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National Corvette Museum eNews

  May 1, 2014

IN THIS ISSUE:
  • C4 / ZR-1 Gathering in Two Weeks
  • Club Parking Lot Banners Available
  • Powder Puff Mechanics
  • 2014 Torch Red Corvette Winner Drawn
  • Corvette Store Featured Item
  • TN Valley Corvette Club Helps Pave the Way
  • Upcoming Events at the NCM

Don't miss all the news on our sidebar at right including: Sinkhole Tours, eBay Auction, Corvette Racing Live Updates, May Calendar Wallpaper, and more!

C4 / ZR-1 Gathering in Two Weeks

The National Corvette Museum has partnered with the ZR-1 Net Registry and Grand Sport Registry to host an event geared towards owners of 4th Generation Corvettes May 15-17. Attendees can participate in seminars, drag racing, autocross, show & shine car show, a special plant tour and other activities tailored to this generation of Corvette.

The highlight of this year's event includes a gathering of the people involved with the 1983 Corvette. The group will lead a seminar to reveal the whole story as to why there is only one left.

Pre-registration (includes hardcard event credential, lanyard and event pin) closes next Wednesday, May 7 and is $10 for Lifetime Members, $15 for Members and $25 for Non-Members.

View the complete agenda and register online here.

Club Parking Lot Banners Available

Would your Corvette Club like to have a banner hanging in the Museum parking lot? We are now accepting reservations for the spots, first come, first serve. Banners stay up for one year, after which time they are returned to the Club.

Clubs may choose to design their own banner artwork utilizing the logos, images, text and colors of their choice; or they may choose to have the Museum create their banner. Banners created by the Museum include one logo and up to four lines of text on any color of background.

Banners are $500 and are a tax-deductible contribution to the Museum, counting towards your annual "Winner's Circle" level.

Please visit our website for all the details and to download a reservation form.

Powder Puff Mechanics Course Offered

Primarily geared towards women but all are welcome at our Powder Puff Mechanics course. Sessions cover topics to help participants become better educated about how to care for their car, including checking and changing fluids, purchasing and changing tires, plus time on our educational driving simulators to practice what to do in emergency situations like tire blow out, wheel drop off and more.

The course is Saturday, May 17 from 10am to 2pm. The cost is $10 and lunch is on your own. Register online here, or call Kellie at 270-467-8852.

2014 Torch Red Vette Winner Drawn

Congrats to Michael James Chapman of Yancyville, NC with ticket number 20021 drawn last Saturday in our raffle for a 2014 Torch Red Convertible Corvette! While this was an "unlimited" raffle, we had to cut orders off early because we were running low on tickets. Be sure to place your orders early. Our next $10 raffle is now online and will be given away August 30!

Next Thursday is your chance to win a 2014 Stingray, built YOUR way! You can choose between a coupe, convertible or take $55,000 cash. The raffle is limited to 1,500 tickets and chances to win are $150 each.

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.

Corvette Store Featured Item
TN Valley Corvette Club Helps Pave the Way

The Tennessee Valley Corvette Club stepped up and contributed $2,000 toward the NCM Motorsports Park's "Pave the Way" campaign, raising funds to help pay for the paving of an extra "carousel" feature on the East Track.

Club President Ronald Richardson made the presentation to Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode last Friday during the annual NCM Bash event.

"Our club wanted to do something in honor of Tom Lewis, founding member of the Tennessee Valley Corvette Club," Ron said. "Tom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has been a die hard Corvette fan for over 30 years," he added.

Ron was joined at the event by several others from the club, expressing excitement for the Motorsports Park. "We were looking for a way to honor Tom and thought the Motorsports Park would be a good way to do it."

Learn more about our "Pave the Way" campaign online here.

Upcoming Events at the NCM

Not only does the Museum host our own Corvette events, but we also serve as a space for others to host THEIR events! We have a few events coming up that are open to the public that we thought you might want to learn more about:

May 3: Jr. Achievement Mini Corvette Challenge
Area businesses race their custom-tooled and detailed Corvette go-carts to compete for bragging rights (and the Gold Cup) in the parking lot of the Museum. The event begins at 9:30am and proceeds benefit Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky.

May 10: Hot Rides for Heroes Car & Bike Show
Benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project, this event is open to all years of American-made hot rods and bikes and is a $10 entry fee for all vehicles. Activities include live music, a military vehicle display, military-themed pinup girl show, inflatables and games for kids, 50/50 drawing, silent auction and more. Activities are from 9am until 5pm in the parking lot of the Museum.

May 10: Stucky Music Festival
A celebration of Southern Kentucky musicians, this fundraising event benefits the Son Rhea Foundation, an organization that gives children the opportunity to participate in music and art. The outdoor concert has live music beginning at noon at the Museum's ampitheatre, with the last group taking the stage at 11pm. Tickets to the event are $25. Learn more and purchase tickets online here.

 

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SINKHOLE TOURS OFFERED FRI & SAT

This Friday and Saturday, May 2 & 3, the Museum will be allowing guests to enter the Skydome to see the sinkhole from 8am-5pm CT. This opportunity is available with regular Museum admission. Guests entering the Skydome must be age 8 or older.

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Autographed Blue "C7" Corvette Stingray Die Cast Model

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

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

Auction ends May 8 online here.

CORVETTE RACING LIVE UPDATES

Corvette Racing's next event is the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda, on Sunday, May 4. Live television coverage will be available on FOX Sports 1. Doug Fehan, Program Manager for Corvette Racing, will be texting live updates to us, which we will be sharing on the NCM Motorsports Park Facebook Page. You don't need a Facebook account to see the updates here.

MAY CALENDAR WALLPAPER

Download this 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible Calendar online here!

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"Build Your Own" 2014 Corvette Raffle

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 2pm CT

Tickets $150, Limited to 1,500 Tickets.

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