R8C / Experience Reunion

When:
September 29, 2016 – October 1, 2016 all-day
2016-09-29T00:00:00-05:00
2016-10-02T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
National Corvette Museum
350 Corvette Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42101
USA
Contact:
Karen Renfrow or Bryce Burklow
270-467-8804 or 270-777-4506

 

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