Michelin NCM Bash

When:
April 27, 2017 – April 29, 2017 all-day
2017-04-27T00:00:00-05:00
2017-04-30T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
National Corvette Museum
350 Corvette Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42101
USA
Cost:
$15 Lifetime, $20 Member, & $30 Non-Member
Contact:
Karen Renfrow or Bryce Burklow
270-467-8804 or 270-777-4506

2017 NCM Bash Sponsored by Michelin

michelin logo for agenda

April 27-29, 2017

Kickoff of the NCM on site event season – Bash traditionally marks the rollout of the next model year Corvette; the place where you can see them up close and in detail.  Bash 2017 will provide enthusiasts the chance to see the new 2018 Corvette Stingray up close as well as getting all the latest information about the all new 7th Generation Corvette.  Seminars will feature speakers discussing ‘What’s new in the 2018 model year’, the award winning body structure, as well as using your 7th generation navigation system.  As in past years there will be a large contingent of GM engineers and designers from Warren Tech Center, and the Bowling Green Assembly Plant ready to answer your every question.  Back this year will be our Corvette Racing team with Doug Fehan giving a seminar. Also back to Bash is our LT4 Engine building demonstration by BGAP Rob Nichols and Brian Lee.

Returning activities include a seminar and classroom sessions by GM certified Corvette Technicians Paul Koerner. Enjoy guided road tours, two celebrity choice car shows, the Ladies’ Oasis, and the expanded Garage Party with women of the GM Corvette Team. The ladies will cover all aspects of Corvettes including maintenance, engineering and even high performance driving (ladies only). Some returning activities include Golf with GM Team.

On-line registration closes at 8:00am central time on Tuesday, April 18. All activities are open to Event Registrants only. On-line registrants will receive a hardcard credential, lanyard, event pin and dash plaque. Lifetime registration is $15pp, member registration is $20pp and non-member registration is $30pp. All cancellations will be charged a $5 processing fee.

All cancellations will be charged a $5 processing fee per person

No refunds or cancellations after Advance Registration closes                

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Bowling Green Assembly Plant Tours

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Bash Agenda

(Agenda subject to change – check back for updates)

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 26
8:00am NCM Opens
9:00am – 4:00pm  

NCM Motorsports Park Touring Laps – 1 Day Only!!

ONLY time to get on track during Bash!! All day touring offered with the times that fit to your schedule. With lead / follow car –  an average of highway speeds is the norm! Drive your own Corvette. Convertibles and passengers welcome.

  •  Pre-registration required
  • $90 per Corvette for a full day of running
  • Run as many times as you like
  • 20 min group out intervals
  • Last group out is 3:40pm
  • MSP
1:00pm – 5:00pm  

Advance registration credential/shirt pickup

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM Clubroom

 

 

5:00pm NCM closes
 

THURSDAY APRIL 27

 

8:00am NCM Opens
8:00am – 5:00pm  

Registration Open

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM Clubroom
8:00am – 5:00pm  

NCM HPDE Day 1 (High Performance Driving Event)
Our HPDE program is about three things – Education, Safety, and Fun! Drivers are separated into groups based on experience, with most being assigned experienced driving instructors to help teach and enhance driving ability in a controlled, safe atmosphere.

·         Interested in attending the 2-day school – register at: motorsportreg.com

·         Pricing is $499 for this 2-day driving school

·         Viewing Open to Bash Participants

·         NCM Motorsports Park

9:00am – 5:00pm  

2018 Stingrays and Z06’s on Display

  • GM representatives will be present to answer questions
  • NCM Conference Center and Plaza

 

8:30am – 10:30am  

S1: Tires & Brakes thru the Generations!!

Leading Corvette Specialist Paul Koerner will discuss in this open forum the history of tires and brakes on Corvettes, how these systems interact and have developed over time!

  • C4/5/6/7 Specialist Paul Koerner
  • GM Certified Corvette Technician
  • NCM Chevrolet Theater
9:00am – 2:00pm  

Golfing with GM  & Corvette Racing

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Join expected guests from GM and Corvette Racing
  • Limited openings available
  • $45 Greens Fee and Cart
  • Crosswinds Golf Course
8:45pm – 3:00pm  

LT1: International Bluegrass Museum / ‘The Miller House’ Luncheon

There’s Only One…International Bluegrass Music Museum.

State of the art, interactive museum dedicated to preserving and encouraging the growth of bluegrass music. See the changing exhibits, hear examples of the music from its root to today’s newest acts.

Discover the richness of bluegrass music through an exciting and educational experience.

  • Pre-registration Required
  • Admission and lunch included in fee
  • $30 Members / $35 Non-Members
  • Limited to 48 people
  • Special Bluegrass band to entertain
  • Lunch at ‘The Miller House’
  • Staging area TBD
8:45am – 4:00pm  

LT2: Shopping Trip to Opry Mills Mall

Hop on the chartered motor coach and let the driver take you south to Nashville, TN.

Shop the day away at Opry Mills, the beautiful indoor mall boasts 200 + stores.  Or … walk on over to the Opryland Hotel featuring an extraordinary selection of dining, shopping, recreational activities and entertainment, there’s never a shortage of things to do at the Opryland Hotel. Lunch is on your own!

  • Pre-registration Required
  • $25 Members / $30 Non-Members
  • Limited to 55 people
  • Chartered Coach Ride
  • Meet Bus in Front Circle of NCM
10:30am – 2:30pm  

LT3: Rough River Dam State Park Resort

Come and experience one of KY’s finest State Parks. Beautiful lake views enhance the appeal of Rough River Dam State Park Lodge in KY. Enjoy the panoramic views from Grayson’s Landing Restaurant and satisfy your dining pleasure with a buffet lunch.

  • Pre-Registration required
  • $15 Members / $20 Non-Members
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette
  • Limited Registrations available
  • Buffet Lunch & Tour included in Registration
  • Staging area TBD
10:45am – 12:30pm  

S2: Using 7th Generation Navigation

Having trouble understanding your Stingray navigation? Paul will walk you through it with his big screen presentation in hopes of steering you straight and getting you to your destinations with ease!

  • Speaker: Paul Pearson
  • Chevrolet Theater

 

11:00am – 1:00pm  

Ask the Expert – Drop in Assistance

  • C4/C5/C6/C7 Specialist Paul Koerner
  • GM Certified Corvette Technician
  • Walk up assistance – open for individual concerns
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd

 

 

12:45am – 2:30pm  

S3: Hand Building the LT4 Engine
Watch as the Performance Build Center Team completely disassembles and reassembles an LT4 engine from top to bottom.  Feel free to ask the team about the parts, the engine, and the process during the build.  After the team has finished building the engine from the bare block they will talk about the testing, sequencing, and other processes to get the final engine ready to go in a Z06 Corvette.

  • Builders: Rob Nichols and Brian Lee
  • NCM Conference Center

 

1:30pm – 2:30pm  

S4: Seminar TBD

  • Chevrolet Theater
2:00pm – 4:00pm  

Paul Koerner’s Classroom Session – Stingray / Z06 / Grandsport

From 2014 to present – Paul’s very individualized classroom technique will cover anything and everything about your Corvette!

  • Pre-registration is Required
  • $80 registration fee
  • Limited to 7 people (spouse or your guest 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.

 

2:45pm – 3:45pm  

S5: What’s New at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant 

  • Speakers: Kai Spande – Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager
  • Chevrolet Theater

 

4:00pm – 5:00pm  

S6: NCM Membership Meeting with our Board of Directors

Learn about updates to the Museum, finances, etc.

  • Question and answer session
  • Chevrolet Theater

 

 

5:00pm NCM Closes
5:30pm – 7:00pm  

BQT1: TBA

  • NCM Conference Center
 

FRIDAY APRIL 28

 

8:00am NCM Opens

 

8:00am – 5:00pm Registration Open

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM CLUB ROOM

 

8:00am – 5:00pm  

NCM HPDE – Day 2 (High Performance Driving Event)
Our HPDE program is about three things – Education, Safety, and Fun! Drivers are separated into groups based on experience, with most being assigned experienced driving instructors to help teach and enhance driving ability in a controlled, safe atmosphere.

  • Viewing Open to Bash Participants
  • NCM Motorsports Park

 

8:00am – 5:00pm 2018 Stingrays and Z06 on Display

  • GM Representatives will be present to answer any questions
  • NCM Conference Center & Plaza

 

8:30am – 10:30am S7: 2018 Announcement, Reveal, & Walk Around

Learn what’s new in design, interior, colors, etc. on the new model year 2018

  • Speakers: Tadge Juechter – Corvette Chief Engineer, Kirk Bennion – Corvette Designer and Harlan Charles – Chevrolet Corvette Product Marketing Manager
  • NCM Conference Center

 

9:00am – 11:00am  

Paul Koerner’s Classroom Session / 2005 – 2013 6th Generation

Paul’s very individualized classroom technique will cover what you would like to know about your Corvette!!

  • Pre-registration is Required
  • $80 Registration Fee
  • Limited to 7 people (spouse or guest 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.

8:45am – 4:00pm  

LT4: Maker’s Mark Distillery / Whistle Stop Café

Want to know a few of the secrets behind the making of Maker’s Mark? Looking for a fascinating trip back in time? Just want to take in some of Kentucky’s most breathtaking natural beauty? Well, you’ll discover all that and more at the legendary Maker’s Mark Distillery! Then on to Whistle Stop Café – a family restaurant cooking up good home cooking in KY.

  • Drive Your Own Corvette
  • Pre-registration Required
  • Limited to 50 people
  • $35 Members / $40 Non-Members
  • Tour and a Late Lunch included in Registration
  • Staging area TBA

 

10:00am – 2:30pm  

All Corvette Celebrity Choice Car Show #1

  • Sponsored by NCM Insurance Agency www.ncminsurance.com/
  • Open to registered participants only
  • Window placard at ticket booth
  • Winners will be posted Outside Club Room Doors
  • Parking Lot A, B, & C

 

 

10:00am – 3:30pm Ladies’ Oasis – A chance to relax away from Gear-Head activities

  • No registration required
  • Victory Lane

 

 

10:45am – 12:15pm S8: Corvette Racing Seminar

Subjects on past racing year – what’s to come in 2017

  • Speaker: Doug Fehan – Program Manager Corvette Racing
  • Q & A Session
  • NCM Conference Center
11:15am – 2:00pm  

 

LT5: 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
  • $23 Members / $28 Non-Members
  • Limited Registration
  • Lunch included in Registration
  • Staging area TBA

o   Menu consists of: house salad, chicken w/chanterelle cream sauce over rice, vegetable & roll, drink and NY style cheesecake for dessert

 

11:30am – 1:15pm Ask the Expert – Drop In Assistance

  • C4/C5/C6/C7 Specialist Paul Koerner
  • GM Certified Corvette Technician
  • Walk up assistance – open for individual concerns
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd

 

 

1:00pm – 2:30pm S9: NCM Live Auction

  • Auctioneer: Adam Boca along with Doug Fehan
  • Unique & Special Items
  • Chevrolet Theater

 

 

2:00pm – 4:00pm Paul Koerner’s Classroom Session / 5th Generation Computers

Paul’s very individualized classroom technique will cover 5th generation computers and why we love them!!

  • Pre-registration is Required
  • $80 Registration Fee
  • Limited to 7 people (spouse or guest 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.

 

 

2:00pm – 4:00pm Sip-N-Paint
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!

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Registration Fee: $35
  • Art Supplies and wine included in registration
  • NCM Board Room (front offices)

 

 

2:30pm – 3:00pm Car Show Awards Presentations

  • Sponsored by NCM Insurance Agency www.ncminsurance.com/
  • Friday awards presented
  • Pictures taken of winners
  • NCM Logo Circle

 

 

3:00pm Raffle Drawing –2017 Corvette TBD

 

 

3:15pm-3:30pm  Bash Event Group Picture

  • Copies of pictures will be available through FotoFX in Exhibit Hall
  • NCM Logo Circle

 

 

3:30pm – 4:45pm S10: Autograph Session

  • Tadge Juechter, Kirk Bennion, Harlan Charles, Kai Spande, Doug Fehan, and more!
  • Chevrolet Theater

 

 

5:00pm NCM Closes
5:45pm – 9:00pm  

BQT2: Winners’ Circle Dinner / Cash Bar

Open to those who have donated more than $1000 in 2016, have named the Museum in their estate plans, or made cumulative gifts of $25,000 or more over the last eleven years

  • By invitation only
  • Dinner served at 6:15pm
  • NCM Conference Center

 

 

SATURDAY APRIL 29

 

 

8:00am NCM Opens
8:00am – 11:00am  

Registration Continues

  • Onsite registration open
  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • NCM CLUB ROOM

 

8:00am – 5:00pm 2018 Corvette Stingrays and Z06 on Display

  • GM Representatives will be present to answer any questions
  • NCM Conference Center & Plaza

 

 

8:30am – 10:00am S11: Using 7th Generation Navigation

Having trouble understanding your Stingray navigation? Paul will walk you through it with his big screen presentation in hopes of steering you straight and getting you to your destinations with ease!

  • Speaker: Paul Pearson
  • Chevrolet Theater
8:30am – 10:30am  

 

Paul Koerner’s Classroom Session – Stingray / Z06 / Grandsport

From 2014 to present – Paul’s very individualized classroom technique will cover anything and everything about your Corvette!

  • Pre-registration is Required
  • $80 registration fee
  • Limited to 7 people (spouse or your guest 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.

 

 

8:15am – 4:00pm LT6: Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame and Explore Downtown Nashville

Hop on the chartered motor coach and let the driver take you south to Nashville, TN.

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum adds a strikingly modern touch to the Nashville skyline and is situated at the epicenter of the city, a block from the popular honky-tonks of Broadway, across the street from Bridgestone Arena and Music City Center. The museum, called the “Smithsonian of country music” because of its unrivaled collection, recently unveiled a $100 million expansion, doubling its size to 350,000 square feet of dynamic state-of-the-art galleries, archival storage, education classrooms, retail stores, and special event space boasting stunning downtown views.

  • Pre-registration Required
  • $50 Members / $55 Non-Members
  • Limited to 54 people
  • Lunch on your own
  • Meet Bus in Front Circle of NCM

 

 

9:00am – 10:00am 2019 Caravan Captains Meeting

  • Open to official caravan captains only
  • NCM Board Room (through offices)

 

9:00am – 1:00pm All Corvette Celebrity Choice Car Show #2

  • Sponsored by NCM Insurance Agency www.ncminsurance.com/
  • Open to registered participants only
  • Window placard at ticket booth
  • Winners will be posted Outside Club Room Doors
  • Parking Lot A, B, & C

 

 

9:15am – 3:00pm LT7: Red Barn Winery & Vineyards

This scenic vineyard is the first in Macon County to become an Agricultural Farm Winery.  Over this 100-acre farm lie the North American and the French Hybrid grapes of the Glen Clements family. The old tobacco barn is now the winery and tasting room of Red Barn Winery. Here you learn of the miracle of how grapes become wine. Their gift shop has a nice selection of their quality wines and a wonderful variety of gifts.

 Drive Your Own Corvette

  • Pre-registration Required
  • $20 Members / $25 Non-Members
  • Limited to 50 people
  • Buffet Lunch included in Registration
  • Staging area TBA

 

 

9:15am – 2:00pm LT8: Shaker Village of South Union / Federal Grove B&B Lunch

The Shakers were an innovative, hard-working religious group, and this community was established in 1807 and closed in 1922. The village site now consists of several restored buildings including the 1824 Centre House, which contains one of the largest collections of Shaker furniture in the U.S.
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. 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. 

  •  Drive Your Own Corvette
  • Pre-registration Required
  • Limited to 48 people
  • $30 Members / $35 Non-Members
  • Tour and Lunch included in Registration
  • Staging area TBA

 

 

10:00am – 12:00pm Ladies’ Garage 
By women for women – an opportunity to learn about basic Corvette (cars in general) maintenance and how to be a smart consumer of automotive services. Presenters are knowledgeable in all areas of Corvettes from Powertrain and engineering to high performance driving so bring your questions and ask the experts.  

  • Presentation by Barb Armbruster and the Ladies of the Corvette Team
  • For Women only
  • Conference Center

 

 

10:00am – 3:30pm  

Ladies Oasis
A chance to relax away from Gear-Head activities

  • No registration required
  • Victory Lane

 

10:15am-11:15am S12: Seminar TBD

  • Speaker:
  • Chevrolet Theater

 

 

11:00am – 1:00pm Paul Koerner’s Classroom Session / 2005 – 2013 6th Generation

Paul’s very individualized classroom technique will cover what you would like to know about your Corvette!!

  • Pre-registration is Required
  • $80 Registration Fee
  • Limited to 7 people (spouse or guest 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.

 

 

1:00pm – 2:30pm S13: 2018 Announcement, Reveal, & Walk Around

Learn what’s new in design, interior, colors, etc. on the new model year 2018

  • Speakers: Tadge Juechter – Corvette Chief Engineer, Kirk Bennion – Corvette designer, Harlan Charles – Chevrolet Corvette Product Marketing Manager
  • NCM Conference Center

 

 

2:00pm – 4:00pm  

Sip-N-Paint
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!

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Registration Fee: $35
  • Art Supplies and wine included in registration
  • NCM Board Room (front offices)

 

2:00pm-4:00pm  

S14: Transmission, from 3 speed manual to 10 speed automatic!!

Leading Corvette Specialist Paul Koerner will discuss in this open forum covering transmissions and everything in between!!

  • C4/5/6/7 Specialist Paul Koerner
  • GM Certified Corvette Technician
  • NCM Chevrolet Theater

 

 

2:30pm – 3:00pm  

Car Show Awards Presentations

  • Sponsored by NCM Insurance Agency www.ncminsurance.com/
  • Saturday awards presented
  • Pictures taken of winners
  • NCM Logo Circle

 

3:00pm  

Raffle –2017 TBA Corvette

 

3:30pm – 4:30pm MIM Tail of the Dragon participation meeting

  • Registered Participants Only
  • Conference Center
  • If you cannot attend this meeting – we can get you set up on Sunday morning with your badges and fill you in briefly as to what you missed at the meeting

 

 

5:00pm NCM Closes
6:00pm  

Cash Bar – Sloan Convention Center

  • Pre-registration required
  • Sloan Convention Center Atrium

 

6:30pm – 9:30pm  

BQT3: Bash Banquet / The Action Bros. ‘The Dynamic Duo of Comedy Magic’
The event banquet returns to the Sloan Convention Center for a plated dinner
Then – have we got a show for you!!

Enjoy as the Action Bros. entertain you with their blended combination of comedy stage magic, interactive ventriloquism and a touch of mime! By including TONS of audience participation you will be entertained right from the start!! Their performance is high energy, funny and truly a ‘one of a kind’ show!

  • Pre-registration required
  • Attire – Casual Dress
  • Menu – TBD
  • Entertainment provided by “The Action Bros.”
  • $55 members / $60 non-members
  •  Sloan Convention Center

** Group tables available for $600 – Includes 10 seats, best in house, and a reserved table name placard. Contact events department to reserve your table.

Registration will open soon