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  JANUARY 3, 2013
One Acre Club Spotlight: Ivan and Mary Schrodt

Sherwood, Wis. residents and lifetime members of the National Corvette Museum, Ivan & Mary Schrodt are extremely involved in the world of Corvettes and within the Museum itself. Ivan is a retiring member of the Museum’s Board, and both are active participants with Valley Vettes and Kettle Moraine Corvette Club as well as aiding in selling store merchandise at the upper Midwest Corvette shows. Ivan and Mary have been an integral part of the planning for the NCM Motorsports Park, and were quick to become a part of the “One Acre Club”. 

When asked about his thoughts on the project, Ivan states, “I am very excited about the track, having had the opportunity to participate as a board member from conception, through land acquisition, permitting and moving to realization. The NCM Motorsports Park involves so many aspects of the Corvette: driver education, engineering education, experiencing Corvette Racing test days, HPDE days, and serving Corvette Clubs. My excitement has grown through the process, taking another big leap after seeing the latest track layout. You will probably never have the opportunity to take the real Mulsanne corner or Porsche curves at speed, but by helping get this track built, you will be able to do just that right beside the home of your Corvette. What an incredible place this is going to be!”

Ivan and Mary are not only strong supporters of the Museum, they are also avid Corvette and Corvette Racing enthusiasts. They currently own seven Corvettes including a 1966 327-350, a 2002 Z06, a 2007 Z06 and a 2012 25th Anniversary Callaway.

GM Executive's Vette Auctioning for Charity

General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson’s personal 1958 Chevrolet Corvette will be auctioned off on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. EST, by the famed Barrett-Jackson Auction Company in Scottsdale, Ariz.  All proceeds will be donated by Akerson to Habitat for Humanity Detroit and its efforts to rebuild the Morningside Commons neighborhood located just east of GM’s Renaissance Center world headquarters in downtown Detroit.

“The 1958 Corvette is pure American ingenuity and creativity and the free spirit that Chevrolet represents to me.  I love the car – but I think it’s probably better purposed somewhere else,” Akerson said.  “The need for Habitat for Humanity is so great that I thought, ‘Wow, maybe I could really make a difference in a whole different way.”

The 1958 Corvette featured a 245-horsepower V-8 and included new body and instrument panels and new upholstery.  External highlights included dual headlamps – a Corvette first – and twin chrome trunk spears.  Chevrolet built 9,168 Corvettes for the 1958 model year, but only 510, or just over 5 percent, were painted Regal Turquoise. Akerson’s Corvette is a hardtop convertible and is considered scarce among remaining 1958 models.

Learn more on the Barrett-Jackson website here. And if you will be attending, be sure to stop by the Corvette Museum booth where we will have some great merchandise and Corvette raffle tickets for sale!

Win a 2013 60th Anniversary ZR1

Thursday, January 10 at 2pm CT we raffle off a 2013 60th Anniversary ZR1 Corvette! The car features the 3ZR package with navigation, Machine-Faced, Cup Style Lightweight Aluminum Wheels and more. 2nd prize $1,000, 3rd prize $500. Tickets are $500, limited to 500 tickets.

As of Thursday, January 3 we've only sold 122 tickets.

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

Corvette Corral Tickets on Sale for Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 16-18, will feature more than 500 authentic and historic race cars competing like they once did. And making the event even more thrilling is this year’s featured marque: America’s sports car icon, the Chevrolet Corvette, which will be honored on its 60th anniversary.

Corvette owners will not want to miss the chance to see their beloved marque racing, filling the Monterey Peninsula, as well as hundreds participating in the Corvette Corral. There is a limited number of spaces available in the Corvette Corral, so be sure to purchase your tickets online to ensure your place in history. Please click here for tickets. The ticket office will send you your credentials, corral pass and lunch tickets before the event.

The Western States Corvette Council is the lead organizer of the Corvette Corral, in association with the National Corvette Museum. In addition, the groups are planning a special 60th Anniversary Corvette dinner on Saturday, August 17. Click here for more info.

Corvette Store Featured Item

Corvette Racing by David Kimble. Noted automotive writer and renowned artist David Kimble delves deep into Vette’s on-track history to provide the most thorough Corvette racing history ever published. Corvette Racing is illustrated with rare images from GM’s media and design archives and complemented by Kimble’s own stunning cutaway artwork. For Corvette and racing fans, this book is the definitive word on Corvette’s nearly 60 years of competition. $60.00 Names Richard Westbrook Rookie of the Year

In his first season of Daytona Prototype (DP) competition, GM driver Richard Westbrook has been named Rookie of the Year for the 2012 Rolex Sports Car Series season by

Westbrook and fellow GM driver Antonio Garcia shared the team's Pratt & Miller designed Corvette DP, taking the first Rolex Series pole in only the second round of the season at Barber Motorsports Park. Westbrook earned two more poles at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Lime Rock, and victories at Mid-Ohio and Laguna Seca.

This year's season kicks off January 26-27 at the 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona.

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2013 60th Anniversary ZR1 Corvette Raffle

Thursday, January 10 at 2pm CT

2nd Prize $1,000
3rd Prize $500

Tickets $500, limited to 500 tickets




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