Vets ‘n Vettes presented by Mobil 1

November 2, 2017 – November 4, 2017 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 2-4, 2017                                                                      

In 2008 we began a tradition of honoring our veterans with a new event, Vets ‘n Vettes. Thursday kicks off with a full day at the NCM Motorsports Park. Invites will be going out to all our local Veterans in hopes they come to the MSP and catch a ride in a Corvette with another fellow Veteran. Complimentary lunch served to all! With a Meet n’ Greet, road tours, 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.

General registration for Vets ‘n Vettes is only $20

Online registration closes at 8:00am central time on Tuesday, 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!


Registration Closed – Onsite registration available

1:00pm – 5:00pm – Registration Open
7:30am NCM Opens
7:30am – 5:00pm Registration Open

  • Located in Clubroom
  • Advance Registration Pickup
  • Onsite registration available
8:15am – 8:30am Opening Ceremonies – NCM Flagpole
8:45am Caravan to NCM Motorsports Park

·         Stage Front Circle

9:00am – 3:00pm Day at NCM Motorsports Park
Enjoy the day at the Motorsports Park with touring laps and karting. Lunch provided at the MSP

  • Offer your corvette to give local Veterans a ride around the track
  • Driver meeting 9:30am – mandatory
  • Unlimited track time
  • Onsite sales for karting experience
11:30am – 1:00pm BBQ Lunch Served

·         Free for event registrants and Veterans

·         Buffet open 11:30am – 1pm

·         Pre-Registration is Required

·         Lunch in MSP Garages


1:00pm Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Program

·         Program Speaker – Don Butler / American Legion Post 23

·         All Vietnam Veterans will receive a commemorative lapel pin

·         Motorsports Park

1:00pm – 3:15pm Shuttle from NCM Motorsports Park to Bowling Green’s Greenwood Mall and back

Ladies looking for something extra to do while the men are spending time at the MSP? Jump on our shuttle and go shopping for a few hours.

  • Pick up / Drop off in front of Holley Building at MSP
  • Pre-registration required
  • No-charge


5:00pm National Corvette Museum Closes
5:15pm Banquet Cash Bar
6:00pm – 8:00pm Meet n’ Greet Banquet

Back by popular demand – we are bringing our Meet ‘n Greet back to the NCM!

·         Pre-registration is Required

·         $20 Per Person

  • Pasta Dinner
  • NCM Conference Center
8:00am NCM Opens.
8:00am – 4:00pm Registration Open

  • Located in clubroom
  • Advance Registration Pickup
  • Onsite registration available
8:30am – 4:45pm LT1: Old Bardstown Village and Civil War Museum along with Women’s Museum of the Civil War

Full, full day of touring, eating and sipping! First stop at Old Bardstown Village and Civil War Museum. Americas largest and most complete Museums devoted to the Western Theater of the American Civil War. The Museums buildings are adjacent to the Old Bardstown Village, a collection of ten original 18th & 19th century log structures that for a Colonial period settlement along Bardstown Museum Row. Lunch followed by touring at Barton’s 1792 Distillery.

·         Old Bardstown Village and Civil War Museums

·         Pre-Registration Required

·          $25 Members / $28 Non-Members

·         Buffet Lunch at Rickhouse Restaurant

·         Barton 1792 Bourbon Distillery tour

·         Drive your own Corvette

·         Approximately 190 miles round trip


11:30am – 2:00pm LT2: Federal Grove Restaurant

Want a shorter touring day? At Federal Grove, we invite you to “Taste the Kentucky South”. That simply means the finest old fashioned, southern style food, served in an elegantly country setting.

·         475 East Main Street, Auburn, KY 42206

·         Pre-Registration required

·         Lunch – 2 meats / 3 sides / rolls / beverage / dessert

·         Registration fee:

·         Guided Road Tour

·         Drive your own Corvette

·         $18 Members / $23 Non-Members


5:00pm National Corvette Museum Closes
5:00pm – 10:00pm VFW Bingo

·         Play Bingo every Friday night at the VFW Post 1298 from 5-10pm. Call 270-535-5236 for more information.

·         Location: 1965 KY-185, VFW Post 1298, KY

8:00am NCM Opens
8:00am – 9:00am Registration open in Clubroom
8:15am – 8:30am Event Group Photo

  • On NCM Logo Circle
  • Photo’s available for purchase after parade
  • NCM Blvd
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

·         Candy throwing is allowed

·         No revving of motors while on parade route

·         Return to NCM at end of parade

11:45am – 1:00pm LT3: VFW Annual Fish Fry
VFW will also be hosting their 6th annual fish fry Saturday, Nov 4 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
1:30pm – 3:30pm Free Guided Road Tour – GTO Heaven

** Private Collection **

Enjoy a short ride to Phil Wheeler’s GTO Heaven. See Phil’s private collection of Classic Cars and Motorcycles along with various memorabilia of different signage, models, etc. A must-see for all!

·         Guided Road Tour

·         Stage NCM Front Circle

5:00pm National Corvette Museum Closes

registration closed – onsite registration available