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  MARCH 14, 2013
NCM Motorsports Park Receives FIRST FOUR Acre Club Member!

In January we published a feature on Chuck, Sharon & Kim Fast of Northville, Mich. becoming a member of our “One Acre Club”.  Joining the One Acre Club was a family affair with their late daughter, Kimberlee, in mind, as that’s what she would have wanted. With the announcement that the One Acre Club fundraiser would be ending this year, December 31, 2013, Chuck and Sharon have decided to honor their daughter by making her the very first “Four Acre Club” member.

“Kimberlee loved autocrossing in her Corvette and was a big part of the National Corvette Museum, attending many events there until she was diagnosed with AML leukemia in January of 2007. We thought this gesture would honor her legacy,” said Chuck. “We know that Kimberlee would have been at the NCM Motorsports Park for any and every opportunity. We can’t think of a better way to honor her memory than to make her a Four Acre Club member.”

The Fast family are Lifetime Members of the Museum, and are avid Corvette enthusiasts. Chuck has owned a total of 19 Corvettes, including many Z06’s and a 2011 ZR1 that he took Museum delivery of in October 2010. Kimberlee also participated in the R8C Delivery program when she purchased her new 2004 Corvette on her 30th birthday, which she treasured until losing her battle with AML leukemia in 2010.

Learn more about the Motorsports Park project and One Acre Club program online here.

Local Convention and Visitors Bureau Contributes $400,000 to Motorsports Park

The Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors have approved a $400,000 grant to the National Corvette Museum to be used in the construction of the west track in the Museum’s planned Motorsports Park.  For more information on the NCM Motorsports Park, please visit www.motorsportspark.org.

The Bowling Green City Commission and Warren County Fiscal Court are expected to approve the grant the week of March 18th at their respective meetings.

What's It Like to Win a Vette?

Phil Hans of Middleburg, Florida has been diligently purchasing our Corvette raffle tickets for the past four years. On Thursday, January 17, 2013, Phil and his wife Lorraine were drawn as the lucky winners of the highly coveted 2013 Night Race Blue ZR1, a part of the General Motors fleet and the personal car of Corvette Exterior Designer, Kirk Bennion. Phil’s Corvette Raffle ticket, #997, was drawn from a sold out raffle pool of 1,994 tickets.

"Although winning the raffle was amazing, it was the staff that made it a really memorable time for the both of us. You have a great product and a superlative delivery team. This was truly an incredible experience and your staff made it that way. I can still remember everyone clapping and cheering as Larry drove me out of Corvette Boulevard in my ZR1 Corvette. I can tell you that smile still hasn't left my face! My dream has really come true thanks to the National Corvette Museum."

Read more about Phil's big win on our blog here.

427Next Thursday, March 21 is your chance to win your own Corvette when we raffle a 2013 60th Anniversary 427 Convertible! The car features not only the 60th Anniversary package, but Z06 Carbon Fiber Package, Diamond Blue interior, 4LT package with navigation and much more. Tickets are $250 and the raffle is limited to 1,000 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.

It's a Magical Mystical Tour

Summer vacations were made for Corvettes, and July 29-August 3 we're hitting the road for a Museum in Motion trip that begins with the Classic Corvettes of Minnesota Car Show at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN.

Highlights of the trip include two days of casino action and car show fun (Saturday night overnight NOT included with registration), followed by a caravan to Mackinac Island and Mackinaw City with stops at Burnstad's European Village, tours of the Harley Davidson Museum, Kohler factory, an excursion to "The Shops at Woodlake," a scenic drive through the M-119 Tunnel of Trees and Sleeping Dunes National Park, and a glass bottom boat ride to view shipwrecks. To end this tour with new found friends there is a private beach party at Best Western Dockside.

Registration is now open and there are a very limited number of spots available. The trip fee is $2,250 for two people ($40 additional for non-members). Check out the complete agenda online here.

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Vette TV Update

Like us, many of you were excited to hear last year about the project to launch a new "Vette TV" program on the Speed Channel. We've received many phone calls and emails inquiring about this program, so we wanted to pass along this update from the show.

"We wanted to give all of you an update to let you know where we are and what we are working on in order to get the tv program up and running. Background: First, we put together an outline of the proposed 13 episodes and presented it to Speed Channel. Next, we worked out an agreement with Speed to produce the 13 episodes related to the Corvette and the lifestyle and enthusiasm of the Corvette owner which made the Corvette the only true American sports car. The show was set to begin in January, 2013.

Next, in order to meet our requirements with Speed, we needed to secure commitments from sponsors and advertisers in order to fund the entire series and purchase the required prime time slot. General Motors was excited about the project and gave us their blessings and their support. We also had the support of several sponsors and advertisers, but unfortunately those were not enough to fund the entire project.

So, at this time, we are continuing to beat the bushes to secure the necessary funding commitments. When we have additional information, we will post it here [Vette TV Facebook] in order to let all of you know how we are progressing with the project. Thanks to all of you for your comments and stay tuned."

Vette TV has a Facebook Group established that you can join, but NCM will also share any updates that are passed along.

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EBAY AUCTION BENEFITTING 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 13 online here.

NCM C3 DOMINATION T-SHIRT

$16.95

NEXT RAFFLE


2013 60th Anniversary 427 Convertible Corvette Raffle

Thursday, March 21 at 2pm CT

Tickets $250
Limited to 1,000 Tickets

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