National Corvette Museum
National Corvette Museum
 

2015 C4 Gathering
May 14-16, 2015


The National Corvette Museum hosts the C4 Gathering along with the ZR-1 Net Registry http://www.zr1netregistry.com/, and the Grand Sport Registry http://www.grandsportregistry.com/.  Open to all those interested in the 4th Generation Corvette, these two organizations and the NCM  are working to bring participants activities, seminars, a special guided plant/museum tour, MSP track day and information specific to their interest in this generation of Corvette.
Our special guests include Dave McLellan, John Heinricy, Jim Minneker, Ralph Kramer, Don Knowles, Bill Boudreau, & Graham Behan & Marc Haibeck.

On-line registration is now Open! Pre-registration closes at 5:00pm central time on Wednesday, May 7th. Activities are open to Event Registrants only.

NCM Lifetime Members $65pp, NCM Member Registration is $70pp and Non-Member Registration is $80pp

 
All Early Bird on-line registrants will receive a t-shirt, commemorative hardcard credential, lanyard, and event pin.

 

Please Pick a Size – One per Registered Participant


Make sure you are signed onto NCM eNews to get the latest on event registration and updates.

John Heinricy Presented by:
George Matick Chevrolet
Nationwide Corvette Sales & delivery
Metro Detroit
www.matickchevy.com


Agenda
(Agenda subject to change – watch for updates)

Wednesday, May 13

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Advance and Onsite Registration Opens 
       

  • NCM Lobby

6:00pm – 11:00pm

Welcome Reception  - Holiday Inn University Plaza

  • 1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY
  • Pizza and Refreshments provided
  • No Charge for ZR-1 Net Registry and Grand Sport members 
  • Holiday Inn University Plaza Lobby

                                                                                       

Thursday, May 14

8:00am

NCM / Corvette Café Opens

8:00am – 5:00pm

Advance and Onsite Registration Opens 
       

  • NCM Lobby

9:00am – 11:30am
/
11:30am – 2:00pm
/
2:00pm – 4:30pm

VIP Corvette Plant / NCM Tour
Trained Professional Guides provided by NCM will explain line and processes in its entirety – Questions answered on the spot

  • Pre-Registration is Required
  • Pick one of the three 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.corvetteassembly.com

 

8:00am – 4:00pm

NCM Motorsports Park Activities

YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR MSP ACTIVITIES AT:

www.motorsportreg.com/events/c4-gathering-motorsports-park-event-ncm-motorsport-828141

 TOURING LAPS  7:30am – 12pm

If you’ve always wanted to take your Corvette on the track, but didn’t want to commit to an entire day of “thrashing”, here is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.  
Convertibles?  Trailer Queen?   NCCC Concours Winner?  
No track experience?   No helmet? Passengers?
NO PROBLEM!!
Touring Laps Last Approximately 4 Laps

 NOTE: Sand-bagging will not be permitted and will be enforced by a full-field Black Flag and end-of-session for everyone.
$45
HOT LAPS 12pm – 1pm
Ride with a Professional driver in one of the Corvette Museum’s Corvettes or in your Corvette.
Rides are approximately 2 Laps – ONSITE Registration ONLY
$100 Per Ride
Track X    12:30pm – 4pm
The Track X program is a new driving event at the NCM MSP. This activity takes place in an autocross-type environment, with coned gates and dedicated start and finish lines, but on the racetrack. It will be an open event, with no class structure –Runs will not be timed. Participants can expect between 2-3 runs, with an average lap taking about 1:40+ seconds, and most cars reaching speeds in excess of 90 mph!
We utilize 1.7 miles of our 2 mile West Track to make a fast but technical course to either hone your driving prowess, or to give you the chance to try out the whole track thing. We encourage a social atmosphere of non-competitive learning for any and all to come out and experience this awesome facility.
Rules: All participants must be in a track appropriate vehicle, and have a valid drivers’ license. Drivers under the age of 18 must have a guardian present to sign minor waiver. Convertibles are welcome! A helmet, close toed shoes, and long pants are required. We do have a very limited amount of rental helmets that will be available for $25 per day, but we encourage all participants to bring their own (the Corvette Museum Store has HJC helmets very competitively priced). Please be sure that your vehicle is safe for track use, no loose items, battery and wheels all tight and secured, and no leaks of any kind. Unfortunately passengers will not be allowed for speed runs.
$75

YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR MSP ACTIVITIES AT:
www.motorsportreg.com/events/c4-gathering-motorsports-park-event-ncm-motorsport-828141

Shogun Concessions on site for your hunger needs

5:00pm
5:30pm
6:00pm
6:30pm

‘Meet n Greet’ Gathering at WahBah Steakhouse

  • Open menu
  • Pay on your own
  • No Unregistered Show Ups Please
  • 2361 Russellville Rd  Bowling Green, KY

1:45pm – 4:00pm

Road Tour to Sumner Crest Winery

  • Free Guided Road Tour
  • Depart from NCM Front Circle

Friday, May 15

8:00am

NCM / Corvette Café Opens

8:00am – 4:00pm

Advance & Onsite registration Opens

  • NCM Lobby

9:00am – 11:30am
/
11:30am – 2:00pm
/
2:00pm – 4:30pm

VIP Corvette Plant / NCM Tour
Trained Professional Guides provided by NCM will explain line and processes in its entirety – Questions answered on the spot

  • Pre-Registration is Required
  • 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.corvetteassembly.com

 

8:00am – 9:15am

S1: Transmission Discussion for the LT-1, LT-4 and LT-5

  • Bill Boudreau – speaker
  • Question and answer session
  • Chevrolet Theater

9:30am – 10:30am

S2: Prototype that never came to be
Graham Behan brought the GM concept of a 475hp LT-5 motor to life. Find out the engineering design changes made to the prototype LT-5 engine, and how much horsepower it actually produced.

  • Graham Behan – speaker
  • Question and answer session
  • Chevrolet Theater

10:00am – 12:00pm

SHOW & SHINE

  • Celebrity Choice
  • $10 Registration
  • Parking Lot A
  • Awards given during Banquet

10:45am – 11:45pm

S3: How and Why the Grand Sport was created

  • John Heinricy – speaker
  • Chevrolet Theater

11:45pm – 12:45pm

Lunch

12:45pm – 1:45pm

Grand Sport Reg. Meeting

  • NCM Clubroom

 

12:45pm – 1:45pm

ZR-1 Net Registry membership meeting

  • Chevrolet Theater

2:00pm – 5:00pm

S4: The History of The ZR-1 and Development of the LT-5

  • Dave McLellan, John Heinricy, Jim Minneker, Ralph Kramer, Graham Behan, Gary Cline, Davis Ryan & Chris Allen
  • Chevrolet Theatre

5:00pm

NCM Closes

6:00pm

BBQ Friday Night

  • Texas Ribs, Chicago Sausages and more
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • $14 Per Person
  • Holiday Inn Parking Lot

Saturday, May 16

8:00am

NCM / Corvette Café Opens

8:00am – 11:00am

Advance & Onsite registration Opens

  • NCM Lobby

9:00am – 11:00am

S5: Record Run Retrospective
Join us for a panel discussion about the ZR-1 World Record Run. We'll have members of the Record Run team together to document their story for posterity--reminiscing about the times, efforts, success of the ZR-1 on that historic day in March, 1990

  • Guests include John Heinricy, Jim Minneker, Don Knowles and Ralph Kramer
  • Moderator – Hib Halverson 
  • Conference Center

11:00am –11:30am

Autograph Session

  • Limit 2 items per participant
  • NCM Conference Center

11:30am

ZR-1 Net Registry Homage to Fallen Members

  • Unveiling of Memorial Bricks
  • In Memory of Tony Watson, Phil DeJohn, Pete Pallotta & George Braml
  • NCM Entryway

12:00pm

Group Picture

  • Logo Circle
  • Photos’ can be purchased from FotoFX in the exhibit hall for $10

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm – 1:45pm

S6: LT-5 Production Special Projects

  • Rick Kirk – Speaker
  • Chevrolet Theater

1:00pm – 3:00pm

RT1: Rollercoaster Scenic Road Tour
An exciting tour of Kentucky’s beautiful scenic countryside.  We’ll experience the rolling hills and fast paced turns that Southcentral Kentucky has to offer.

  • No pre-registration required
  • Stage NCM Front Circle
2:15pm – 3:00pm

S7: Snake Skinner ZR-1
Tour of the Snake Skinner Cars, and review of the advancements in technology in the later MY ZR-1 race car

  • Robert Pfeffer and Haibeck
  • TBA
3:30pm – 4:00pm

S8: Finding & Fixing Vacuum Leaks

  • Marc Haibeck - speaker
  • Chevrolet Theater
4:00pm – 4:30pm

S9: Major Power Upgrades

  • Marc Haibeck -  speaker
  • Porting, Polishing, Headers, 4:10 Gears, Throttle Body, Stroker Motor Upgrades
  • Open Discussion
  • Chevrolet Theater

5:15pm – 7:30pm

Cash Bar & Banquet

  • Pre-registration required
  • Special Commemorative ‘25 Yr Anniversary of ZR-1’ glass
  • Early Bird Pricing $30 member / $35 non-member
  • After April 15th  $55 member / $60 non-member
  • Limited seating
  • Serving begins at 6:00pm
  • Conference Center