National Corvette Museum
National Corvette Museum
 

 

2015 NCM Bash
April 23-25, 2015


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 2015 will provide enthusiasts the chance to see the new 2016 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. Jim Mero will be presenting Nurburgring stats and Dave Wickman from GM Milford Proving Grounds will be presenting also. Enjoy a Corvette Store Fashion Show as well as some 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 returning 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 $15pp, member registration is $20pp and non-member registration is $30pp.
Agenda subject to change
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Click here to schedule your plant tour http://www.bowlinggreenassemblyplant.com/

Agenda



WEDNESDAY APRIL 22

8:00am

NCM Opens

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Advance registration credential/shirt pickup – Club Room

5:00pm

NCM closes

THURSDAY APRIL 23

8:00am

NCM Opens

8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration Open

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

8:00am – 5:00pm

NCM HPDE (High Performance Driving Event)
Our HPDE program is about three things - Education, Safety, and Fun! Drivers are separated into groups based on experience, with most being assigned experienced driving instructors to help teach and enhance driving ability in a controlled, safe atmosphere.

  • Viewing Open to Bash Participants
  • Hot Lap rides in NCM Corvette $100 – Onsite Registration Only at MSP
  • NCM Motorsports Park

8:30am – 10:00am

S1: Museum Corvette Delivery Preparation Process

  • See how NCM team performs its Pre-Delivery Inspections on new Corvettes
  • NCM PDI (off Corvette Blvd)

8:45am – 9:45am

S2: ‘the corvette mechanic’

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

9:00am – 5:00pm

2016 Stingrays and Z06’s on Display

  • GM representatives will be present to answer questions
  • NCM Conference Center and Plaza

 

9:00am – 5:00pm

Free Carwash Area

  • Hose and water provided
  • Cleaning supplies courtesy of C-Magic
  • Store Delivery Dock & NCM Motorsports Park

9:00am – 2:00pm

GM /Race Team Golf  

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Join expected guests GM / Race Team members Doug Fehan, Kirk Bennion, Jerry Panetta, Jim Mero, Luke Sewell, and new BG  Plant Manager, Jeff Lamarche
  • Limited openings available
  • Includes a special gift by Kirk Bennion
  • Members $45 / Non Members  $50
  • Greens Fee  Included
  • Crosswinds Golf Course (by the Holiday Inn)

9:30am-4:00pm

LT1: Belle Meade Plantation  Road Tour and Lunch
Your visit to Belle Meade Plantation will include a tour led by a trained and costumed guide through the plantation’s beautiful Greek-Revival mansion commissioned by John Harding in 1845. Your ticket also includes access to Belle Meade’s many other historic buildings on the plantation grounds including a dairy, horse stable, carriage house, mausoleum, gardens, and a log cabin. After you’ve completed your tour of the house and grounds, a free wine tasting at our winery awaits. Lunch will be served in an 1800’s Carriage House/Stable House 

  • Pre-registration Required
  • Limited to 58 people
  • Guided Road Tour
  • Tour – wine tasting - lunch
  • Drive your own corvette
  • Staging FOP Building behind NCM
  • $40 Members  /  $45 Non-Members

10:00am – 11:15am

 S3: Michelin

  • Conference Center

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Ask the Experts - Drop In Assistance

  • C4/C5/C6/C7 Specialist Paul Koerner & Brittany George
  • GM Certified Corvette Technician
  • Walk up assistance – open for individual concerns
  • NCM PDI (off Corvette Blvd)

11:00am – 1:00pm

Silent Auction – Located in NCM Clubroom

11:00am-2:30pm

LT2: Five Chef’s Road Tour & Lunch
We invite you to step back in time and visit Occasions and 5 Chefs, located in the Historic Gossett House. Built in the 1800’s, this Victorian house offers a relaxed atmosphere with friendly service, great food, unique gifts and home décor. During 2004, a major addition was untaken to add more display rooms, the 5 Chef’s restaurant, and a coffee shop. You will find visiting Occasion’s / 5 Chef’s to be a fun and interesting day – well worth your trip!

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Limited to 48 people
  • Guided Road Tour
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Buffet Lunch – 2 meats/3 sides/beverage/dessert
  • Staging FOP Building behind NCM
  • $22 Members  /  $25 Non-Members

11:30am – 12:00pm

S3: How to Properly Insure Your Corvette

  • Speaker: Adam Boca
  • NCM Chevrolet Theater

11:30am – 2:00pm

LT3: Shaker Tavern Bed & Breakfast Road Tour & Lunch
The Shaker Tavern, built in 1869 as a business venture for the South Union Shakers, housed a hotel for the "people of the world." The Shakers leased the building to an outside interest for one hundred dollars a month, leaving its management to the "world." The Shaker Tavern maintained a thriving business for more than forty years, catering to the Victorian railroad travelers who stopped at South Union. The building's architectural features were clearly incorporated to attract the world's people, whose tastes differed dramatically from that of the Shakers. The stark simplicity of the buildings used by the Shakers contrasts greatly with the grand columned facade, intricate brickwork, and the ornate staircase of the Shaker Tavern.

  • Pre-Registration required
  • Limited to 46 people
  • Guided Road Tour
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Lunch - buffet style  2 meats/3 sides/rolls/beverage/dessert
  • $18 Members / $23 Non-Members

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm

S5: ‘Personal Security and Safety’
Learn techniques and practices that will keep you safe while driving to the grocery store or vacationing in a foreign country. Travel advice given to US personnel serving in dangerous locations will be presented

  • Speaker: Wes Wong (Retired FBI Agent)
  • Conference Center

2:15pm – 3:15pm

S6: Skydome & Sinkhole Repair Update

  • Speaker: Wendell Strode
  • NCM Conference Center

3:30pm – 4:309m

Corvette Store Fashion Show
See the newest and greatest in Corvette fashions sold in the NCM Corvette Store

  • Runway Models - NCM staff and guests
  • NCM Conference Center

5:00pm

NCM Closes

5:30pm- 6:30pm

Parade Laps at MSP

  • Pre-Registration Required or Onsite Registration available at MSP
  • $20 Members / $25  Non-Members
  • NCM Motorsports Park

5:30pm – 7:00pm

BTQ1: Meet & Greet Dinner

  • BBQ Dinner
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • $25 Members
  • NCM Motorsports Park

FRIDAY APRIL 24

8:00am

NCM Opens

8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration Open

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • Club Room

8:00am – 5:00pm

NCM HPDE (High Performance Driving Event)
Our HPDE program is about three things - Education, Safety, and Fun! Drivers are separated into groups based on experience, with most being assigned experienced driving instructors to help teach and enhance driving ability in a controlled, safe atmosphere.

  • Viewing Open to Bash Participants
  • Hot Lap rides in NCM Corvette $100 – Onsite Registration Only at MSP
  • NCM Motorsports Park

8:30am - 9:45am

S7: Design Overview of the 2016 - Z06

  • Speakers: Kirk Bennion & Ryan Vaughn
  • NCM Conference Center

9:00am – 10:00pm

S8: ‘the corvette mechanic’

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

9:00am – 5:00pm

2016 Stingrays and Z06 on Display

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

9:00am – 5:00pm

Free Carwash Area

  • Hose and water provided
  • Cleaning supplies courtesy of C-Magic
  • Store Delivery Dock & NCM Motorsports Park

10:00am – 11:00am

S9: Corvette Update & Walk Around

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

10:00am – 2:30pm

Celebrity Choice Car Show #1

  • Open to registered participants only
  • Window placard at ticket booth
  • 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 – open for individual concerns
  • NCM PDI (off Corvette blvd)

11:15am – 12:15pm

Autograph Session

  • Autographs by: Tadge Juechter, Harlan Charles, Kirk Bennion, Ryan Vaughn, Jim Mero, Jeff Lamarche, Doug Fehan, Andy Pilgrim & more
  • Open to all participants
  • Limit 2 items per person
  • NCM Conference Center

12:00pm – 12:45pm

Parade Laps at MSP

  • Pre-Registration required or Onsite Registration available at MSP
  • Limited registrants
  • $20 Members /  $25 Non-Members

1:00pm – 2:00pm

S10: Corvette Open Racing Seminar

  • Speaker: Doug Fehan – Program Manager
  • NCM Chevrolet Theater

2:15pm – 3:45pm

NCM Live Auction

  • Auctioneer: Adam Boca
  • Unique & Special Items
  • Chevrolet Theatre

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Car Show Awards Presentations

  • Friday awards presented
  • Pictures taken of winners
  • NCM Logo Circle

4:00pm

Raffle Drawing – Corvette TBD

  • NCM Logo Circle

4:15pm-4:30pm

 Bash Event Group Picture

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

5:00pm

NCM Closes

5:30pm-6:30pm

Parade Laps at MSP

  • Pre-Registration Required or Onsite Registration available at MSP
  • $20 Members /  $25 Non-Members
  • NCM Motorsports Park
  • (If you are invited to the Winners Circle Banquet – please consider doing your parade lap either Thursday evening or Friday at noon)

5:45pm – 9:00pm

BQT2: Winners’ Circle Dinner  / Cash Bar

  • By invitation only
  • Open to those who have donated more than $1000 in 2014 or have named the Museum in their estate planning
  • Dinner served at 6:15pm
  • NCM Conference Center

SATURDAY APRIL 25

8:00am

NCM Opens

8:00am – 11:00am

Registration Continues

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

8:30am – 9:30am

S11: Topic TBD

  • Speaker: Andy Pilgrim (Cadillac Racing)
  • NCM Chevrolet Theater

8:30am – 10:00am

S12: Museum Corvette Delivery Preparation Process

  • See how NCM team performs its Pre-Delivery Inspections on new Corvettes
  • NCM PDI (off Corvette Blvd)

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

Autocross (AM) at MSP

  • Pre-Registration required
  • $25 Members / $30 Non-Members
  • Thanks go to Nashville Corvette Club for running our autocross

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
  • Winners will be posted at Judges kiosk by admissions
  • Parking Lot A

9:00am-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 – open for individual concerns
  • NCM PDI (off Corvette blvd)

9:00am – 4:30pm

LT4: Makers Mark Distillery Road Tour & Lunch
Lunch at the famous Whistle Stop Café in Glendale then on to Maker’s Mark Distillery to find out a few of the secrets behind the making of Maker’s Mark®. Looking for a fascinating trip back in time? Just want to take in some of Kentucky’s most breath-taking natural beauty? Well, you’ll discover all that and more at the legendary Maker’s Mark® Distillery.

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  • Buffet lunch at Whistle Stop includes 2 meats/5 sides/beverage/dessert
  • Pre-Registration required
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Staging FOP Building behind NCM
  • $33 Members  /  $36 Non-Members

9:00am – 5:00pm

2016 Corvette Stingrays and Z06 on Display

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

9:00am – 5:00pm

Free Carwash Area

  • Hose and water provided
  • Cleaning supplies courtesy of C-Magic
  • Corvette Store Dock & NCM Motorsports Park

9:45am-10:45am

S13: Running Nurburgring

  • Speaker: Jim Mero (Corvette Engineer & Race Car Driver)
  • NCM Chevrolet Theater

10:00am – 3:30pm

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

  • No registration required
  • Victory Lane

11:00am-12:00pm

S14: The KING of all Corvette

  • Speaker: Dave Wickman (GM Milford Proving Grounds)
  • NCM Chevrolet Theater

11:30am – 3:30pm

LT5: Earl G. Dumplin’s / Amish Road Tour & Lunch
Driving tour along KY back roads to the famous Earl G. Dumplin’s restaurant and on your way back – stop in at an Amish Market for jam-jellies-crafts-furniture and more

  • Pre-Registration required
  • Guided Road Tour
  • Enjoy Lunch and Amish Stop
  • Lunch menu choices – chicken strips / catfish / roast beef
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Staging FOP Building behind NCM
  • Members  $15 / Non-Members $20

1:00pm – 4:00pm

 Autocross (PM) at MSP

  • Pre-Registration required
  • Members $25  Non-Members $30
  • Thanks go to Nashville Corvette Club for running our autocross

1:00pm – 2:00pm

S15: Using 7th Generation Naviagtion

  • Speaker: Paul Pearson
  • Chevrolet Theatre

1:00pm - 2:00pm

S16: Corvette Update & Walk Around

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

2:15pm – 2:30pm

Car Show Awards Presentations

  • Saturday awards presented
  • Pictures taken of winners
  • NCM Logo Circle

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Free Guided Road Tour

  • Free to all registered participants
  • No pre-registration required
  • Stage FOP Building behind NCM

3:00pm

Raffle – TBD

  • NCM Blvd

3:15pm-4:15pm

S17: Membership Meeting

  • Meet the NCM Board of Directors
  • Learn more about the Museum
  • Question & Answer session
  • Conference Center

4:15pm – 5:00pm

MIM Tail of the Dragon participation meeting

  • Registered Participants Only
  • Chevrolet Theater

5:00pm

NCM Closes

6:00pm

Cash Bar – Sloan Convention Center

  • Pre-registration required
  • Sloan Convention Center Atrium

6:30pm – 9:30pm

BQT3: Bash Banquet / Dueling Piano’s
The event banquet returns to the Sloan Convention Center for a plated dinner
Have we got a show for you!!The Dueling Pianos concept can be summed up in a single word; FUN. Combine two sharp-witted, incredibly talented musicians with two grand pianos on a stage, then add in a roomful of people; The result is an evening of fast, funny, and unforgettable entertainment. The musical repertoire ranges from Classic Rock to Country, Hard Rock to R&B, and Show Tunes to Top 40. Best of all, the audience is the star of the show; shouting out requests, singing along to favorites, bantering with performers, and having the time of their lives.

  • Pre-registration required
  • Menu - TBD
  • Entertainment provided by “Dueling Piano’s”
  • $50 members / $55 non-members
  •  Sloan Convention Center  

Click here to register

Not ready to go home yet? Check out our MiM (Museum in Motion) tour to Biltmore estate – via ‘Tail of the Dragon’  leaving Sunday after Bash  http://www.corvettemuseum.org/registration/dragonrun/info.shtml

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