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National Corvette Museum eNews
  March 27, 2014
IN THIS ISSUE:
  • 20th Anniversary Event Agenda Posted
  • Converting Construction Team to Corvette Enthusiasts
  • Build Your Own Stingray Winner Drawn
  • C7 Stingray Press Kits Available for a Donation
  • Corvette Store Featured Item
  • Enthusiast Donates Dale Earnhardt Guitar to Benefit Museum
  • Upcoming Club Events
20th Anniversary Event Agenda Posted

20th AnniversaryThe waiting is now over! Our Events Department has rolled out an amazing line-up of activities in celebration of the Museum's 20th Anniversary, including things to do at both the Museum and Motorsports Park. Hear seminars on Nurburgring, Zora Duntov, the founding of the Museum, the history of Corvette, the 1983 Corvette, the sinkhole and more.

Chevrolet will be offering a Ride and Drive at the Motorsports Park, and we will also be offering free Parade Laps (drive your own car) on the new track, plus special touring sessions with VIPs in addition to the Grand Opening festivities planned for Thursday morning.

Aside from the scheduled activities, we have posted a number of road tour ideas that you can take on your own or with a group of friends (maps, too!) and we are continuing to add a few guided road tours designed for those who are "new" to visiting Bowling Green and/or are not traveling to the event with a club or friends (great way to meet people!).

Check out the many links and pages we have created to help you plan your visit online here.

Converting Construction Team to Corvette Enthusiasts

Since February, Tom Henry has been serving as a consultant with Hayward Baker, working in the Skydome to fix the sinkhole. Ive been putting in the micro piles around the perimeter of the spire and the dome itself. Being around all of the Corvettes has had an effect on Tom however, making him think about getting one. Hearing about this, Museum Director Wendell Strode asked GMs John Spencer to come over and reward Tom with a ride in a brand new C7. Im here to seal the deal, John jokes. Ill bring him back in one piece but were going to have a good time along the way.

I am really excited about this, Tom says with a big smile. Its been a long time since Ive even been in a Corvette so Im looking forward to seeing what these cars can do. It would be a nice way to end this thing by driving away in a Corvette of my own.

Build Your Own Stingray Winner Drawn

Congrats to Sharon Cole of Garland, TX with winning ticket #175 in our "Build Your Own" 2014 Stingray raffle drawing today. We sold all 1,500 of the available tickets.

Your next chance to win a Corvette is Thursday, April 10 at 2pm CT when we draw a winner for our 2014 Arctic White Convertible Corvette Raffle. Tickets are $100, and the raffle is limited to 2,014 tickets! So far we have sold 489 of the available tickets.

Learn more about our raffles, including exclusions and restrictions and purchase tickets online at www.corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883 during normal business hours.

C7 Stingray Press Kits Available for a Donation

In an effort to help raise funds for the Museum's sinkhole relief, General Motors has donated some C7 Stingray Press Kits that enthusiasts can receive for a $500 donation.

The press kits were available to media and select VIPs at the January 2013 reveal of the Seventh Generation Corvette. The kits are new and in a sealed box. To secure yours, visit our website and select the Sinkhole C7 Press Kit option and designate your donation amount to be $500.

In addition to receiving your kit you will also get a donation acknowledgement letter, and the donation will count towards our annual Winner's Circle recognition (those who give $1,000 and above in a calendar year). Click here to donate while they last!

Corvette Store Featured Item
Enthusiast Donates Dale Earnhardt Guitar to Benefit Museum

After the Museum sinkhole damaged eight prized Corvettes and the iconic home that housed them, Gary Davis knew he had to do something to show his support. Gary own a limited edition, 2003 Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert Epiphone Gibson Guitar (one of only 300 made) featuring autographs from Martha Earnhardt, Kerry Earnhardt, Taylor Earnhardt, Carol Bickford (Jeff Gordon's mother), Glenn Wood (Wood Bros.), Rusty Wallace and Darrell Waltrip.

"The reason I donated it was that Dale will always be a part of GM, Racing, and Corvettes. I figured some lucky bidder would get something they would enjoy. Happiness is what life is all about and the Corvette is The American Sports Car that will give it to you."

Gary's guitar was auctioned off on the Museum's eBay account, netting $1,025.

If you have an item you would like to donate to the Museum as a fundraiser, please contact Stephanie Morrill at stephanie@corvettemuseum.org or call 270-467-8837. Donors will receive an acknowledgment letter for either the value of the item, or the amount it sells for (whichever is greater).

Upcoming Club Events - APRIL

April 5: Mid-Missouri Corvette Club 20th Annual Corvette Cup, Columbia, MO (NCM Attending)

April 5: 39th Annual Vette Set Car Show, Redondo Beach, CA

April 12: 10th Annual Corvettes & Crawfish, Seabrook, TX

April 12: Vets and Jets, Pensacola, FL

April 12: 6th Annual Spring Corvette Show, Chamblee, GA

April 12: Vettes Doin Charleston Corvette Show, Charleston, SC (NCM Attending)

April 25-27: Texas Corvette Association 22nd Annual Open Car Show, Boerne, TX

April 26: Annual CORVETTES INTERNATIONAL Charity Car Show, Raleigh, NC

To add your car show to our calendar, click here.

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Autographed Blue "C7" Stingray

Autographed Blue C7 Corvette Stingray Coupe Special Edition. This 1:24 model is signed by Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter and Chevrolet Performance Cars Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick.

**Item is New in the box, but has been opened to be autographed.

Auction ends April 3 online here.

NEXT RAFFLE


2014 Arctic White Convertible Stingray

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2pm CT

Tickets $100, Limited to 2,014 Tickets

2014 UPCOMING EVENTS
 
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