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National Corvette Museum eNews
  March 28, 2013
NCM Annual Cruise

Join us for a Caribbean cruise on the world's largest cruise ship! Scheduled for October 5-12, this 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise has something to offer everyone. Our cruise on the "Oasis of the Seas" cruise ship will make stops in amazing locations such as Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Maarten.

Prices for this amazing experience begin at just $1,149.92 per person for a Central Park View room and includes the cabin, port fees, taxes, travel insurance, a private cocktail party, and exclusive onboard events!

For more information and to view the complete agenda for this trip, please visit the NCM Annual Cruise website.

NCCC Joins the Motorsports Park One Acre Club

The NCCC was founded as an all volunteer, non-profit organization in 1959 by a small group of Corvette owners and enthusiasts. The purpose of forming the NCCC was, and still is, to promote interest in Corvette ownership and operation, to publish information on the use and operation of the Corvette and to encourage others to participate in the enjoyment connected with the use and ownership of the Corvette.  Today, the NCCC contains approximately 275 Clubs in 16 Regions across the United States, with membership at more than 17,500 individuals.

The National Council of Corvette Clubs has been a supporter of the National Corvette Museum since its inception, with their very own NCM Hall of Fame members, Joe Pike and Patrick Dolan, having been involved in the original planning and ground breaking event of the museum in 1994. Over the years, several NCCC Presidents have sat on the NCM’s Board of Directors, and many members have served as NCM Ambassadors around the country.

“Since several of our members, clubs, and regions around the US have already joined and are supporting the Motorsports Park, it was only fitting that we step up and support it at the national level,” said Douglas McMahan, NCCC National Director of Public Relations. “Adding the Motorsports Park will add a new dimension and opportunity to the museum for all motorsports enthusiasts. We also feel that as a National Corvette organization, NCCC should continue to support the National Corvette Museum along with its efforts around promoting the Corvette, its heritage and development.”

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

Corvette Raffle Winner Drawn

Congratulations to William Hampton of Suffolk, VA, winner of our 2013 Blade Silver ZR1 Corvette raffle with winning ticket #98.

Also congratulations to our 2nd Place ($1,000) winner, Jim Tessmer of Junction City, WI and 3rd Place ($500) winner, Larry Yachcik of Grand Rapids, MI. We sold 383 of the 500 available tickets.

Your next chance to win a Corvette is Thursday, April 18 when we draw a winner for our 2013 Black Z06 Corvette Raffle! This car features a 6-speed manual transmission, gray calipers, ZR1 rear spoiler, 3LZ Premium Equipment Group with Navigation and much more. Tickets are only $150 and the raffle is limited to 1,500 tickets. As of today we've only sold 131 of the tickets.

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

GM Collector Car Auction Seeking Cars

Do you own a Corvette, GM Muscle Car or Rare GM Vehicle that you would like to consign?  Hartland Auctioneers of Portersville, PA will be hosting a new, monumental event at the National Corvette Museum July 13 & 14.  The 1st Annual Auto Auction will be limited to only 300 cars, and spectators are welcome.

Stay tuned to for complete details, terms and consignor information. You may also contact them at 724-368-9788 or via email at

Corvette Store Featured Item

Corvette Racing by David Kimble.

Chevy’s Corvette is without question one of the most recognized sports cars in the world. Since its introduction at GM’s Motorama, Corvettes have been favorites for fans and drivers in a wide variety of racing venues, including endurance events, hillclimbs, Trans-Am, drag racing, and GT Racing. For six decades, Corvettes have battled and defeated some of the the biggest names in the sports car world—Ferrari, Porsche, Cobra, Jaguar—at storied road courses like Le Mans, Daytona, the Nürburgring, Sebring, and Laguna Seca.

Beginning with the Real McCoy, a Zora Arkus-Duntov special raced at Sebring in 1956, this book draws on the history of factory-sponsored and private racing efforts, chronicling the history of the various Vettes that have been put to the test as racing machines. 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.

Hardcover, 256 pages. 155 color & 95 black/white photos. $60.00

Check out our SALE items online here.

April 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.

April 4-6: Barrett Jackson, West Palm Beach, FL (NCM Attending)

April 5-6: Mid-Missouri Corvette Club 19th Annual Corvette Cup, Columbia, MO (NCM Attending)

April 6: Corvette Enid Expo, Enid, OK (NCM Attending)

April 13: Toadbucket Nationals, Lubbock, TX

April 18-20: Central Arkansas Corvette Weekend, Hot Springs, AR

April 20: Vets with Vettes Charity Car Show, Huntsville, AL (NCM Attending)

April 20: 6th Annual "Vettes Doin Charleston", Charleston, SC (NCM Attending)

April 20: Twin Rivers Corvette Club 21st Spring Display, New Bern, NC

April 21: Team Corvette of Birmingham's "Motorama", Barber Motorsports Park (NCM Attending)

April 27: Vette Spectacular, Birmingham, AL (NCM Attending)

April 27: FUN in the SUN – Charity Car Show, Raleigh, NC

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Andy Pilgirm
2001 C5 R Corvette
Die Cast Model

The year 2001 is an important year in the
history of Corvette Racing. This is the year
that the Corvette Racing team would become the dominant force in GTS racing winning 8 out of 10 races, including the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The car that this model honors is the #3 car
driven at the Daytona 24 Hour race by the team of Andy Pilgrim and NASCAR superstars Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dale enjoyed the experience
so much that he planned on joining the team for the race in Le Mans but sadly, we lost Dale in an accident at the same track he'd raced this Corvette at just two weeks earlier.

Co-driver Andy Pilgrim became good friends of Dale as they trained, practiced and spent time together. He has signed this 1:43 scale C5-R Corvette, making this limited edition model even more collectible and a treasure for any true Corvette Racing/
NASCAR /Earnhardt

Auction ends April 4 online here.


2013 Black Z06
Corvette Raffle

Thursday, April 18 at 2pm CT

Tickets $150
Limited to 1,500 Tickets


Sebring HPDE
March 29-30

NCM Bash
April 25-27

Museum in Motion: Tail of the Dragon
April 28-30

Mid-Ohio HPDE
May 6

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