As part of our Military Appreciation Month we have invited wounded warriors from the two nearby military bases, Fort Knox and Fort Campbell, for a day at the Museum and both have accepted our invitation! On Saturday, November 20 the National Corvette Museum will have 50-100 special guests at the Museum - wounded warriors from Fort Knox, Kentucky. These guests will each have the opportunity to bring family members with them to enjoy the day. To show our appreciation for their service, the Museum will be providing complimentary VIP guided tours, lunch in our Corvette Cafe, a $25 Corvette Store gift card and an ice cream treat.
If you would like to join us in thanking these military guests, you can help sponsor one or more wounded warriors for $50 each. Your contribution will be considered a tax deductible donation to the Museum. We will include a note in their gift cards to let them know that their visit was sponsored by you. Please make your donation online here and specify Warrior Care Month or by calling Connie at 800-538-3883 ext. 115. Thanks for helping us honor those who serve!
2011 "Build Your Own" ZR1 Winner Drawn
Congratulations to Marie Nordstrom of Garretson, SD! She held winning ticket number 319 in today's drawing for a 2011 "Build Your Own" ZR1! 2nd prize of $1,000 went to W. Urbanoski of Airdrie, Alberta, CA with ticket #297, and 3rd prize of $500 went to Derek Bandentop of Sioux Falls, SD with ticket #313. We sold 398 total tickets.
November 18 is your chance to win a 2011 "Build Your Own" Z06 or Grand Sport or $60,000 Cash!
Tickets are $400, and the raffle is limited to 500 tickets. Get your tickets today online at: corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883.
St. Louis Corvette Club Helps Veterans
As part of Military Appreciation Month, we're sharing stories from Corvette Clubs on how they recognize and honor veterans.
This week's story comes to us from Judy Dooley, NCM Ambassador for the St. Louis Corvette Club.
Our main charity is the Spinal Column Injury Unit at the Jefferson Barracks Veterans Hospital in St. Louis. We plant and maintain gardens each year which the patients and their families enjoy. Picnics, Corvette shows and ward visits provide a welcome diversion. STLCC purchases video and other equipment as needed. Phone cards and goodie bags help with the small necessities. A recent fund raiser netted over $8,000 to continue this support.
Each year STLCC drives the Gold Star Mothers and Dads in the annual Veterans Day Parade. We maintain a section on our website to help remember those who gave so much for our country.
If your club does something special for military, please reply to this email and tell us about it!
Breakfast with Santa
How would you like to have your picture made with Santa... and a red Corvette! Back by popular demand is our Breakfast with Santa event, Saturday, November 27 at 9am. We will have a hot buffet breakfast with biscuits, bacon, eggs, sausage, gravy, hash browns, scones, cinnamon rolls and fruit.
This year's event has a Nutcracker Winter Wonderland theme, complete with the IGA Land of Sweets where kids can scoop up their own treats to take home. We have lots of arts and crafts activities planned, and a ballet performance of the Nutcracker Suite by Western Kentucky University Dance students! Tickets are only $12 for adults and $8 for kids ages 1 -16. Reserve yours today by calling 800-538-3883.
Store Feature: C5 Trunk Gear
At top: C5 Corvette Three Piece Trunk Lid Liner. Dress up your C5 Corvette with this three piece inner trunk lid liner that features the C5 Corvette emblem. The backing is made from waterproof fiberboard so the panel will not warp or curl when subjected to moisture. $139.
Bottom: C5 Corvette Emblem Quiet Ride Compartment Divider. Quiet Ride Compartment Divider embroidered with the C5 Corvette emblem reduces road and tire noise, improves radio sound and keeps items from sliding from front to rear and from rear to front. $139.
VetteParts Resources Gives Back to NCM
Doing any holiday shopping online? 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 almost $1,500 to the Museum. Visit their website at www.vettepartsauctions.com to start shopping today!
Win a Hendricks Racing Team photo, autographed by the team and other VIPs including Rick Hendrick, Jeff Gordon, Jimmy Johnson, Paul Graham (former Corvette Plant Manager), Jim Perkins and Gary Claudio. The framed montage is 18" x 24". Auction ends November 16... bid now!
Own one of the bricks from the original Corvette Plant in Flint, MI. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. Win it on eBay now! Auction ends (tomorrow) November 12!
TUESDAY NITE TRIVIA
This week's trivia question was: What automaker made the B29s that bombled Japan in WWII?
Congratulations to Stephanie Beale of Ashland, VA. She correctly identified Chrysler as producing the B29s. Stephanie scored a Corvette prize and passes to the museum!
You, too, can play Tuesday Nite Trivia by becoming a 'Fan' of NCM on Facebook!
If you want to know all about 'Vettes... then this is the online, monthly newsletter for you! Currently on issue #5 All About Vettes features reviews, how-tos, garage tips, history, Corvette Racing, Museum news and so much more. Check it out online here!
CEREMONIAL TREE PLANTING AT GM CORVETTE ASSEMBLY PLANT
Join the GM Corvette Assembly Plant tomorrow as Plant Manager Dave Tatman and UAW Chairman Shane Colvard ceremoniously plant a tree, marking the beginning of the development of a new 75-acre onsite Wildlife Habitat which will be open to the public spring of 2011. The ceremony takes place at 9am on Friday, November 12. Watch next week's eNews as we provide coverage of this endeavor.
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