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National Corvette Museum eNews
  MAY 30, 2013
Auto Auction Coming to NCM

In just over a month, Hartland Auctioneers of Portersville, PA will be hosting a Collector Car Auction at the National Corvette Museum.  This first annual event is slated for July 13 & 14 and is limited to only 300 cars. 

As part of the auction we will be putting on the block VIN 001 2013 Z06 and VIN 001 2013 ZR1.  These milestone collector cars each have the 60th Anniversary Package with Arctic White exteriors, diamond blue interiors and the silver blue pearl hood stripe.

Check out the growing list of auction cars online here. Spectators are also welcome.

Interested in auctioning your car? Log on to for complete details, terms and consignor information. You may also contact them at 724-368-9788 or via email at

Top Gear's Rutledge Wood Visits NCM

Rutledge Wood, one of three hosts for the History Channel's show Top Gear and reporter for SPEED TV, stopped by the Museum today for a tour. Wood is in town as guest speaker for the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly 'breakfast' meeting.

“To have this much Corvette history squeezed into one place, with so many people who really love the car is absolutely unheard of. This place is amazing. The minute that you roll into the parking lot, you realize that this place is something special.”- Rutledge Wood

Pictured: GM Corvette Plant Manager Dave Tatman shows Rutledge the all new "C7" Corvette.

The LAST C6 Z06 Raffle Winner Drawn

Congrats to David Ryan of Concord, OH with ticket #791 in today's drawing for the last C6 Z06! David's ticket was drawn by Rutledge Wood. We sold 1322 of the 1500 available tickets.

Your next chance to win a Corvette is Thursday, June 27 when we raffle off a 2013 60th Anniversary 427 Convertible Corvette. In addition to the 60th Anniversary package, the car features the carbon fiber package, full width ZR1 style spoiler, Cyber Gray metallic headlamps, dark gray calipers, machine face cup style lightweight aluminum wheels, magnetic selective ride control, 6-speed manual short-throw shifter, 1SC/4LT package with navigation and more. Tickets are $250 and the raffle is limited to 1000 tickets.

Also that week is your chance to not only support our Motorsports Park project but also win the 2010 "Jake" Grand Sport. This was a special SEMA Show Car and has a Jake logo hood graphic, fender badge, console lid and floor mats; Ebony leather interior with yellow stitching; racing pedal kit; six speed manual transmission and more. The proceeds from your $20 ticket goes directly to support the NCM Motorsports Park.

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

Celebrate 60 Years at Laguna Seca

The National Corvette Museum and Western States Corvette Council invite you to an evening with the team that created the Corvette! Saturday, August 17 at 6:30pm is a banquet to Celebrate 60 years of Corvette featuring Tadge Juechter, Chief Engineer of Corvette; Kirk Bennion, Corvette Exterior Designer; and Dave Tatman, GM Corvette Assembly Plant Manager. The banquet is held in conjunction with the Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

Tickets are $55 per person and the event will be held at the Embassay Suites Monterey Bay in Seaside, California. Advanced reservations available online here, or call Karen at 270-467-8804.

Also, don't miss the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 16-18 and the Chevrolet Corvette Car Corral. The Car Corral Package includes: (1) 3-Day General Admission and Paddock Ticket with Open Grandstand Seating, Souvenir Program, Exclusive Corvette Only Corral Pass Featuring Premium Parking, Corvette Corral Lunch on August 17th (additional $35), Fan Parade Lap on August 17th & 18th (First 150 per day). Tickets are $180 and can be reserved by calling 800-327-7322 or log on to

Complimentary Shipping Ends Tomorrow

C4 Corvette DryTec Elliott Bay Polo. Moisture wicking pique polo features a rib collar with spandex, a three-button placket, open sleeves, side vents and the C4 Corvette emblem embroidered on the front left chest. 58% cotton, 42% polyester. $42.00

Remember! Complimentary shipping when you spend $75 or more now thru May 31!

Magical Mystical Tour

This summer the NCM Events Team will take you on a new and exciting Museum in Motion tour. Beginning at the Classic Corvettes of Minnesota Car Show at Mystic Lake Casino, the group will venture to Mackinac Island, Burnstad's European Village, Harley Davidson Museum, Kohler Factory, Elkhart Lake and more.

The trip is slated for July 28-August 2 and is $2250 per car (registrant & guest). Check out the complete agenda online here.

One Lap of Kentucky Date Change
Our annual 1-Lap of Kentucky event has changed to October 2-5 and October 16-19. The event agenda will be posted in a few weeks!

One Acre Club Features: East TN Corvette Club; Bob & Marilyn Becker; Wil Cooksey

The East Tennessee Corvette Club (ETCC) was founded in 1958.  There are over 200 active members, making it the 3rd largest Corvette Club in America. The ETCC offers activities for those interested in car shows, touring, and parties.  They have a full summer schedule of events such as shows and fundraisers for charity.

With all the fundraising the club does throughout the year, the members decided to direct some of the money raised towards the Motorsports park.  Gary Pilson owned a Corvette for over 40 years but never joined the club until he won a Grand Sport in a NCM raffle.  Gary is now the club’s ambassador to the NCM.  He says, “The way I look at it, there is no other brand in the world that offers as much support as Chevy offers for Corvette.  It’s incredible.”  It is because of this support that the club has decided to join the One Acre Club.  The ETCC also believes all Corvette clubs should show the same support for such an amazing addition to the Corvette community.

Bob Becker bought his first Corvette in 1970 a few months after he got his first full time job. He used it as a daily driver since it was the only car he owned at the time. Bob really enjoyed his ‘70 Vette and drove it until 1974 when he got married and needed a bigger car. He spent the next thirty years looking at every new model corvette that came out. In 2006, Bob and his wife Marilyn decided that the C6 coupe would be the perfect “retirement car” to visit the places on their bucket list. They bought a 2006 Monterrey Red Coupe and named it VettaRosa. They then joined the Queen City Corvette Club in Charlotte, NC.  Bob and Marilyn both say VettaRosa and Queen City Corvette Club have made many of their retirement dreams come true. In 2011, Bob and Marilyn went on a 10,000 mile, five week, cross country National Park tour with a dozen QCCC Corvettes. They have made many friends and their calendar is always full thanks to the Corvette Lifestyle.         

One of the first NCM events Bob and his wife attended was the 2008 Bash which included the ground breaking ceremony for the museum expansion project. They returned for the 2009 Bash and the completed expansion of the museum was impressive. They found it so impressive that it had been built by member donations and fund raising.  Bob says, “We have always had  great times at museum events and felt it was our turn to make a contribution. Joining the One Acre Club and getting in on the beginning of the Motor Sports Park was the perfect opportunity.”

Wil Cooksey’s life of commitment to Corvette began back in 1969 when he returned from Vietnam.   Twenty-four years later, he was named manager of the world’s only Corvette plant and naturally, it was a dream come true.

His connection with the National Corvette Museum has been strong since Day 1.   At one time, he had a ZR1 drag race car on display at the museum.  This car was built from the ground up as a racecar and helped fuel Wil’s passion for drag racing.  Though drag racing has always been an integral part of his love for Corvette, he also enjoys road tracks and is so enthusiastic about the opening of the Motorsports Park. Wil believes a desire to race and show off your car is ingrained in the DNA of all Corvette fans.  He says that racing is more than just the hobby, but is about the individual’s performance and creating a safer experience with the car.  He hopes many more people will offer their support and says, “It is the only way to build the dream!”

Wil looks forward to the addition of a drag track and has already pledged his support for that future endeavor.  He is currently writing a book about his lifelong relationship with Corvette.  In addition to his numerous successes in the Corvette community, Wil is being initiated into the Corvette Hall of Fame this August and says that will be “the icing on the cake!”

We are just $96,828 short of our $1 million goal! You can help us reach it by June 1st by making a secure online donation here.
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Autographed Corvette Racing Banner

This giant Corvette Racing banner printed on fabric is the perfect decoration for the den, garage or rec room of any Corvette enthusiast. Measuring 8’ wide by 6’ 2 “ tall, it has been stitched to allow poles to be laced through the top and bottom for a great presentation.

 As if this were not cool enough, it is signed by drivers Oliver Gavin, Antonio Garcia, and Jordan Taylor.

Bidding ends June 6. Learn more online here!




2013 60th Anniversary 427 Convertible Corvette Raffle

Thursday, June 27 at 2pm CT

Tickets $250
Limited to 1,000 Tickets


June 24-25

Corvette 60th Anniversary
June 27-28

MiM Magical Mystical Tour
**July 28-August 2

Anniversary Celebration
August 29-31

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