National Corvette Museum
National Corvette Museum

Vets ‘n Vettes 
Honoring Those Who Fought For Our Freedom

November 6 - 8, 2014


In 2008 we began a tradition of honoring our veterans, POWs and MIAs with a new event, Vets ‘n Vettes.  In the ensuing 6 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’ Corvette on back road tours led by the Kentucky State Police 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.

Special Display -The NC Vietnam Helicopters Pilot’s Association (NCVHPA) was founded in 1989. The Chapters goal is “to promote and perpetuate the bonds of brotherhood that binds a group of men who have shared and survived an experience frought with danger yet filled with the essence of pride and satisfaction.” The members endeavor to represent the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots in an atmosphere of decorum that focuses a light of respect and admiration upon all Veterans Helicopters on display will be an OH-6 light observation helicopter, OH-58 bate helicopter for the gunships, UH-1H Huey (Slick) used to carry troops and supplies, and an UH-1C Huey gunship.


General registration for Vets ‘n Vettes is only $15




NCM Opens

8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration Open

  • Located in ticket booth
  • Advance Registration Pickup
  • Onsite registration available

8:00am – 2:00pm

Plant Tours
If you are driving a soldier in the am – please sign up for a pm plant tour. If you are driving a soldier in the pm – please sign up for the am plant tour. We will work closely with warriors and participants to assure scheduling times are correct for all

  • AM & PM Tours offered
  • $7 registration fee
  • Request am or pm tour
  • You will get e-mailed assigned tour time before arrival at NCM

8:30am – 9:00am

Our American Warriors Arrive
Due to the uncertain # of soldiers at this time - we cannot guarantee everyone a soldier – but encourage you to ride along the route just the same. We will go on the first come first serve basis as far as the sign ups to registration.

  • Meet & Greet your warrior for the day

9:00am – 9:15am

Drivers Meeting for am drivers

9:30am – 11:30am

Screening of Military Movie

  • Movie ‘TBD’
  • Chevrolet Theater

9:30am – 11:30am

American Warrior Recognition Program

  • Military personnel and guests from Fort Campbell and Fort Knox will take part
  • Fort Campbell participants and drivers will go on a guided tour of BG Assembly Plant
  • Fort Knox participants will go to the NCM Motorsports Park
    • Volunteer Corvette drivers requested (see registration pages)

12:00pm – 12:15pm

Presentation of Colors

  • Located in Conference Center

12:15pm – 1:15pm

Lunch for AWR participants / Veterans

  • 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

1:15pm – 1:30pm

Photos of our Soldiers

  • NCM Logo Circle

1:15pm – 1:30pm

Drivers Meeting for pm drivers

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Screening of Military Movie

  • Movie ‘TBD’
  • Chevrolet Theater

1:30pm – 3:30pm

American Warrior Recognition Program continues

  • Fort Knox participants will go on a guided tour of BG Assembly Plant
  • Fort Campbell participants will go NCM Motorsports Park
    • Volunteer Corvette drivers requested (see registration pages)

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

5:15pm – 6:15pm

Meet n Greet 50’s Diner

  • Sliders / Mashed Potato Bar / Dessert / Beverage
  • Located on Boulevard
  • Advance Registration required
  • $18 registration fee



NCM Opens.

8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration Open

  • Located in ticket booth
  • Advance Registration Pickup
  • Onsite registration available

8:00am – 5:00 pm

NCVHPA Helicopters on Display

  • Located NCM Logo circle entrance

9:00am – 10:00pm

Helicopter Display Overview

  • Located NCM logo entrance
  • Available all day

10:00am – 11:00am

Photo op with Your Corvette and Helicopter

  • Photo of Your Corvette with Helicopter
  • Pre-registration Required
  • All photos will be emailed after event
  • NCM Logo Circle

11:30am – 2:30pm

LT1: Earl G. Dumplins

  • Stage NCM Front Circle
  • Pre-registration required
  • Choice of 3 entrée’s TBD
  • $15 registration fee

2:45pm – 3:45pm

9/11 World Trade Center Experience

  • Speaker: Wes Wong Retired FBI Agent – Senior Agent at Ground Zero, pulling out the first victims after the tragedy
  • NCM Chevrolet Theater

4:00pm – 5:00pm

No Time to Cry

  • Speaker: Wil Cooksey – Vietnam Veteran and former Corvette Plant Manager
  • NCM Chevrolet Theater


National Corvette Museum Closes

5:15pm – 5:45pm

Vets ‘n Vettes Banquet Cash Bar


Vets ‘n Vettes Banquet

  • Special Guest Speaker: Wendell Strode – Vietnam Veteran and NCM Executive Director
  • NCM Conference Center
  • Advance registration required
  • Banquet fee $30 per person



National Corvette Museum Opens

8:00am – 9:00am

Registration open


Depart NCM Front Circle to Bowling Green Veterans Day Parade


Arrive at Parade Staging area and prep cars


Parade Begins

  • Return to NCM at end of parade

12:00pm – 1:30pm

LT2: VFW Lunch

  • Pre-registration required
  • Stage NCM Front Circle after parade
  • Lunch fee $11 per plate
  • Menu:
  • Fried Chicken
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Rolls
  • Assorted desserts
  • Beverage

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Free Guided Road Tour – Sumner Crest Winery

  • Wine Tasting / Shopping Available
  • 5306 Old Hwy 52,  Portland, TN
  • Distance 80 miles round trip
  • Stage NCM Front Circle


National Corvette Museum closes

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