The San Jacinto Corvette Club, founded in 1957, is the oldest Corvette club in Texas and the third oldest in the country. The SJCC is a Lifetime Business Member of the National Corvette Museum and its members have been very active with the Museum since the grand opening of the facility in 1994. Members have participated in multiple National Caravan events, the R8C Delivery program, have purchased various bricks and benches, and they even hosted their club’s 50th Anniversary event at the Museum.
“When I heard of the plans for a race track facility at the National Corvette Museum and the “One Acre Club”, I immediately recognized the potential for the Museum and another way to support them,” said Ken Bakenhus, NCM Ambassador for the SJCC. “The SJCC Board of Directors unanimously approved becoming a One Acre Club member and plan to take advantage of the track time option contribution.”
Bakenhus goes on to say, “Some may say the track facility will only benefit the racing enthusiast. I see the track as another asset that the NCM can use in marketing the Museum, the Corvette AND Bowling Green. By holding performance driver education events and new Corvette owner driver training, the possibility of GM and other racing teams utilizing the facility for practice will not only generate direct income for the Museum, but will also provide exposure for new membership. Whether you own your Corvette for a Sunday afternoon drive, car shows, restoring or for racing, we all benefit by supporting the NCM in any way we can. Bowling Green and the National Corvette Museum are the home of the Corvette, the one place we all can meet and enjoy what we all have in common, THE CORVETTE.”
Learn more about the Motorsports Park project and One Acre Club online here.