Events

Corvette Events

Aug
27
Sat
NCM HPDE @ NCM Motorsports Park
Aug 27 – Aug 28 all-day
Sep
1
Thu
Anniversary Celebration @ National Corvette Museum
Sep 1 – Sep 3 all-day

2016 NCM 22nd Anniversary Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction
September 1-3, 2016

Corvette Hall of Fame

 

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Please check back periodically as agenda is subject to change
Thank you!

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31st
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
1:00am – 5:00pm Advance Registration pickup

  • NCM Club Room
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration opens

  • NCM Club Room
 8:00am – 5:00pm  Picture Poker Run

  • Clues located in NCM Clubroom
  • Onsite Registration
  • Take Pictures as to proof of stops
  • Prize awarded for best poker hand end of da

 

 9:00am – 11:00am  S1: The Corvette Heartbeat: Getting to know Corvette engines throughout the years

In this in-depth seminar, we will discuss the evolution of Corvette power though-out the generations. From the Blueflame 6 to the LT4, the way Corvette engines have evolved has truly been amazing. Little ‘did you know’ facts, technical data and HOW Corvette has been propelled into the 7th Generation and what may be to come.

  • Speaker Paul Koerner – GM Certified Corvette Technician
  • NCM Conference Center
  • Open to all registrants
9:00am – 3:00pm LT1: Kentucky Down Under Road Tour

Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo is home to many unique animals as well as home to many animals that you may see around every day. Enjoy their bird garden, the Land of Lories, Outback Walkabout, woolshed, outback café and gem mining.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $25 / Non-Members $30
  • Lunch included
  • Staging area TBD

 

9:00am – 4:00pm Touring Laps at Motorsports Park

With lead / follow car – four laps, and an average of highway speeds. Drive your own Corvette. Convertibles and passengers welcome. Sessions includes Pace Car and four laps in your own car at average highway speeds.

  • Pre-registration required
  • $50 per Corvette full day of running on your scheduled day
  • Run as many times as you like
  • 20 min group out intervals
  • Last group out is 3:40pm

 

 

9:30am – 1:15pm LT2: Chaney’s Dairy Barn

Rolling farmland, Jersey Cows and great food and ice cream.Venture down 31W South from bowling Green and you can’t miss the big red barn on the right. Jump on a wagon for a farm tour followed by a meal in Chaney’s Barn.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $23 / Non-Members $26
  • 1 hr. farm tour included / wagon ride
  • Buffet lunch included / assortment cold sandwiches, lettuce salad, pasta salad, chips, drink, ice cream
  • Staging area TBD
10:00am – 11:00am S2: The Best of Andy Pilgrim

When Andy is not racing or working in his IT consulting company, Pilgrim spends 80% of his time working in his Traffic Safety Education Foundation.  The foundation is focused on educating parents, driver education students/teachers and grade 4 through 8 school students about the growing dangers of distracted driving on American roads.

  • Speaker: Pilgrim
  • Chevrolet Theater

 

10:45pm – 2:00pm LT3: 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
  • $20 Members / $25 Non-Members
  • Limited Registration
  • Lunch included in Registration
  • Menu consists of: house salad, chicken w/chanterelle cream sauce over rice, vegetable & roll, drink and NY style cheesecake for dessert
 11:00am – 12:00pm  Andy Pilgrim DVD Signing

  • DVD available in Corvette Store
  • Corvette Blvd
11:15am – 12:00pm S2: How to Properly Insure your Corvette

NCM Insurance Agency one of the fastest growing collector car insurance agencies, focuses largely on providing collector car insurance for your Corvette or any other collector car. The NCM Insurance Agency insures any make or model that is considered a collector car.

  • Speaker: Adam Boca
  • Question & Answer session
  • Chevrolet Theater
 1:00pm – 2:00pm   S3: Plant Manager Kai Spande and Updates on Bowling Green Assembly Plant

  • Speaker: Kai Spande
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
2:00pm – 4:00pm C5 Classroom Training with Paul Koerner

When discussing C5, some people think ‘service column lock’ or ‘service abs’ or ‘electrical gremlins’.  In our hands on classroom training, Paul Koerner and will help unlock the electrical mysteries of C5.  You will learn what to look for, how to diagnose from the driver’s seat and if necessary, how to do testing yourself.  Do your own maintenance?  YOU BET and we will show you how.  

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

 

 

2:15pm – 4:15pm S4: GM Presentation and Walk-Around of the 2017 Corvette

  • Speakers: GM team
  • Chevrolet Theater / NCM Plaza
5:00pm NCM closes
 
 

 

 

 

5:30pm

BQT3:  Lifetime Member / Event VIP Dinner

  • For Lifetime members only
  • Registration fee $10 per person
  • Pre-registration required
  • Cash Bar / Dinner served at 6:00pm
  • NCM Conference Center

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER  2nd
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration open

  • Located in Club Room
8:30am – 10:00am S5: Meet the Past and Present HOF Inductees

Each member of our HOF Inductees in attendance will stand up and introduce themselves with a brief description as to what got them into the Corvette Hall of Fame.

  • Short Q & A Session
  • NCM Conference Center

 

 

 

9:00am – 11:00am

C6 Classroom Training with Paul Koerner

C6, most consider this generation of Corvette an evolution on the c5, but in truth, diagnostics of electronics changed completely with the entry of this generation in 2005.  LS2, LS3, LS7 and the powerhouse during this generation LS9, were all amazing engines.  DO LS7 really have massive issues?  I THINK NOT, and we will explain why. Service active handling, air bag lights and other issues have diagnostic process that can be scary to many owners.  We will simplify the correct way to diagnose issues with your C6 and show you that is just not as scary as internet may lead you to believe.

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

 

 

9:00am – 2:00pm Touring Laps at Motorsports Park

With lead / follow car – four laps, and an average of highway speeds. Drive your own Corvette. Convertibles and passengers welcome.

  • Sessions includes Pace Car and four laps in your own car at average highway speeds.
  • Pre-registration required
  • $50 per Corvette for a full day of running on your scheduled day
  • Run as many times as you like
  • 20 min group out intervals
  • Last group out 1:40pm

 

 

10:00am – 2:00pm Celebrity Choice Car Show

  • Sponsored by NCM Insurance Agencywww.ncminsurance.com/
  • Window placard available at ticket booth
  • Park cars in Lots A, B, C
  • Open to event registrants only
10:00am – 3:30pm Ladies Oasis

  • Victory Lane just off the Boulevard
10:15am – 11:15am S6: Hall of Fame Autograph Session

  • Limit 2 items per person
  • Conference Center
 
 
10:45am – 2:00pm LT4: Barren River State Park Lunch Buffet
Surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, the lodge overlooks the beautiful 10,000-acre lake.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $18 / Non-Members $21
  • Staging at Fraternal Order of the Police Parking lot
11:30am – 12:30pm S6: Live Auction

  • Auctioneer: Adam Boca
  • Conference Center

 

12:00pm – 1:30pm BQT2:  Ambassador Lunch

  • Open only to NCM Ambassadors
  • Requires pre-registration
  • Chevrolet Theater
12:30pm – 1:30pm S7: Past & Present Hall of Fame Inductee ‘RACING’ Open Discussion

  • Master of Ceremonies – TBD
  • Conference Center
1:45pm – 2:45pm S8: 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee Bob Bondurant

  • Speaker: Bob Bondurant
  • 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 Conference Center
 
 
3:00pm Corvette Raffle Drawing – TBD

  • NCM Plaza
 
3:10pm – 3:20pm Event Group Photo

  • NCM Logo Circle
  • Photo available at FotoFX kiosk
 
3:30pm – 4:30pm S9: Past & Present Hall of Fame Inductee ‘ENTHUSIAST’ Open Discussion

  • Master of Ceremonies – TBD
  • Conference Center
 
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
 
5:45pm – 6:15pm Hall of Fame Cash Bar

  • Atrium of Sloan Convention Center
 
6:00pm Doors open for Banquet in Ballroom CD of Sloan Convention Center
 
6:15pm – 9:00pm BQT1:  Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

  • 2016 Inductees – Bob Bondurant, Ralph Kramer, and Donna Mae Mims
  • Dress Is Business Casual
  • Pre-registration or table purchase required
  • Registration fee – $70 per person
  • Located at the Sloan Convention Center
  • Serving begins at 6:15pm with program to follow
  • Group tables available for $700 – Includes 10 seats, the Table will also be listed as a sponsor in the HOF Program – contact events department
  • Collector HOF Induction Glass included

Menu

Spinach Salad with Glazed Pecans, Sliced Strawberries, Sliced Mushrooms and Feta Cheese

Duo of 6 oz. Filet Mignon with Boursin Demi and Sautéed Chicken Breast with Roasted Shallot Cream Sauce, Curry Roasted Baby Redskin Potatoes, Roasted Cabbage and Apples

Lemon Italian Cream Cake or Big Blitz with Snickers

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd  
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
8:00am – 12:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration open

  • NCM Clubroom
 
8:30am – 9:30am S10: Past & Present Hall of Fame Inductee ‘GM’ Open Discussion

  • Master of Ceremonies – TBD
  • Conference Center

 

 

9:45am – 10:45am S11: 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee Ralph Kramer

  • Speaker: Ralph Kramer
  • Conference Center
 
9:00am – 11:00am  C7/Stingray Classroom training with Paul Koerner                        SIDI, AFM, ECM, TCM, HMI>> What could all these letters mean to Stingray???  It really means cutting edge, state of the art systems that make the 7th generation Corvette the best ever.  We will discuss how these systems interrelate to make this vehicle not only the best daily driving sports car GM has ever made, but the best track Corvette yet. They will show you how to look at functions and show you why systems work the way they do.  And why when aftermarket modifications are installed, havoc may ensue!  This class is for those who really want to know the Stingray IN DEPTH!    Because we all know it’s more than a pretty face!

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

 

10:45am – 2:30pm LT5: Moonlite BBQ Road Tour

According to Gourmet Magazine Moonlite’s famous buffet is “spectacular” and “Puts Owensboro barbecue in a class by itself.” The buffet is contained in its own room, with staff that keeps the contents fresh, clean and never ending. On one side of the buffet there is an abundance of barbecue and other meats with a large collection of country style vegetables including our special recipe Corn Muffins. Along with a large salad bar located across the room that features our own recipe for Banana Salad, our Blue Ribbon Desserts have their own counter and you can always find a warm cobbler and soft serve ice cream.

  • Easy drive along the Parkway – approximately 158 round trip
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Pre-registration required
  • Fee including lunch is: NCM member $18 / non-member $21
  • Staging: TBD

 

11:15am – 2:30pm LT6: Lighthouse Restaurant Lunch Tour

The Lighthouse Restaurant is a bright spot on a great drive through the countryside. Located in Sulphur Well, Kentucky, it is more than just an ordinary restaurant.  It is a DESTINATION, full of history and delicious food served “Family Style “. Voted Kentucky’s 3rd Best Non-Franchised Restaurant by Kentucky Living Magazine

  • Pre-Registration required
  • $22 Members / $25 Non-Members
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette
  • Lunch Included in Registration
  • Lunch menu – Catfish – Fried Chicken – Country Ham
  • Staging Location TBA
 
11:00am – 12:00pm S12: 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee Donna Mae Mims

  • Speaker: Don Walko – Donna Mae’s crew chief
  • Conference Center
1:00pm – 2:00pm 10/15/20/25 Year Member Recognition

·         Chevrolet Theater

 
1:00pm – 2:45pm S13: GM Presentation and Walk-Around of the 2017 Corvette

  • Speakers: GM Team
  • Conference Center / Plaza
1:00pm – 4:00pm RT: Sumner Crest Winery

  • Free guided road tour
  • Staging at Fraternal Order of the Police Parking lot
 
3:00pm Corvette Raffle Drawing – 2016 Black Corvette Convertible

  • $10 / unlimited tickets
  • NCM Blvd
 
3:15pm – 4:00pm S14: Open Membership Meeting with NCM Board

  • Q&A opportunity for NCM members
  • Chevrolet Theater
5:00pm NCM Closes – Thank you for attending our 22nd Anniversary

 

 

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Sep
29
Thu
R8C / Experience Reunion @ National Corvette Museum
Sep 29 – Oct 1 all-day
R8C / Experience Reunion @ National Corvette Museum | Bowling Green | Kentucky | United States

 

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Agenda

(Agenda subject to change – check back for updates)

WEDNESDAY,  SEPTEMBER 28 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
1:00pm – 5:00pm Registration Opens

  • Advance Registration pick-up
  • Onsite Registration open
  • NCM Clubroom
 
5:00pm NCM closes
THURSDAY,  SEPTEMBER 29
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Registration Opens

  • Advance Registration pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM Clubroom
 
9:00am – 10:00am S1: Welcome / R8C Program

This presentation will cover our NCM R8C Program. Learn of  any changes, additions, and what’s coming up new in our different programs offered under the R8C Delivery department.

  • Speakers: Shane Webb – Delivery Manager / Lori Bieschke – Delivery Assistant
  • Q & A session
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
9:00am –11:30pm

or

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
  • Pick 1 of 2 time slots
  • 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

 
10:30am – 2:00pm LT1: Moonlite BBQ Road Tour

According to Gourmet Magazine Moonlite’s famous buffet is “spectacular” and “Puts Owensboro barbecue in a class by itself.” The buffet is contained in it’s own room, with staff that keeps the contents fresh, clean and never ending. On one side of the buffet there is an abundance of barbecue and other meats with a large collection of country style vegetables including our special recipe Corn Muffins. Along with a large salad bar located across the room that features our own recipe for Banana Salad, our Blue Ribbon Desserts have their own counter and you can always find a warm cobbler and soft serve ice cream.

  • 10:30am Driver Meeting / Depart 10:45am
  • Easy drive along the Parkway – approximately 158 round trip
  • ** 2840 W Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Pre-registration required
  • Fee including lunch is: NCM member $18 / non-member $21
  • Stage NCM Front Circle
 
11:00am – 1:30pm LT2: Federal Grove Bed & Breakfast Road Tour

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. The land grant had to be taken west of the Green River in Kentucky. 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. At the peak of Federal Grove in 1840, the farm had grown to over 2,000 acres. Enjoy the finest old fashioned, southern style food, served in an elegantly country setting that has been a place for families to come together for generations.

  •  11:00am Driver Meeting / Depart 11:15am
  •  Scenic Drive – approximately 52 miles round trip
  • ** 475 E Main St, Auburn, KY 42206
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Fee including lunch is: NCM member $25 / non-member $28
  • Stage NCM Truck Parking Lot
 
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 Clubroom
 
8:30am – 10:00am S2: Infotainment Class

Having trouble understanding your Stingray navigation? Dan will walk you through it with his big screen presentation in hopes of steering you straight and getting you to your destinations with ease! Delivery team personnel will also be available to answer questions as far as any other model year as well.

  • Speaker: TBD
  • NCM Chevrolet Theater

 

 
9:00am –11:30pm

or

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
  • Pick 1 of 2 time slots
  • 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 the inspection and demo of cleaning the Corvettes before being set on the blvd and delivering to our customers.

  • Speakers and Demonstrators: Our PDI Dept.
  • Delivery Bay in Blvd beside Delivery Offices
 
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

 

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Oct
11
Tue
MiM 1-Lap of Kentucky 2016 Tour 1
Oct 11 – Oct 15 all-day

2016 MiM KY 1 Lap (1) –

 October 10 – 15, 2016

2016 will usher in the 7th annual KY 1 Lap tour, part of the Museum in Motion (MiM) program and unique in that it is a partnership between the National Corvette Museum and the Kentucky State Police. The two organizations join together to raise money for both the Museum and Trooper Island, a KSP non-profit camp for underprivileged children. Each year the Tour explores a different section of Kentucky. As always, the tour will be led by TFC Jonathan Biven – Trooper Island Camp Director, now using a marked red Corvette which is sure to attract attention as the caravan travels through an area of real Americana. Due to overwhelming interest, we are offering this tour 3 consecutive weeks in October.

  • Tour 1 – Oct. 10 Through Oct. 15
  • Tour 2 – Oct. 17 Through Oct. 22
  • Tour 3 – Oct. 24 Through Oct. 29

As with all MiM Tours, space is limited so make sure you sign on to NCM eNews to get the latest information on all events including opening of registration and fees. GPS highly recommended! Questions, contact Karen or Bryce

Registration fee

  • NCM Members – Primary Registrant (driver and car) $1000 / alternate driver $500
  • NCM Non-MembersPrimary Registrant (driver and car) $1040 / alternate driver $540

(includes 1 year discounted membership to NCM upon completion of tour)

Advance registration closes at 5pm CT Monday, Sept 19th, 2016.

No registration is available after that date.

Advance registration includes the entire Event consisting of:

  • All admissions, tours, all breakfasts, all lunches and most dinners
  • 4-night stay at Holiday Inn Express, Nicholasville, KY
  • Souvenir Custom Event hardcard credential and lanyard
  • All cancellations prior to close date will be charged a $10 processing fee per person
  • No refunds or cancellations after Advance Registration closes

Click here to order your MiM Apparel

Host Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express

164 Imperial Way

Nicholasville, KY 40356

Phone – (859) 885-8080

Holiday Inn Express – Nicholasville, KY

 

2016 MiM –  KY 1 Lap Tour Agenda
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10TH
3:00pm – 5:00pm Credential Pick-up

  • NCM blvd
 
5:00pm NCM Close
 
5:15pm (CT) Meet n’ Greet Pizza / Sub Party

  •  Driver meeting
  • NCM Blvd
  • Included in registration
  • Monday night lodging – Not Included in registration

 

 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH
 
7:30am NCM Opens

  • Stage front circle – Parking Lot A
 
8:00am – 10:00am Depart NCM for Corvette Assembly Plant

In 1981, General Motors moved production of the Chevrolet Corvette from St. Louis, MO to 600 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY. Known as “America’s Sports Car,” visitors can watch an icon in the making. The Corvette is the world’s longest-running, continuously produced passenger car with more than 1.6 million produced. The GM site consists of 212 acres, and the plant has one million square feet –equivalent to 22 acres or 17 football fields, under roof.

  •  Tours last one-hour, and are one-mile in length
  • Included in registration

 

 
10:00am Depart for Kentucky Cooperage

  •  712 E. Main Street, Lebanon, KY 40033

 

TIME CHANGE (EASTERN)
 
12:30pm – 2:00pm Arrive Kentucky Cooperage

Barrel making is a centuries-old craft steeped in tradition. Yet it was the fine-tuning of the process that made it like and “art”. Today, Independent Stave Company continues to perfect the craft of barrel making through innovation, technology and ingenuity.

  •  1:00pm guided tour
  • walking tour 30-45 min
  • Close toed shoes required
  • No cameras
  • Tour included in registration
 
2:30pm – 3:30pm Late Lunch at Rosewood Bar & Grill

Rosewood Bar and Grill is located at Rosewood Golf Club and offers the same great cuisine that has made them very popular in Lebanon and the surrounding counties for many years.

 

  • 520 Fairway Drive, Lebanon, KY 40033
  • Buffet included registration
 
3:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express – Nicholasville, KY 40356

Perks like a free breakfast and heated, indoor pool undoubtedly enhance your visit, but it’s the attentiveness and dedication of this Nicholasville, KY hotel’s staff that truly makes the difference. 

 

  • 164 Imperial Way, Nicholasville, KY 40356
  • Lodging included in registration
 
4:30pm Arrive and Check in Holiday Inn Express

 

  • Lodging included in registration

 

 
Dinner and evening on your own in Nicholasville, KY

 

 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12TH   
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:00am – 8:15am Driver Meeting in Hotel Lobby
 
8:30am Depart for Kentucky Speedway

 

  • 1 Speedway Blvd, Sparta, KY 41086
 
9:45am / 10:00am Arrive Kentucky Speedway

Located in Sparta, Kentucky, and constructed on 1,000 acres of land, Kentucky Speedway showcases the best in stock car racing on its 1.5-mile tri-oval. The track has 17-degree banking in Turn 1 and 2, along with 14-degree banking in Turn 3 and 4, a 1,600-foot backstretch that is 57-feet wide and includes a 12-foot apron. The facility also features a paved quarter-mile track.

  •  1 Speedway Blvd, Sparta, KY 41008
  • Guided tour – Up-close look at areas that are off limits to fans during race weekends
  • All speedway activities included in registration
 
12:00pm Depart for Lunch at General Butler State Park

This hilltop resort is the essence of river town charm, featuring the warm glow of polished brass and rich woodwork. Two Rivers name and fish camp décor is a reference to the Ohio and Kentucky rivers which meet in the local area. Two Rivers has been featured in the book “Dining across Kentucky” as well as on the Kentucky Life television program

  •  1608 Hwy 227, Carrolton, KY 41008
  • Buffet lunch
  • Included in registration

 

 
1:30pm Depart for Buffalo Trace Distillery

  • 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601
 
2:30pm Arrive Buffalo Trace Distillery

For over 200 years, Buffalo Trace Distillery has been defined by a dedication to one craft: making fine bourbon whiskey. By honoring tradition and embracing change, Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned its place of leadership among the legendary spirits makers of the world. Take a look at this honored craft from start to finish.

  •  Tour / Tasting / Shopping
4:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express

  • 164 Imperial Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356
 
5:45pm Stage & Depart in Hotel Parking Lot
 
6:00pm Dinner at Sonny’s BBQ

In 1968, they were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today, they are still a local BBQ joint. They just happen to be in a few more locations. They still slow-smoke over oak for up to 12 hours at a time.

·         109 North Plaza Dr.  Nicholasville, KY

·         Included in registration

 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13TH
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:50am – 9:00am Driver Meeting Hotel Lobby
 
9:00am Depart for UK Rupp Arena

  •  430 W. Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507
 
9:30am – 11:00am Arrive & Tour UK Rupp Arena

Recognized as an epicenter of sports excellence, Rupp Arena is renowned for its storied history, marquee matchups, and year-round top-quality events and entertainment. Named for legendary college basketball Coach Adolph Rupp, the arena opened its doors in 1976 is owned and operated by the Lexington Center Corporation.

  •  Tour Included in registration
 
11:15am Depart for KY Horse Park

  •  4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511

 

 
11:30am Arrive for Lunch and Touring at KY Horse Park

The place to get close to horses, the Kentucky Horse Park is the leading tourist attraction for all things “horse” and one of the world’s best equine completion facilities

  •  Lunch / afternoon walking the grounds
  • Lunch and admission included in registration

 

 
4:00pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express

  •  164 Imperial Way, Nicholasville, KY 40356

 

 
4:45pm Arrive Holiday Inn Express

 

 
6:30pm Dinner at El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant

El Potrillo is your number one local Mexican Restaurant in Nicholasville, KY. El Potrillo believes in offering nothing but the best. From great food to a comfortable venue topped with outstanding customer service that is never compromised.

  •  1073 N. Main St., Nicholasville, KY
  • Dinner included in registration

 

 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14TH  
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:00am – 8:15am Driver Meeting in Hotel Lobby
 
8:15am Depart for Perryville Battlefield State Park

  •  1825 Battlefield Rd, Perryville, KY 40468
 
9:00am – 10:15am Arrive and Tour Perryville Battlefield State Park

 

  • Tour and museum admission included in registration
 
10:30am Depart for My Old KY Dinner Train

  •  602 N. 3rd Street, Bardstown, KY 40004
 
11:30am – 2:45pm Arrive My Old KY Dinner Train

The three cars of the dinner train are all steel skirted cars built by the Budd Company in the late 1940’s after World War II. They have been refurbished extensively by R. J. Corman Railroad Company, far exceeding the original interior design. The train travels North through Bernheim Forest and the Jim Beam distillery property to Limestone Springs and back. 

  •  37 miles round trip
  • 2 ½ hr. lunch tour
  • Lunch and Train Ride included in registration
 
2:45pm Depart for The Great American Dollhouse

  •  344 Swope Dr. Danville, KY 40422

 

 
3:30pm – 4:30pm Arrive and Tour Great American Dollhouse

The Great American Dollhouse Museum showcases over 200 dollhouses, miniature buildings, and room boxes, furnished in remarkable detail and populated with tiny people at work and play

  •  Admission included in Registration
 
4:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express
 
5:00pm Arrive Holiday Inn Express
 
6:15pm Meet in Hotel Lobby for Trip to Copper River Grille

  •  501 Keene Crossing Drive, Nicholasville, KY

 

 
6:30pm Arrive and Dinner at Copper River Grill

The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. Copper River Grill Restaurant features a wide-open show kitchen, stone fireplace, and other warm and inviting elements reminiscent of an Alaskan mountain lodge

  •  Dinner Included in Registration

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel and Check Out
Travel safely home and thank you for joining the MiM – KY 1 Lap 2016

Click to register

Oct
18
Tue
MiM 1-Lap of Kentucky 2016 Tour 2
Oct 18 – Oct 22 all-day

2016 MiM KY 1 Lap (2) –

 October 17 – 22, 2016

2016 will usher in the 7th annual KY 1 Lap tour, part of the Museum in Motion (MiM) program and unique in that it is a partnership between the National Corvette Museum and the Kentucky State Police. The two organizations join together to raise money for both the Museum and Trooper Island, a KSP non-profit camp for underprivileged children. Each year the Tour explores a different section of Kentucky. As always, the tour will be led by TFC Jonathan Biven – Trooper Island Camp Director, now using a marked red Corvette which is sure to attract attention as the caravan travels through an area of real Americana. Due to overwhelming interest, we are offering this tour 3 consecutive weeks in October.

  • Tour 1 – Oct. 10 Through Oct. 15
  • Tour 2 – Oct. 17 Through Oct. 22
  • Tour 3 – Oct. 24 Through Oct. 29

As with all MiM Tours, space is limited so make sure you sign on to NCM eNews to get the latest information on all events including opening of registration and fees. GPS highly recommended! Questions, contact Karen or Bryce

Registration fee

  • NCM Members – Primary Registrant (driver and car) $1000 / alternate driver $500
  • NCM Non-MembersPrimary Registrant (driver and car) $1040 / alternate driver $540

(includes 1 year discounted membership to NCM upon completion of tour)

Advance registration closes at 5pm CT Monday, Sept 19th, 2016.

No registration is available after that date.

Advance registration includes the entire Event consisting of:

  • All admissions, tours, all breakfasts, all lunches and most dinners
  • 4-night stay at Holiday Inn Express, Nicholasville, KY
  • Souvenir Custom Event hardcard credential and lanyard
  • All cancellations prior to close date will be charged a $10 processing fee per person
  • No refunds or cancellations after Advance Registration closes

Click here to order your MiM Apparel

Host Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express

164 Imperial Way

Nicholasville, KY 40356

Phone – (859) 885-8080

Holiday Inn Express – Nicholasville, KY

 

2016 MiM –  KY 1 Lap Tour Agenda
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17TH
3:00pm – 5:00pm Credential Pick-up

  • NCM blvd
 
5:00pm NCM Close
 
5:15pm (CT) Meet n’ Greet Pizza / Sub Party

  •  Driver meeting
  • NCM Blvd
  • Included in registration
  • Monday night lodging – Not Included in registration
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH
 
7:30am NCM Opens

  • Stage front circle – Parking Lot A
 
8:00am – 10:00am Depart NCM for Corvette Assembly Plant

In 1981, General Motors moved production of the Chevrolet Corvette from St. Louis, MO to 600 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY. Known as “America’s Sports Car,” visitors can watch an icon in the making. The Corvette is the world’s longest-running, continuously produced passenger car with more than 1.6 million produced. The GM site consists of 212 acres, and the plant has one million square feet –equivalent to 22 acres or 17 football fields, under roof.

  •  Tours last one-hour, and are one-mile in length
  • Included in registration
 
10:00am Depart for Kentucky Cooperage

  •  712 E. Main Street, Lebanon, KY 40033
TIME CHANGE (EASTERN)
 
12:30pm – 2:00pm Arrive Kentucky Cooperage

Barrel making is a centuries-old craft steeped in tradition. Yet it was the fine-tuning of the process that made it like and “art”. Today, Independent Stave Company continues to perfect the craft of barrel making through innovation, technology and ingenuity.

  •  1:00pm guided tour
  • walking tour 30-45 min
  • Close toed shoes required
  • No cameras
  • Tour included in registration
 
2:30pm – 3:30pm Late Lunch at Rosewood Bar & Grill

Rosewood Bar and Grill is located at Rosewood Golf Club and offers the same great cuisine that has made them very popular in Lebanon and the surrounding counties for many years.

  • 520 Fairway Drive, Lebanon, KY 40033
  • Buffet included registration
 
3:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express – Nicholasville, KY 40356

Perks like a free breakfast and heated, indoor pool undoubtedly enhance your visit, but it’s the attentiveness and dedication of this Nicholasville, KY hotel’s staff that truly makes the difference. 

 

  • 164 Imperial Way, Nicholasville, KY 40356
  • Lodging included in registration
 
4:30pm Arrive and Check in Holiday Inn Express

 

  • Lodging included in registration

 

 
Dinner and evening on your own in Nicholasville, KY
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19TH   
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:00am – 8:15am Driver Meeting in Hotel Lobby
 
8:30am Depart for Kentucky Speedway

 

  • 1 Speedway Blvd, Sparta, KY 41086
 
9:45am / 10:00am Arrive Kentucky Speedway

Located in Sparta, Kentucky, and constructed on 1,000 acres of land, Kentucky Speedway showcases the best in stock car racing on its 1.5-mile tri-oval. The track has 17-degree banking in Turn 1 and 2, along with 14-degree banking in Turn 3 and 4, a 1,600-foot backstretch that is 57-feet wide and includes a 12-foot apron. The facility also features a paved quarter-mile track.

  •  1 Speedway Blvd, Sparta, KY 41008
  • Guided tour – Up-close look at areas that are off limits to fans during race weekends
  • All speedway activities included in registration
 
12:00pm Depart for Lunch at General Butler State Park

This hilltop resort is the essence of river town charm, featuring the warm glow of polished brass and rich woodwork. Two Rivers name and fish camp décor is a reference to the Ohio and Kentucky rivers which meet in the local area. Two Rivers has been featured in the book “Dining across Kentucky” as well as on the Kentucky Life television program

  •  1608 Hwy 227, Carrolton, KY 41008
  • Buffet lunch
  • Included in registration

 

 
1:30pm Depart for Buffalo Trace Distillery

  • 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601
 
2:30pm Arrive Buffalo Trace Distillery

For over 200 years, Buffalo Trace Distillery has been defined by a dedication to one craft: making fine bourbon whiskey. By honoring tradition and embracing change, Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned its place of leadership among the legendary spirits makers of the world. Take a look at this honored craft from start to finish.

  •  Tour / Tasting / Shopping
4:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express

  • 164 Imperial Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356
 
5:45pm Stage & Depart in Hotel Parking Lot
 
6:00pm Dinner at Sonny’s BBQ

In 1968, they were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today, they are still a local BBQ joint. They just happen to be in a few more locations. They still slow-smoke over oak for up to 12 hours at a time.

·         109 North Plaza Dr.  Nicholasville, KY

·         Included in registration

 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20TH
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:50am – 9:00am Driver Meeting Hotel Lobby
 
9:00am Depart for UK Rupp Arena

  •  430 W. Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507
 
9:30am – 11:00am Arrive & Tour UK Rupp Arena

Recognized as an epicenter of sports excellence, Rupp Arena is renowned for its storied history, marquee matchups, and year-round top-quality events and entertainment. Named for legendary college basketball Coach Adolph Rupp, the arena opened its doors in 1976 is owned and operated by the Lexington Center Corporation.

  •  Tour Included in registration
 
11:15am Depart for KY Horse Park

  •  4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
 
11:30am Arrive for Lunch and Touring at KY Horse Park

The place to get close to horses, the Kentucky Horse Park is the leading tourist attraction for all things “horse” and one of the world’s best equine completion facilities

  •  Lunch / afternoon walking the grounds
  • Lunch and admission included in registration

 

 
4:00pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express

  •  164 Imperial Way, Nicholasville, KY 40356

 

 
4:45pm Arrive Holiday Inn Express

 

 
6:30pm Dinner at El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant

El Potrillo is your number one local Mexican Restaurant in Nicholasville, KY. El Potrillo believes in offering nothing but the best. From great food to a comfortable venue topped with outstanding customer service that is never compromised.

  •  1073 N. Main St., Nicholasville, KY
  • Dinner included in registration

 

 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21st    
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:00am – 8:15am Driver Meeting in Hotel Lobby
 
8:15am Depart for Perryville Battlefield State Park

  •  1825 Battlefield Rd, Perryville, KY 40468
 
9:00am – 10:15am Arrive and Tour Perryville Battlefield State Park

  • Tour and museum admission included in registration
 
10:30am Depart for My Old KY Dinner Train

  •  602 N. 3rd Street, Bardstown, KY 40004
 
11:30am – 2:45pm Arrive My Old KY Dinner Train

The three cars of the dinner train are all steel skirted cars built by the Budd Company in the late 1940’s after World War II. They have been refurbished extensively by R. J. Corman Railroad Company, far exceeding the original interior design. The train travels North through Bernheim Forest and the Jim Beam distillery property to Limestone Springs and back. 

  •  37 miles round trip
  • 2 ½ hr. lunch tour
  • Lunch and Train Ride included in registration
 
2:45pm Depart for The Great American Dollhouse

  •  344 Swope Dr. Danville, KY 40422
 
3:30pm – 4:30pm Arrive and Tour Great American Dollhouse

The Great American Dollhouse Museum showcases over 200 dollhouses, miniature buildings, and room boxes, furnished in remarkable detail and populated with tiny people at work and play

  •  Admission included in Registration
 
4:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express
 
5:00pm Arrive Holiday Inn Express
 
6:15pm Meet in Hotel Lobby for Trip to Copper River Grille

  •  501 Keene Crossing Drive, Nicholasville, KY
 
6:30pm Arrive and Dinner at Copper River Grill

The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. Copper River Grill Restaurant features a wide-open show kitchen, stone fireplace, and other warm and inviting elements reminiscent of an Alaskan mountain lodge

  •  Dinner Included in Registration

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd 
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel and Check Out
Travel safely home and thank you for joining the MiM – KY 2 Lap 2016

Click to register

Oct
24
Mon
MiM 1-Lap of Kentucky 2016 Tour 3
Oct 24 – Oct 28 all-day

2016 MiM KY 1 Lap (3) –

 October 24 – 29, 2016

2016 will usher in the 7th annual KY 1 Lap tour, part of the Museum in Motion (MiM) program and unique in that it is a partnership between the National Corvette Museum and the Kentucky State Police. The two organizations join together to raise money for both the Museum and Trooper Island, a KSP non-profit camp for underprivileged children. Each year the Tour explores a different section of Kentucky. As always, the tour will be led by TFC Jonathan Biven – Trooper Island Camp Director, now using a marked red Corvette which is sure to attract attention as the caravan travels through an area of real Americana. Due to overwhelming interest, we are offering this tour 3 consecutive weeks in October.

  • Tour 1 – Oct. 10 Through Oct. 15
  • Tour 2 – Oct. 17 Through Oct. 22
  • Tour 3 – Oct. 24 Through Oct. 29

As with all MiM Tours, space is limited so make sure you sign on to NCM eNews to get the latest information on all events including opening of registration and fees. GPS highly recommended! Questions, contact Karen or Bryce

Registration fee

  • NCM Members – Primary Registrant (driver and car) $1000 / alternate driver $500
  • NCM Non-MembersPrimary Registrant (driver and car) $1040 / alternate driver $540

(includes 1 year discounted membership to NCM upon completion of tour)

Advance registration closes at 5pm CT Monday, Sept 19th, 2016.

No registration is available after that date.

Advance registration includes the entire Event consisting of:

  • All admissions, tours, all breakfasts, all lunches and most dinners
  • 4-night stay at Holiday Inn Express, Nicholasville, KY
  • Souvenir Custom Event hardcard credential and lanyard
  • All cancellations prior to close date will be charged a $10 processing fee per person
  • No refunds or cancellations after Advance Registration closes

Click here to order your MiM Apparel

Host Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express

164 Imperial Way

Nicholasville, KY 40356

Phone – (859) 885-8080

Holiday Inn Express – Nicholasville, KY

 

2016 MiM –  KY 1 Lap Tour Agenda
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24TH
3:00pm – 5:00pm Credential Pick-up

  • NCM blvd
 
5:00pm NCM Close
 
5:15pm (CT) Meet n’ Greet Pizza / Sub Party

  •  Driver meeting
  • NCM Blvd
  • Included in registration
  • Monday night lodging – Not Included in registration
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25TH
 
7:30am NCM Opens

  • Stage front circle – Parking Lot A
 
8:00am – 10:00am Depart NCM for Corvette Assembly Plant

In 1981, General Motors moved production of the Chevrolet Corvette from St. Louis, MO to 600 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY. Known as “America’s Sports Car,” visitors can watch an icon in the making. The Corvette is the world’s longest-running, continuously produced passenger car with more than 1.6 million produced. The GM site consists of 212 acres, and the plant has one million square feet –equivalent to 22 acres or 17 football fields, under roof.

  •  Tours last one-hour, and are one-mile in length
  • Included in registration
 
10:00am Depart for Kentucky Cooperage

  •  712 E. Main Street, Lebanon, KY 40033
TIME CHANGE (EASTERN)
 
12:30pm – 2:00pm Arrive Kentucky Cooperage

Barrel making is a centuries-old craft steeped in tradition. Yet it was the fine-tuning of the process that made it like and “art”. Today, Independent Stave Company continues to perfect the craft of barrel making through innovation, technology and ingenuity.

  •  1:00pm guided tour
  • walking tour 30-45 min
  • Close toed shoes required
  • No cameras
  • Tour included in registration
 
2:30pm – 3:30pm Late Lunch at Rosewood Bar & Grill

Rosewood Bar and Grill is located at Rosewood Golf Club and offers the same great cuisine that has made them very popular in Lebanon and the surrounding counties for many years.

  • 520 Fairway Drive, Lebanon, KY 40033
  • Buffet included registration
 
3:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express – Nicholasville, KY 40356

Perks like a free breakfast and heated, indoor pool undoubtedly enhance your visit, but it’s the attentiveness and dedication of this Nicholasville, KY hotel’s staff that truly makes the difference. 

 

  • 164 Imperial Way, Nicholasville, KY 40356
  • Lodging included in registration
 
4:30pm Arrive and Check in Holiday Inn Express

 

  • Lodging included in registration

 

 
Dinner and evening on your own in Nicholasville, KY
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH   
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:00am – 8:15am Driver Meeting in Hotel Lobby
 
8:30am Depart for Kentucky Speedway

 

  • 1 Speedway Blvd, Sparta, KY 41086
 
9:45am / 10:00am Arrive Kentucky Speedway

Located in Sparta, Kentucky, and constructed on 1,000 acres of land, Kentucky Speedway showcases the best in stock car racing on its 1.5-mile tri-oval. The track has 17-degree banking in Turn 1 and 2, along with 14-degree banking in Turn 3 and 4, a 1,600-foot backstretch that is 57-feet wide and includes a 12-foot apron. The facility also features a paved quarter-mile track.

  •  1 Speedway Blvd, Sparta, KY 41008
  • Guided tour – Up-close look at areas that are off limits to fans during race weekends
  • All speedway activities included in registration
 
12:00pm Depart for Lunch at General Butler State Park

This hilltop resort is the essence of river town charm, featuring the warm glow of polished brass and rich woodwork. Two Rivers name and fish camp décor is a reference to the Ohio and Kentucky rivers which meet in the local area. Two Rivers has been featured in the book “Dining across Kentucky” as well as on the Kentucky Life television program

  •  1608 Hwy 227, Carrolton, KY 41008
  • Buffet lunch
  • Included in registration

 

 
1:30pm Depart for Buffalo Trace Distillery

  • 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601
 
2:30pm Arrive Buffalo Trace Distillery

For over 200 years, Buffalo Trace Distillery has been defined by a dedication to one craft: making fine bourbon whiskey. By honoring tradition and embracing change, Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned its place of leadership among the legendary spirits makers of the world. Take a look at this honored craft from start to finish.

  •  Tour / Tasting / Shopping
4:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express

  • 164 Imperial Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356
 
5:45pm Stage & Depart in Hotel Parking Lot
 
6:00pm Dinner at Sonny’s BBQ

In 1968, they were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today, they are still a local BBQ joint. They just happen to be in a few more locations. They still slow-smoke over oak for up to 12 hours at a time.

·         109 North Plaza Dr.  Nicholasville, KY

·         Included in registration

 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:50am – 9:00am Driver Meeting Hotel Lobby
 
9:00am Depart for UK Rupp Arena

  •  430 W. Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507
 
9:30am – 11:00am Arrive & Tour UK Rupp Arena

Recognized as an epicenter of sports excellence, Rupp Arena is renowned for its storied history, marquee matchups, and year-round top-quality events and entertainment. Named for legendary college basketball Coach Adolph Rupp, the arena opened its doors in 1976 is owned and operated by the Lexington Center Corporation.

  •  Tour Included in registration
 
11:15am Depart for KY Horse Park

  •  4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
 
11:30am Arrive for Lunch and Touring at KY Horse Park

The place to get close to horses, the Kentucky Horse Park is the leading tourist attraction for all things “horse” and one of the world’s best equine completion facilities

  •  Lunch / afternoon walking the grounds
  • Lunch and admission included in registration

 

 
4:00pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express

  •  164 Imperial Way, Nicholasville, KY 40356

 

 
4:45pm Arrive Holiday Inn Express

 

 
6:30pm Dinner at El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant

El Potrillo is your number one local Mexican Restaurant in Nicholasville, KY. El Potrillo believes in offering nothing but the best. From great food to a comfortable venue topped with outstanding customer service that is never compromised.

  •  1073 N. Main St., Nicholasville, KY
  • Dinner included in registration

 

 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th     
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel
 
8:00am – 8:15am Driver Meeting in Hotel Lobby
 
8:15am Depart for Perryville Battlefield State Park

  •  1825 Battlefield Rd, Perryville, KY 40468
 
9:00am – 10:15am Arrive and Tour Perryville Battlefield State Park

  • Tour and museum admission included in registration
 
10:30am Depart for My Old KY Dinner Train

  •  602 N. 3rd Street, Bardstown, KY 40004
 
11:30am – 2:45pm Arrive My Old KY Dinner Train

The three cars of the dinner train are all steel skirted cars built by the Budd Company in the late 1940’s after World War II. They have been refurbished extensively by R. J. Corman Railroad Company, far exceeding the original interior design. The train travels North through Bernheim Forest and the Jim Beam distillery property to Limestone Springs and back. 

  •  37 miles round trip
  • 2 ½ hr. lunch tour
  • Lunch and Train Ride included in registration
 
2:45pm Depart for The Great American Dollhouse

  •  344 Swope Dr. Danville, KY 40422
 
3:30pm – 4:30pm Arrive and Tour Great American Dollhouse

The Great American Dollhouse Museum showcases over 200 dollhouses, miniature buildings, and room boxes, furnished in remarkable detail and populated with tiny people at work and play

  •  Admission included in Registration
 
4:30pm Depart for Holiday Inn Express
 
5:00pm Arrive Holiday Inn Express
 
6:15pm Meet in Hotel Lobby for Trip to Copper River Grille

  •  501 Keene Crossing Drive, Nicholasville, KY
 
6:30pm Arrive and Dinner at Copper River Grill

The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. Copper River Grill Restaurant features a wide-open show kitchen, stone fireplace, and other warm and inviting elements reminiscent of an Alaskan mountain lodge

  •  Dinner Included in Registration

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th 
 
Continental Breakfast at Hotel and Check Out
Travel safely home and thank you for joining the MiM – KY 3 Lap 2016

Click to register

Nov
3
Thu
2016 Vets ‘n Vettes presented by Mobil1 @ National Corvette Museum
Nov 3 – Nov 5 all-day
2016 Vets 'n Vettes presented by Mobil1 @ National Corvette Museum | Bowling Green | Kentucky | United States

In 2008 we began a tradition of honoring our veterans, POWs and MIAs with the event, Vets ‘n Vettes.  In the ensuing 9 years the event has expanded to include the American Warrior Recognition, a way of providing our returning warriors with a special Corvette Experience.  Thursday kicks off with Fort Campbell sending members of their Warrior Transition Battalion to enjoy a day at the Corvette Museum, rides in participants’ Corvettes at the new NCM Motorsports Park as well as lunch and tours of the Museum and Plant.  The next 2 days of the Vets n Vettes event will include a Meet n Greet, road tours and participation in the Bowling Green Veterans’ Day Parade followed by lunch at the 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.

The full agenda and registration for Vets ‘n Vettes should be available in July 2016.

Make sure you are signed onto NCM eNews to be notified about the event

Apr
27
Thu
Michelin NCM Bash @ National Corvette Museum
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day
Michelin NCM Bash @ National Corvette Museum | Bowling Green | Kentucky | United States

2017 NCM Bash

April 27-29, 2017

The Bash marks the beginning of the NCM on-site event season and is one of our largest annual events.

Activities include scenic road tours including visits to old favorites and new attractions, special seminars by Corvette Powertrain and sculpting by Corvette Design, 2 Car Shows, autograph sessions, access to Customer Assistance Center, talk to the CorvetteMechanic, participate in a raffle drawing, and win memorabilia at a live benefit auction.  Also back by popular demand are the Women’s Garage Party presented by women engineers from GM, This event will see the return of members of the Corvette Race Team, the always popular Ladies’ Oasis, and the event banquet returns to the Sloan Convention Center.  You also have the opportunity to participate in the NCM golf scramble with members of the Corvette design team and Corvette Racing.

Join us at our new Motorsports Park for touring laps. Feel free to go over and watch as Corvettes they take to the track to learn what their cars can do

Make sure you are signed onto NCM eNews to get the latest on event registration and updates. On-line registration includes the event dash plaque, lapel pin and a personalized badge & lanyard.  Many of the event activities sell out quickly so it’s important to register early.

Watch for registration to open up in November 2016

Apr
30
Sun
MiM Dragon Run @ Biltmore Estate
Apr 30 – May 3 all-day
MiM Dragon Run @ Biltmore Estate | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Spring in the Smokies, Tail of the Dragon and Biltmore all combined in one great MiM tour. Once again we hit the road, leaving Bowling Green and heading East to run the famous TN-129, aka Tail of the Dragon. This year again, we will be staying at the beautiful Biltmore Inn on the Biltmore Estate grounds. The Monday Biltmore visit includes a specially arranged early morning photo op of the cars in front of the manor house followed by breakfast in the Biltmore Stable Café adjacent to the house. Included in our Biltmore plans are your choice of 1 specialty tour: The Legacy of the Land Tour, Rooftop Tour or the Upstairs/Downstairs Tour. Lunch will be at the Deer Park Restaurant on the grounds. After hours – enjoy a special private guided tour of the Mansion. New friends will be made while enjoying one of the most beautiful areas of the country during the colorful spring season.

Check Back Late 2016 for Details

 

 

Community and Educational Events

Jul
26
Tue
Hot Wheels Lab Camp @ National Corvette Museum
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hot Wheels Lab Camp @ National Corvette Museum | Bowling Green | Kentucky | United States

Camp is full.

Aug
2
Tue
Teen Driving Clinic: Car Control and Situational Awareness @ National Corvette Museum
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Teen Driving Clinic: Car Control and Situational Awareness @ National Corvette Museum | Bowling Green | Kentucky | United States

This clinic is for permit holders and newly licensed drivers. It covers driving techniques such as parallel parking, city and rural driving hazards, adverse weather conditions, two wheel drop off recovery and the dangers of texting and drinking while driving, just to name a few!

This class is offered the first Tuesday of each month with one-hour sessions available between 2pm and 4pm. The fee is $10 per student and includes Museum admission. A certificate is provided at the end of the session. Please call to reserve your time slot at 270-467-8852. Appointment only.

Sep
6
Tue
Teen Driving Clinic: Car Control and Situational Awareness @ National Corvette Museum
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Teen Driving Clinic: Car Control and Situational Awareness @ National Corvette Museum | Bowling Green | Kentucky | United States

This clinic is for permit holders and newly licensed drivers. It covers driving techniques such as parallel parking, city and rural driving hazards, adverse weather conditions, two wheel drop off recovery and the dangers of texting and drinking while driving, just to name a few!

This class is offered the first Tuesday of each month with one-hour sessions available between 2pm and 4pm. The fee is $10 per student and includes Museum admission. A certificate is provided at the end of the session. Please call to reserve your time slot at 270-467-8852. Appointment only.

Sep
17
Sat
Street Survival @ NCM Motorsports Park
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Street Survival @ NCM Motorsports Park | Bowling Green | Kentucky | United States

The Tire Rack Street Survival school is a safe teen program designed to go beyond today’s required driver’s education and give teens across the U.S. the driving tools and hands-on experience to become safer, smarter drivers. Trained and qualified in-car driving instructors as well as classroom experience for each student.

The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.

It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!

Want more information? Visit www.streetsurvivial.org. Pre-registration is also required. Please sign up to participate at www.streetsurvival.org.

Oct
4
Tue
Teen Driving Clinic: Car Control and Situational Awareness @ National Corvette Museum
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Teen Driving Clinic: Car Control and Situational Awareness @ National Corvette Museum | Bowling Green | Kentucky | United States

This clinic is for permit holders and newly licensed drivers. It covers driving techniques such as parallel parking, city and rural driving hazards, adverse weather conditions, two wheel drop off recovery and the dangers of texting and drinking while driving, just to name a few!

This class is offered the first Tuesday of each month with one-hour sessions available between 2pm and 4pm. The fee is $10 per student and includes Museum admission. A certificate is provided at the end of the session. Please call to reserve your time slot at 270-467-8852. Appointment only.

Nov
1
Tue
Military Appreciation Month @ National Corvette Museum
Nov 1 – Nov 30 all-day
Military Appreciation Month @ National Corvette Museum | Bowling Green | Kentucky | United States

Each November the National Corvette Museum “salutes” members of the American armed forces as well as police and firefighters by offering complimentary admission to them and immediate accompanying family. Just show proof of service at our admissions counter to receive the offer – with our gratitude.

Teen Driving Clinic: Car Control and Situational Awareness @ National Corvette Museum
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Teen Driving Clinic: Car Control and Situational Awareness @ National Corvette Museum | Bowling Green | Kentucky | United States

This clinic is for permit holders and newly licensed drivers. It covers driving techniques such as parallel parking, city and rural driving hazards, adverse weather conditions, two wheel drop off recovery and the dangers of texting and drinking while driving, just to name a few!

This class is offered the first Tuesday of each month with one-hour sessions available between 2pm and 4pm. The fee is $10 per student and includes Museum admission. A certificate is provided at the end of the session. Please call to reserve your time slot at 270-467-8852. Appointment only.

Nov
5
Sat
Street Survival @ NCM Motorsports Park
Nov 5 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Street Survival @ NCM Motorsports Park | Bowling Green | Kentucky | United States

The Tire Rack Street Survival school is a safe teen program designed to go beyond today’s required driver’s education and give teens across the U.S. the driving tools and hands-on experience to become safer, smarter drivers. Trained and qualified in-car driving instructors as well as classroom experience for each student.

The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.

It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!

Want more information? Visit www.streetsurvivial.org. Pre-registration is also required. Please sign up to participate at www.streetsurvival.org.

Dec
6
Tue
Teen Driving Clinic: Car Control and Situational Awareness @ National Corvette Museum
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Teen Driving Clinic: Car Control and Situational Awareness @ National Corvette Museum | Bowling Green | Kentucky | United States

This clinic is for permit holders and newly licensed drivers. It covers driving techniques such as parallel parking, city and rural driving hazards, adverse weather conditions, two wheel drop off recovery and the dangers of texting and drinking while driving, just to name a few!

This class is offered the first Tuesday of each month with one-hour sessions available between 2pm and 4pm. The fee is $10 per student and includes Museum admission. A certificate is provided at the end of the session. Please call to reserve your time slot at 270-467-8852. Appointment only.

Jan
3
Tue
Teen Driving Clinic: Car Control and Situational Awareness @ National Corvette Museum
Jan 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Teen Driving Clinic: Car Control and Situational Awareness @ National Corvette Museum | Bowling Green | Kentucky | United States

This clinic is for permit holders and newly licensed drivers. It covers driving techniques such as parallel parking, city and rural driving hazards, adverse weather conditions, two wheel drop off recovery and the dangers of texting and drinking while driving, just to name a few!

This class is offered the first Tuesday of each month with one-hour sessions available between 2pm and 4pm. The fee is $10 per student and includes Museum admission. A certificate is provided at the end of the session. Please call to reserve your time slot at 270-467-8852. Appointment only.

 

Car Shows & Corvette Events

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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2
3
4
Liberty Independence Day Celebration and Parade
Liberty Independence Day Celebration and Parade
Jul 4 all-day
Liberty Independence Day Celebration and Parade @ Liberty | Kentucky | United States
Experience small town America with a parade and fireworks! Liberty is located less than two hours northeast of the National Corvette Museum. Join dozens of other Corvettes for one of the most patriotic parades in …

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5
6
Keen Corvette Parts Open House and Cruise In
Keen Corvette Parts Open House and Cruise In @ Keen Corvette Parts
Jul 6 all-day
Keen Corvette Parts Open House and Cruise In @ Keen Corvette Parts | Cleves | Ohio | United States
Everyone is invited to Keen Parts’ Open House and Cruise In. Plan to bring your Vette and enjoy the company of your fellow Corvette enthusiasts. We’ll have refreshments, door prizes, special discounts on parts and …

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7
8
9
Greater Moncton Corvette Club (GMCC) Show & Shine 12:00 pm
Greater Moncton Corvette Club (GMCC) Show & Shine @ Centennial Park
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Greater Moncton Corvette Club (GMCC) Show & Shine @ Centennial Park | Moncton | New Brunswick | Canada
Greater Moncton Corvette Club (GMCC) 25th Anniversary Show & Shine A show within a show: The Greater Moncton Corvette Club holds it show and shine within “The Atlantic Nationals Show” and takes place on Saturday …

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10
Club Corvette of Connecticut Annual Corvette Show
Club Corvette of Connecticut Annual Corvette Show @ Moroso Performance Products
Jul 10 all-day
Club Corvette of Connecticut Annual Corvette Show @ Moroso Performance Products | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Club Corvette of CT’s 24th Annual Corvette Show, held at Moroso Performance Products, Exit 59 (Goose Lane) off I-95, Guilford, CT on Sunday, July 10th (rain date July 17th). There are 57 judged classes for …

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12
13
MiM Milford Proving Grounds
MiM Milford Proving Grounds @ Milford Proving Grounds
Jul 13 – Jul 17 all-day
MiM Milford Proving Grounds @ Milford Proving Grounds | Michigan | United States
MILFORD PROVING GROUNDS 2016 July 13-17 Cloaked in secrecy and protected behind layers of security, the Warren Tech Center and Milford Proving Grounds are places of legend, where outsiders are forbidden, and access even within …

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17
Corvette Down Under Car Club Classic
Corvette Down Under Car Club Classic @ Pelican Park Foreshore
Jul 17 all-day
Corvette Down Under Car Club Classic @ Pelican Park Foreshore | Clontarf | Queensland | Australia
Come to sunny Queensland for the premier display of Corvettes in a totally different environment to anything you have seen before. These are true Corvette enthusiasts – the cost of importing vehicles from the USA …

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Corvettes Down Under Classic Car Show
Corvettes Down Under Classic Car Show @ Pelican Park
Jul 17 all-day
Corvettes Down Under Classic Car Show @ Pelican Park | Clontarf | Queensland | Australia
The Corvette is one of the most recognized muscle cars in the world and has a proud 60 years of production. On display will be Corvette models from every era and this is your opportunity …

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National Corvette Restorers Convention
National Corvette Restorers Convention
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day
National Corvette Restorers Convention @ Warwick | Rhode Island | United States
The New England Chapter has planned a diverse and entertaining list of activities that reflect the entire metropolitan area. An array of bus tours and evening events for both Corvette enthusiasts and family members will …

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22
Heroes Cruise presented by Don Franklin Chevrolet of Somerset Kentucky 1:00 pm
Heroes Cruise presented by Don Franklin Chevrolet of Somerset Kentucky @ Don Franklin Chevrolet
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Heroes Cruise presented by Don Franklin Chevrolet of Somerset Kentucky @ Don Franklin Chevrolet | Somerset | Kentucky | United States
Join Don Franklin Chevrolet for a day honoring America’s Heroes! Enjoy food, music, door prizes, goody bags, raffle drawings, a speaker, cruise-in car show with celebrity choice awards, the Corvette Store and more. New for …

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23
24
Adena Mansion and Garden Car Show
Adena Mansion and Garden Car Show @ Adena Mansion and Garden
Jul 24 all-day
Adena Mansion and Garden Car Show @ Adena Mansion and Garden | Chillicothe | Ohio | United States
Car and Trucks Welcome 45 Trophies and 2 Best of Show 1 for Corvettes – 1 for Open Class Caterer -50/50 drawing Door Prizes – DJ $15.00 to Register for Show Register 10:00 am – …

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26
Hot Wheels Lab Camp 8:00 am
Hot Wheels Lab Camp @ National Corvette Museum
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hot Wheels Lab Camp @ National Corvette Museum | Bowling Green | Kentucky | United States
Camp is full.
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Steel Town Corvette Club All Chevy Show
Steel Town Corvette Club All Chevy Show @ Colussy Chevrolet
Jul 31 all-day
Steel Town Corvette Club All Chevy Show @ Colussy Chevrolet | Bridgeville | Pennsylvania | United States
Steel Town Corvette Club is holding it’s 36th Annual All Chevy Show. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, &3rd places in 18 classes. There will be Food available, DJ and a Chinese Auction. Cost …

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The Museum will add car shows to our calendar, simply fill out the form below to submit your information for consideration to be included. Please allow up to 10 business days for your event to appear online. Each month all events added to our calendar that are occurring the next month will be listed in our email newsletter.

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