Corvette Plant Seeking Display Cars for 30th Anniversary
This year the Bowling Green Assembly Plant will be celebrating its 30th year of being the home of Corvette. As part of their celebration they are looking to have one Corvette from each of the generations that were built in the plant on display during their monthly “All Hands” meeting on September 1st. They have asked the NCM to find one each of a C3 (specifically a 1981 BG production), C4, C5 and C6 that can be on display for that meeting, approximately a 2 hour time period.
The owners of the 4 cars selected will bring their cars to the plant at 5:45am on Thursday and will be able to attend the all hands meeting as well as have their picture taken with their car while on display inside.
If you are interested in being part of this event please send an email to Roc Linkov (email@example.com) with a picture of your car and your contact information. The 4 winners will be selected in mid July, 2011.
Spring VIP Tour Sale
Join us this Spring for a V.I.P. Corvette Plant and Museum tour and save! Guests who book and use their tour between March 7 and April 14 will save $50 off the regular price.
The 3-5 hour tour includes the GM Corvette Assembly Plant and The National Corvette Museum. Tours are more in-depth and include portions not included in the regular tours.
Regular price of tours is $250 and includes up to four people in a group. Special pricing is $200. Additional persons are $50 each. Tour must be used by April 14. Mention this special offer when booking. More information is online here. You may also contact Gary corkriel or Lori Bieschke at 800-205-4248 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Cool Corvette Raffles Coming Up
As the primary fundraiser for the Museum, several fun raffles are on the schedule for the coming months, including a Build Your Own ZR1, Crystal Red Grand Sport, Trip to France for the Le Mans race, VIN 003 Supersonic Blue Coupe and more. Be sure you check out our Raffle page online for full details.
Next week we give away a 2011 Black Z06 Coupe. The car features black leather interior, 6-speed manual transmission with short-throw shifter, 3LZ package, DVD-based touch-screen navigation, Spider Design Z06 Chrome Aluminum Wheels and more. Tickets are only $150 each, and the raffle is limited to 1,500 tickets. As of Thursday we've only sold 154 of the tickets!
According to Consumer Reports - the 2011 Corvette is a Recommended Buy, and Corvette Convertible had the lowest overall insurance losses of any car. Consumer Digest.com also named Corvette a Best Buy, noting:
"As it has for decades, the Corvette continues to deliver eye-opening performance, distinctive styling and a surprisingly comfortable ride. All of this puts it in a class of its own. Even at the Z06 level, the Corvettes dual personality—a splendid street car that is just as much at home on a race track—is unmatched for the money that you plunk down. Some auto-industry critics have complained about the quality of the interior of this year's Corvettes, but we are less put off by it. We found the bucket seats to be firm and supportive, and, even on long trips, the Corvette is a comfortable companion."
Corvette Store Feature
NCM Ladies' V-Neck Tunic. Reach for this ladies' tunic when you are looking for plenty of comfort and Corvette style! Tunic features a flattering v-neck with a built in contrast panel at the neckline. $21.00
Don't miss our "Read Across America" Sale! Ends Sunday, March 6. Save on select children's and media items. Check it out here.
Museum Website Menu Now Mobile Friendly
Thanks to some of our enthusiasts for pointing out that the Museum's main menu was not mobile friendly! We have now made an adjustment to that menu so that you can tap it twice on your iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices to access items on the menu instead of having a drop down menu like is available for desktop PCs.
We anxiously await the completion of our BRAND NEW website which we anticipate to be completed and launched this fall. The new site will make online shopping easier, and you will have only ONE login and password to access not only the store, but event registration and other sections. Stay tuned!
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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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