National Corvette Museum
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2015 NCM Bash Sponsored by Michelin



April 23-25, 2015


Kickoff of the NCM on site event season - 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 ‘What’s new in the 2016 model year’, the award winning body structure, as well as using your 7th generation navigation system.  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.  New to Bash is our LT4 Engine building demonstration by BGAP Rob Nichols and Brian Lee. 

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. 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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Agenda



WEDNESDAY APRIL 22

8:00am

NCM Opens

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Advance registration credential/shirt pickup

  • NEW LOCATION – NCM CLUBROOM

5:00pm

NCM closes

5:00pm- 7:00pm

Parade Laps at MSP

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

THURSDAY APRIL 23

8:00am

NCM Opens

8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration Open

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NEW LOCATION – NCM CLUBROOM

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

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, Jerry Panetta, and new BG  Plant Manager, Jeff Lamarche
  • Limited openings available
  • Members $45 / Non Members  $50
  • Greens Fee  Included
  • Crosswinds Golf Course (by the Holiday Inn)
9:30am – 11:00am

How to work on and maintain YOUR Corvette
This hands on seminar will involve classroom instruction along with getting your hands dirty working on Corvettes from 1997 to the present generation.  Learn from our GM World Class Certified technician as he walks you through the accurate use of basic hand tools, scanning computer systems, testing of components, maintenance within Corvette, and many other things you might not know.   One week before the event 5 of the 15 students from each class will be drawn at random to bring their cars into the PDI area to be part of this ground breaking seminar event.

  • Pre-registration is Required
  • Speaker: Paul Koerner
  • Limited to 15 people
  • Once Registered the Museum will contact you for VIN information to allow Paul to research the options on your Corvette
  • $75 Registration Fee

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 – 10:30am

S1: How to Properly Insure Your Corvette

  • Speaker: Adam Boca
  • NCM Chevrolet Theater

10:00am – 11:15am

 S2: Michelin Presentation

  • Speaker: TB
  • Conference Center

10:45am – 12:15pm

S3: Using 7th Generation Navigation

  • Speaker: Paul Pearson
  • Chevrolet Theatre

11:00am – 1:00pm

Silent Auction

  • Location – TBD

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 – 2:00pm

LT3: Federal Grove Road Tour & Lunch
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.

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

 

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)

1:00pm – 2:00pm

S4: ‘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
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Hand Building the LT4 Engine
Watch as the Performance Build Center Team completely disassembles and reassembles an LT4 engine from top to bottom.  Feel free to ask the team about the parts, the engine, and the process during the build.  After the team has finished building the engine from the bare block they will talk about the testing, sequencing, and other processes to get the final engine ready to go in a Z06 Corvette.

  • Pre-Delivery Inspection Area at the end of Corvette Blvd.

 

2:15pm – 3:15pm

S5: Skydome & Sinkhole Repair Update

  • Speaker: Wendell Strode
  • NCM Conference Center

3:30pm – 4:30m

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

  • Runway Models - NCM staff and guests
  • Chevrolet Theater

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

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • $25 Registration fee
  • NCM Motorsports Park

FRIDAY APRIL 24

8:00am

NCM Opens

8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration Open

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NEW LOCATION – NCM CLUBROOM

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 - 9:30am

S6: : The Stingray’s Award Winning Body Structure – From Detroit Concept to Bowling Green Reality

  • Speakers: Ed Moss and Jon Andrews
  • NCM Conference Center
9:00am – 3:30pm

LT7: Adventure Tour

If you’re up for an adventure, they have all kinds of them here. The passageways of Hidden River Cave snake under the streets and sidewalks of the tiny historic town of Horse Cave. This tour includes a guided tour along the banks of a subterranean river and zipline across the scenic mouth of the cave that’s located right on Main Street, and lunch at Turtlelini’s Pizza & Pasta

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • $45 Registration Fee

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
9:30am – 11:00am

How to work on and maintain YOUR Corvette
This hands on seminar will involve classroom instruction along with getting your hands dirty working on Corvettes from 1997 to the present generation.  Learn from our GM World Class Certified technician as he walks you through the accurate use of basic hand tools, scanning computer systems, testing of components, maintenance within Corvette, and many other things you might not know.   One week before the event 5 of the 15 students from each class will be drawn at random to bring their cars into the PDI area to be part of this ground breaking seminar event.

  • Pre-registration is Required
  • Speaker: Paul Koerner
  • Limited to 15 people
  • Once Registered the Museum will contact you for VIN information to allow Paul to research the options on your Corvette
  • $75 Registration Fee
9:30am – 2:00pm

LT6: Shady Cliff Restaurant
Enjoy a scenic road tour to Lake Malone where we will enjoy lunch at the delightful Shady Cliff Restaurant

  • Pre-Registration is Required
  • $17 Members /$20 Non-Members

9:30am – 11:00am

S7: 2016 Announcement, Reveal, and Walk Around

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

10:00am – 2:30pm

Celebrity Choice Car Show #1

  • Sponsored by NCM Insurance Agency www.ncminsurance.com/
  • 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

11:15am – 12:15pm

S8:Autograph Session
  • Autographs by: Tadge Juechter, Harlan Charles, Ryan Vaughn, Jeff Lamarche, Doug Fehan & 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
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)

1:00pm – 2:00pm

S9: Corvette Open Racing Seminar

  • Speaker: Doug Fehan – Program Manager
  • NCM Chevrolet Theater
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Hand Building the LT4 Engine
Watch as the Performance Build Center Team completely disassembles and reassembles an LT4 engine from top to bottom.  Feel free to ask the team about the parts, the engine, and the process during the build.  After the team has finished building the engine from the bare block they will talk about the testing, sequencing, and other processes to get the final engine ready to go in a Z06 Corvette.

  • Pre-Delivery Inspection Area at the end of Corvette Blvd.

2:15pm – 3:45pm

S10:NCM Live Auction

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

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Car Show Awards Presentations

    • Sponsored by NCM Insurance Agency www.ncminsurance.com/
    • Friday awards presented
    • Pictures taken of winners
    • NCM Logo Circle

4:00pm

Raffle Drawing –2015 Artic White Convertible

  • $10 Ticket
  • 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, have named the Museum in their estate plans, or made cumulative gifts of $25,000 or more over the last eleven years.
  • 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
  • NCM CLUBROOM

8:30am – 9:30am

S11: The Stingray’s Award Winning Body Structure – From Detroit Concept to Bowling Green Reality

  • Speakers: Ed Moss And Jon Andrews
  • 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
  • Special Thanks go to Nashville Corvette Club for running our autocross

9:00am – 12:00pm

Celebrity Choice Car Show #2

  • Sponsored by NCM Insurance Agency www.ncminsurance.com/
  • 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

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: Mobil 1 Presentation

  • Speaker: David Tsurusaki and Andrew Moran
  • Chevrolet Theater

10:00am – 12:00pm

Hand Building the LT4 Engine
Watch as the Performance Build Center Team completely disassembles and reassembles an LT4 engine from top to bottom.  Feel free to ask the team about the parts, the engine, and the process during the build.  After the team has finished building the engine from the bare block they will talk about the testing, sequencing, and other processes to get the final engine ready to go in a Z06 Corvette.

  • Pre-Delivery Inspection Area at the end of Corvette Blvd.

10:00am – 3:30pm

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

  • No registration required
  • Victory Lane
10:00am-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 Boulevard)

11:00am-12:00pm

S14: Michelin Presentation

  • Speaker – TBD
  • 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
  • Special Thanks go to Nashville Corvette Club for running our autocross

1:00pm – 2:30pm

S15: Using 7th Generation Naviagtion

  • Speaker: Paul Pearson
  • Chevrolet Theatre

1:00pm - 2:00pm

S16: 2016 Walk Around

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

2:15pm – 2:30pm

Car Show Awards Presentations

  • Sponsored by NCM Insurance Agency www.ncminsurance.com/
  • 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 –2015 Black Z06

  • $300 Ticket / 1000 Tickets
  • NCM Blvd

3:15pm-4:15pm

S18: 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
  • If you cannot attend this meeting – we can get you set up on Sunday morning with your badges and fill you in briefly as to what you missed at the meeting

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
  • Casual Dress
  • 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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