2016 Vets ‘n Vettes presented by Mobil1

November 3, 2016 – November 5, 2016 all-day
National Corvette Museum
350 Corvette Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Karen Renfrow or Bryce Burklow
270-467-8804 or 270-777-4506

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

Advanced Registration is now Closed 

Onsite registration ($20 per person) will be available Starting Thursday November 3rd at 8am

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

Advanced Registration is now Closed 

Onsite registration ($20 per person) will be available Starting Thursday November 3rd at 8am


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 –
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
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 – SOLD OUT

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
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

Advanced Registration is now Closed 

Onsite registration ($20 per person) will be available Starting Thursday November 3rd at 8am