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 8, 2014
IN THIS ISSUE:
The Story of the '62
Corvette Personalized Plate
NCM VIR HPDE
"Build Your Own"
Stingray Winner Drawn
Corvette Store Featured Item
Customers and Quotes - Enter
Vette Camp Registration Open
Don't miss all the news on our sidebar at right including: Sinkhole Tours, eBay Auction, May Calendar Wallpaper, and more!
The Story of the '62
car in our Museum has a story, and the story of the 1962 Corvette
donated by David Donoho has been in the limelight since February 12,
when a sinkhole attempted to claim the car.
Donoho was a die-hard Corvette enthusiast, developing an infatuation
from a young age and even saving up enough money to buy his first – a
brand new 1962 – when he was in high school. David was so obsessed, in
fact, that he earned the nickname “The Weather Man” because his friends
would tease him about how closely he would watch the weather, and
quickly take his Corvette home when there was a chance of rain.
was an unassuming and simple man,” said longtime friend and attorney
Beth Sease. She added that as a long time blue-collar worker, David
saved his money and invested it wisely to have the funds to support his
Corvette hobby. David was the proud owner of four Corvettes in his
lifetime – a 1987, 2001 and 2006 (in addition to the 1962) and all were
2011, David turned over the keys to his beloved car – a car he had
owned all of its life… just over 50 years. Beth says that turning the
car over to the museum seemed to be the best thing to benefit David and
preserve his memory.
Read more about David's donation and the future of the car online here.
Exclusive Corvette Personalize Plate Package Now Offered
the ultimate personalization of your Corvette Stingray! This special
package includes a personalized plate which fits nicely in the dash of
your seventh generation Corvette, and a second plate which is mounted in
a 8.25" x 5.25" gunmetal frame with black and red matte. The package
also comes with your choice of two year individual Museum membership or
one year family Museum membership.
personalized plate includes either the Corvette Crossed Flags or
National Corvette Museum (NCM) logo, your VIN and choice of wording.
This special package is only available through the National Corvette Museum and is $400. Learn more and order online here.
NCM VIR HPDE Registration Closing Soon!
A favorite High Performance Driving Event, NCM will take over the track at Virginia International Raceway June 30-July 1.
event offers a combination of substantial track time, direct access to
GM Corvette Designers and Engineers as well as celebrity instructors
including Corvette Hall of Fame inductees Andy Pilgrim and John
Heinricy. Parade laps, ride-alongs with instructors and a banquet are
also offered. This event also offers a 1-day "PrimeDrive" for those
wanting to give HPDE's a test drive.
is $485 for NCM Members, $525 for non-members (includes a discounted
1-year membership) and PrimeDrive is $120. Registration has been
extended to June 1st.
on orders* placed by May 26, 2014 of $50
or more. Build sheet, window sticker, and brick orders excluded. Not
valid on previous purchases. *Some exclusions apply (as noted online).
Continental U.S. only. Minimum free shipping total of $50 is applied
after discounts and does not include shipping costs. Charges apply for
Overnight, Second/Third Day and International shipping.
- Be an NCM Insurance Customer. Already a customer? Your name is in the drawing!
- Request a FREE quote from NCM Insurance.
That's it! If you were at our NCM Bash event and already requested a quote, you're entered! If not, it's easy to get a free quote online here,
or call us up at 877-678-7626. We can insure your Corvette, new or old,
plus other classics, exotics, collectibles, kit cars and more. Deadline
to participate is May 21 and the two winners (customer and quoter... if
you do both you'll have two chances to win) will be announced May 22!
Vette Camp Registration Open
years' week-long Vette Camp will offer the usual Corvette fun,
including a visit from GM Corvette Assembly staff for a walk-around the
latest Stingray, rides in a Corvette, a tour of the GM Plant to see
Corvettes rolling off the line and more. We also will welcome "Mr. Bond and the Science Guys" each day from 1-4pm for fun activities!
June 16-20, 2014
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
(Early drop-off 7:45, late pick-up 4:45)
Bring your own lunch and drink, snacks
To reserve your spot, register here and download our camp enrollment form!
This Friday and Saturday, May 9 &
10, 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.
eBAY AUCTIONS BENEFITTING NCM
Autographed Daytona Pace Car Model Corvette
1:24 scale model of the Pace Car from the 48th Daytona 500, signed by Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and team owner Rick Hendrick.
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