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  FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Final C6 Rolls off the Assembly Line

This morning at 8:04 a.m., the last 2013 Corvette came off the line at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant. The celebration was short lived, as less than 30 minutes after the last car was built, workers began remodeling the plant to prepare for the launch of the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray.

A total of 215,100 sixth-generation "C6" Corvettes were made at Bowling Green Assembly since production began in 2005, the last of which was the exclusive 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition outfitted with the 60th Anniversary design package.

The last C6 Corvette will join other historic General Motors vehicles at the GM Heritage Center in Warren, Mich. Even as the team celebrated building the last C6, Plant Manager Dave Tatman said there has been a great deal of anticipation and excitement toward building the all-new Stingray.

“The last C6 rolls off the line at 8:04 a.m. and I’ll have people in here at 8:30 a.m. to start tearing down and putting in new tools,” Tatman said.

The task will require that 120 workers take just four weeks to turn the Bowling Green plant around, completing a job that usually takes months to accomplish. All employees are slated to return to work on March 25, where they will learn the entirely new process required to build the Stingray.

Bowling Green Assembly, which hosts up to 50,000 visitors a year, is currently closed to the public to facilitate the remodeling of the line. Tatman said he plans to reopen the plant to outside tours as soon as possible, knowing that everyone is excited to see this new generation of Corvette built. However, he says this will not likely happen until Fall.

“As I always say, we don’t build cars, we build dreams,” Tatman said.

Read the complete release and see more photos on our blog here.

Last Chance to SAVE on Family Memberships!

Are you a current individual member of the NCM? Today is the last day you can upgrade to the Family level for only $25! Click here to upgrade, and in the Special Instructions box on the shipping summary page enter code HEARTUPGRADE to save the $25. Don't forget to enter your loved one in the name box so that we can add them to your membership.

Not a member? Join by midnight and receive a new "Family" membership for the price of an "Individual" membership ($100 value for only $50). This offer is only available for new members. Click here, and in the Special Instructions box on the shipping summary page enter code HEARTVALDAY.

Please use only the links here and include your code in the shipping instructions box. While your discount will not be reflected in the shopping cart, it will be reflected on your credit card. If you need assistance, please call us at 800-538-3883.

Win a 2013 60th Anniversary Grand Sport Coupe Next Thursday!

Your next chance to win a Corvette is Thursday, March 7 when we draw a winner for our 2013 60th Anniversary Grand Sport Coupe Raffle! This car features a 6-speed manual transmission, roof package, 4LT package with navigation and much more. Additionally - this is the LAST GRAND SPORT C6 COUPE MADE! A true collector's car. Tickets are only $100 and the raffle is limited to 1,994 tickets. As of today we've only sold 330 of the 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.

Registration Opening for VIR and New MiM

Monday, March 4 at 8am CT you'll want to be logged on to our website to register for our annual NCM VIR High Performance Driving School. This event is known to fill up in just minutes, so don't miss out!

This is our 7th year, and celebrity instructors will be present including Andy Pilgrim and John Heinricy. Slated for June 24-25, the two-day event is $475 for members and $515 for non-members (which includes a discounted membership). The event also offers PrimeDrive for $100 if you don't want to participate in the full HPDE.

Learn more and register online here.

Also opening for registration Monday is our new Museum in Motion: Magical Mystery Tour. This event will take place July 28-August 1 and kicks off at the Classic Corvettes of Minnesota Car Show at Mystic Lake Casino, followed by a caravan to Mackinac Island. Stops along the way include Burnstad's European Village, tours of the Harley Davidson Museum and Kohler factory, a glass bottom boat ride and much more.

Registration for this event also opens Monday at 8am online here, but you can go ahead and check out the schedule and mark your calendar!

Corvette Store Featured Item

C6 Corvette Hawthorne Stripe Polo. Moisture wicking DryTecâ„¢. Horizontal stripe. Two color double-faced collar. Three-button placket. Open sleeves. Embroidered C6 Corvette emblem. 100% polyester jersey. $62.00

And don't miss our $7.99 Sale going on now, while supplies last! Check it out online here.

March Club Events

Each month we list Corvette and Car Show events that are scheduled throughout the country. If you would like your event listed, please add it to our website. To check and see if your event has been listed already, click here. To add or update your event, click here.

March 1-3: Spring Vintage Classic & Corvette 60th Birthday Party at Sebring, Sebring, FL

March 3: Corvette Club of South Florida 2nd Annual Corvette & Open Car & Truck Show, Coconut Creek, FL

March 9-10: 35th Corvette Chevy Expo, Houston, TX

March 10: 27th Annual Spring Meet Corvette Show, South Florida

March 15: Leisure Time Corvette Club, The Villages, FL (NCM Attending)

March 22-23: Cruisin Corvettes Annual Show 2013, Tallahassee, FL

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EBAY AUCTIONS BENFITTING NCM

Road & Track
Corvette C7 Magazine
Autographed by Tadge Juechter

The next generation C7 Corvette is the talk of the automotive world, taking this world-class automotive icon to even greater levels of performance, comfort and sophistication. The man behind this incarnation of America’s sports car is Corvette Chief Engineer, Tadge Juechter. Own a copy of the magazine announcing the birth of this supercar signed by Tadge himself at a recent trip to the National Corvette Museum.

This issue of Road & Track is in good condition with some slight wear and spine creases. Please see the picture of the actual scan for the overall condition.

Auction ends March 6 online here.

Exclusive VERY LIMITED Ladies' C7 Stingray Reveal Shirt

If you were one of the 150 people who were lucky enough to be part of the National Corvette Museum group at the C7 Corvette Reveal in Detroit on 1-13-13, you would have also been given a special black, 3/4 length-sleeved shirt to commemorate that historic occasion. This shirt was created exclusively for the National Corvette Museum by Corvette Exterior Design Manager Kirk Bennion. Unlike the shirts GM execs wore that night with the C7 Logo on the pocket over the word “Corvette”, these shirts said “Stingray”underneath the Corvette flags, and “National Corvette Museum, 1-13-13 Reveal”below that. To make it even more special, on the back right under the collar, you’ll see the Stingray emblem.

These rare pieces of C7 Corvette history are getting snatched up by collectors everywhere. Don’t miss your chance to own a part of it! This is a Ladies' size XL (16-18)

Auction ends March 6 online here.

NEXT RAFFLE


2013 60th Anniversary Grand Sport Coupe Corvette Raffle

Thursday, March 7 at 2pm CT

Tickets $100
Limited to 1,994 Tickets

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