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National Corvette Museum eNews
  May 12, 2011
Save on Memorial Bricks

In honor of Memorial Day we are offering small standard Walkway Bricks located outdoors “IN MEMORY OF” at $25 off regular prices: $75 for members / $100 for non-members.

Order online and note IMOBRICK11 in special suggestions box on the shipping summary page. Offer good through May 31st and not available on previous purchases, no other discounts apply. To be eligible for discount, first line of the brick must read “In Memory of”. Puchase online here.

Corvette Forum Cruise-In and American Warrior Recognition Event

Corvette Forum is just two weeks away, and this year's event offers a new activity - a one-day American Warrior Recognition. Thursday, May 26, participants signing up for the AWR will caravan or meet-up at Fort Knox or Fort Campbell, pick up a Wounded Warrior and transport them back to the NCM for a day of tours of the Museum and BG Assembly Plant. A luncheon is also included in the activities.

The Corvette Forum event continues through Saturday and includes a People's Choice Car Show, seminars, poker run, road tours, Gordon Killebrew's school, golf cart autocross, live auction and banquet.

On site registration will be available, and if you've not signed up to transport a warrior but would like to, please contact the events department at 270-467-8804. Log on to our website for the complete agenda.

Mississippi / Corvette License Plates Benefit NCM

Mississippi Corvette Club, Inc. has sponsored a law authorizing a specialty car tag to support the
National Corvette Museum and celebrate the Corvette. Mississippi residents can purchase a tag for $31.00 and $24 of that goes to the NCM with the remaining $7.00 going to various MS government agencies.

If you would like to reserve a tag, please send an application (available by calling Connie at
800-538-3883 x115) and a check for $31.00 made payable to Mississippi Corvette Club, Inc. to:
Mississippi Corvette Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 2703
Jackson, MS 39207

The tags are available for any automobile, not just Corvettes. When 300 tags have been sold, Mississippi Corvette Club, Inc. will submit your application and $31.00 to the Mississippi Department of Revenue, which will print the tags. You will then be notified when you can pick up your tag at your county tax collector’s office. No tags will be printed until a total of 300 tags have been sold. The tags will probably not be printed until January, 2012. Your $31.00 will be fully refunded in the unlikely event that at least 300 tags are not sold. You can follow the progress of the tag sales on the Club website.
When you renew your tag each year, you will be charged $31.00 in addition to the cost of a regular tag by your county tax collector.

One Opening for Mosport Trip

If you missed out on registering for our new Mosport Tour, July 19-24, to Ontario, Canada, we now have ONE opening!

Highlights of this trip include back roads, resorts, quaint villages, a casino, St. Catharines engine plant and Oshawa Camaro Assembly Plant tours and two days at the ALMS race at the Mosport International Raceway.

For members the tour fee is $1700 for the driver and $390 for their guest.  Non-member fees are an additional $40 each and include a Museum membership.  Learn more here and save your spot by calling Karen in the events department at 270-467-8804.

2012 ZR1 Winner Drawn!

Congratulations to Steve Hofmann of Vergennes, VT! He held winning ticket #335 in today's drawing for a "Build Your Own" 2012 ZR1. 2nd prize went to E. Pierce Marshall Jr. of Dallas, TX with ticket #053 and 3rd prize went to William Goff Jr. of Las Vegas, NV with ticket #308. We sold 383 of the 500 available tickets.

Next week, Thursday, May 19, we raffle the opportunity to "Build Your Own" 2012 Grand Sport. You can't even order a 2012 yet, but you could be one of the first to secure one, including the NEW Centennial Package! The drawing will be held at 2pm CT. Tickets are $100 and the raffle is limited to 1,994 tickets.

Learn more online at corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883.

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Cruise with the Corvette Crowd

February 12, 2012 begins a new adventure for NCM fans. Our cruise on the Celebrity Infinity "around the horn" of South America is slated to be 14 nights of fun and fellowship. Stops include Chile, Argentina and Uruguay with fascinating views of mountain peaks, fjords and rainforests.

Prices for this amazing experience begin at just $3,238.87 per person for a balcony cabin and includes the cabin, port fees, taxes, travel insurance, one-way transfer, group 3-course dinner and tango show in Buenos Aires, NCM polo shirt, 2 private NCM corktail parties and an NCM travel planner. View the complete agenda online here, and save your spot today!

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VetteParts Resources has more than 1,400 categorized links to help you quickly locate Corvette vendors selling performance parts, accessories, services, Corvette items on eBay and new and used Corvette dealers.

The eBay affiliate receives a portion of commissions from completed purchases that are referred from their website. They in turn donate half of all money received through eBay sales to the National Corvette Museum.

So far, VetteParts Resources has donated over $1,500 to the Museum. Visit their website at www.vettepartsauctions.com to start shopping today

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This week's trivia question was: A celebrity pastry chef's Corvette was stolen. Name his show, the network it airs on, his business's name and the city it is based out of.

Congratulations to Tammy Kaehler! She correctly identifed Duff Goldman of the show Ace of Cakes which airs on Food Network. Duff owns Charm City Cakes out of Baltimore. Tammy scored a windbreaker and free passes to the Museum!

By the way - if you help Duff find his missing Corvette you'll earn free birthday cakes for the rest of your life!

You, too, can play Tuesday Nite Trivia by becoming a 'Fan' of NCM on Facebook!


2012 "Build Your Own" Grand Sport with $50k Cash Option

Thursday, May 19 at 2pm CT

Tickets are $100 and the raffle is limited to 1,994 tickets.


NASCAR team owner and Chevy dealer Rick Hendrick spent today at Wixom’s Performance Build Center to take part in the Corvette Engine Build program. Hendrick built his own 505 horsepower LS7 V8 which will go into his Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition.

The Corvette Engine Build Experience allows the buyer of a Corvette Z06 and ZR1 to assemble the very engine that will go into the Corvette they are purchasing. Described as the Ultimate Corvette Fantasy Camp, participants work under the watchful guidance of one of the PBC’s master engine builders. The engine is then shipped to Bowling Green where it's mated with the customer's car.
Hendrick is the 13th person to build his own engine at Wixom’s Performance Build Center.

“As a Chevy enthusiast and lifelong gearhead, having the chance to experience GM’s hand-build engine assembly is a real privilege,” said Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “I want to thank everyone at the Performance Build Center for this opportunity. It’s incredible to spend time with the people here and see first-hand these processes that produce some of the best engines in the world.”

Cost of the Engine Build Experience is a $5,800 option and the participant gets their name on the small plaque that adorns every LS7 and LS9 engine that identifies the builder. All the engines built are covered by Chevrolet’s 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Source: Corvette Blogger



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