National Corvette Museum
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2014 NCM Bash

April 24-26, 2014

The kick off of the NCM on site event season the Bash traditionally marks the rollout of the next model year Corvette; the place where you can see them up close and in detail.  Bash 2014 will provide enthusiasts the chance to see the new 2015 Corvette Stingray up close as well as getting all the latest information about the all new 7th Generation Corvette.  Seminars will feature speakers discussing Chassis, Powertrain, Interior, and Design and Electronics.  As in past years there will be a large contingent of GM engineers and designer from Warren Tech Center, Milford Proving Ground and the Bowling Green Assembly Plant ready to answer your every question. 

Returning activities include seminars by the C4/C5/C6 Specialist Paul Koerner, the Corvette race team members Doug Fehan, Corvette Driver Tommy Milner and Dan Binks, guided road tours, two celebrity choice car shows, the Ladies’ Oasis, and the expanded Garage Party with women of the GM Corvette Team. The ladies will cover all aspects of Corvettes including maintenance, engineering and even high performance driving. Some retuning activities include Golf with Corvette Racing & GM Team.

On-line registration closes at 5:00pm central time on Friday, April 11th. All activities are open to Event Registrants only. On-line registrants will receive a hardcard credential, lanyard, event pin and dash plaque. Lifetime registration is $10pp, member registration is $15pp and non-member registration is $25pp.


Plant Tours are back up and running
Click here to schedule your plant tour http://www.bowlinggreenassemblyplant.com/

Corvette Store Partners
Corvette Store Partners sell products for the Corvette Store and all sales are rung through the Corvette Store. 
Please stop by to see all that the following Corvette Store Partner’s has to offer:
·       Auto Etc. Neon
·       Car Art Works
·       C-Magic
·       CORSA Performance:

o   CORSA Performance has partnered with the Corvette Store and will offer free on-site installation on CORSA products purchased through the Corvette Store during the NCM Bash 2014 event.

·       Dana Forrester Watercolors
·       Galli Shirts & Sportswear Apparel
·       MCS (Mike’s Custom Steering)
·       NCM Booth – Special Deals
·       Novigo Design
·       Titan Lifts

 



Agenda


WEDNESDAY APRIL 23

8:00am

NCM Opens

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Advance registration credential/shirt pickup – Ticket Booth

5:00pm

NCM closes

THURSDAY APRIL 24

8:00am

NCM Opens

8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration Open

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • Ticket Booth

8:00am – 4:00pm

Skydome Sinkhole Tours
Small groups will be allowed into the Skydome for Sinkhole viewing from a designated platform area.  Each group will be limited to an approximately 5 minute session. 

  • Free for those Registered for the Bash
  • First come first Serve Basis
  • Must be at least 8 years old to participate
  • Staging will take place near old Skydome entrance in Enthusiast Area

8:00am – 4:30pm

2015 Corvette Stingray and Z06 on Display

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

9:00am – 10:00am

S1: ‘thecorvette mechanic’

  • C4/5/6/7 Specialist Paul Koerner & Brittany George
  • GM Certified Corvette Technician
  • Chevrolet Theatre

9:00am – 2:00pm

GM /Race Team Golf  

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Join expected guests GM / Race Team members Doug Fehan, Kirk Bennion, Jerry Panetta and new BG  Plant Manager, Jeff Lamarche
  • Limited openings available
  • Includes a special gift
  • Members $40 / Non Members  $45
  • Greens Fee  Is Included
  • Crosswinds Golf Course (by the Holiday Inn)

10:00am – 3:30pm

LT1: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
The L&N depot guided tour includes a fully restored engine, railcars, and caboose followed by lunch in the Depot.  At the Bowling Green Aviation Heritage Park enjoy the F4 Phantom #550 flown by Dan Cherry when he shot down an MIG-21 fighter in 1972. Also on display are an F-9F Panther and a T-33 Shooting Star.

  • Pre-Registration required
  • Enjoy lunch and tour at the L&N Train Depot
  • Visit the Aviation Heritage Park
  •  Picture of your Corvette with F-111 Fighter Jet
  • Drive your own corvette
  • Staging BG Assembly plant Lot C2
  • $35 members / $40 non-member

10:15am – 11:15am

S2: “InSPIREd from the Ground Up”

  • Speakers: Wendell Strode &Mike Murphy, CEO of Scott, Murphy & Daniel Construction (Construction Management Company for our project)
  • Update on the reconstruction of the Skydome
  • Conference Center 

10:30am – 4:30am

Drop In Assistance

  • C4/C5/C6/C7 Specialist Paul Koerner & Brittany George
  • GM Certified Corvette Technician
  • Walk up assistance
  • Club Room

11:00am – 2:30pm

LT2: Park Mammoth Lunch Tour
Experience Park Mammoth Resort, a historic property located in the heart of the scenic Caves, Lakes and Corvettes region of south-central Kentucky. The spectacular view will provide the atmosphere for an event that you will never forget.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Buffet Lunch included
  • Staging BG Assembly plant Lot C2
  • $20 members / $25 non-members

11:00am – 1:00pm

Silent Auction – Located in NCM Clubroom

11:15pm – 12:00pm

S3: How to Properly Insure Your Corvette

  • Speaker: Adam Boca
  • Chevrolet Theatre

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Michelin Tech Talk

  • Michelin Trailer outside of Corvette Cafe

1:00pm – 2:00pm

S4: Motorsports Park Update

  • Speakers: Mitch Wright, Matt Busby, & Tom Blair
  • Chevrolet Theatre

2:00pm – 3:00pm

S5: No Time To Cry -  Wil Cooksey 

  • Speaker: Wil Cooksey
  • Retired Corvette Assembly Plant Manager From 1993 -2008
  • Chevrolet Theatre

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Wil Cooksey No Time To Cry Book Signing

  • Books will be available for purchase
  • Chevrolet Theatre

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Michelin Tech Talk

  • Michelin Trailer outside of Corvette Cafe

3:30pm – 5:00pm

 S6: Performance Data Recorder Overview

  • GM Corvette Team
  • Conference Center

4:00pm – 6:00pm

NCM After Hours

  • Cash Bar
  • Entertainment by the NCM’s own Bobbie Jo Lee
  • Meet the NCM Board Members
  • Open to all Participants
  • Corvette Café Patio

5:00pm

NCM Closes

FRIDAY APRIL 25

8:00am

NCM Opens

8:00am – 4:00pm

Skydome Sinkhole Tours
Small groups will be allowed into the Skydome for Sinkhole viewing from a designated platform area.  Each group will be limited to an approximately 5 minute session. 

  • Free for those Registered for the Bash
  • First come first Serve Basis
  • Must be at least 8 years old to participate
  • Staging will take place near old Skydome entrance in Enthusiast Area

8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration Open

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • Ticket Booth

8:00am – 4:30pm

2015 Stingrays and Z06 on Display

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

8:30am – 9:30am

S7:  Design Overview of the Z06

  • Speakers: Kirk Bennion & Ryan Vaughn  
  • Conference Center

9:00am – 9:30am

Michelin Tech Talk

  • Michelin Trailer outside of Corvette Cafe
9:30am - 9:45am

NCM Motorsports Park Special Announcement

  • Conference Center

9:30am – 3:30pm

Photo Poker Run

  • Take pictures of locations and receive cards when you return to the NCM
  • Clues at registration counter

9:30am – 10:30am

S8: ‘thecorvette mechanic’

  • C4/5/6/7 Specialist Paul Koerner & Brittany George
  • GM Certified Corvette Technician
  • Chevrolet Theatre

9:45am – 10:45am

S9: Corvette Update & Walk Around

  • Speakers: Tadge Juechter, Harlan Charles, Jeff Lamarche
  • Conference Center

10:00am  - 2:30pm

Celebrity Choice Car Show #1

  • Open to registered participants only
  • Window placard at ticket booth and judges kiosk
  • Winners will be posted at Judges kiosk by admissions
  • Parking Lot A

10:00am – 3:30pm

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

  • No registration required
  • Victory Lane
10:30am – 4:30pm

C4/5/6/7 Specialist Drop in Assistance

  • C4/C5/C6/C7 Specialist Paul Koerner & Brittany George
  • GM Certified Corvette Technician
  • Walk up assistance
  • Club Room

11:00am – 12:00pm

S10: Stingray Powertrain Overview

  • Speaker: GM’s Corvette Team
  • Featuring Stingray Rolling Chassis
  • Conference Center

11:30pm – 12:00pm

Michelin Tech Talk

  • Michelin Trailer outside of Corvette Cafe
12:00pm – 12:30pm

Heartland Customs unveils its new 1958 SPECVETTE Corvette
This custom Corvette program is offered in all years from 1953-1972 and is designed to give the owner the retro looks of an original Corvette with the performance, comforts and electronics of a modern supercar.  In partnership with the National Corvette Museum, these vehicles feature a numbered plaque showing their connection to the NCM and are documented and authenticated with a letter from the Director of the National Corvette Museum as well as the honor of taking delivery of their SPECVETTE Corvette at the National Corvette Museum in a red carpet ceremony called the SPECVETTE Xperience.

  • Conference Center Plaza

 

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Caravan Captains Meeting

  • Chevrolet Theatre

1:00pm -2:30pm

S11:  Race Team Seminar

  • Featuring Doug Fehan, Team Manager, Tommy Milner and #4 Car Driver Dan Binks, 3 Car Crew Chief
  • Topics include Race Team operations and the trophy winning 2013 season
  • Chevrolet Theatre

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Michelin Tech Talk

  • Michelin Trailer outside of Corvette Cafe

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Live Auction

  • Auctioneer Scott Hall
  • Commentary by Corvette Race Team
  • Unique and special items
  • Chevrolet Theatre

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Car Show Awards Presentations

  • Friday awards presented
  • Logo Circle

4:00pm

 Bash Event Group Picture

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

4:00pm

Raffle Drawing –2014 Laguna Blue Premier Edition

  • $250 / 1000 Tickets
  • Logo Circle

4:30pm

Autograph Session

  • Open to all participants
  • Limit 2 items per person
  • NCM Boulevard  

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Michelin Tech Talk

  • Michelin Trailer outside of Corvette Cafe

5:00pm

NCM Closes

5:15pm - 5:45pm

Cash BarWinners’ Circle

  • Conference Center

5:45pm – 7:30pm

BQT1: Winners’ Circle Dinner

  • By invitation only
  • Open to those who have donated more than $1000 in 2013 or have named the Museum in their estate planning
  • Conference Center

SATURDAY APRIL 26

8:00am

NCM Opens

8:00am – 11:00am

Registration Continues

  • Onsite registration open
  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Ticket Booth

8:00am – 4:00pm

Skydome Sinkhole Tours
Small groups will be allowed into the Skydome for Sinkhole viewing from a designated platform area.  Each group will be limited to an approximately 5 minute session. 

  • Free for those Registered for the Bash
  • First come first Serve Basis
  • Must be at least 8 years old to participate
  • Staging will take place near old Skydome entrance in Enthusiast Area

8:00am – 4:30pm

2015 Corvette Stingrays and Z06 on Display

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

9:30am – 10:30am

S12: BG Assembly Plant Overview & Meet the New Plant Manager

  • Speaker: Jeff Lamarche – New Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager
  • Seminar followed by Q&A Session
  • Chevrolet Theatre

9:00am – 11:00am

Ladies’ Garage
By women for women, learn how it works and how to have things fixed. Be a smart consumer of automotive services

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

9:00am – 12:00pm

Celebrity Choice Car Show #2

  • Open to registered participants only
  • Not open to Car Show #1 winners
  • Window placard at ticket booth and judges kiosk
  • Winners will be posted at Judges kiosk by admissions
  • Parking Lot A

9:00am – 3:30pm

LT3: 1792 Barton Distillery /  Rickhouse Restaurant
The charming Barton 1792 Distillery is located in Bardstown, Kentucky, known as 'The Bourbon Capital of the World Visitors get a firsthand look at the entire bourbon making process, from mash to barrel aging.  Rickhouse Restaurant boasts an extensive bourbon list and offers excellent food pairings for any pallet.

  • Pre-registration required
  • Includes lunch at Rickhouse Restaurant
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Staging BG Assembly plant Lot C2
  • $18 members / $23 non-members

9:30am – 10:30am

S13: ‘thecorvette mechanic’

  • C4/5/6/7 Specialist Paul Koerner & Brittany George
  • GM Certified Corvette Technician
  • Club Room

10:00am – 10:30pm

Michelin Tech Talk

  • Michelin Trailer outside of Corvette Cafe

10:45am – 12:00pm

S14: Question and Answer with the NCM Board

  • Speaker: NCM Board of Directors
  • Open to all participants
  • Chevrolet Theatre

10:00am – 3:30pm

LT4: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
The L&N depot guided tour includes a fully restored engine, railcars, and caboose followed by lunch in the Depot.  At the Bowling Green Aviation Heritage Park enjoy the F4 Phantom #550 flown by Dan Cherry when he shot down an MIG-21 fighter in 1972. Also on display are an F-9F Panther and a T-33 Shooting Star.

  • Pre-Registration required
  • Enjoy Lunch and Tour at the L&N Train Depot
  • Visit the Aviation Heritage Park
  •  Picture with F-111 Fighter Jet
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Staging BG Assembly plant Lot C2
  • $35 members / $40 non-members

10:00am – 3:30pm

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

  • No registration required
  • Victory Lane
10:30am - 4:30pm

C4/5/6 Specialist Drop in Assistance

  • C4/C5/C6/C7 Specialist Paul Koerner  & Brittany George
  • GM Certified Corvette Technician
  • Walk up assistance
  • Club Room

10:30am – 3:00pm

LT5: Barren River State Park Lunch
Enjoy lunch and a glorious scenic view at the Barren River State Park resort

  • Pre Registration Required
  • Lunch included in registration
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • $20 members / $25 non-members

10:45am – 12:00pm

S14: Question and Answer with the NCM Board

  • Speaker: NCM Board of Directors
  • Open to all participants
  • Chevrolet Theatre

12:00pm – 12:30pm

Michelin Tech Talk

  • Michelin Trailer outside of Corvette Cafe

12:30pm – 1:30pm

S15: Corvette Update & Walk Around

  • Speaker: Tadge Juechter, Harlan Charles, Jeff Lamarche
  • Conference Center

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Free Guided Road Tour

  • Free to all registered participants
  • No pre-registration required

1:45pm – 2:45pm

S16: Z06 Design Overview

  • Speaker: Kirk Bennion & Ryan Vaughn
  • Conference Room

2:15pm – 2:30pm

Car Show Awards Presentations

  • Saturday show awards presented
  • Logo Circle

3:00pm

Raffle Drawing – 2014 Torch Red Convertible

  • $10 Raffle Ticket
  • Conference Center Plaza

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Michelin Tech Talk

  • Michelin Trailer outside of Corvette Cafe
3:15pm – 4:15pm

S18: Sinkhole Collapse – How Did This Happen

  • Speakers: Dr. Jason Polk and Dr. Leslie North of the Center for Cave and Karst Studies
  • Update on the condition of the Skydome
  • Conference Center

4:30pm – 5:00pm

MIM Tail of the Dragon participation meeting

  • Chevrolet Theatre

5:00pm

NCM Closes

6:00pm

Cash Bar – Sloan Convention Center

  • Pre-registration required
  • Sloan Convention Center Atrium

6:30pm – 9:30pm

BQT2: Bash Banquet “Denim n’ Diamonds”
The event banquet returns to the Sloan Convention Center for a plated dinner

  • Pre-registration required
  • Dinner Included in Registration
    • Caesar Salad
    • Sautéed Chicken Breast with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce
    • Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
    • Steamed Broccoli Tree
    • Warm Rolls & Butter
    • Caramel Apple Granny Cheesecake
    • Water, Iced Tea, and Coffee
  • Music Provided by “Elvis” – KSP  Trooper Endre Samu
  • $35 members / $40 non-members
  •  Sloan Convention Center  

Click Here to Register

 

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