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National Corvette Museum 20th Anniversary Celebration

National Corvette Museum 20th Anniversary Celebration
and 5th National Corvette Caravan - August 27 - 30, 2014

Celebrating 20 years of growth and changes, the Museum's Anniversary will be celebrated with the arrival of the National Corvette Caravans and their participants from around the globe.

Unite with friends, family and enthusiasts in Bowling Green, Kentucky for a look back at the Museum's history and help us usher in the future with the grand opening of the NCM Motorsports Park!

Event pre-registration closes on Monday, July 21 and all activities are open to event registrants only. Those pre-registered will receive a personalized event credential, lanyard, event pin and dash plaque.

Lifetime Members: Free
Members: $15 per person
Non-Members: $25 per person

Register online here!

If you would like to "arrive in style" consider joining a Caravan for fun along the way! More information on what the caravans are, activities planned and how to join is available at www.nationalcorvettecaravan.com. Cost to register for a caravan is $5 per person.


Event Activities
Museum events are known for their exclusive seminars giving the history of various aspects of Corvette, plus details on what's new with the design and engineering of the car straight from the team at GM who built it. The 20th Anniversary Event activities include:

  • PDI Demonstrations
  • Corvette Design Overview Seminar
  • The Corvette Mechanic
  • Getting to Know Zora Duntov
  • 2015 Corvette Update and Walk Around
  • Museum Founders Roundtable Seminar
  • Betty Skelton Tribute Seminar
  • GM Performance Data Recorder Overview
  • History of Corvette
  • Autograph Sessions
  • Wil Cooksey, former GM Corvette Plant Manager
  • Live Music with Beverages
  • Guided and Unguided Road Tours
  • History of the 1983 Corvette
  • Ladies' Oasis
  • 9/11 World Trade Center Experience
  • inSPIREd from the Ground Up (Sinkhole seminar)
  • Meet the new GM Corvette Plant Manager
  • Hall of Fame Seminars and Induction Ceremony

View the complete agenda online here.


Motorsports Park Activities
Join us for the Grand Opening of the NCM Motorsports Park on Thursday, August 28 at 9am CT! The facility offers both an autocross/skid pad area and road course. Activities that will be offered during the festivities include:

  • Chevrolet Ride and Drive: Test drive GM vehicles on the track and get free rides in a new Stingray
  • Hot Laps: Ride with a VIP in your Corvette (Museum fundraiser, $50)
  • Parade Laps: Drive your own Corvette around the road course
  • Seminars by Andy Pilgrim, Doug Fehan and Jim Mero

View the complete Motorsports Park list of activities here.


Road Tours
There's lots to see and do in our neck of the woods, so we've put together a few guided and unguided road tours that you can do with some friends, your club, or by yourself!

  • Guided Road Tours: Offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday and designed for people not traveling with a group who would like to make new friends! Sign up for the road tour of your choice at the Museum upon arrival. $5 per car fee.
  • Unguided Road Tours: Adventure awaits the scenic byways of Kentucky and Tennessee! We have a number of scenic drives, trips with a lunch stop, and suggested itineraries with an attraction and meal.

View and download tour suggestions with maps online here.


Vendors & Store Partners
While Museum events do not typically offer a large number of vendors, we are working to bring you more shopping choices than usual!

Confirmed so far include:

  • Adam's Polishes
  • Auto Etc. Neon
  • Car Art Works
  • Car Capsule
  • Chenault
  • C-Magic
  • Corsa Performance
  • Dana Forrester
  • Galli Shirts and Sports Apparel
  • Jennick Throws
  • Mike's Custom Steering
  • Nogio Designs
  • Titan Lifts
  • APSIS USA, Inc.
  • Bloomington Gold
  • Corvette Central
  • MidAmerica Corvette
  • Holley Performance Products
  • Michelin

If you are interested in being a vendor, download our form here.

To watch for an updated list of our vendors or check out the goods they will be offering click here.


Lodging
As it gets closer to the event, more and more hotel rooms have been opening up as room blocks drop. Click here to view a list of available accommodations maintained by the BG Area Visitors Bureau.

Caravan Brick Orders
Place your order for a 2014 Caravan Brick online here!

Special Exhibits
The Messner Collection: Display featuring a collection of rare, pristine and low mile Corvettes gifted to the Museum by Donald Messner.

"The Great 8" Sinkhole Corvettes: An exhibit featuring the Corvettes that fell victim to the Museum's sinkhole and information surrounding this act of Mother Nature.

RESERVED PARKING AVAILABLE

As a fundraiser for the Museum we have a limited number of paved parking spots available, which can be reserved for a donation of $500 per spot. This program guarantees you your own numbered spot from Wed. - Sat. of the event. It also allows you to come and go as you please with your spot being saved the whole time. The $500 counts towards your annual giving and Winner's Circle status, and is tax deductible.

To secure your spot, click here and choose "General Donation" and put "20th Anniversary Parking" in the additional notes field.


SHUTTLE SERVICE

In addition to offering paved, grass and gravel parking at the Museum and Motorsports Park, we will also be offering a shuttle service for those who would like to catch a ride from area hotels or Greenwood Mall.

Please read more about this program online here.

OTHER ACTIVITIES AROUND TOWN

Western Kentucky University Football
WKU vs. Bowling Green State University
Friday, August 29
Kick-off Time TBA
Learn more here.
For questions, contact Jamie Levitt, Manager of Ticket Sales: 270-745-2423


Bowling Green Hot Rods Baseball
Corvette Appreciation Night
Saturday, August 30
Gates open at 6pm, Game starts at 7:05pm
Tickets: $10
Purchase tickets here.

Customers will need to follow the steps listed below.

1. Click on link
2. Input your fundraiser’s promo code into “Special” Offer Code Box.  Click Submit
3. Find the designated game date for the fundraiser and click buy tickets.  This will take you to a new screen.
4. Click the blue + icon that has “Box” listed next to it.
5. Select the number of tickets you want to purchase next to your fundraiser’s name.  It should be listed as a $10.00 ticket.
6. Follow the prompts as listed on screen to complete the purchase.


Just Piddlin' Farm Corvette Corn Maze
Museum Business Member located just south in Woodburn, KY offering a special Corvette-themed corn maze in celebration of the Museum's 20th Anniversary. Learn more here.


Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Area tourism events, attractions, restaurants, lodging and more.


Caves, Lakes and Corvettes
Regional tourism website with events, attractions, restaurants, lodging and more for our 10-county area.

20th Anniversary Celebration
August 27-30, 2014
Pre-Registration
(includes all the commemorative goodies)
Closes July 21 at 8am CT.
Click here to register.

 



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