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1979 Engineering Development Corvette Undergoing Conservation

1979 Pilot Car Viewing Window
It’s known as the Corvette that started the Bowling Green Assembly Plant. But this 1979 Corvette had a story prior to arriving in Kentucky. This 1979 Corvette has an experimental chassis that was utilized to develop the engineering changes coming in 1980 and 1981 to the third-generation of Corvette. This Corvette’s chassis was modified by …

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Museum Lifetime Member, Volunteer Surprises Wife with Corvette

Surprises at the Museum are always fun, but they’re even moreso when it’s a member of your ‘extended’ Museum family. John and Carol Fort of Wilmington, NC have been Lifetime Members of the Museum since 1997, are members of the Spire Society, and not only have volunteered for many years at the Museum but are …

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State Farm Awards Grant to National Corvette Museum

State Farm Insurance has awarded a $10,000 Good Neighbor Grant to the National Corvette Museum to provide financial support for driving and educational programs held at the Museum and NCM Motorsports Park. The funding will be used towards Tire Rack’s Street Survival program (a teen driving program offered at the NCM Motorsports Park), MEchanics clinics …

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Joint Fundraising Event Nets Over $21,000 for Trooper Island Camp

Each fall the National Corvette Museum teams up with the Kentucky State Police to lead a fundraising event like no other – taking participants to some of the most popular attractions and best dining the Bluegrass State has to offer.  The proceeds from the event were split equally between the Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, …

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GM Corvette Team Shares 2019 Model Year Data

As part of the Michelin NCM Bash, Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter along with Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles and Exterior Designer Kirk Bennion lead a seminar, sharing how the current model year numbers are looking in addition to what’s coming down the pipeline. This year’s event highlighted data for the 2019 model year, through …

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