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National Corvette Museum eNews
  OCTOBER 6, 2011
IN THIS ISSUE:
  • NCM Receives Historical Documents from NCRS
  • GM Corvette Assembly Plant Named Business of the Year
  • Corvette Racing Scores Two Awards at ALMS Ceremony
  • "Build Your Own" Grand Sport Raffle Next Thursday
  • Save $10 on New Memberships
  • Flint Brick Sale Extended
  • Receive a $10 Corvette Store Gift Card for Every $50 Spent
  • October Calendar Download
  • Former NCM Board Member Passes
NCM Receives Historical Documents from NCRS
 

The National Corvette Museum was founded by members of the National Corvette Restorers Society with the idea of collecting and permanently storing valuable documents and artifacts relating to the Chevrolet Corvette. For years we’ve been doing just that as our members and other Corvette enthusiasts continue to scour the planet for anything that might have historical significance regarding America’s sports car. Of particular importance is the vast amount of technical data collected by the NCRS itself over the years. Dating all the way back to 1953, this treasure was intended to find its way here eventually, and now, after two decades of waiting, the first shipment has arrived.

One reason it took so long to get here was that the Museum simply was not set up to adequately store and protect these documents. With the expansion though, a state of the art archival storage room was constructed where the environment is precisely controlled. Temperature, humidity, and even the fire suppressant system was considered as this space was constructed. “The shelving system we have here was designed to accommodate this collection,” said Vince Perriello, who oversees the Library and Archives. “We’ve waited many years for this day.”

Library and Archives Manager, Betty Hardison, who has been with the Museum longer than anyone here, couldn’t contain her happiness. “This is a great day,” she said. “Now the work begins of getting each page in sheet protectors, organizing them into years and getting them into binders for easy access. After that we’ll need to build a database that lists what is in each volume. When we’re done, Corvette historians will have a window to the past with a view that goes on for miles further than ever before.”

Our thanks to the members of the NCRS who faithfully collected and preserved all of this for the Corvette community and to the leadership who trusted us enough to pass it along.

GM Corvette Assembly Plant Named Business of the Year

The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated Business & Industry Appreciation Month by presenting 23 targeted businesses with awards at the Business & Industry Appreciation Banquet tonight. The General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant received the top award for the evening, the John B. Holland Business of the Year Award.

Dave Tatman, plant manager for the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, accepted the Award, "The GM Corvette Assembly workforce is absolutely thrilled to be named Business of the Year, especially in light of the ups and downs of the auto industry over the last few years. But the resilience of the workforce at this plant in Bowling Green is evident in everything we do. I have never seen a group of men and women more dedicated to producing a product that not only meets but exceeds customer expectations, in addition to giving back or what I call paying forward in the local community. I am so honored to represent this team and just proud that their efforts have been noticed."

The General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant has been home to the iconic Chevy Corvette since 1981 and currently employs approximately 590 full- and part-time employees.

In May 2011, GM officials announced that the plant will undergo a major refurbishment to add a new vehicle product program-the next-generation Chevy Corvette-creating 250 new jobs and a capital investment of more than $131 million. This announcement is the third largest announced investment in Kentucky by companies within the manufacturing and supportive/service firm industries this year.
 

Corvette Racing Scores Two Awards at ALMS Ceremony

Corvette Racing received two nods at the American Le Mans Series awards ceremony.

Jan Magnussen was voted the Most Popular Driver in online balloting by fans. He is the only ALMS driver to have won a race in every year since the series' inception in 1999. He joined Corvette Racing for endurance events in 2004, and became a full-season driver in 2007. He was GT1 co-champion with Johnny O'Connell in 2008, and finished second in the GT championship this year with teammate Oliver Gavin. He cited the series' international appeal as a factor in his selection as the Most Popular Driver.

Dan Binks, crew chief for the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R, was selected by International Motor Sport Association (IMSA) officials as the Battery Tender Mechanic of the Year in the GT class. Binks received a $5,000 award in recognition of his wrenching and leadership skills. He then donated the award to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, the official charity of the ALMS, on behalf of his teammates.

Corvette Racing was runner-up in the GT Team championship, the team's best finish since moving to the GT category in 2009 after winning eight straight GT1 titles.

"Build Your Own" Grand Sport Raffle Next Thursday
 

Thursday, October 13 is your next chance to win a Corvette! We will be raffling off a "Build Your Own" Grand Sport with $50k cash option. Tickets are only $100 each, and the raffle is limited to 1,994 tickets.

Learn more and purchase tickets online at www.corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883 during normal business hours.

Save $10 on New Memberships!
 

We invite you to become a Corvette Museum member with discounted pricing!  Those joining as new members will receive $10 off total membership cost during this promotional period. In order to take advantage of this special sale price, use the Corvette Store link provided below and mention code 10OFFMEM in the special instructions box located on the shipping summary page. Discount ends on October 14th. Valid on new memberships only. Orders must be received during promotional period only to be eligible (does not apply to previous orders or those received after the end of the promotion). EMemberships and New Generation are excluded from this offer and only one discount per membership order. Sign up now online here!

Flint Brick Sale Extended to October 31

Now through October 31 is your chance to purchase a piece of Corvette history at more than 50% off! For a limited time you can purchase the "Flint Bricks" for $10 each, or 3 for $25.

These unique bricks are offered with an engraved sequence numbered plate and certificate of authenticity. The certificate of authenticity is signed by former Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant General Manager Wil Cooksey, Jr. and National Corvette Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode. Unfortunately we are not able to pull specific brick numbers. Buy online here!

Remember - the sale ends at the end of October, and regular pricing is $25 EACH! Get yours today!

If you are interested in bulk, uncleaned Flint bricks without the plaque, we have them available at greatly reduced rates. They are perfect for that special building project, sidewalk, garden, etc. Contact Bob Hellmann at 270-467-8825 or email him at bob@corvettemuseum.org.

Receive a $10 Corvette Store Gift Card with Every $50 Spent
 

Now through October 9, 2011 for every $50 spent receive a $10 gift card (after discounts and before shipping charges). Build sheet and window sticker are included. *Some exclusions apply. Bricks, memberships, and raffle orders excluded. NOT VALID ON PREVIOUS PURCHASE.

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October Calendar Download
 

2012 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible. Download it for free online here.

Former NCM Board Member Passes
 

Col. John E. Pirkle of Martinez, GA passed away on September 30. John started Masters City Classic Car Parts, specializing in restoration parts for 1953-1982 Corvettes and Chevrolets. He was a member of the NCRS since 1987 and a Level 400 Master Judge, NCRS, and a Bloomington Gold Judge and Instructor. John was a lifetime member of the Museum and served as the NCRS representative on the Board for over 10 years. He was named NCRS member of the year in 2001. Our condolences go out to the Pirkle family.

 

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