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National Corvette Museum eNews

  May 8, 2014


  • The Story of the '62
  • Corvette Personalized Plate Package Offered
  • "Build Your Own" Stingray Winner Drawn
  • Corvette Store Featured Item
  • Customers and Quotes - Enter to Win!
  • Vette Camp Registration Open

Don't miss all the news on our sidebar at right including: Sinkhole Tours, eBay Auction, May Calendar Wallpaper, and more!

The Story of the '62

Every car in our Museum has a story, and the story of the 1962 Corvette donated by David Donoho has been in the limelight since February 12, when a sinkhole attempted to claim the car.

David Donoho was a die-hard Corvette enthusiast, developing an infatuation from a young age and even saving up enough money to buy his first – a brand new 1962 – when he was in high school.  David was so obsessed, in fact, that he earned the nickname “The Weather Man” because his friends would tease him about how closely he would watch the weather, and quickly take his Corvette home when there was a chance of rain.

“David was an unassuming and simple man,” said longtime friend and attorney Beth Sease.  She added that as a long time blue-collar worker, David saved his money and invested it wisely to have the funds to support his Corvette hobby.  David was the proud owner of four Corvettes in his lifetime – a 1987, 2001 and 2006 (in addition to the 1962) and all were garage kept.

In 2011, David turned over the keys to his beloved car – a car he had owned all of its life… just over 50 years.  Beth says that turning the car over to the museum seemed to be the best thing to benefit David and preserve his memory.

Read more about David's donation and the future of the car online here.

Exclusive Corvette Personalize Plate Package Now Offered

Enjoy the ultimate personalization of your Corvette Stingray! This special package includes a personalized plate which fits nicely in the dash of your seventh generation Corvette, and a second plate which is mounted in a 8.25" x 5.25" gunmetal frame with black and red matte. The package also comes with your choice of two year individual Museum membership or one year family Museum membership.

Your personalized plate includes either the Corvette Crossed Flags or National Corvette Museum (NCM) logo, your VIN and choice of wording.

This special package is only available through the National Corvette Museum and is $400. Learn more and order online here.

NCM VIR HPDE Registration Closing Soon!

A favorite High Performance Driving Event, NCM will take over the track at Virginia International Raceway June 30-July 1.

The event offers a combination of substantial track time, direct access to GM Corvette Designers and Engineers as well as celebrity instructors including Corvette Hall of Fame inductees Andy Pilgrim and John Heinricy. Parade laps, ride-alongs with instructors and a banquet are also offered. This event also offers a 1-day "PrimeDrive" for those wanting to give HPDE's a test drive.

Registration is $485 for NCM Members, $525 for non-members (includes a discounted 1-year membership) and PrimeDrive is $120. Registration has been extended to June 1st.

Read complete details on the event online here!

2014 "Build Your Own" Corvette Winner Drawn

Congrats to Jay Jones of Newport Beach, CA, winner of our May 8 "Build Your Own" 2014 Stingray Corvette raffle with ticket number 731. We sold 1439 of the 1500 available tickets.

Your next chance to win a Corvette is Thursday, May 22 when we raffle a 2014 Limerock Green Premiere Edition Convertible Stingray! Tickets are $200 and the raffle is limited to 1,000 tickets.

Learn more about our raffles, including exclusions and restrictions and purchase tickets online at www.corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883 during normal business hours.

Corvette Store Featured Item

2014 Stingray Emblem & Script Floor Mats

on orders* placed by May 26, 2014 of $50 or more. Build sheet, window sticker, and brick orders excluded. Not valid on previous purchases. *Some exclusions apply (as noted online). Continental U.S. only. Minimum free shipping total of $50 is applied after discounts and does not include shipping costs. Charges apply for Overnight, Second/Third Day and International shipping.

Customers and Quotes - Enter to Win!

How would you like to win an "Adam's Basic Car Wash & Wax Kit" ($99.95 value)? There are two ways you can be entered:

- Be an NCM Insurance Customer. Already a customer? Your name is in the drawing!

- Request a FREE quote from NCM Insurance.

That's it! If you were at our NCM Bash event and already requested a quote, you're entered! If not, it's easy to get a free quote online here, or call us up at 877-678-7626. We can insure your Corvette, new or old, plus other classics, exotics, collectibles, kit cars and more. Deadline to participate is May 21 and the two winners (customer and quoter... if you do both you'll have two chances to win) will be announced May 22!

Vette Camp Registration Open

Easter ActivitiesThis years' week-long Vette Camp will offer the usual Corvette fun, including a visit from GM Corvette Assembly staff for a walk-around the latest Stingray, rides in a Corvette, a tour of the GM Plant to see Corvettes rolling off the line and more. We also will welcome "Mr. Bond and the Science Guys" each day from 1-4pm for fun activities!

June 16-20, 2014
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
(Early drop-off 7:45, late pick-up 4:45)
Ages 6-12

Bring your own lunch and drink, snacks provided.

Price: $150

To reserve your spot, register here and download our camp enrollment form!

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This Friday and Saturday, May 9 & 10, the Museum will be allowing guests to enter the Skydome to see the sinkhole from 8am-5pm CT. This opportunity is available with regular Museum admission. Guests entering the Skydome must be age 8 or older.


Autographed Daytona Pace Car Model Corvette

1:24 scale model of the Pace Car from the 48th Daytona 500, signed by Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and team owner Rick Hendrick.

Auction ends May 15 online here.


Download this 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible Calendar online here!

NCM C5 Emblem Children's T-Shirt



2014 Limerock Green Premiere Edition Convertible Stingray

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 2pm CT

Tickets $200, Limited to 1,000 Tickets.

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