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National Corvette Museum eNews
  May 26, 2011
American Warriors Welcomed

Thursday, May 26 a unique celebration was held at the Museum, honoring those who fight for our freedom. 79 Corvette enthusiasts from around the country, led by Kentucky State Police, caravanned to Fort Knox and Fort Campbell, picking up wounded warriors and transporting them to Bowling Green for a day of recognition.

"We're so grateful," Lt. Col. Ibata said. "This is great for morale. It makes us feel appreciated and is one of those things that is helping us through the healing process. Thanks to Exxon and the Museum for caring. I hope you'll keep doing it."

The warriors and guests were treated to guided tours of the Museum and Plant, and a special luncheon in the Museum's conference center. Financial support for the event was provided by ExxonMobil, National Association for Uniformed Services, American Legion Post 23 and numerous other individuals, clubs and organizations.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a huge success, and thanks to the warriors for protecting our freedom!

Museum Displays Roy Orbison's Ride

Roy Orbison was one of the world's first car collectors, and took great pride in his collection. His red 1967 Corvette Stingray is now on display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY.  

Roy was a big Corvette fan and owned several over the years.  The display car was Roy's personal car, used daily to drive to the studio during the making of "The Traveling Wilburys" and "Mystery Girl" albums.  It was also the last car that Roy purchased before his death in 1988. The car is on loan from Roy's wife, Barbara Orbison.

Crank up your favorite Orbison tunes and take the scenic drive to Bowling Green this summer to see Roy's car, as well as many other American classics!

Watch a video produced by RoyOrbison.com on this car here!

Help Us Raise Funds on eBay!

You may have noticed we've not had anything cool up for auction on eBay lately... well, we are out of stuff!

Do you have Corvette items or collectibles you'd like to get rid of? What about tickets to sporting events, races or concerts? Do you own a timeshare or vacation home that others can use?

If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, you could help YOUR museum! As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation, any item you donate to the museum is tax deductible. Items donated can be auctioned through the Museum's eBay account, or used at a silent or live auction at our events.

To donate your items - contact Betty Hardison in the Library at 270-467-8841 or email her. You may also mail donations to Betty at: 350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42101.

2011 Carbon Z06 Winner Drawn!

Congratulations to Gary Bertman of Groton, CT! He held winning ticket #134 in today's drawing for a 2011 Inferno Orange Carbon Edition Z06. We sold 505 of the 1,000 available tickets.

In two weeks, Thursday, June 9, we raffle the chance to "Build Your Own" 2012 Z06 or Grand Sport with $60,000 cash option. The winner can either select a coupe or convertible Grand Sport, Z06 or cash. If a car is selected, pick the color and options, including the new Centennial Edition package. Tickets are only $150 each, and the raffle is limited to 1,500 tickets.

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

Corvette Store Feature

Corvette Racing the GT1 Years. People have been racing Corvettes since about 1955, but until 1998 all of the cars and teams had been privateers. In 1999 Corvette Racing changed all that by becoming the General Motors factory backed professional race team. In this colorful and lavishly illustrated book, Nigel S Dobbie tells the story of all C5R and C6R Corvettes produced by Pratt & Miller engineering, as raced initially by Corvette Racing and subsequently by privateer teams. The book covers in depth all races the cars undertook during the years 1999 to 2009, and includes detailed race histories by chassis of every C5R and C6R Corvette built.

Autographed by Author Nigel S. Dobbie - LIMITED. ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Memorial Brick Special Ends Tuesday!

Less than one week remains on our May memorial brick discount.  In honor of Memorial Day, we are offering small Walkway Bricks “IN MEMORY OF” $25 off regular prices: $75 for members / $100 for non-members. 

Order online with code 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”. Purchase online here.

June Club Events

Don't see your event listed? Make sure you add it to our online calendar here!

June 3-4: Cherokee Strip Corvette Club Show, Ponca City, Oklahoma (NCM Attending)

June 3-5: Grand Canyon / Sedona Tour, Northern AZ

June 3-4: Myrtle Beach Corvette Club Car Show, Myrtle Beach, SC (NCM Attending)

June 4: Vette Magic 36 Car Show, Rancho Cordova, CA (NCM Attending)

June 4: 40th Trip Around the Lake, Fond du Lac, WI (NCM Attending)

June 5: Vette Magic 36 Drags, Sacramento, CA

June 5: Jerry's Chevrolet All GM Car Show, Baltimore, MD

June 5: 35th Annual Spring Fling, Missouri Valley, IA

June 9-12: Corvette Adventures, The Dells, WI (NCM Attending)

June 11: 36th Annual All Corvette Show, Redondo Beach, CA

June 11: 4th Gateway to the West Half Day All Car/Corvette/Truck/Motorcycle Show, Blair, NE

June 11: 15th Annual Corvette Encounter, Dearborn, MI

June 11: 4th Annual NCCO All Corvette Show, Norman, OK

June 11: Corvette Cruise In by Vettes in Perfection, Lake, NY

June 12: All American Corvette Club 11th Annual Show, Paramus, NJ

June 12-24: 2011 Grand Caravan - Keys to Fantasy, FL

June 18: Vette-O-Rama, Concord, CA

June 18: Corvette and Chevy Show, Canton, GA (NCM Attending)

June 18: Annual Car Show, Hazleton, PA

June 23-26: Bloomington Gold, St. Charles, IL (NCM Attending)

June 24-25: Star City Motor Madness, Roanoke VA (NCM Attending)

June 24-26: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event, Orange County, CA (NCM Attending)

June 25: 41st Annual Cavalcade of Corvettes, Jamison, PA

June 26: Harley Davidson Corvette / Motorcycle Show, Baltimore, MD

June 26: Dreamvettes and All GM Show, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

June 26: LRCC 15th Annual Corvette Show, Bristol, PA


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This week's trivia question was: What's the VIN on this week's raffle car?

Congratulations to Mark Crawford. Mark correctly identified the Carbon Edition as bearing VIN 14. Mark scored a Corvette t-shirt and free passes to the Museum!

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


2012 "Build Your Own" Z06 or Grand Sport with $60,000 Cash Option

Thursday, June 9 at 2pm CT

Tickets are $150 and the raffle is limited to 1,500 tickets.


Vettes in the Valley


May 28-29, 2011
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, NC

Join NCM's own Bob Hellmann and Mike Williams for a Friday evening get-together from 4-6pm at the Maggie Valley Inn & Conference Center. Then Saturday and Sunday browse NCM's merchandise.

Read more here.




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