National Corvette Museum
National Corvette Museum


Vets ‘n Vettes Sponsored by ExxonMobil 
Honoring Those Who Fought For Our Freedom

November 5 - 7, 2015


In 2008 we began a tradition of honoring our veterans, POWs and MIAs with a new event, Vets ‘n Vettes.  In the ensuing 7 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 and Fort Knox sending down members of their Warrior Transition Battalion to enjoy a day at the Corvette Museum, rides in participants’ Corvettes at the MSP track as well as lunch and tours of the Museum and Plant.  With a Meet n Greet, road tours, seminars,  and participation in the Bowling Green Veterans’ Day Parade the event offers veterans, servicemen and women and those who want to support them, a comfortable place to meet and share stories and experiences.

General registration for Vets ‘n Vettes is only $15

Agenda subject to change – please check back periodically
Thank you!




NCM Opens

8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration Open

  • Located in Clubroom
  • Advance Registration Pickup
  • Onsite registration available

8:30am tour time
11:30am tour time
2:00pm tour time

Bowling Green Assembly Plant Tours
Consider touring the plant on a one-mile walking tour to witness the birth of new Corvettes (2016) and the thrilling drive off the end of the assembly line.

  • $7 registration fee
  • Pre-registration required
  • Drive your own Corvette to Plant

9:00am – 11:30am

Our American Warriors Arrive at MSP
**Fort Knox and Fort Campbell
Welcome our service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service

  • Offer your corvette to give an excited soldier a ride around the track
  • Take as many different soldiers as you want – as many times as you want
  • Staging at MSP
  • Pre-registration required so we know how many Corvettes to expect
  • No-charge

9:30am – 11:30am

Screening of Military Movie

  • Movie ‘TBD’
  • Chevrolet Theater

12:00pm –

Presentation of Colors / Welcome Warrior - Veterans Luncheon

  • Presentation of Colors
  • Speaker Gerald York
  • Participants from Ft Campbell and Fort Knox
  • Volunteer Corvette drivers & their guest – no charge
  • Available by pre-registration to VnV participants
  • Fee for non-drivers: $20 per person
  • Located in Conference Center

1:00pm – 1:15pm

Photos of our Soldiers

  • NCM Logo Circle

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Soldiers  / Veterans to BGAP for tour

  • Soldiers will travel by bus to factory
  • Pre-registration required for afternoon tour

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Screening of Military Movie

  • Movie Sergeant York
  • Chevrolet Theater

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Free to Tour – Shop – Eat Ice Cream at NCM

  • Complimentary to Ft Knox & Ft Campbell soldiers
  • Please join them for ice cream


American Warriors depart


National Corvette Museum closes


LT1: VFW Meet n Greet
The Kentucky Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition of serving veterans, military families and their local communities.

  • Pre-registration required
  • Stage NCM Front Circle
  • Lunch fee $14 per plate
  • Menu: Rib Eye Steak
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Salad
  • Rolls
  • Assorted desserts
  • Beverage

VFW will also be hosting a fish fry Saturday, Nov 7 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm along with a TX hold-em tournament at 4:00pm. Open to all! All proceeds go to the KY Wounded Hero’s program. On your own!



NCM Opens.

8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration Open

  • Located in clubroom
  • Advance Registration Pickup
  • Onsite registration available

9:00am – 2:00 pm

LT1: Jefferson Davis Monument / Federal Grove Jefferson Davis State Historic Site is a memorial to the famous Kentuckian born on this site on June 3, 1808.  A 351-foot obelisk constructed on a foundation of solid Kentucky Limestone, marks the site, and an elevator to the top gives visitors a bird's eye view of the countryside.  
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. 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.

  • Pre-registration required
  • $30 Registration Fee
  • Stage front circle

10:00am – 2:00pm

LT2: South Union Shaker Village / Federal Grove
The Shakers were an innovative, hard-working religious group, and this community was established in 1807 and closed in 1922. The village site now consists of several restored buildings including the 1824 Centre House, which contains one of the largest collections of Shaker furniture in the U.S.
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. 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. 

  • Pre-registration required
  • $30 Registration Fee
  • Approximate 50 miles round trip
  • Stage front circle

2:30pm – 3:30pm

S1: Gerald York
Sergeant York is a 1941 biographical film about the life of Alvin York, one of the most-decorated American soldiers of World War I. Meet his grandson and listen to stories of his Grandfathers legacy

  • Grandson of the Famed Sergeant York
  • Located in the Chevrolet Theater

3:45pm – 4:45pm

S2: His Finest Hour: Charles B. Wade’s Role in JFK’s Funeral
Assigned to the position of ranking horseman, Mr. Wade was closest to the caisson bearing the body of President John F. Kennedy. He found himself in the midst of one of America’s most memorable events fifty-two years ago

  • Speaker:  Charles B. Wade
  • Located in the Chevrolet Theater


National Corvette Museum Closes

5:15pm – 5:45pm

Vets ‘n Vettes Banquet Cash Bar


Vets ‘n Vettes Banquet

  • Special Guest Speaker Wil Cooksey – A Distinguished Military Graduate of Officers Training School and former US Army Artillery 1st Lieutenant and Vietnam Veteran / Retired Corvette Plant Manager
  • NCM Conference Center
  • Advance registration required
  • Banquet fee $30 per person



National Corvette Museum Opens

8:00am – 9:00am

Registration open in Clubroom

8:15am – 8:30am

Event Group Photo

  • On NCM Logo Circle
  • Photo available at FotoFX kiosk after parade

8:30am – 8:45am

Driver Meeting

  • NCM Front Circle


Depart NCM Front Circle to Bowling Green Veterans Day Parade

9:00am – 10:00am

Arrive at Parade Staging area and prep cars


Parade Begins

  • Return to NCM at end of parade

11:45am – 1:30pm

LT4: American Legion Post 23 Lunch
Veterans helping Veterans! Join us at the American Legion as they host a lunch for our Veterans and event participants. Meet our local Veterans, share stories, make new friends, and enjoy the lunch

  • 208 Dishman Lane  Bowling Green, KY
  • Advance Registration required
  • $14 registration fee
  • Stage front circle after parade
  • Menu: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chili and more

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Free Guided Road Tour – Rollercoaster / Chaney’s Dairy Barn

  • Distance 80 miles round trip
  • Ice Cream optional – on your own
  • Stage NCM Front Circle


National Corvette Museum closes

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