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About Us

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!

 PLAN A VISIT

What’s Happening

Events

Aug
27
Sat
NCM HPDE @ NCM Motorsports Park
Aug 27 – Aug 28 all-day
Sep
1
Thu
Anniversary Celebration @ National Corvette Museum
Sep 1 – Sep 3 all-day

2016 NCM 22nd Anniversary Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction
September 1-3, 2016

Corvette Hall of Fame

 

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Please check back periodically as agenda is subject to change
Thank you!

On-line registration closes at 8:00am central time on Wednesday, August 17th. There are no refunds after this date and time.  All activities are open to Event Registrants only.

Online Registration is Closed – Onsite Registration is available starting Wednesday August 31st

Onsite Registration: Lifetime registration is $0pp, member registration is $20pp and non-member registration is $30pp

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31st
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
1:00am – 5:00pm Advance Registration pickup

  • NCM Club Room
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st 
8:00am NCM Opens
8:00am – 5:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration opens

  • NCM Club Room
 8:00am – 5:00pm  Picture Poker Run

  • Clues located in NCM Clubroom
  • Onsite Registration
  • Take Pictures as to proof of stops
  • Prize awarded for best poker hand end of day
 9:00am – 11:00am  S1: The Corvette Heartbeat: Getting to know Corvette engines throughout the years

In this in-depth seminar, we will discuss the evolution of Corvette power through-out the generations. From the Blueflame 6 to the LT4, the way Corvette engines have evolved has truly been amazing. Little ‘did you know’ facts, technical data and HOW Corvette has been propelled into the 7th Generation and what may be to come.

  • Speaker Paul Koerner – Chevrolet Certified Corvette Technician
  • NCM Conference Center
  • Open to all registrants
9:00am – 3:00pm LT1: Kentucky Down Under Road Tour

Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo is home to many unique animals as well as home to many animals that you may see around every day. Enjoy their bird garden, the Land of Lories, Outback Walkabout, woolshed, outback café and gem mining.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $25 / Non-Members $30
  • Lunch included
  • Staging area Fraternal Order of Police Lodge on Corvette Drive behind the Museum
9:00am – 4:00pm Touring Laps at Motorsports Park

With lead / follow car – four laps, and an average of highway speeds. Drive your own Corvette. Convertibles and passengers welcome. Sessions include Pace Car and four laps in your own car at average highway speeds.

  • Pre-registration required
  • $50 per Corvette full day of running on your scheduled day
  • Run as many times as you like
  • 20 min group out intervals
  • Last group out is 3:40pm
9:30am – 1:15pm LT2: Chaney’s Dairy Barn

Rolling farmland, Jersey Cows and great food and ice cream. Venture down 31W South from Bowling Green and you can’t miss the big red barn on the right. Jump on a wagon for a farm tour followed by a meal in Chaney’s Barn.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $23 / Non-Members $26
  • 1 hr. farm tour included / wagon ride
  • Buffet lunch included / assortment cold sandwiches, lettuce salad, pasta salad, chips, drink, ice cream
  • Staging area Fraternal Order of Police Lodge on Corvette Drive behind the Museum
10:00am – 11:00am S2: The Best of Andy Pilgrim

When Andy is not racing or working in his IT consulting company, Pilgrim spends 80% of his time working in his Traffic Safety Education Foundation.  The foundation is focused on educating parents, driver education students/teachers and grade 4 through 8 school students about the growing dangers of distracted driving on American roads.

  • Speaker: Andy Pilgrim / Sports car Driver
  • Chevrolet Theater
10:45pm – 2:00pm LT3: Grand Victorian Inn Lunch 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.

  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette
  • Pre-registration Required
  • $20 Members / $25 Non-Members
  • Limited Registration
  • Lunch included in Registration
  • Menu consists of: house salad, chicken w/chanterelle cream sauce over rice, vegetable & roll, drink and NY style cheesecake for dessert
  • Stage at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge on Corvette Drive behind the Museum.
11:00am – 12:00pm  Andy Pilgrim DVD Signing

  • DVD available in Corvette Store
  • Corvette Blvd
11:15am – 12:00pm S3: How to Properly Insure your Corvette

NCM Insurance Agency one of the fastest growing collector car insurance agencies, focuses largely on providing collector car insurance for your Corvette or any other collector car. The NCM Insurance Agency insures any make or model that is considered a collector car.

  • Speaker: Adam Boca
  • Question & Answer session
  • Chevrolet Theater
1:00pm – 2:00pm   S4: Plant Manager Kai Spande and Updates on Bowling Green Assembly Plant

  • Speaker: Kai Spande
  • Chevrolet Theater
2:00pm – 4:00pm C5 Classroom Training with Paul Koerner

When discussing C5, some people think ‘service column lock’ or ‘service abs’ or ‘electrical gremlins’.  In our hands on classroom training, Paul Koerner and will help unlock the electrical mysteries of C5.  You will learn what to look for, how to diagnose from the driver’s seat and if necessary, how to do testing yourself.  Do your own maintenance?  YOU BET and we will show you how.  

  • Pre-registration is Required
  • $80 registration fee
  • Limited to 7 people (spouse invited to sit in)
  • Once registered the Museum will contact you for VIN information to allow Paul to research the options on your Corvette
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd

** One participant will be drawn at random to bring their car into the classroom so that we can work on their own car.

2:15pm – 4:15pm S5: Chevrolet Presentation and Walk-Around of the 2017 Corvette

  • Speakers: Harlan Charles – Chevrolet Corvette Product Manager
  • Chevrolet Theater / NCM Plaza
5:00pm NCM closes
5:30pm BQT3:  Lifetime Member / Event VIP Dinner

  • For Lifetime members only
  • Registration fee $10 per person
  • Pre-registration required
  • Cash Bar / Dinner served at 6:00pm
  • NCM Conference Center
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER  2nd
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
8:00am – 5:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration open

  • Located in Club Room
8:30am – 10:00am S6: Meet the Past and Present HOF Inductees

Each member of our HOF Inductees in attendance will stand up and introduce themselves with a brief description as to what got them into the Corvette Hall of Fame.

  • Short Q & A Session
  • NCM Conference Center
  9:00am – 11:00am C6 Classroom Training with Paul Koerner

C6, most consider this generation of Corvette an evolution on the c5, but in truth, diagnostics of electronics changed completely with the entry of this generation in 2005.  LS2, LS3, LS7 and the powerhouse during this generation LS9, were all amazing engines.  DO LS7 really have massive issues?  I THINK NOT, and we will explain why. Service active handling, air bag lights and other issues have diagnostic process that can be scary to many owners.  We will simplify the correct way to diagnose issues with your C6 and show you that is just not as scary as internet may lead you to believe.

  • Pre-registration is Required
  •  $80 Registration Fee
  • Limited to 7 people (spouse invited to sit in)
  • Once registered the Museum will contact you for VIN information to allow Paul to research the options on your Corvette
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd

** One participant will be drawn at random to have their vehicle brought in as the hands on car during the class.

9:00am – 2:00pm Touring Laps at Motorsports Park

With lead / follow car – four laps, and an average of highway speeds. Drive your own Corvette. Convertibles and passengers welcome.

  • Sessions includes Pace Car and four laps in your own car at average highway speeds.
  • Pre-registration required
  • $50 per Corvette for a full day of running on your scheduled day
  • Run as many times as you like
  • 20 min group out intervals
  • Last group out 1:40pm
10:00am – 2:00pm Celebrity Choice Car Show

  • Sponsored by NCM Insurance Agency www.ncminsurance.com/
  • Window placard available at ticket booth
  • Park cars in Lots A, B, C
  • Open to event registrants only
10:00am – 3:30pm Ladies Oasis

  • Victory Lane just off the Boulevard
10:15am – 11:15am S7: Hall of Fame Autograph Session

  • Limit 2 items per person
  • Conference Center
10:45am – 2:00pm LT4: Barren River State Park Lunch Buffet
Surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, the lodge overlooks the beautiful 10,000-acre lake.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $18 / Non-Members $21
  • Staging at Fraternal Order of the Police Parking lot
11:30am – 12:30pm S6: Live Auction

  • Auctioneer: Adam Boca
  • Conference Center
12:00pm – 1:30pm BQT2:  Ambassador Lunch

  • Open only to NCM Ambassadors
  • Requires pre-registration
  • Chevrolet Theater
12:30pm – 1:30pm S8: Past & Present Hall of Fame Inductee ‘RACING’ Open Discussion

  • Master of Ceremonies – TBD
  • Conference Center
1:45pm – 2:45pm S9: 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee Bob Bondurant

  • Speaker: Bob Bondurant
  • Conference Center
2:00pm – 4:00pm Sip n’ Paint – SOLD OUT

A step-by-step beginner art project class in which guests can create unique and original works of art and learn basic creative techniques to apply to at home projects, all while enjoying their favorite wine!

  • SOLD OUT
  • Registration Fee: $35
  • Art Supplies and wine included in registration
  • NCM Conference Center
3:00pm Corvette Raffle Drawing – 2017 Watkins Glen Gray Corvette Convertible

  • $100 / Limit 1500 tickets
  • NCM Plaza
3:10pm – 3:20pm Event Group Photo

  • NCM Logo Circle
  • Photo available at FotoFX kiosk
3:30pm – 4:30pm S10: Past & Present Hall of Fame Inductee ‘ENTHUSIAST’ Open Discussion

  • Master of Ceremonies – TBD
  • Conference Center
5:00pm NCM Closes
5:45pm – 6:15pm Hall of Fame Cash Bar

  • Atrium of Sloan Convention Center
6:00pm Doors open for Banquet in Ballroom CD of Sloan Convention Center
6:15pm – 9:00pm BQT1:  Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

  • 2016 Inductees – Bob Bondurant, Ralph Kramer, and Donna Mae Mims
  • Dress Is Business Casual
  • Pre-registration or table purchase required
  • Registration fee – $70 per person
  • Located at the Sloan Convention Center
  • Serving begins at 6:15pm with program to follow
  • Group tables available for $700 – Includes 10 seats, the Table will also be listed as a sponsor in the HOF Program – contact events department
  • Collector HOF Induction Glass included

Menu

Spinach Salad with Glazed Pecans, Sliced Strawberries, Sliced Mushrooms and Feta Cheese

Duo of 6 oz. Filet Mignon with Boursin Demi and Sautéed Chicken Breast with Roasted Shallot Cream Sauce, Curry Roasted Baby Redskin Potatoes, Roasted Cabbage and Apples

Lemon Italian Cream Cake or Big Blitz with Snickers

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd  
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
8:00am – 12:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration open

  • NCM Clubroom
8:30am – 9:30am S11: Past & Present Hall of Fame Inductee ‘Chevrolet’ Open Discussion

  • Master of Ceremonies – TBD
  • Conference Center

 

 9:00am – 11:00am C7/Stingray Classroom training with Paul Koerner                        SIDI, AFM, ECM, TCM, HMI>> What could all these letters mean to Stingray???  It really means cutting edge, state of the art systems that make the 7th generation Corvette the best ever.  We will discuss how these systems interrelate to make this vehicle not only the best daily driving sports car Chevrolet has ever made, but the best track Corvette yet. They will show you how to look at functions and show you why systems work the way they do.  And why when aftermarket modifications are installed, havoc may ensue!  This class is for those who really want to know the Stingray IN DEPTH!    Because we all know it’s more than a pretty face!

  • Pre-registration is Required
  • $80 Registration Fee
  •  Limited to 7 people (spouse invited to sit in)
  • Once Registered the Museum will contact you for VIN information to allow Paul to research the options on your Corvette
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd

** One participant will be drawn at random to have their vehicle as the hands on car during the class.

9:45am – 10:45am S12: 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee Ralph Kramer

  • Speaker: Ralph Kramer
  • Conference Center
10:00am – 3:30pm Ladies Oasis

  • Victory Lane just off the Boulevard
10:45am – 2:30pm LT5: Moonlite BBQ Road Tour

According to Gourmet Magazine Moonlite’s famous buffet is “spectacular” and “Puts Owensboro barbecue in a class by itself.” The buffet is contained in its own room, with staff that keeps the contents fresh, clean and never ending. On one side of the buffet there is an abundance of barbecue and other meats with a large collection of country style vegetables including our special recipe Corn Muffins. Along with a large salad bar located across the room that features our own recipe for Banana Salad, our Blue Ribbon Desserts have their own counter and you can always find a warm cobbler and soft serve ice cream.

  • Easy drive along the Parkway – approximately 158 round trip
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Pre-registration required
  • Fee including lunch is: NCM member $18 / non-member $21
  • Staging: Fraternal Order of Police Lodge on Corvette Drive behind the Museum
11:15am – 2:30pm LT6: Lighthouse Restaurant Lunch Tour

The Lighthouse Restaurant is a bright spot on a great drive through the countryside. Located in Sulphur Well, Kentucky, it is more than just an ordinary restaurant.  It is a DESTINATION, full of history and delicious food served “Family Style “. Voted Kentucky’s 3rd Best Non-Franchised Restaurant by Kentucky Living Magazine

  • Pre-Registration required
  • $22 Members / $25 Non-Members
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette
  • Lunch Included in Registration
  • Lunch menu – Catfish – Fried Chicken – Country Ham
  • Staging Location Fraternal Order of Police Lodge on Corvette Drive behind the Museum
11:00am – 12:00pm S13: 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee Donna Mae Mims

  • Speaker: Don Walko – Donna Mae’s crew chief
  • Conference Center
1:00pm – 2:00pm 10/15/20/25 Year Member Recognition

·         Chevrolet Theater

1:00pm – 2:45pm S14: Chevrolet Presentation and Walk-Around of the 2017 Corvette

  • Speakers: Chevrolet Team
  • Conference Center / Plaza
1:00pm – 4:00pm RT: Sumner Crest Winery

  • Free guided road tour
  • Staging at Fraternal Order of the Police Parking lot
1:00pm – 3:00pm  C7/Stingray Classroom training with Paul Koerner                        SIDI, AFM, ECM, TCM, HMI>> What could all these letters mean to Stingray???  It really means cutting edge, state of the art systems that make the 7th generation Corvette the best ever.  We will discuss how these systems interrelate to make this vehicle not only the best daily driving sports car Chevrolet has ever made, but the best track Corvette yet. They will show you how to look at functions and show you why systems work the way they do.  And why when aftermarket modifications are installed, havoc may ensue!  This class is for those who really want to know the Stingray IN DEPTH!    Because we all know it’s more than a pretty face!

  • Pre-registration is Required
  • $80 Registration Fee
  •  Limited to 7 people (spouse invited to sit in)
  • Once Registered the Museum will contact you for VIN information to allow Paul to research the options on your Corvette
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd

** One participant will be drawn at random to have their vehicle as the hands on car during the class.

3:00pm Corvette Raffle Drawing – 2016 Black Corvette Convertible

  • $10 / unlimited tickets
  • NCM Blvd
3:15pm – 4:00pm S15: Open Membership Meeting with NCM Board

  • Q&A opportunity for NCM members
  • Chevrolet Theater
5:00pm NCM Closes – Thank you for attending our 22nd Anniversary
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

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Agenda

(Agenda subject to change – check back for updates)

WEDNESDAY,  SEPTEMBER 28 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
1:00pm – 5:00pm Registration Opens

  • Advance Registration pick-up
  • Onsite Registration open
  • NCM Clubroom
 
5:00pm NCM closes
THURSDAY,  SEPTEMBER 29
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Registration Opens

  • Advance Registration pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM Clubroom
 
9:00am – 10:00am S1: Welcome / R8C Program

This presentation will cover our NCM R8C Program. Learn of  any changes, additions, and what’s coming up new in our different programs offered under the R8C Delivery department.

  • Speakers: Shane Webb – Delivery Manager / Lori Bieschke – Delivery Assistant
  • Q & A session
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
9:00am –11:30pm

or

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
  • Pick 1 of 2 time slots
  • 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

 
10:30am – 2:00pm LT1: Moonlite BBQ Road Tour

According to Gourmet Magazine Moonlite’s famous buffet is “spectacular” and “Puts Owensboro barbecue in a class by itself.” The buffet is contained in it’s own room, with staff that keeps the contents fresh, clean and never ending. On one side of the buffet there is an abundance of barbecue and other meats with a large collection of country style vegetables including our special recipe Corn Muffins. Along with a large salad bar located across the room that features our own recipe for Banana Salad, our Blue Ribbon Desserts have their own counter and you can always find a warm cobbler and soft serve ice cream.

  • 10:30am Driver Meeting / Depart 10:45am
  • Easy drive along the Parkway – approximately 158 round trip
  • ** 2840 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Pre-registration required
  • Fee including lunch is: NCM member $18 / non-member $21
  • Stage NCM Front Circle
 
11:00am – 1:30pm LT2: Federal Grove Bed & Breakfast Road Tour

In 1785, General Jonathan Clark (eldest brother to William Clark of the Lewis & Clark Expedition) was awarded 10,000 acres of land for his Revolutionary War service. The land grant had to be taken west of the Green River in Kentucky. His first stop was here at Federal Grove where his daughter, Eleanor and Son-in-law, Benjamin Temple would in 1805 establish Federal Grove, a 1,700 acre plantation. At the peak of Federal Grove in 1840, the farm had grown to over 2,000 acres. Enjoy the finest old fashioned, southern style food, served in an elegantly country setting that has been a place for families to come together for generations.

  •  11:00am Driver Meeting / Depart 11:15am
  •  Scenic Drive – approximately 52 miles round trip
  • ** 475 E Main St, Auburn, KY 42206
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Fee including lunch is: NCM member $25 / non-member $28
  • Stage NCM Truck Parking Lot
 
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 Clubroom
 
8:30am – 10:00am S2: Infotainment Class

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

  • Speaker: TBD
  • NCM Chevrolet Theater

 

 
9:00am –11:30pm

or

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
  • Pick 1 of 2 time slots
  • 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 the inspection and demo of cleaning the Corvettes before being set on the blvd and delivering to our customers.

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

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

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 Holiday Inn Express

  •  164 Imperial Way, Nicholasville, KY 40356

 

 
4:45pm Arrive Holiday Inn Express

 

 
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

Click to register

Oct
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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 Holiday Inn Express

  •  164 Imperial Way, Nicholasville, KY 40356

 

 
4:45pm Arrive Holiday Inn Express

 

 
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

Click to register

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

Various discounts and coupons available. Group rates offered for 10 or more people.

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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