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  JANUARY 24, 2013
East Region NCCC Joins One Acre Club

The National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC) consists of over 17,000 members throughout the country. The East Region, which includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, is the largest chapter in terms of membership. The officers, governors and members of the East Region chapter voted to support the buying of an “Acre” for many reasons. One of the main motivating factors is the emotional connection to the Corvette that has played a large part in each of their lives.

With this connection in mind, the officers and governors of the East Region of NCCC wanted to make a meaningful contribution to help preserve the Corvette and show what it has meant to each one of them. “What better way to celebrate this car than supporting The National Corvette Museum?,” said John Cantelmo, Chair of the NCM Ambassadors for the East Region of NCCC. “We felt that joining the “One Acre Club” was a fitting way to celebrate the friends we have made, the excitement the hobby has provided and it would help create a legacy for future generations of Corvette owners to experience. The NCM Motorsports Park will provide many Corvette drivers a venue to learn the capabilities of their cars while operating them under the guidance of an instructor and in a safe environment. We believe that the Park will enhance and bring the Corvette ownership experience to a whole new level.”

Welcome New Board Members

This month two Museum supporters and Corvette enthusiasts officially joined the NCM Board of Directors. Taking the seats previously filled by Len Tucker and Ivan Schrodt are Paul Herzing of Gibsonia, PA and Lon Helton of Nashville, TN.

Paul's background is in the oil and gas industry and his community service includes involvement with the Boy Scouts. His first experience with the Museum was in 2008 when he purchased a Z06 and received a free trial membership with the car. His wife surprised him for his birthday with a trip to the Museum. Later when they ordered a new ZR1 they participated in an R8C Delivery, upgrading their Family Membership to a Lifetime Membership. More recently they joined the Motorsports Park One Acre Club. Paul's challenge to other members is that everyone recruit at least one new member for 2013.

Lon's career has been centered around country music, serving as a DJ in several communities before moving to Nashville in 1983. In 2006 he launched "Country Aircheck", a radio and music industry trade publication and currently hosts Country Countdown USA. He has been named CMA's National Personality of the Year five times, the Academy of Country Music National Personality for 2009 and 2012, and was inducted into the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame in 2006. He has served on a number of boards including for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Country Music Association. He owns several Corvettes and comes to several NCM events each year. Lon served as co-organizer of our Country Music Stars and Cars exhibit as well.

Welcome new Board Members!

$10 Can Win You A Corvette!

Next week we raffle off a 2013 Torch Red Coupe Corvette for only $10 a chance! This car features a transparent removable roof panel, 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift, cashmere interior with crossed flag embroidery on the headrests, 3LT package with navigation, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Bose premium 9-speaker system, dual mode performance exhaust, 5-spoke chrome aluminum wheels and more.

Don't wait to get your ticket orders in! The drawing is on Thursday, January 31 at 2pm CT but we will cut off orders early to allow time to process each ticket.

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

NCM Insurance Now Licensed in Additional States

The NCM Insurance Agency has been writing collector car insurance in most
states since 2009, and have recently obtained licenses to write policies for owners in Washington, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Virginia.

Do you own a classic car or a new Corvette that you use for limited pleasure driving? We can insure them on an agreed value policy which promises you the agreed upon value if you have a total loss, and we can potentially save you money.

Check us out online at or give us a call at 877.678.7626 for a fast and no obligation quote!

Corvette Store Featured Item

"60 Years of Spark" Giclee Print by Dana Forrester. "60 Years of Spark celebrates Corvette’s 60th Anniversary by displaying a 2013 60th Anniversary Edition 427 Convertible. I saw this a very popular model in my last tour of the Corvette Assembly Plant and their production numbers prove that about 20% of production this model year are 427 Convertibles. I chose to place this car before a wall advertising an early designed ad for Champion Spark Plugs as the colors work well together and this car is a real Champion." - Dana Forrester Prices starting at $100

Moneyville Exhibit Now Open

Each year during the winter/spring months the Museum hosts a special exhibit targeting school groups and families. This year's exhibit is Moneyville, presented by PNC Bank, offering a tour of money's many forms and functions with a lesson on how it has changed dramatically throughout history.

A recent study by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics reveals that many students are not learning the math they need in school.  That’s where Moneyville comes in.  “This exhibit makes learning cool,” said NCM Education Coordinator Kellie Steen.  “Whiz-bang computer games, a multitude of video screens, and eye-popping graphics engage kids (and adults) in a variety of hands-on activities that show them that using math is fun.”

The temporary exhibit joins the Museum’s existing hands-on educational displays, including the interactive driving simulators and new KidZone.  “Visitors to the Museum will get to see our 70+ Corvettes on display; spend time in our KidZone with Pat’s Super Service Center, assembly line and drive-in movie; and take our simulators out for a test drive in addition to this special exhibit.  It’s like two Museums in one,” Steen added.

PNC Bank will be providing a number of educational opportunities for children and adults in conjunction with the exhibit, including a Moneyville Camp March 7-8. MONEYVILLE was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.  The exhibit was made possibly with funds provided by the National Science Foundation.  MONEYOPOLIS is a registered trademark of Ernst & Young. The MONEYVILLE trademark is used under license.

For more information check out our website here.

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C7 Corvette Hat and Stingray Pin

This auction is for a Corvette Hat and Stingray pin that were available to reveal day participants. The hat is adjustable with the C7 Logo in the center and the reveal date of 1.13.13 on each side.

Auction Ends Jan. 30.

C7 Corvette Reveal Press Kit

RARE limited edition C7 Press Kit

Now YOU can own a rare and significant piece of Corvette history. The revolutionary C7 Corvette made its debut on  01.13.13 in front of a world-wide internet audience, but only a very select group of guests and journalists were invited to attend. To commemorate this historic event, a very special press kit was created to distribute among those lucky enough to be there, limited to only 2,014 units.

This sealed kit consists of a beautiful paperweight numbered 0255 of 2014 with an actual Stingray badge mounted on it; a USB “Corvette” flashdrive preloaded with the press release and photos; and a full color book, all packed in a black matte box with “Corvette” varnished into the top. This was placed inside a slip cover with the C7 emblem embossed into it, wrapped in plastic and then placed in a heavy sealed cardboard box.

As collectors buy these up they will get harder and harder to find. Don’t wait and miss your chance to get one of these while you can. As with all things Corvette, this is sure go fast.

Auction Ends Jan. 31.




2013 Torch Red Coupe Corvette Raffle

Thursday, January 31 at 2pm CT

Tickets $10




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