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Weekly Email Newsletter of the National Corvette Museum | Bowling Green, KY

May 11, 2017

This Week's Stories...

  • Corvette to Pace the Indy 500
  • Corvette Seminar Now Available on You Tube
  • Corvette Pace Car Banner Available
  • Long Beach Red Vette Winner Drawn
  • C4 Gathering Next Week
  • Calling All Corvette Racing Fans!
  • Corvette Store Featured Items
  • Upcoming NCM Events
  • May Calendar Wallpaper


Corvette to Pace the Indy 500

The Corvette Grand Sport is the official pace car for the 2017 Indianapolis 500 and will lead drivers to the green flag on May 28 for the 101st running of the legendary race. This marks the 14th time a Corvette has served as the official pace car, starting in 1978, and the 28th time a Chevrolet has led the field, dating back to 1948. No other vehicle has served as the pace car more than the Corvette.


Corvette Seminar Now Available on You Tube

In their annual Corvette Walk Seminar at the Michelin NCM Bash, Tadge Juechter, Harlan Charles and Ryan Vaughan, reflect on last year's triumphs, deflect about future product, and give us the scoop on the great things happening for Corvette's 65th anniversary. This is always a fun, entertaining, and informative session with the people who are directly responsible for today's Corvette. You'll love the interaction with the crowd as they pole the audience for features they'd like to see in upcoming models.


Corvette Pace Car Banner Available

In 2007, Corvette paced the Indy 500. It was the ninth time the marque was given the honors. Clad in Atomic Orange paint, gold ribbon stripes, silver split-spoke aluminum wheels and a smattering of patriotic Indy 500 badges, the Kentucky produced car turned heads. Fans were given the opportunity to own one as 500 special ragtop replicas were offered.

Offered on our eBay is a banner featuring the Indy 500 Corvette Pace Car from 2007. The banner is 4' tall by 12' long.


Long Beach Red Vette Winner Drawn

Congrats to Frank Ducharme of Sebring, FL - winner of our 2017 Long Beach Red Corvette with ticket #438!

Your next chance to win a Corvette is Thursday, May 25, 2017 when we raffle off a 2017 Blade Silver Stingray Corvette Coupe! Tickets are $100 and the raffle is limited to 1,500 tickets. As of Thursday, May 11 we've sold 334 tickets.


C4 Gathering Next Week

If you are a fan of the fourth generation Corvette, you are not going to want to miss the C4 Gathering next week. May 18-20 is packed with seminars, roads tours and activities focused on this popular era of Corvette. New for NCM event activities are karting enduro races! Advanced online registration is closed, but on-site registration will be available.


Calling All Corvette Racing Fans!

If you're a fan of Corvette Racing we have several events coming up that you will not want to miss!

Le Mans Viewing Party
On June 17-18, 2017 the world’s greatest car manufacturers will battle at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We are planning to show the race on our 28-foot giant screen in the Chevrolet Theater, with live timing and scoring, refreshments during the entire 24 hours, private Skypes from the Corvette Racing team and door prizes.

Space will be very limited – pre-registration early is of the essence! Pre-registration closes 12pm on JUNE 12th. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THIS DATE. Registration for this event is $100 per person.

Corvette Racing Weekend
October 20-21, 2017 the NCM presents the First Annual Corvette Racing Weekend with Doug Fehan and Special Guest Tommy Milner.

The Corvette Racing Weekend kicks-off on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, PA with a reception (cash bar) with Doug and Tommy. The duo will recap the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans during a buffet dinner (cash bar) which will start at 7:15pm. The evening will close with an autograph session.

Saturday’s Corvette Racing Day will begin at 9:00am and end at 2:00pm. The day will include:
- Seminars by Doug Fehan and Tommy Milner; Andy Pilgrim; Kai Spande; Corvette Racing Photographer Richard Prince; Michelin Tire Engineer Lee Willard; and Mobil 1.
- Display of the C5-R that Dale Earnhardt raced at the 2001 Rolex 24 Hour on display
- Auction of Corvette Racing memorabilia
- Event will end with an autograph session with Doug and Tommy

Cost is $65 for both days including a buffet dinner or $25 for Friday only.

Corvette Store Featured Items

Mother's Day Sale | 30% Off Selected Tervis Tumblers
Sale Ends Sunday, May 14, 2017

C7 Corvette Emblem Tervis Tumbler
16 oz. $14.95 / Special Sale Price $10.40
24 oz. $16.95 / Special Sale Price $11.15
C6 Corvette Emblem Tervis Tumbler
24 oz. $16.95 / Special Sale Price $11.15
C5 Corvette Emblem Tervis Tumbler
24 oz. $16.95 / Special Sale Price $11.15

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