Vette(s): SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682) "BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops
MAY 6, 2010
Come Gather With Us Next Week!
May 13-15 the National Corvette Museum's C4/ZR-1 Gathering will bring together one of a kind displays, big names in Corvette and fan favorite activities.
See prototypes that escaped GM’s destruction orders for test vehicles, two 1990 Lingenfelters in the 600 hp range and one of only two Aerobody Lingenfelters in existence. Also making an appearance will be the car that broke the 24-hour World Speed Record in 1990 and the members of the team responsible for this historic achievement, including Tommy Morrison, John Heinricy and Jim Minneker.
2010 Hall of Fame Inductees Jim Ingle and Fred Gallasch will be here, with "Jingles" leading a road tour to Corvette frame manufacturer Metalsa (formerly Dana Corporation) in nearby Hopkinsville.
Read more about the event's activities on our blog! Find the full event agenda online. On-site registration will be available!
Four New Board Members Appointed
The National Corvette Museum Board of Directors elected four new members at its second Quarter Board Meeting. The new members will officially begin their service in January 2011. We look forward to working with them when their tenure begins in January!
Richard Anderson of West Dundee, IL not only has driven professionally for 'Keepin Track of Vettes Magazine' in IMSA and SCCA Trans AM, but also served as an instructor for high performance driving schools and built a 2000 Corvette GT1 record holder with pro driver Tony Ave. He owns two vintage racers (one is currently on display at NCM) an Indy Pace Car and a 2006 Coupe modified to 500+ hp. Richard's experience and knowledge of racing will be invaluable as we continue to work toward our Motorsports Park project.
Leslie Gardner of Redondo Beach, CA has served as a senior manager of Boeing for over 27 years. Leslie is an NCM Lifetime Member and a member of our Duntov Society. She participates in autocross and drag racing, and conducts pro-racing timing and scoring for many major races. Leslie currently serves on two non-profit boards and is a volunteer docent at the Petersen Automotive Museum and her experience in these capacities will be a great addition to the board.
Andy Guinn, entrepreneur and business owner from Douglassville, TX is President and CEO of Port Aggregates, Inc., a limestone/ready-mix company located throughout southwest Louisiana. Andy is also part owner in a BBQ sauce company. Andy has served on a number of community, business and governmental affairs boards and committees. He has been a Lifetime Member and great supporter of the Museum for 15 years. We look forward to tapping into Andy's entrepreneurial spirit for new Museum endeavors.
Greg Mauzy of Midland, TX started and currently serves as President of MGM Oil & Gas Company, drilling and operating wells in Texas and New Mexico. Greg has a collection of over 90 muscle cars - old and new with over half his collection being Corvettes, all with original numbers matching classics and many out of GM's private Heritage Museum. Greg is a Lifetime Member of the Museum and has participated in our R8C Delivery program. Greg's love of classic cars is sure to bring about new ideas to the Museum.
Corvette Racing 'Safari' Banquet Registration Ends Monday!
Corvette enthusiasts can have a truly exciting and entertaining evening on Friday, May 21, 2010. The 'Safari' Banquet will be held at Wild Things Vision Quest Ranch in Monterey - Salinas and includes a food buffet, cash bar, live animal show and tour.
Tadge Juechter, Corvette Chief Engineer will be speaking about 'What’s New for 2011 Corvette and Beyond'; Other VIPs include: Corvette Racing Drivers and Pratt-Miller; Harlan Charles, Corvette Product Marketing Manager; Wil Cooksey, Retired Corvette Plant Manager and Past NCM Board Chairman; Tom Wallace, Retired VLE and Chief Engineer Corvette (speaking about the NCM Motorsports Park); plus a Special Presentation to Corvette Racing Legend - Dick Guldstrand.
A limited number of tickets are available at only $58 per person and the deadline to register is May 10. Register online now.
Three Days Left for Complimentary Shipping!
In celebration of Mother's Day the Corvette Store is offering complimentary shipping on purchases of $50 or more! Applies to orders placed by Sunday, May 9, 2010 on purchases of $50 or more within the Continental U.S. only (complimentary shipping is applied after discounts and does not include shipping charges). Does not apply to Overnight, Second/Third Day and International shipping. Some exclusions apply. Not valid on previous purchases.
Congratulations to David Morris of Petal, MS. David held winning ticket #250 in today's drawing for a 2010 Cyber Gray Coupe Corvette! David has never been to the Museum, and his previous Corvette was a 1976 that he sold several years ago. Wow! Thanks to all the last minute ticket purchases we sold 439 tickets.
In TWO WEEKS we will be raffling off a 2010 Black Grand Sport Coupe! This car features ebony leather seats, Grand Sport chrome aluminum wheels, a 6-speed manual transmission, dual-mode performance exhaust and the 3LT package. The raffle is limited to 500 tickets at $400 each.
Purchase your tickets online or by calling (800) 538-3883. You don’t have to be present to win.
Corvette Owners Driving Experience at Michelin
On Saturday, June 5th from 9am to 4pm Michelin will host Corvette owners from around the Southeast at their test track in Laurens, SC. It is a FREE event with a parade lap, seminar by Lee Willard (tire engineer who developed the ZR1 Corvette tire), and a test drive where you can compare the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tire versus the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires.
Registration is available online at rtp-corvettes.com and click "Events Registration."
This week's question was: What year is the Corvette in the Playstation game Gran Turismo 2?
Congratulations to Tom Merrick of Greenfield, IN. He correctly identified the game as having a 1996 Coupe. Other 'Fans' pointed out that the game actually has 6 Corvettes! A '67, '69, '82, '95 and two '96s. Tom scored two copies of ASC and a dash plaque!
You, too, can play Tuesday Nite Trivia by becoming a 'Fan' of NCM on Facebook!
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