Now through December, visitors to the National Corvette Museum can not only see unique and rare Corvettes, but also a display of Camaros! The exhibit hosts rareitys including Papa John's long lost 1972, a 1987 ILE Prototype, a 1989 ILE Original Production, a Yenko and many more.
Next Tuesday, October 19 through October 27 we also welcome Bumblebee from the first Transformers movie. It is one of the actual cars used in the film and you won't want to miss it!
As part of the exhibit we also have a Camaro raffle car - a 2011 Black Camaro SS/RS. Tickets are only $10 and the winner will also receive a certificate to attend a 3-day Bondurant High Performance Driving School!
Congratulations to Paul Denninger of Chesterfield, MO, winner of today's drawing for a 2011 Cyber Gray Grand Sport. Paul held winning ticket number 202, and actually had won the ticket at the Eureeka Springs Corvette Weekend for being a pre-registered attendee! We sold 374 of the available 500 tickets.
Your next chance to win is our annual NCM Cruise raffle on Thursday, October 28, but if you don't have a ticket you've missed out... They are all gone! November 11 is your chance to win a 2011 "Build Your Own" ZR1 with $80,000 cash option. We also have a 2nd prize of $1,000 and 3rd prize of $500. Tickets are $500, and the raffle is limited to 638 tickets. We've only sold 50 so far. Get your tickets today online at: corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883.
Vets 'n Vettes Pre-Registration Closes Soon!
This year's Vets 'n Vettes event offers a number of new ways to enjoy camaraderie with others who have served. Thursday, November 4 begins with a Military Mystery Tour, while Friday is full with a poker run, presentation of colors by a local drill team, warrior session BBQ lunch and military history team trivia. Saturday brings the annual Veteran's Day Parade, a cruise to Chaney's Dairy Barn, a special seminar and banquet. Check out the agenda and register here!
In addition to the event, November is our Military Appreciation Month. We have a lot of special activities planned, like military vehicle displays, flag flying ceremonies, a memorial area and more. Check out our complete list here.
Ed O'Keefe Donates Magazine Collection
Local couple Ed and Phyllis O'Keefe have had a large collection of automotive periodicals for years, but were waiting for the perfect place to bestow them. After learning that our Library & Archives was finally a reality, they decided it was time to share their collection. Friday, October 1 the couple presented the Museum with the massive set of magazines including:
253 Vette Vues, 45 Corvette News, 9 ZR1 Registry, 6 Vette, 6 Automobile, 6 Vette Vantage, 6 Road and Track Guide to the Corvette, 4 75th Anniversary summer 1986 edition, 35 Keepin’ Track of Vettes, 18 Super Chevy, 2 Consumers Digest, 2 Popular Mechanics, 1 Motor Trend, 64 Corvette Quarterly, 129 Corvette Fever, 24 Motor Trend, 13 Car and Driver, 32 Corvette News, 31 NCRS Driveline, 7 Shark Quarterly, 34 Misc. publications featuring Corvettes.
If you have Corvette memorabilia you would be interested in donating, please contact Betty Hardison at 270-467-8841 or 800-538-3883 x141.
Come Do the Museum Monster Mash!
Saturday, October 30 from noon to 3pm the Museum is hosting a "Monster Mash" on Corvette Boulevard! The event is free and open to the public, and includes trick-or-treating, a costume contest for kids at 2pm, arts & crafts activities and carnival games with prizes for $0.25 a play. Museum tour admission is separate.
If you would like to volunteer to work a carnival game or activity, please contact Katie at 270-467-8846 or 800-538-3883 x146, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you work for a candy company and would like to donate treats please let us know!
This week's trivia question was: We have Tommy Morrison's Camaro on display in our Exhibit Hall... what is Tommy's Corvette-related claim to fame?
Congratulations to Henry Burth of Easley, SC! Henry correctly identified Tommy as being part of the team which set two world records for speed and endurance in 1990 in a ZR-1. Henry scored a Corvette t-shirt and passes to the museum!
You, too, can play Tuesday Nite Trivia by becoming a 'Fan' of NCM on Facebook!
A Piece of History from Corvette's 50th Anniversary! Win signage from the 50th Anniversary Motorama. This is the signage that directed the Motorama, that contained one car from every year, where they needed to park at the locations that they stopped at. The Motorama started at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, then to St Louis, MO and ended at Flint, MI. Bid here on eBay!
We also have some "buy it now" Flint Bricks available on eBay! When they are gone, they're gone so get yours today here!
Here’s the last episode of Corvette Racing’s Track to Street series, highlighting the team’s victory at Petit Le Mans to end the ALMS season. Viewers are given an exclusive view from inside the no. 4 car and a listen-in on the team’s radio conversation as the final laps of the race play out. Watch it here.
VISIT WENDELL AT VETTES AT THE VILLAGE
NCM Executive Director Wendell Strode will be at the "Vettes at the Village" event on Saturday, October 23 at the Fort Walton Beach / Destin & The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
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