club, says the choice of Wil Cooksey for the Iacocca Award was a natural one. “Wil is simply an incredible individual. Whether in the car business, on the boards of non-profit community organizations or on the race track he never gives less than his all out best. It doesn’t hurt that he’s a car nut from head to toe, either.” Read more about this award on our blog.
Spring eCatalog and FREE SHIPPING!
Download our Spring eCatalog (a pdf file with all the new looks) and shop online for some great Corvette finds like these Grand Sport mats! Spend $75 or more and receive FREE Shipping!
Free shipping applies to orders* placed by Tuesday, April 6, 2010 on purchases of $75 or more within the Continental U.S. only (free shipping is applied after discounts and does not include shipping charges). Free shipping does not apply to Overnight, Second/Third Day and International shipping. *Some exclusions apply. Not valid on previous purchases.
Are you coming to any of our events this year? Have you considered coming in a day or so early, or staying a day or so late?
Is your club planning a group visit to the Museum, or are you passing through during your spring and summer travels?
Why not add an Xperience to your travel agenda? The NCM Xperience program offers owner a unique experience with their Corvette at the Museum. You can schedule a visit to the Museum where your Corvette receives an exterior cleaning and is then displayed on Corvette Boulevard, similar to the highly requested R8C Program. You will also receive a VIP plant tour and Museum tour as part of the program, plus a one-year individual membership to the museum, commemorative plaque, silver decal and individual photograph in front of the Museum.
Read more about this special experience online and make plans to participate in one, or put it on your bucket list!
Dana Forrester Joins NCM Board of Directors
Dana Forrester, nationally known artist from Independence, Missouri, and member of the Kansas City Corvette Association (KCCA) has been named to the National Corvette Museum Board of Directors. Dana succeeds John Pirkle of Augusta, Georgia, who served in that postion for ten years representing the National Corvette Restorers Society.
Dana assumed his responsibilities at the March 1 board meeting at the National Corvette Museum.
This week's question was: What's the name of the character in the movie 'Jawbreaker' that drives a red Corvette?
Congratulations to Brandon Eckert of Conneaut Lake, PA, winner of this week's Tuesday Nite Trivia. He correctly identified Vylette aka Fern Mayo (played by Judy Greer). Brandon scored a Corvette switchplate!
You, too, can play Tuesday Nite Trivia by becoming a 'Fan' of NCM on Facebook!
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!
BUNNY BRUNCH THIS WEEKEND!
Join us Saturday, March 27 at 10am Central at the National Corvette Museum Conference Center for a full brunch, Easter activities, and pictures with the Easter Bunny in a Corvette. Tickets are only $12 adults / $8 kids and includes Museum admission.
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Vette(s): 1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!
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