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America’s Sports Car… an exciting legend produced only in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Museum features over 80 Corvettes in periodic settings, including mint classics, one-of-a-kind prototypes and modern-day wonders of engineering and design. Test your knowledge at interactive trivia kiosks, and don’t miss the chance to try a Corvette on for size in our lobby where we have a 2015 Stingray waiting for you. Displays continually rotate so no two visits are the same. Round out your visit with a souvenir from the Corvette Store, grab a bite to eat in the Corvette Cafe, and race over to the NCM Motorsports Park to spectate or take a lap!

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What’s Happening

Events

Sep
29
Thu
R8C / Experience Reunion @ National Corvette Museum
Sep 29 – Oct 1 all-day

 

2016 R8C Reunion
September 29 – October 1, 2016

New to the NCM once again is our R8C Delivery Reunion. We want to get together with our delivery customers to thank them for their past business. This will give you a chance to re-live your experience with other delivery customers as well as meet new Corvette friends along the way.

We will start this event off with a welcome from our Delivery Department. This weekend will be filled with seminars, an afternoon at our Motorsports Park, VIP plant tours, road tours and banquets. We have loaded this weekend with road tours showing some of our favorite places to visit while in KY.

On-line registration closes at 8:00am central time on Monday, September 19. All activities are open to Event Registrants only. On-line registrants will receive a hardcard credential, lanyard, and event pin. Lifetime registration is $15pp, member registration is $20pp and non-member registration is $30pp.

Click here to schedule your public plant tour: http://www.corvetteplanttours.com

2016 r8c shirt

Online Registration is Now Closed

Onsite Registration will be available starting Wednesday, September 28th

Agenda

(Agenda subject to change – check back for updates)

 
1:00pm – 4:00pm Afternoon at the Track!

  • For the afternoon we will be altering touring laps and parade laps
  • Touring laps are for the more spirited at heart – slightly faster & still following a pace car.
  • Parade laps are for more of getting to see the track & can be more of a comfort level to all.
  • Last laps leave at 3:40pm
  • Pre-registration is Required
  • $50 Registration Fee
  • Unlimited laps
  • NCM Motorsports Park
 
2:00pm-5:00pm RT1: Free Guided Road Tour to Sumner Crest Winery

Sumner Crest has received the respect of wine lovers everywhere. Enjoy complimentary wine tasting as well as their magnificent gift shop. Find items that you aren’t going to find in a store in your local Mall, or even at another winery. Apart from the wonderful antiques, you can also enjoy the collection of antique and classic cars that are permanently on viewing at the winery.

  • Scenic drive to / interstate on the way back – approximately 80 miles round trip
  • ** 5306 Old Hwy 52, Portland, TN 37148
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Stage NCM Front Circle
 
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
FRIDAY,  SEPTEMBER 30
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 

 

8:00am – 5:00pm Registration Opens

  • Advance Registration credential pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM Ticket Booth
 
8:30am – 10:00am S2: Infotainment Class

Having trouble understanding your Stingray navigation? We will walk you through it with our big screen presentation in hopes of steering you straight and getting you to your destinations with ease! Delivery team personnel will be available to answer questions as far as any other model year as well.

  • Speaker: TBD
  • NCM Chevrolet Theater

 

 
 

11:30am – 2:00pm

VIP Corvette Plant / NCM Tour

Trained profession guides from our NCM delivery department will explain the line and process in its entirety. Questions answered on the spot!

  • Pre-registration is required
  • Shuttle to and from plant provided
  • $50 per person / only 4 people per guide
  • Meet in front of NCM delivery office

 Regular public tours available through: http://www.corvetteplanttours.com

 
9:30am – 1:30pm LT3: Barren River State Park Early Lunch Tour
Surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, the lodge overlooks the beautiful 10,000-acre lake. Their Driftwood Restaurant offers great views along with a very tasty buffet.

  • 9:30am Driver Meeting / Depart 9:45am
  • Scenic Drive – approximately 60 miles round trip
  • ** 1149 State Park Rd, Lucas, KY 42156
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Fee including lunch is: NCM member $15 / non-member $18
  • Stage NCM Truck Parking Lot
 
9:30am – 12:30pm LT4: Grand Victorian Inn Corvette Family Brunch Road Tour

The Grand Victorian Inn plays host to 11 beautiful and unique Victorian guest rooms and Mammoth Railway Cafe. The old Train Station House is now the Bike and Hike Trail head to Mammoth Cave National Park. Enjoy the wrap-around-porch with outdoor seating, in a country setting.

  • 9:30am Driver Meeting / Depart 9:45am
  • Scenic Drive – approximately 50 miles round trip
  • ** 5 Old Dixie Hwy, Park City, KY 42160
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Fee including lunch is: NCM member $15 / non-member $18
  • Stage NCM Truck Parking Lot
 
10:30am – 11:30am S3: Pre-Delivery Inspection / Cleaning
Join our PDI department and learn the process of receiving NCM delivery Corvettes as well as the process off inspecting and cleaning the Corvettes before they are set on the blvd and delivered to our customers.

  • Speakers and Demonstrators: Our PDI Dept.
  • Delivery Bay in Blvd beside Delivery Offices
 

11:15am – 12:15pm Plant Manager Kai Spande and Updates on Bowling Green Assembly Plant

  • Speaker: Kai Spande
  • Chevrolet Theater
 

2:00pm – 2:15pm

 

 

R8C Group Event Photo

  • Picture can be purchased through FotoFX in the Exhibit Hall
  • NCM Logo Circle
 

2:30pm – 3:30pm

 

 

S4: Bowling Green Assembly Plant Quality
Here about the efforts and processes put into effect in quality control while building a Corvette

  • Speaker: Brian Palmer – BGAP Quality Control
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
3:45pm – 4:45pm S5: Bowling Green Assembly Plant Engine Build

This presentation will cover the steps in what it takes to assemble the 650-hp supercharged LT4 engine at the new Performance Build Center inside the Bowling Green Assembly Plant.

  • Speakers: Rob Nichols / Bryan Lee
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
4:45pm – 5:00pm R8C Group Event Photo

  • Picture can be purchased through FotoFX in the Exhibit Hall
  • NCM Logo Circle
 
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
5:15pm BQT1: R8C Banquet / Cash Bar

  • Cash Bar 5:15pm – 5:45pm
  • Dinner served at 5:45pm
  • Member $35 / Non-Member $40
  • Special Speaker: TBA
  • NCM Conference Center
 
SATURDAY,  OCTOBER 1
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
7:30am – 3:30pm LT5: Horse Farm Tour / Claudia Sanders Dinner House

 *** Shelbyville, KY ***

In 1959, at the age of 69, Colonel Harland Sanders and his wife, Claudia, moved from Southeastern Kentucky to Shelbyville. Prior to this, the Colonel had spent many years in Corbin, Kentucky, developing his now world-famous chicken recipe. His move to Shelbyville was prompted by the opening of Interstate 75 which bypassed Corbin and his restaurant. It was however, from this very building that Kentucky Fried Chicken grew into a world-wide organization.

  • 7:30am Driver Meeting / Depart 7:45am
  • Scenic Drive North – approximately 260 miles round trip
  • * Claudia Sanders Dinner House – 3202 Shelbyville Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Fee including farm tour & lunch: NCM member $42 / non-member $45
  • Stage NCM Front Circle
 
8:30am – 3:30pm LT6: Patti’s 1880 Settlement – Grand Rivers

Great food and great presentation at great prices is Patti’s claim to success. Enjoy the great food, beautiful gardens, their log cabin gift shops, animal park for viewing, streams, fountains, 19th Hole Miniature Golf and Patti’s Mining Company (gold panning).

  •  8:30am Driver Meeting / Depart 8:45am
  • Scenic Drive West – approximately 270 miles round trip / or head home that way!
  • **1793 J.H. O’Bryan Ave. Grand Rivers, KY **
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Fee including lunch: NCM member $22 / non-member $25
  • Stage NCM Truck Parking Lot
 
10:00am – 11:30am RT2: Free Guided Road Tour – Rollercoaster

  • Scenic – Curvy – Hilly
  • Drive Your Own Corvette
 

 

5:00pm NCM Closes

 

Online Registration is Now Closed

Onsite Registration will be available starting Wednesday, September 28th

 

Oct
11
Tue
MiM 1-Lap of Kentucky 2016 Tour 1
Oct 11 – Oct 15 all-day

2016 MiM KY 1 Lap (1) –

 October 10 – 15, 2016

2016 will usher in the 7th annual KY 1 Lap tour, part of the Museum in Motion (MiM) program and unique in that it is a partnership between the National Corvette Museum and the Kentucky State Police. The two organizations join together to raise money for both the Museum and Trooper Island, a KSP non-profit camp for underprivileged children. Each year the Tour explores a different section of Kentucky. As always, the tour will be led by TFC Jonathan Biven – Trooper Island Camp Director, now using a marked red Corvette which is sure to attract attention as the caravan travels through an area of real Americana. Due to overwhelming interest, we are offering this tour 3 consecutive weeks in October.

  • Tour 1 – Oct. 10 Through Oct. 15
  • Tour 2 – Oct. 17 Through Oct. 22
  • Tour 3 – Oct. 24 Through Oct. 29

As with all MiM Tours, space is limited so make sure you sign on to NCM eNews to get the latest information on all events including opening of registration and fees. GPS highly recommended! Questions, contact Karen or Bryce

Registration fee

  • NCM Members – Primary Registrant (driver and car) $1000 / alternate driver $500
  • NCM Non-MembersPrimary Registrant (driver and car) $1040 / alternate driver $540

(includes 1 year discounted membership to NCM upon completion of tour)

Advance registration closes at 5pm CT Monday, Sept 19th, 2016.

No registration is available after that date.

Advance registration includes the entire Event consisting of:

  • All admissions, tours, all breakfasts, all lunches and most dinners
  • 4-night stay at Holiday Inn Express, Nicholasville, KY
  • Souvenir Custom Event hardcard credential and lanyard
  • All cancellations prior to close date will be charged a $10 processing fee per person
  • No refunds or cancellations after Advance Registration closes

Click here to order your MiM Apparel

Host Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express

164 Imperial Way

Nicholasville, KY 40356

Phone – (859) 885-8080

Holiday Inn Express – Nicholasville, KY

 

2016 MiM –  KY 1 Lap Tour Agenda
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10TH
3:00pm – 5:00pm Credential Pick-up

  • NCM blvd
 
5:00pm NCM Close
 
5:15pm (CT) Meet n’ Greet Pizza / Sub Party

  •  Driver meeting
  • NCM Blvd
  • Included in registration
  • Monday night lodging – Not Included in registration

 

 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH
 
7:30am NCM Opens

  • Stage front circle – Parking Lot A
 
8:00am – 10:00am Depart NCM for Corvette Assembly Plant

In 1981, General Motors moved production of the Chevrolet Corvette from St. Louis, MO to 600 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY. Known as “America’s Sports Car,” visitors can watch an icon in the making. The Corvette is the world’s longest-running, continuously produced passenger car with more than 1.6 million produced. The GM site consists of 212 acres, and the plant has one million square feet –equivalent to 22 acres or 17 football fields, under roof.

  •  Tours last one-hour, and are one-mile in length
  • Included in registration

 

 
10:00am Depart for Kentucky Cooperage

  •  712 E. Main Street, Lebanon, KY 40033

 

TIME CHANGE (EASTERN)
 
12:30pm – 2:00pm Arrive Kentucky Cooperage

Barrel making is a centuries-old craft steeped in tradition. Yet it was the fine-tuning of the process that made it like and “art”. Today, Independent Stave Company continues to perfect the craft of barrel making through innovation, technology and ingenuity.

  •  1:00pm guided tour
  • walking tour 30-45 min
  • Close toed shoes required
  • No cameras
  • Tour included in registration
 
2:30pm – 3:30pm Late Lunch at Rosewood Bar & Grill

Rosewood Bar and Grill is located at Rosewood Golf Club and offers the same great cuisine that has made them very popular in Lebanon and the surrounding counties for many years.

 

  • 520 Fairway Drive, Lebanon, KY 40033
  • Buffet included registration
 
3:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express – Nicholasville, KY 40356

Perks like a free breakfast and heated, indoor pool undoubtedly enhance your visit, but it’s the attentiveness and dedication of this Nicholasville, KY hotel’s staff that truly makes the difference. 

 

  • 164 Imperial Way, Nicholasville, KY 40356
  • Lodging included in registration
 
4:30pm Arrive and Check in Holiday Inn Express

 

  • Lodging included in registration

 

 
Dinner and evening on your own in Nicholasville, KY

 

 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12TH   
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:00am – 8:15am Driver Meeting in Hotel Lobby
 
8:30am Depart for Kentucky Speedway

 

  • 1 Speedway Blvd, Sparta, KY 41086
 
9:45am / 10:00am Arrive Kentucky Speedway

Located in Sparta, Kentucky, and constructed on 1,000 acres of land, Kentucky Speedway showcases the best in stock car racing on its 1.5-mile tri-oval. The track has 17-degree banking in Turn 1 and 2, along with 14-degree banking in Turn 3 and 4, a 1,600-foot backstretch that is 57-feet wide and includes a 12-foot apron. The facility also features a paved quarter-mile track.

  •  1 Speedway Blvd, Sparta, KY 41008
  • Guided tour – Up-close look at areas that are off limits to fans during race weekends
  • All speedway activities included in registration
 
12:00pm Depart for Lunch at General Butler State Park

This hilltop resort is the essence of river town charm, featuring the warm glow of polished brass and rich woodwork. Two Rivers name and fish camp décor is a reference to the Ohio and Kentucky rivers which meet in the local area. Two Rivers has been featured in the book “Dining across Kentucky” as well as on the Kentucky Life television program

  •  1608 Hwy 227, Carrolton, KY 41008
  • Buffet lunch
  • Included in registration

 

 
1:30pm Depart for Buffalo Trace Distillery

  • 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601
 
2:30pm Arrive Buffalo Trace Distillery

For over 200 years, Buffalo Trace Distillery has been defined by a dedication to one craft: making fine bourbon whiskey. By honoring tradition and embracing change, Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned its place of leadership among the legendary spirits makers of the world. Take a look at this honored craft from start to finish.

  •  Tour / Tasting / Shopping
4:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express

  • 164 Imperial Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356
 
5:45pm Stage & Depart in Hotel Parking Lot
 
6:00pm Dinner at Sonny’s BBQ

In 1968, they were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today, they are still a local BBQ joint. They just happen to be in a few more locations. They still slow-smoke over oak for up to 12 hours at a time.

·         109 North Plaza Dr.  Nicholasville, KY

·         Included in registration

 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13TH
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:50am – 9:00am Driver Meeting Hotel Lobby
 
9:00am Depart for UK Rupp Arena

  •  430 W. Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507
 
9:30am – 11:00am Arrive & Tour UK Rupp Arena

Recognized as an epicenter of sports excellence, Rupp Arena is renowned for its storied history, marquee matchups, and year-round top-quality events and entertainment. Named for legendary college basketball Coach Adolph Rupp, the arena opened its doors in 1976 is owned and operated by the Lexington Center Corporation.

  •  Tour Included in registration
 
11:15am Depart for KY Horse Park

  •  4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511

 

 
11:30am Arrive for Lunch and Touring at KY Horse Park

The place to get close to horses, the Kentucky Horse Park is the leading tourist attraction for all things “horse” and one of the world’s best equine completion facilities

  •  Lunch / afternoon walking the grounds
  • Lunch and admission included in registration

 

 
4:00pm Depart for KSP Academy

  • 380 Coffee Tree Road Frankfort, KY 40601 

 

 

 4:30pm  Arrive at KSP Academy

 

4:45pm  

Depart for Holiday Inn Express

  • 164 Imperial Way, Nicholasville, KY 40356 
 
6:30pm Dinner at El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant

El Potrillo is your number one local Mexican Restaurant in Nicholasville, KY. El Potrillo believes in offering nothing but the best. From great food to a comfortable venue topped with outstanding customer service that is never compromised.

  •  1073 N. Main St., Nicholasville, KY
  • Dinner included in registration

 

 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14TH  
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:00am – 8:15am Driver Meeting in Hotel Lobby
 
8:15am Depart for Perryville Battlefield State Park

  •  1825 Battlefield Rd, Perryville, KY 40468
 
9:00am – 10:15am Arrive and Tour Perryville Battlefield State Park

 

  • Tour and museum admission included in registration
 
10:30am Depart for My Old KY Dinner Train

  •  602 N. 3rd Street, Bardstown, KY 40004
 
11:30am – 2:45pm Arrive My Old KY Dinner Train

The three cars of the dinner train are all steel skirted cars built by the Budd Company in the late 1940’s after World War II. They have been refurbished extensively by R. J. Corman Railroad Company, far exceeding the original interior design. The train travels North through Bernheim Forest and the Jim Beam distillery property to Limestone Springs and back. 

  •  37 miles round trip
  • 2 ½ hr. lunch tour
  • Lunch and Train Ride included in registration
 
2:45pm Depart for The Great American Dollhouse

  •  344 Swope Dr. Danville, KY 40422

 

 
3:30pm – 4:30pm Arrive and Tour Great American Dollhouse

The Great American Dollhouse Museum showcases over 200 dollhouses, miniature buildings, and room boxes, furnished in remarkable detail and populated with tiny people at work and play

  •  Admission included in Registration
 
4:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express
 
5:00pm Arrive Holiday Inn Express
 
6:15pm Meet in Hotel Lobby for Trip to Copper River Grille

  •  501 Keene Crossing Drive, Nicholasville, KY

 

 
6:30pm Arrive and Dinner at Copper River Grill

The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. Copper River Grill Restaurant features a wide-open show kitchen, stone fireplace, and other warm and inviting elements reminiscent of an Alaskan mountain lodge

  •  Dinner Included in Registration

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel and Check Out
Travel safely home and thank you for joining the MiM – KY 1 Lap 2016

Registration for this event has closed

Oct
18
Tue
MiM 1-Lap of Kentucky 2016 Tour 2
Oct 18 – Oct 22 all-day

2016 MiM KY 1 Lap (2) –

 October 17 – 22, 2016

2016 will usher in the 7th annual KY 1 Lap tour, part of the Museum in Motion (MiM) program and unique in that it is a partnership between the National Corvette Museum and the Kentucky State Police. The two organizations join together to raise money for both the Museum and Trooper Island, a KSP non-profit camp for underprivileged children. Each year the Tour explores a different section of Kentucky. As always, the tour will be led by TFC Jonathan Biven – Trooper Island Camp Director, now using a marked red Corvette which is sure to attract attention as the caravan travels through an area of real Americana. Due to overwhelming interest, we are offering this tour 3 consecutive weeks in October.

  • Tour 1 – Oct. 10 Through Oct. 15
  • Tour 2 – Oct. 17 Through Oct. 22
  • Tour 3 – Oct. 24 Through Oct. 29

As with all MiM Tours, space is limited so make sure you sign on to NCM eNews to get the latest information on all events including opening of registration and fees. GPS highly recommended! Questions, contact Karen or Bryce

Registration fee

  • NCM Members – Primary Registrant (driver and car) $1000 / alternate driver $500
  • NCM Non-MembersPrimary Registrant (driver and car) $1040 / alternate driver $540

(includes 1 year discounted membership to NCM upon completion of tour)

Advance registration closes at 5pm CT Monday, Sept 19th, 2016.

No registration is available after that date.

Advance registration includes the entire Event consisting of:

  • All admissions, tours, all breakfasts, all lunches and most dinners
  • 4-night stay at Holiday Inn Express, Nicholasville, KY
  • Souvenir Custom Event hardcard credential and lanyard
  • All cancellations prior to close date will be charged a $10 processing fee per person
  • No refunds or cancellations after Advance Registration closes

Click here to order your MiM Apparel

Host Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express

164 Imperial Way

Nicholasville, KY 40356

Phone – (859) 885-8080

Holiday Inn Express – Nicholasville, KY

 

2016 MiM –  KY 1 Lap Tour Agenda
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17TH
3:00pm – 5:00pm Credential Pick-up

  • NCM blvd
 
5:00pm NCM Close
 
5:15pm (CT) Meet n’ Greet Pizza / Sub Party

  •  Driver meeting
  • NCM Blvd
  • Included in registration
  • Monday night lodging – Not Included in registration
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH
 
7:30am NCM Opens

  • Stage front circle – Parking Lot A
 
8:00am – 10:00am Depart NCM for Corvette Assembly Plant

In 1981, General Motors moved production of the Chevrolet Corvette from St. Louis, MO to 600 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY. Known as “America’s Sports Car,” visitors can watch an icon in the making. The Corvette is the world’s longest-running, continuously produced passenger car with more than 1.6 million produced. The GM site consists of 212 acres, and the plant has one million square feet –equivalent to 22 acres or 17 football fields, under roof.

  •  Tours last one-hour, and are one-mile in length
  • Included in registration
 
10:00am Depart for Kentucky Cooperage

  •  712 E. Main Street, Lebanon, KY 40033
TIME CHANGE (EASTERN)
 
12:30pm – 2:00pm Arrive Kentucky Cooperage

Barrel making is a centuries-old craft steeped in tradition. Yet it was the fine-tuning of the process that made it like and “art”. Today, Independent Stave Company continues to perfect the craft of barrel making through innovation, technology and ingenuity.

  •  1:00pm guided tour
  • walking tour 30-45 min
  • Close toed shoes required
  • No cameras
  • Tour included in registration
 
2:30pm – 3:30pm Late Lunch at Rosewood Bar & Grill

Rosewood Bar and Grill is located at Rosewood Golf Club and offers the same great cuisine that has made them very popular in Lebanon and the surrounding counties for many years.

  • 520 Fairway Drive, Lebanon, KY 40033
  • Buffet included registration
 
3:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express – Nicholasville, KY 40356

Perks like a free breakfast and heated, indoor pool undoubtedly enhance your visit, but it’s the attentiveness and dedication of this Nicholasville, KY hotel’s staff that truly makes the difference. 

 

  • 164 Imperial Way, Nicholasville, KY 40356
  • Lodging included in registration
 
4:30pm Arrive and Check in Holiday Inn Express

 

  • Lodging included in registration

 

 
Dinner and evening on your own in Nicholasville, KY
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19TH   
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:00am – 8:15am Driver Meeting in Hotel Lobby
 
8:30am Depart for Kentucky Speedway

 

  • 1 Speedway Blvd, Sparta, KY 41086
 
9:45am / 10:00am Arrive Kentucky Speedway

Located in Sparta, Kentucky, and constructed on 1,000 acres of land, Kentucky Speedway showcases the best in stock car racing on its 1.5-mile tri-oval. The track has 17-degree banking in Turn 1 and 2, along with 14-degree banking in Turn 3 and 4, a 1,600-foot backstretch that is 57-feet wide and includes a 12-foot apron. The facility also features a paved quarter-mile track.

  •  1 Speedway Blvd, Sparta, KY 41008
  • Guided tour – Up-close look at areas that are off limits to fans during race weekends
  • All speedway activities included in registration
 
12:00pm Depart for Lunch at General Butler State Park

This hilltop resort is the essence of river town charm, featuring the warm glow of polished brass and rich woodwork. Two Rivers name and fish camp décor is a reference to the Ohio and Kentucky rivers which meet in the local area. Two Rivers has been featured in the book “Dining across Kentucky” as well as on the Kentucky Life television program

  •  1608 Hwy 227, Carrolton, KY 41008
  • Buffet lunch
  • Included in registration

 

 
1:30pm Depart for Buffalo Trace Distillery

  • 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601
 
2:30pm Arrive Buffalo Trace Distillery

For over 200 years, Buffalo Trace Distillery has been defined by a dedication to one craft: making fine bourbon whiskey. By honoring tradition and embracing change, Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned its place of leadership among the legendary spirits makers of the world. Take a look at this honored craft from start to finish.

  •  Tour / Tasting / Shopping
4:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express

  • 164 Imperial Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356
 
5:45pm Stage & Depart in Hotel Parking Lot
 
6:00pm Dinner at Sonny’s BBQ

In 1968, they were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today, they are still a local BBQ joint. They just happen to be in a few more locations. They still slow-smoke over oak for up to 12 hours at a time.

·         109 North Plaza Dr.  Nicholasville, KY

·         Included in registration

 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20TH
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:50am – 9:00am Driver Meeting Hotel Lobby
 
9:00am Depart for UK Rupp Arena

  •  430 W. Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507
 
9:30am – 11:00am Arrive & Tour UK Rupp Arena

Recognized as an epicenter of sports excellence, Rupp Arena is renowned for its storied history, marquee matchups, and year-round top-quality events and entertainment. Named for legendary college basketball Coach Adolph Rupp, the arena opened its doors in 1976 is owned and operated by the Lexington Center Corporation.

  •  Tour Included in registration
 
11:15am Depart for KY Horse Park

  •  4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
 
11:30am Arrive for Lunch and Touring at KY Horse Park

The place to get close to horses, the Kentucky Horse Park is the leading tourist attraction for all things “horse” and one of the world’s best equine completion facilities

  •  Lunch / afternoon walking the grounds
  • Lunch and admission included in registration

 

 
4:00pm Depart for KSP Academy

  • 380 Coffee Tree Road Frankfort, KY 40601

 

 

 4:30pm  Arrive at KSP Academy

 

4:45pm  

Depart for Holiday Inn Express

    • 164 Imperial Way, Nicholasville, KY 40356 

 

 
6:30pm Dinner at El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant

El Potrillo is your number one local Mexican Restaurant in Nicholasville, KY. El Potrillo believes in offering nothing but the best. From great food to a comfortable venue topped with outstanding customer service that is never compromised.

  •  1073 N. Main St., Nicholasville, KY
  • Dinner included in registration

 

 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21st    
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:00am – 8:15am Driver Meeting in Hotel Lobby
 
8:15am Depart for Perryville Battlefield State Park

  •  1825 Battlefield Rd, Perryville, KY 40468
 
9:00am – 10:15am Arrive and Tour Perryville Battlefield State Park

  • Tour and museum admission included in registration
 
10:30am Depart for My Old KY Dinner Train

  •  602 N. 3rd Street, Bardstown, KY 40004
 
11:30am – 2:45pm Arrive My Old KY Dinner Train

The three cars of the dinner train are all steel skirted cars built by the Budd Company in the late 1940’s after World War II. They have been refurbished extensively by R. J. Corman Railroad Company, far exceeding the original interior design. The train travels North through Bernheim Forest and the Jim Beam distillery property to Limestone Springs and back. 

  •  37 miles round trip
  • 2 ½ hr. lunch tour
  • Lunch and Train Ride included in registration
 
2:45pm Depart for The Great American Dollhouse

  •  344 Swope Dr. Danville, KY 40422
 
3:30pm – 4:30pm Arrive and Tour Great American Dollhouse

The Great American Dollhouse Museum showcases over 200 dollhouses, miniature buildings, and room boxes, furnished in remarkable detail and populated with tiny people at work and play

  •  Admission included in Registration
 
4:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express
 
5:00pm Arrive Holiday Inn Express
 
6:15pm Meet in Hotel Lobby for Trip to Copper River Grille

  •  501 Keene Crossing Drive, Nicholasville, KY
 
6:30pm Arrive and Dinner at Copper River Grill

The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. Copper River Grill Restaurant features a wide-open show kitchen, stone fireplace, and other warm and inviting elements reminiscent of an Alaskan mountain lodge

  •  Dinner Included in Registration

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd 
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel and Check Out
Travel safely home and thank you for joining the MiM – KY 2 Lap 2016

Registration for this event has closed

Oct
24
Mon
MiM 1-Lap of Kentucky 2016 Tour 3
Oct 24 – Oct 28 all-day

2016 MiM KY 1 Lap (3) –

 October 24 – 29, 2016

2016 will usher in the 7th annual KY 1 Lap tour, part of the Museum in Motion (MiM) program and unique in that it is a partnership between the National Corvette Museum and the Kentucky State Police. The two organizations join together to raise money for both the Museum and Trooper Island, a KSP non-profit camp for underprivileged children. Each year the Tour explores a different section of Kentucky. As always, the tour will be led by TFC Jonathan Biven – Trooper Island Camp Director, now using a marked red Corvette which is sure to attract attention as the caravan travels through an area of real Americana. Due to overwhelming interest, we are offering this tour 3 consecutive weeks in October.

  • Tour 1 – Oct. 10 Through Oct. 15
  • Tour 2 – Oct. 17 Through Oct. 22
  • Tour 3 – Oct. 24 Through Oct. 29 – (Sold Out)

As with all MiM Tours, space is limited so make sure you sign on to NCM eNews to get the latest information on all events including opening of registration and fees. GPS highly recommended! Questions, contact Karen or Bryce

Registration fee

  • NCM Members – Primary Registrant (driver and car) $1000 / alternate driver $500
  • NCM Non-MembersPrimary Registrant (driver and car) $1040 / alternate driver $540

(includes 1 year discounted membership to NCM upon completion of tour)

Advance registration closes at 5pm CT Monday, Sept 19th, 2016.

No registration is available after that date.

Advance registration includes the entire Event consisting of:

  • All admissions, tours, all breakfasts, all lunches and most dinners
  • 4-night stay at Holiday Inn Express, Nicholasville, KY
  • Souvenir Custom Event hardcard credential and lanyard
  • All cancellations prior to close date will be charged a $10 processing fee per person
  • No refunds or cancellations after Advance Registration closes

Click here to order your MiM Apparel

Host Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express

164 Imperial Way

Nicholasville, KY 40356

Phone – (859) 885-8080

Holiday Inn Express – Nicholasville, KY

 

2016 MiM –  KY 1 Lap Tour Agenda
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24TH
3:00pm – 5:00pm Credential Pick-up

  • NCM blvd
 
5:00pm NCM Close
 
5:15pm (CT) Meet n’ Greet Pizza / Sub Party

  •  Driver meeting
  • NCM Blvd
  • Included in registration
  • Monday night lodging – Not Included in registration
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25TH
 
7:30am NCM Opens

  • Stage front circle – Parking Lot A
 
8:00am – 10:00am Depart NCM for Corvette Assembly Plant

In 1981, General Motors moved production of the Chevrolet Corvette from St. Louis, MO to 600 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY. Known as “America’s Sports Car,” visitors can watch an icon in the making. The Corvette is the world’s longest-running, continuously produced passenger car with more than 1.6 million produced. The GM site consists of 212 acres, and the plant has one million square feet –equivalent to 22 acres or 17 football fields, under roof.

  •  Tours last one-hour, and are one-mile in length
  • Included in registration
 
10:00am Depart for Kentucky Cooperage

  •  712 E. Main Street, Lebanon, KY 40033
TIME CHANGE (EASTERN)
 
12:30pm – 2:00pm Arrive Kentucky Cooperage

Barrel making is a centuries-old craft steeped in tradition. Yet it was the fine-tuning of the process that made it like and “art”. Today, Independent Stave Company continues to perfect the craft of barrel making through innovation, technology and ingenuity.

  •  1:00pm guided tour
  • walking tour 30-45 min
  • Close toed shoes required
  • No cameras
  • Tour included in registration
 
2:30pm – 3:30pm Late Lunch at Rosewood Bar & Grill

Rosewood Bar and Grill is located at Rosewood Golf Club and offers the same great cuisine that has made them very popular in Lebanon and the surrounding counties for many years.

  • 520 Fairway Drive, Lebanon, KY 40033
  • Buffet included registration
 
3:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express – Nicholasville, KY 40356

Perks like a free breakfast and heated, indoor pool undoubtedly enhance your visit, but it’s the attentiveness and dedication of this Nicholasville, KY hotel’s staff that truly makes the difference. 

 

  • 164 Imperial Way, Nicholasville, KY 40356
  • Lodging included in registration
 
4:30pm Arrive and Check in Holiday Inn Express

 

  • Lodging included in registration

 

 
Dinner and evening on your own in Nicholasville, KY
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH   
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:00am – 8:15am Driver Meeting in Hotel Lobby
 
8:30am Depart for Kentucky Speedway

 

  • 1 Speedway Blvd, Sparta, KY 41086
 
9:45am / 10:00am Arrive Kentucky Speedway

Located in Sparta, Kentucky, and constructed on 1,000 acres of land, Kentucky Speedway showcases the best in stock car racing on its 1.5-mile tri-oval. The track has 17-degree banking in Turn 1 and 2, along with 14-degree banking in Turn 3 and 4, a 1,600-foot backstretch that is 57-feet wide and includes a 12-foot apron. The facility also features a paved quarter-mile track.

  •  1 Speedway Blvd, Sparta, KY 41008
  • Guided tour – Up-close look at areas that are off limits to fans during race weekends
  • All speedway activities included in registration
 
12:00pm Depart for Lunch at General Butler State Park

This hilltop resort is the essence of river town charm, featuring the warm glow of polished brass and rich woodwork. Two Rivers name and fish camp décor is a reference to the Ohio and Kentucky rivers which meet in the local area. Two Rivers has been featured in the book “Dining across Kentucky” as well as on the Kentucky Life television program

  •  1608 Hwy 227, Carrolton, KY 41008
  • Buffet lunch
  • Included in registration

 

 
1:30pm Depart for Buffalo Trace Distillery

  • 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601
 
2:30pm Arrive Buffalo Trace Distillery

For over 200 years, Buffalo Trace Distillery has been defined by a dedication to one craft: making fine bourbon whiskey. By honoring tradition and embracing change, Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned its place of leadership among the legendary spirits makers of the world. Take a look at this honored craft from start to finish.

  •  Tour / Tasting / Shopping
4:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express

  • 164 Imperial Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356
 
5:45pm Stage & Depart in Hotel Parking Lot
 
6:00pm Dinner at Sonny’s BBQ

In 1968, they were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today, they are still a local BBQ joint. They just happen to be in a few more locations. They still slow-smoke over oak for up to 12 hours at a time.

·         109 North Plaza Dr.  Nicholasville, KY

·         Included in registration

 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:50am – 9:00am Driver Meeting Hotel Lobby
 
9:00am Depart for UK Rupp Arena

  •  430 W. Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507
 
9:30am – 11:00am Arrive & Tour UK Rupp Arena

Recognized as an epicenter of sports excellence, Rupp Arena is renowned for its storied history, marquee matchups, and year-round top-quality events and entertainment. Named for legendary college basketball Coach Adolph Rupp, the arena opened its doors in 1976 is owned and operated by the Lexington Center Corporation.

  •  Tour Included in registration
 
11:15am Depart for KY Horse Park

  •  4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
 
11:30am Arrive for Lunch and Touring at KY Horse Park

The place to get close to horses, the Kentucky Horse Park is the leading tourist attraction for all things “horse” and one of the world’s best equine completion facilities

  •  Lunch / afternoon walking the grounds
  • Lunch and admission included in registration

 

 
4:00pm Depart for KSP Academy

  • 380 Coffee Tree Road Frankfort, KY 40601 

 

 

 4:30pm  Arrive at KSP Academy
4:45pm  

Depart for Holiday Inn Express

  • 164 Imperial Way, Nicholasville, KY 40356

 

 
6:30pm Dinner at El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant

El Potrillo is your number one local Mexican Restaurant in Nicholasville, KY. El Potrillo believes in offering nothing but the best. From great food to a comfortable venue topped with outstanding customer service that is never compromised.

  •  1073 N. Main St., Nicholasville, KY
  • Dinner included in registration

 

 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th     
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:00am – 8:15am Driver Meeting in Hotel Lobby
 
8:15am Depart for Perryville Battlefield State Park

  •  1825 Battlefield Rd, Perryville, KY 40468
 
9:00am – 10:15am Arrive and Tour Perryville Battlefield State Park

  • Tour and museum admission included in registration
 
10:30am Depart for My Old KY Dinner Train

  •  602 N. 3rd Street, Bardstown, KY 40004
 
11:30am – 2:45pm Arrive My Old KY Dinner Train

The three cars of the dinner train are all steel skirted cars built by the Budd Company in the late 1940’s after World War II. They have been refurbished extensively by R. J. Corman Railroad Company, far exceeding the original interior design. The train travels North through Bernheim Forest and the Jim Beam distillery property to Limestone Springs and back. 

  •  37 miles round trip
  • 2 ½ hr. lunch tour
  • Lunch and Train Ride included in registration
 
2:45pm Depart for The Great American Dollhouse

  •  344 Swope Dr. Danville, KY 40422
 
3:30pm – 4:30pm Arrive and Tour Great American Dollhouse

The Great American Dollhouse Museum showcases over 200 dollhouses, miniature buildings, and room boxes, furnished in remarkable detail and populated with tiny people at work and play

  •  Admission included in Registration
 
4:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express
 
5:00pm Arrive Holiday Inn Express
 
6:15pm Meet in Hotel Lobby for Trip to Copper River Grille

  •  501 Keene Crossing Drive, Nicholasville, KY
 
6:30pm Arrive and Dinner at Copper River Grill

The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. Copper River Grill Restaurant features a wide-open show kitchen, stone fireplace, and other warm and inviting elements reminiscent of an Alaskan mountain lodge

  •  Dinner Included in Registration

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th 
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel and Check Out
Travel safely home and thank you for joining the MiM – KY 3 Lap 2016

Sold Out

Nov
3
Thu
2016 Vets ‘n Vettes presented by Mobil1 @ National Corvette Museum
Nov 3 – Nov 5 all-day

Vets ‘n Vettes Sponsored by ExxonMobil 
Honoring Those Who Fought for Our Freedom

November 3 – 5, 2016

 In 2008 we began a tradition of honoring our veterans, with a new event, Vets ‘n Vettes.  The event now includes American Warrior Recognition, a way of providing our returning warriors with a special Corvette Experience.  Thursday kicks off with Fort Campbell sending down members of their Warrior Transition Battalion to enjoy a day at the Corvette Museum, rides in participants’ Corvettes at the NCM Motorsports Park as well as tours of the Museum and Plant, and a complimentary lunch presented by Don Franklin Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Somerset, KY. With a Meet n’ Greet, road tours, seminars and participation in the Bowling Green Veterans’ Day Parade with lunch afterwards at the local VFW, the event offers veterans, servicemen and women and those who want to support them, a comfortable place to meet and share stories and experiences.

For a 2015 Vets ‘n Vettes Review Click Here

General registration for Vets ‘n Vettes is only $20

Online registration closes at 8:00am central time on Monday, October 24. There are no refunds for activities after online registration closes. All activities are open to Event Registrants only. On-line registrants will receive a hard card credential, lanyard, and event pin.
Agenda subject to change – please check back periodically
Thank you!

Event Sweatshirt

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Agenda

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Registration Open

  • Located in Clubroom
  • Advance Registration Pickup
  • Onsite registration available
 
8:30am – 10:30am Bowling Green Assembly Plant Tours – AM
Consider touring the plant on a one-mile walking tour to witness the birth of new Corvettes (2017) and the thrilling drive off the end of the assembly line.

  • $7 registration fee
  • Pre-registration required
  • 9:00am guided tour
  • Drive your own Corvette to Plant
 
9:00am – 11:30am Our American Warriors Arrive at MSP
**Fort Campbell
Welcome our service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service

  • Offer your corvette to give an excited soldier or local Veteran a ride around the track
  • Take as many different soldiers/Veterans as you want – as many times as you want
  • Staging at MSP
  • Pre-registration required so we know how many Corvettes to expect
 
9:15am – 9:30am Photos of our Soldiers

·         NCM Motorsports Park

 
 
9:00am – 11:00am Screening of Military Movie

  • Movie ‘TBD’
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
11:30am –
1:00pm
Welcome Warrior – Veterans Luncheon

Lunch sponsored by:  Don Franklin Chevrolet in Somerset, KY

  • Guest Speaker: TBD
  • Volunteer Corvette drivers & their guest – no charge
  • Available by pre-registration to VnV participants
  • Fee for non-drivers: $20 per person
  • Located in Conference Center
 

 

12:30pm – 2:30pm Bowling Green Assembly Plant Tours – PM

  • $7 Per Person Registration fee
  • Soldiers will travel by bus to factory
  • Pre-registration required for afternoon tour
  • Starting at 1:00pm – tours will go out with 25 per group
 
1:30pm – 3:30pm Screening of Military Movie

  • Movie: TBD
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
3:30pm – 4:15pm Free to Tour – Shop – Eat Ice Cream at NCM

  • Complimentary to Ft Campbell soldiers
  • Please join them for ice cream
 
4:30pm American Warriors depart
 
5:00pm National Corvette Museum closes
 
5:00pm – 9:00pm LT1: VFW Meet n’ Greet
The Kentucky Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition of serving veterans, military families and their local communities. They have offered to host our group for a fun filled evening with food, music, silent auction, & fireworks

  • Pre-registration required
  • Dinner fee $20 per plate
  • Stage NCM Front Circle
  • Menu: Rib Eye Steak, Baked Potatoes, Salad, Rolls, Assorted Desserts, Beverage
  • VFW silent auction begins (Goes through Saturday)
  • Music Provided
  • Fireworks display at 7:30pm
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
 
8:00am NCM Opens.
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Registration Open

  • Located in clubroom
  • Advance Registration Pickup
  • Onsite registration available
 
8:30am – 3:00pm LT 2: KY State Police Trooper Island

Keeping in line with our ‘Hero’ theme – Trooper Island Camp was developed by the Kentucky State Police as part of a long range program of public service to the youth of Kentucky: a place where the tensions and turmoil of our everyday lives can be forgotten; and for one-week young people can be given a touch of hope and desire of a better tomorrow.

  • Lead Corvette KSP Trooper Island Director TFC Jonathan Biven
  • Drive Your Own Corvette
  • Pre-registration Required
  • $20 Members / $25 Non-Members
  • Tour and Lunch included in Registration
  • Round trip approx. – 152 miles

 

 
9:00am – 4:00pm RT1: Photo Poker Run – On Your Own

  • Requires GPS
  • Pick up Clue sheet from NCM staff
  • Take of picture of each stop – show to staff upon arrival back at NCM – draw your hand
  • Stops within Warren & Simpson Counties
  • Navigator suggested
  • Self-Guided with clues (Navigator recommended)
  • DYOC (Drive Your Own Car)
  • Prize for best hand
 

 

5:00pm National Corvette Museum Closes
 
5:15pm – 5:45pm Vets ‘n Vettes Banquet Cash Bar
 
5:45pm Vets ‘n Vettes Banquet

  • Special Guest Speaker: TBA
  • NCM Conference Center
  • Advance registration required
  • Banquet fee $30 per person
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 9:00am Registration open in Clubroom
 
8:15am – 8:30am Event Group Photo

  • On NCM Logo Circle
  • Photo available at FotoFX kiosk after parade
 
8:30am – 8:45am Driver Meeting

  • NCM Front Circle
 
8:45am Depart NCM Front Circle to Bowling Green Veterans Day Parade
 
9:00am – 10:00am Arrive at Parade Staging area and prep cars
 
10:00am Parade Begins

  • Return to NCM at end of parade
12:00pm – 5:00pm LT3: VFW Annual Fish Fry
VFW will also be hosting their 5th annual fish fry Saturday, Nov 5 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. Open to all! All proceeds go to the KY Wounded Hero’s program.

  • Advance Registration required
  • $10 registration fee
  • Stage front circle after parade – caravan to VFW from NCM
  • Leave on your own
 
2:00pm – 4:00pm Free Guided Road Tour – Aviation Heritage Park / Chaney’s Dairy Barn Ice Cream Stop

  •  Aviation Heritage Park – 1825 Three Springs Rd. Bowling Green
  • Chaney’s Dairy Barn
  • Ice Cream optional – on your own
  • Stage NCM Front Circle
 
5:00pm National Corvette Museum Closes

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$10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $5 Youth (6-16), Under 6 Free, Active Military Free.

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Corvette Plant Tour

The Corvette Plant is located just across the street. Tours are offered every 15 minutes Monday through Friday starting at 8:30am Central Time. The last tour departs at 1:45pm. Tours are $10 per adult and $5 per student age 10-16, or purchase a combo ticket for the plant and museum for $16. For more information on the Corvette Plant Tours and to book a tour online click here.

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