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National Corvette Museum eNews
  April 4, 2013
Corvette Shows on the Road

This weekend the National Corvette Museum will be represented at not one, but THREE Corvette Shows around the country!

Today through Saturday, our own Gary Cockriel will be joined by NCM Lifetime Members and volunteers Ed and Dee Snell at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2013!  They will have a large Corvette Store booth set up with loads of great merchandise as well as Corvette Raffle tickets. To check out the event schedule and to order your tickets, click here.

This Saturday, April 6th, we also have two more shows that we will be attending:

The Mid-Missouri Corvette Cup is taking place in Columbia, MO.  This event features various vendors, a bake sale, swap meet, car show, road tour, poker run, bingo, dinner banquet and more.  Bob Hellman and his wife Lavonne will represent the Museum bringing along merchandise and raffle tickets to sell. Check out their agenda online here.

Further west, NCM Lifetime Members Bill and Bobbie Weir will be setup at the Corvette Expo in Enid, OK.  The event begins at 9:00am at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center and ends at 4:30pm. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children under 12. Visit the Corvettes of Enid website here.

Corvette Raffle Winner Feature - Rico Cuomo

Rico Cuomo of Scottsdale, Arizona made an impulsive stop at the National Corvette Museum while on a business road trip between Nashville and Louisville. Little did he know at the time, this trip would result in winning a brand new 2012 ZR1 Corvette, built his way!

During Rico’s impromptu visit, he toured the Museum and almost bought a raffle ticket, but his business partner talked him out of it. “When I got home I just had a weird feeling I should have bought one so I went online and pulled the trigger on the $500 ZR1 raffle,” said Cuomo.  His $500 winning ticket, # 29, was drawn on Thursday, January 5, 2012. “When Christy called me, I was on a conference call and saw the call was coming from KY. I just knew that I had won which was a feeling I had from the moment I bought the ticket!”

While he waivered back and forth on whether to take the ZR1 or the $80,000 cash option, he eventually decided on the car. Today, he says that he can’t imagine not picking the car! Rico picked Cyber Gray as his ZR1’s paint color, and loaded it up with options such as cup style black satin wheels, black metallic headlamps, blue stitching in the leather interior upholstery, and of course the ZR1 High Performance package.

Read the rest of Rico's story on our blog!

To learn more about how you could be a winner too, check out our upcoming Corvette Raffles online here.

2013 Annual NCM Bash

The 2013 Annual NCM Bash, scheduled for April 25-27, is quickly approaching! This year, attendees will get the chance to see the new C7 up close and get the inside scoop on the all new 7th Generation Corvette! Seminars will feature speakers focussing on all aspects of the latest evolution of America's sports car, including chassis, powertrain, interior and exterior design and electronics. As in past years, there will be a large group of GM engineers and designers present and ready to answer all of your questions.

Returning activities include:

  • Seminars by Paul Koerner, Corvette Racing's Doug Fehan and Corvette Racing drivers Tommy Milner and Danny Binks
  • Rides in vintage race cars
  • Free guided road tours
  • Two Celebrity Choice car shows
  • Ladies’ Oasis
  • Garage Party with women of the GM Corvette Team.

New activities include:

  • Golf Scramble with Kirk Bennion, Gerry Panetta and members of the Corvette Design team
  • Shopping excursion to Opry Mills.

Online registration closes at 5:00pm CST on Friday, April 12th. To view the full event schedule, additional details and to register, please click here.

Circle City Corvettes Join FOUR Acre Club

When it comes to helping out the National Corvette Museum, the Circle City Corvette Club of Dothan, AL members are no strangers! In addition to their continued participation in Museum events, the CCC of Dothan has now committed to a fourth acre for the NCM Motorsports Park project.

“I have to admit, the decision for the club to purchase a fourth acre at the Motorsports Park was a no-brainer,” said Kelly Walker, CCC of Dothan President. “For years our club has been a strong supporter of the NCM and all things Corvette. We are a small club but blessed in having some true Vette Fanatics! It was one thing to raise money for the NCM at our annual Beach Caravan, which we have done for 33 years, but to be able to be involved in an actual Motorsports Park that we will be able to use was truly exciting.  While we realize that building this track is a great undertaking, I believe the success lies in the hands of the Corvette enthusiasts and their generosity to make this happen. I would like to encourage ALL Corvette clubs to seriously consider donating in some way to help make this endeavor a reality.”

The Circle City Corvette Club of Dothan has been in existence since 1979 and currently has approximately 50 very active members. In addition to their involvement with the National Corvette Museum, the club is very involved in fundraising for local charities and the club’s annual dues also go to their community’s needs.


We’re closing in on our goal of $2.5 million by June 1, 2013.  Check out our progress and learn how to contribute HERE!

2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan Announcements

Gary StephenNew Western Canada Captain Announced

"Graham Borley, the Western Canada captain will be out of the country for the next year or so on a business assignment and has selected Gary Stephen to act as co-captain in his absence.  I am personally acquainted with Gary and I know he will make sure the Canadian contingent will be well served while Graham is gone.  Graham will be returning in time to lead the caravan in 2014.  Gary will be most appreciative of any help anyone can provide in the coming year and asks for your support.  Many thanks for his response to filling this position."

Captains Needed

"The NCM National Caravan is soliciting applications for the position of Caravan Captain for the Tennessee/Eastern Kentucky Caravan, as well as the Indiana/Western Kentucky Caravan.  If you or someone you may know is interested in filling either of these positions, please contact Paul Mariano at"
-Paul Mariano
National Chair - 2014 NCM Caravan

For more information on the 2014 NCM National Corvette Caravan, please visit the website.

Corvette Store Featured Item

C7 Corvette Contender Duffle Bag

Ample room for all your gear. Large ventilated U-shaped opening and compartment. Ventilated wet/dry show and gear compartment. Interior zippered valuables pocket. Detachable, adjustable and padded shoulder strap with grip stop material to prevent sliding. Padded carry handle. Embroidered "C7" Corvette emblem on the front.

29" x 13" x 12".

Check out our SALE items online here.

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To be auctioned at the 2013 Annual NCM Bash
APRIL 25-27

We will have many exciting items to auction off at this year's NCM Bash event! Bash is April 25-27, with online registration ending at 5pm CST on Friday, April 12.

If you are a fan of Corvette Racing you already know how special this autographed, matted, and framed poster is. As Corvette celebrated 60 years of production, the Corvette Racing team returned to championship form in 2012 with a sweep of the GT class championships winning the team title, manufacturer’s title, driver’s championship and the Michelin Green X GT championship.

All of the drivers responsible for this victorious year have signed this poster, including those who only drive in the endurance races. Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, Richard Westbrook and Jordan Taylor lift their trophies in this stunning piece that celebrates one of the most exciting years ever in Corvette Racing history.

For more details on this year's NCM Bash event, click here.


The next generation C7 Corvette is the talk of the automotive world, taking this world-class 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 Autoweek 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 April 11 online here.


2013 Black Z06
Corvette Raffle

Thursday, April 18 at 2pm CT

Tickets $150
Limited to 1,500 Tickets

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