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Cairns Donates Corvette Pace Car

1995 Pace Car
Chevrolet Corvettes have paced the Indianapolis 500 thirteen times, from 1978 all the way up to 2015, and in 1995 it was a dark purple and white convertible Corvette, driven by Chevrolet General Manager Jim Perkins, that took that first lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Chevrolet announced that it would be making 522 Pace …

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Three New Board Members Named

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The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky has announced three representatives to join the museum’s Board of Directors. Glenn Johnson of Port Neches, TX is a Vietnam era veteran of the United States Navy. Upon completing his tour of duty, Johnson resumed employment with Texaco, Inc. and attended Lamar University where he earned his …

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Veterans Invited to Recognition Event at Museum, Motorsports Park

Wounded Warrior Corvette Rides
November is Military Appreciation Month at the National Corvette Museum and on Thursday, November 5 the Museum and NCM Motorsports Park are hosting a special recognition day for veterans and wounded warriors as part of the 7th Annual Vets ‘n Vettes event presented by Mobil 1. Veterans are invited to come to the NCM Motorsports …

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Strode Receives Award

Wendell Strode
The Kentucky Nonprofit Network has announced the winners of its 2015 Nonprofit Awards, to be presented October 28. Receiving the Distinguished Nonprofit Leadership Award is Wendell Strode, Executive Director of the National Corvette Museum. The Distinguished Nonprofit Leadership Award recognizes outstanding leadership among Kentucky nonprofit chief executives. The award recognizes achievement in the areas of …

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What’s in Your Museum? Messner Legacy Found Throughout

The National Corvette Museum is home to many special vehicles – from mint classics, to one-of-a-kind prototypes, much-loved special editions, race cars and more. While the Museum now owns nearly 70 Corvettes (with all but one donated), a good portion of the display cars are also on loan from private individuals and General Motors. Cars …

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