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National Corvette Museum eNews
  SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
  • Fast Fall Fun at Autobahn
  • VIP Tours Offer a Great Fall Break Activity
  • Smithsonian Museum Day
  • "Build Your Own" Grand Sport Winner Drawn
  • ALMS From the Fans Award Voting
  • Every Day is Veteran's Day at NCM
  • Two Additional Caravan Captains Announced
  • 43 Named Master Ambassador
  • Corvette Store Feature
  • Race Tickets Benefiting Motorsports Park
  • September Calendar Download
  • Corvette Store on the Road
Fast Fall Fun at Autobahn

Monday, October 3 NCM and Hooked On Driving will take to the track at Autobahn Country Club to host a special High Performance Driving School. The full course is 3.1 miles with 21 corners and is located in Joliet, IL, just outside of Chicago. While the school includes mandatory classroom instruction, there's also plenty of run time! Spectators are welcome, and spectator rides with instructors will be available.

The registration fee of $295 includes coaching, classroom briefings, lunch and nearly two full hours on-track. Rental helmets are available from the track if you don't have one of your own. This event benefits the National Corvette Museum, but all marques are welcome.

Learn more and register online here.

VIP Tours Offer a Great Fall Break Activity

Would you like to see the GM Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant while on your very own VIP private tour? Our VIP tours last 3-5 hours and includes the Plant and Museum. Tours of the plant are more in-depth and include portions not included in the regular tours. Learn more about our VIP tour program here.

Many of our lodging business members offer special deals for our Corvette fans. Check them out here!

Want to bring your whole club? Here are some ideas of things that you can do while you are here, including sample itineraries.

Smithsonian Museum Day

Saturday, September 24 the National Corvette Museum along with hundreds of Museums across the country are participating in Smithsonian Museum Day, opening our doors free of charge to visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket from smithsonian.com.

Each ticket is good for two people to visit one participating museum or cultural center next Saturday, and there is a limit of one free ticket per household. Even if you can't come to Bowling Green to visit us, there are many other participating institutions across the country that you can choose to visit!

"Build Your Own" Grand Sport Winner Drawn

Congratulations to Fred Denis of Fargo, ND. Fred held winning ticket #789 in today's drawing for a 2012 "Build Your Own" Grand Sport! We sold 1,248 of the 1,994 available tickets.

Next Thursday, September 22 we draw a winner for our 2012 "Build Your Own" ZR1 Corvette Raffle! This raffle not only has an $80,000 cash option but also 2nd prize of $1,000 cash, and 3rd prize of $500 cash. Tickets are $500 and the raffle is limited to 500 tickets.

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

Vote for Corvette Racing!

Fans of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón annually honor the person or group that makes the biggest impact on ALMS and sports car racing. Once again it’s time to vote for this year’s For the Fans award.

From now through midnight Sunday, you will have the chance to vote from the top five nominees with the winner announced at the season-ending Night of Champions banquet the evening following the 14th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda.

Vote online here. You can vote once per day.

Every Day is Veteran's Day at NCM

Today a charter bus brought a number of residents from the Tennessee State Veterans Home to the NCM. Seeing all of the Corvettes and cars in our “100 Years of Chevrolet” exhibit inspired many smiles from these soldiers. “I remember riding in one just like that,” a veteran said with a big grin as he pointed at a black C3. “Those were good times.”

Brittany Johnson, one of the caregivers, pushed the passenger in his wheelchair slowly enough to allow him as much time as possible with each of the cars on display. “We go out on short trips to restaurants and parks every week.” She said.  “Every month though, we plan one or two big trips to places like Graceland and the Aquarium. This month’s big trip was to the National Corvette Museum. They got really excited about coming here.”

After a trip to the café for lunch, the staff came out and gave them all a hand for their service, making them all feel welcome at the home of America’s sports car.

Two Additional Caravan Captains Announced

I am most gratified to announce the next two caravan captains for 2014.  Ron Tremblay and Sue Woodland have agreed to provide the leadership for the second caravan from our northern neighbors in Canada.  Ron and Sue reside in Newmarket, Ontario, and are members of the Corvettes of Durham Corvette Club.  We expect a large contingent of our friends and fellow Corvette enthusiasts from up North to participate in the 2014 caravan due to the efforts of captains like Ron and Sue, and Graham Borley in Alberta. 

It is also great to announce that once again Ivan Schrodt has taken on the task of leading the Wisconsin caravan to Bowling Green. Ivan is a resident of Sherwood, WI and  was captain of the 2009 caravan from the Badger State. With his experience and dedication to the NCM, we can only expect that the next caravan will be even more exciting.  Thanks to these fine members for helping to make the 20th Anniversary Celebration one of the biggest and most exhilarating yet.

- Paul Mariano, National Chair, 2014 Corvette Caravan

43 Named Master Ambassador

Each Labor Day weekend during our Anniversary Celebration the Museum awards "Master Ambassador" status to those Ambassadors who accrue 200 or more points the previous year (July-June). At this year's event we had 43 individuals and couples earning that recognition:

Edward Huck (Cruisin' Corvettes of Tallahassee), Michele Cantelmo (Pocono Mountains), Ed Clark (Corvette Atlanta), Brenda & Mac McDonagh (Coastal Carolina), George Sipprell (Connecticut-at-large), Mike Furman (Frederick County), Paul & Barbara Mariano (Queen City), Jack DeLong (Skyline Drive), Charley Robertson (Circle City), Paul Pearson (Corvettes Limited of BG), Len Tucker (Classical Glass), John & Colette Killebrew (East TN), Judy & Marty Dooley (St. Louis), David & Janice Raven (Corvettes of Durham), Randall Shinn (NCM Fighter Squadron), Janet & Nick Polasek (Ontario-at-Large), Don Nabors (Bluegrass), Ernie Naugle (North Central PA), Ed Snell (Central IL), Glenn & Andrea Johnson (Tri-City), Steve & Paulette Blunk (Circle City), Frank & Laura Sancineto (RTP Corvettes), Carl & Marie Stover (Perry), Charlie & Debbie Meade (Myrtle Beach), Bobbie & Bill Weir (Texas-at-large), Jeff McQuade (Calhoun County), Jerry Pelton (Emerald Coast), Tuna & Susan Dobins (Central Oklahoma), Johnny & Edie Downs (Lone Star), John & Helen Jensen (NC-at-large), Richard Loch (Down the Road), Joe Moncado (Kansas City), Fred & Glenda Hale (Classic Glass), Berry Pinney (Corvette Cleveland), Bruce & Donna Bronsema (Lookingglass), Frank LoMonaco (Santa Barbara), Joe Thomas (Michigan), John Bieglecki (Spirits of '53), Dave Putz (Florida), Jim Egan (Pace Car Registry), Dennis Morrill (Long Island), Doug John & Francie Denis (Central CA)

Corvette Store Feature

NCM Mansfield Jacket: This stand out jacket will be a race day favorite! Lightweight 100% nylon jacket with an embroidered NCM logo on the front left chest. $34.00


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Win four tickets to the October 1st Camping World Truck Series race in Sparta, Kentucky! The tickets are located in the Bluegrass Club Grandstand, Row 25 and the race is at 8pm. Proceeds from this auction benefit the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park.

Auction ends September 21. Bid here


This is your chance to win 8 tickets to the Kentucky Indy 300 taking place at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY on October 2. Seats are located in the Bluegrass Club Grandstand 3. This auction also benefits the Motorsports Park.

Auction ends September 21. Bid here.




Corvette FunFest
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September 16-18

North Texas Roundup
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September 16-17

Corvettes de Olympia Capital City Vette Fest
Olympia, WA
September 17



2012 "Build Your Own" ZR1 or $80k Cash!

Thursday, September 22 at 2pm CT

Tickets $500, Limited to 500 Tickets



An aerial view of the Museum during the 2009 Caravan and 15th Anniversary Celebration.






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