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  JUNE 6, 2013
Celebrate the 60th

If you've not yet had the chance to see the all new 2014 "C7" Corvette, now's your chance! Join us June 27-28 for a FREE EVENT - the 60th Anniversary of Corvette Celebration. What's even more exciting, this is the first time GM will let guests sit in the latest generation.

Other exciting activities include a special reveal event by Harlan Charles and John Fitzpatrick of Chevrolet, Corvette Racing seminar, "C7" Walk-Arounds, Historic Evolution of Corvette display and seminar, an unveiling and giveaway of the new Stingray "C7" PowerWheels and the groundbreaking ceremony for the Motorsports Park.

The event is free - you just need to either be a Museum Member or pay regular Museum admission to participate in the seminars and walk-arounds and see the "C7"s. Learn more online here.

We are also still searching for Corvettes for our evolution display. If you have one in the following years please contact Karen Renfrow:
1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1958; 1959; 1960; 1962; 1964; 1968; 1969; 1973; 1974; 1975; 1977; 1978; 1979; 1981; 1982; 1986; 1987; 1988; 1989; 1992; 1997; 1998; 2003; 2004; 2010; 2012

NCM Nominated as an 8th Wonder of the World

The National Corvette Museum has been listed by VirtualTourist.com as a nominee for the 8th Wonder of the World. The site, a leading travel research website and community that is part of TripAdvisor, invited Tourism Boards to submit a nomination - whether an ancient, natural or manmade landmark for the area they represent, to be voted on by the general public.

Voting runs through September 30 and you can vote once per day online here.

TWO Chances to Win in Three Weeks!

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. As of Thursday, June 6th we've only sold 145 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 www.corvettemuseum.org/raffle or call 800-538-3883 during normal business hours.

One Acre Club Features

General Motors Bowling Green Assembly is proud to be the only “Home of the Corvette”.  With a strong commitment to quality and excellence, the Bowling Green team has continued the Corvette tradition since 1981.  “We offer so many exclusive opportunities.  You can take a plant tour, see us build the car, order a photo album of the production, and many other experiences that few other companies can offer,” says Dave Tatman, plant manager and NCM board member.  

The plant has had a terrific relationship with the National Corvette Museum since it was founded and both organizations are great partners not only in the Corvette community, but also the Bowling Green community.  The plant employees believe so strongly in the museum’s mission and have always been supportive of any way to further the museum’s efforts.  When the Motorsports Park was announced, there was no question that they wanted to continue their support by joining the One Acre Club.


Steve and Kathy Cronberg bought their first Corvette, a 1987 coupe, in 2001 while living in Hawaii and joined the Corvette Club of Hawaii.  Then, they bought a 50th Anniversary convertible in Minnesota, which Steve and his daughter drove to the West Coast to ship to Hawaii.  The 2003 had 2 ocean crossings, over to Hawaii, then back again when their family moved to East Tennessee in 2004.  They joined East Tennessee Corvette Club in the fall of that year. “We have been very active members of ETCC since joining, and participate in all club activities,” says Steve.

The Cronberg’s bought a project 1969 coupe in 2009, which Steve restored over a period of 2 years.  In the fall of 2012, they traded the 1969 and the 2003 50th anniversary for a 60th anniversary Grand Sport convertible.

They bought a 2003 Z06 in the summer of 2012 to autocross. Steve went to Bondurant in 2010 for the Z06 experience, and learned the value of attending a driving school.  Steve and Kathy began autocrossing in 2012 in the NCCC SE Region.  Kathy and Steve were both Top Competitors in the SE Region in 2012, and Steve was 20th in the nation.  He also won the 2012 SE Region Men’s Rookie of the Year award.

After many trips to the Museum, Steve became ETCC’s Museum Ambassador in 2012.  He started talking to members about the 1 acre program for their club.  Kathy and Steve could see all the benefits that the Motorsports Park will bring to Corvette owners, clubs, and the Museum and decided to become 1 Acre Members themselves.
Steve currently flies for Delta Airlines as a 747 Captain, and Kathy is retired from Medtronic Inc.

Save on Duds for Dad

Supercharged ZR1 Nike DriFit Polo. DriFit technology pulls away moisture to keep you dry and comfortable. Features a three button placket with pearlized buttons, flat knit collar, open sleeves and an embroidered Supercharged ZR1 emblem. 100% polyester. Regular Price: $62.00 | SALE: $49.00

Check out all the sale items online here. Ends Sunday!

June Calendar Wallpaper

2014 Corvette Stingray 97th Indy 500 Pace Car

Download this wallpaper for free online here.

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EBAY AUCTION BENEFITTING NCM

C7 Corvette Reveal Cap & Stingray Pin

Own a Cap and Stingray Pin from the 1-13-13 C7 Reveal. It is adjustable with the C7 logo and 1-13-13 on each side. Also included is a Stingray lapel pin. Sorry, no International Shipping.

Bidding ends June 13. Learn more online here!

GRAND SPORT GRIPPER TRAVEL MUG

$16.00

NEXT RAFFLE


2013 60th Anniversary 427 Convertible Corvette Raffle

Thursday, June 27 at 2pm CT

Tickets $250
Limited to 1,000 Tickets

UPCOMING EVENTS

VIR HPDE
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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