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3/6/13 4:52am - Original Message: '2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan'
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2014 National Corvette Caravan
The 2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan

Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen, 

My name is Paul Mariano and I am the National Chair for the 2014 NCM Caravan.  For those of you not familiar with the caravans, I'll present a little history.  If you are familiar and are already awaiting the caravan next year, you may bear with me and maybe hear something you did not know. 

I know some of the caravan captains have already posted their introductions which puts me behind the power curve but I am trying to catch up.  When the National Corvette Museum had its opening celebration in 1994, a grass movement among Corvette owners around the country sprang up and Corvettes by the thousands descended on Bowling Green to join in on the festivities.  Everyone had so much fun that it was held once again in 1999 to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the museum. 

To bring some order to the phenomenon, the NCM and Chevrolet worked together to coordinate a caravan in 2003 to honor the 50th Birthday of the Corvette.  Captains were appointed by the Caravan Committee and rules and regulations established to formalize the event and to create a larger and better disciplined program.  In 2009, the caravans were back on the five year plan and the 15th Anniversary of the NCM was honored.  How time flies.  Here we are on the cusp of the 20th Anniversary of the museum and the 5th National Corvette Caravan. 

I encourage everyone to visit the caravan website and look up the page that is dedicated to your area.  If you haven't already received an e-mail from your captain, you soon will or may contact them at the site on the NCM Caravan site.  Thanks for listening and we hope to see all of you in August of 2014, either in one of the caravans or as a drop in at the National Corvette Museum. 

My best to all,
Paul Mariano
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3/6/13 8:07am - Reply: 'Re: 2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan'
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 We are planning on attending. Be nice to have a bunch of our group leave from Carlisle on Sunday and join in the Caravan.  Wadaya Tink?Thumbs Up

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7/23/13 8:49pm - Reply: 'Re: 2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan'
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I was thinking of doing that in 2009, but they planned to take 3 days to travel about 500 miles.
I didn't have enough vacation time to do that, so I went home on Sunday and then drove to the Museum on Thursday.
It was great to be at the Museum and watch all the caravans arrive.

I will be going in 2014, but I'm not sure I will sign up for the Caravan.


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9/8/13 11:38am - Reply: 'Re: 2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan'
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Room update, spent 2 hours looking for a room. Most are booked or Caravan reserved. We had to go thru our Caravan to get a room. Don't wait to long!!

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9/9/13 5:07am - Reply: 'Re: 2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan'
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VetteCountry said: Room update, spent 2 hours looking for a room. Most are booked or Caravan reserved. We had to go thru our Caravan to get a room. Don't wait to long!!


So where are you staying?

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9/9/13 6:33am - Reply: 'Re: 2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan'
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cave city perhaps ?

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9/9/13 9:57am - Reply: 'Re: 2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan'
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     Didn't check at Cave City, we are staying at Comfort Inn on Scottsville Rd. in BG. Went thru Caravan to get room.

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9/9/13 11:20am - Reply: 'Re: 2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan'
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Thumbs Up  We signed up with the New Jersey Caravan. They, Jeff "Dippity" Duda took care of "ALL" the details. They are doing a Fantastic job. Meet up at carlisle and travel with them.

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10/17/13 7:11am - Reply: 'Re: 2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan'
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  Just getting this back in view.  Who is planning on attending? Can we get a group together for a small greeting and meal? Somewhere on the outskirts of BG with less congestion. If you haven't made plans, start NOW. Time is running out. Thumbs Up

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10/17/13 3:21pm - Reply: 'Re: 2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan'
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If I remember right, we gathered at a Pizza Hut in Cave City. We had 30-35 people and no problems. If this is something you what to do on Friday night. Just need count and Jill and I will make reservations.

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10/17/13 8:37pm - Reply: 'Re: 2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan'
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I checked the motels in Cave City the other night. Some were full; some had a few rooms left. Probably most rooms are saved for the caravans.
I am thinking of camping at Mammoth Caves park. 
Pizza Hut in Cave City works for me.



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10/18/13 7:10am - Reply: 'Re: 2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan'
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Thumbs Up Sounds like a plan. Go ahead D-n-J, make the reservations, and count us in.  THANKS.

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10/18/13 9:28am - Reply: 'Re: 2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan'
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We will be coming in with the Ohio-Western PA caravan, arriving Wednesday afternoon. Meeting at Pizza Hut in Cave City sounds great.

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10/18/13 12:00pm - Reply: 'Re: 2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan'
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dwright said: I was thinking of doing that in 2009, but they planned to take 3 days to travel about 500 miles.
I didn't have enough vacation time to do that, so I went home on Sunday and then drove to the Museum on Thursday.
It was great to be at the Museum and watch all the caravans arrive.

I will be going in 2014, but I'm not sure I will sign up for the Caravan.


I am signed up for the caravan.  I will be coming with the Wisconsin, U.P. group.  Driving from Milwaukee to Effingham and visiting with Mike and the gang and then leaving the next day for BG!  Rooms are priceie but you gotta expect that the merchants wanna make some bucks on all us Corvette Nuts.  See you all at the 2014 Gathering.  By the way I am also an Ambassador for my car club here in Milwaukee, Badger State Vette's!!

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10/18/13 12:03pm - Reply: 'Re: 2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan'
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I think that the first time I met the C3VR group was at the caravan in 2009.  I remember Butch and "the pooper".  I stayed in BG but went to Cave City to meet them at the motel!
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12/19/13 7:46pm - Reply: 'Re: 2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan'
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Registered for the 2014 NCM Caravan.  Will be staying at the Town Place Suites by Marriott in Bowling green. Traveling with the AR Caravan. Lucked out and have 2 tickets for plant tour on Friday. Finally talked my wife into going on a Corvette adventure. 

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Hey VetteCountry, 

Can you start another thread for a meet and greet at Pizza Hut in Cave City on Friday night, 8/29/14, so we can make a list of who will attend?




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Will do Dave.

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Staying in bowling green, let me know about pizza Friday, I'm in

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I'm making this trip after all.  Are we having our group hook up with any other group leaving from Carlisle?  I'll sign up as soon as I know which region to join, let me know.

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