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National Corvette Museum News 8/5/15


Aug 26, 2004
Tobacco Road, NC
Night Race blue C7

AUGUST 6, 2015

Corvette Racing to Attend 21st Anniversary Celebration
If you have not yet made plans to attend our 21st Anniversary Celebration you have just over a week left until pre-registration closes!​
New to the event agenda is Corvette Racing's attendance with their big rig offering an additional display for you to check out.​
We have also received confirmation that John Cafaro, Chief Designer of the Fifth Gen Corvette and production Corvette design from 1991 to 1999; and Dave Bolognino, director of GM Design Fabrication, will lead our seminar on the restoration of the 2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil" and 1992 "One Millionth" Corvette - the two sinkhole Corvettes restored by GM.​
Check out the complete agenda online here.​

Just One Month Left for NASCAR Exhibit
If you've not yet made plans to visit the Museum to check out the special NASCAR exhibit, you have just one month left before it gets the checkered flag!
The 14-car display includes a 1940s moonshine runner to today's Sprint Cup champs.​
The display ends September 13th and is included with regular Museum admission. Learn more online at www.nascarexhibit.org.​

Less than 100 Tickets Left in Next Week's Raffle!
Is Blade Silver your color? If so, you'll want to order your raffle ticket today because only 74 tickets are left in next week's raffle (Thursday, August 13)!​
Learn more about our raffles, including exclusions and restrictions and purchase tickets online at www.corvettemuseum.org/raffle.​

Complete Your Corvette Collection
Whether you own an 80s, 90s or newer Corvette, a fun piece of automobilia to own is your car's build sheet. Build sheets are what go down the line with your car as it is being assembled, telling them the options and features of the car. Our Library and Archives offers build sheets for Corvettes produced in Bowling Green since 1981.​
Using this build sheet we are also able to offer reproduction window stickers, another must-have for your car!​
Check out our offerings, along with some unique glass, slate and aluminum printed options on our website here.​

Corvette Store Feature

What's In Your Museum?
Like fast cars? Then you'll probably like these three Callaways we have on exhibit in the Museum.
Two are 1987 Corvettes with the B2K option. The option was Callaway's first major Corvette tuning project and while not factory installed, could be ordered through participating Chevrolet dealers. The B2K option came with twin turbos, a manual transmission, 345hp, 465 lb. torque and the top speed for the car was 177.9 MPH. They were fully assembled at the Corvette Plant, then shipped to Callaway Engineering in Old Lyme, CT for the engine and other modifications. The Bright Red B2K was the very first one produced and was donated to the Museum by Mead Briggs. The Dark Red is graciously on loan from Scott Bartels.
The 2003 Z06 Corvette on display was used to develop the Callaway C5 Power Groups, serving as a test mule before the car went into production. Featured in Corvette Enthusiast and Vette Magazine, the car has power group 1, 2 and 3, and it ran an 11.7 at 121 MPH with almost 500 HP. The car was donated by Gary Nichols and you can read more on our blog here.




Sept. 3-4​
MiM Lone Star Boots, Fun & Fast
presented by Michelin
Sept. 14-19​
Vets 'n Vettes
presented by Mobil 1
Nov. 5-7​
MiM North American International Auto Show
Jan. 14-16​
MiM Daytona Rolex 24 presented by Michelin
Jan. 26-31​
Michelin NCM Bash
April 28-30​
MiM Tail of the Dragon presented by Michelin
May 1-4​
C4 Gathering
May 12-14​
MiM LeMans Tour
June 11-21​
MiM Marble & Glass
May 19-22​
MiM Milford Proving Grounds
July 13-17​
22nd Anniversary Celebration
September 1-3​
R8C Reunion
MiM 1-Lap of KY
Vets 'n Vettes
presented by Mobil 1
November 3-5​



August 28-30, 2015
The annual Corvettes at Carlisle event features more than 5,000 Corvettes representing all generations of America's classic sports car. Activities include autocross, burnouts and the parade through historic downtown Carlisle, PA. The event also offers shopping, a swap meet, vendors, all-Corvette car corral, Manufacturers Midway and Installation Alley.​
Registration for the event is now open. Learn more online here.




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