2022 MiM NYC: America’s City

October 6, 2022 @ 4:00 pm – October 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

Museum in Motion NYC: America’s City



Join the National Corvette Museum and former Board Member Wes Wong for a Museum in Motion (MiM) event to New York City to visit the 9/11 Museum and Memorial and to see the Big Apple as a local.  Wes spent thirty years as a Special Agent in the FBI New York Office and will share his insights and history of the city to add to the experience of the visit.

The MiM will begin with a Meet and Greet at the Residence Inn in Secaucus NJ, followed by two full days of activities in New York City. We will honor those that were lost on 9/11 by laying a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial Fountain and taking a guided tour of the 9/11 Museum. Wes will provide a true insider’s perspective of the Museum’s exhibits since he was the Senior FBI on-scene commander at Ground Zero on 9/11. After the tour, Wes will give a talk on what it was like to be at Ground Zero on that fateful day.  During this visit there will be time to sightsee, shop and have lunch in the revitalized lower Manhattan area. Highlights of the area include:

Brookfield Place
Enjoy Hudson River views while you flip through the racks at dozens of high-end stores including Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton and Joie. This expansive mall features a picturesque atrium with real palm trees, perfect for snapping sunset selfies. During breaks from shopping, check out the tons of food options and the waterfront terrace.

Eataly Downtown
Modeled after the European style of open-air grocery shopping, Eataly is your base for all things Italian. Equal parts market, food hall and scuola, Eataly Downtown offers high-quality products for sale like olive oil, cheese, pasta and vinegar as well as multiple restaurants for dining or takeout.

Westfield World Trade Center
Built inside the World Trade Center Transportation Hub’s bright-white Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center comprises over 100 stores that range from apparel and footwear to tech and cosmetics. Brands include Apple, Sephora, Dior Beauty Boutique, Kate Spade and Montblanc. This one-of-a-kind space hosts special events and a number of restaurants, too.

An added attraction will be the opportunity to purchase FBI merchandise, which is usually only available to FBI personnel. The FBI New York Office has graciously agreed to support the fundraiser by offering the attendees the opportunity to bring home a remembrance of the event that is not available to the public.  The New York Office holds a very special relationship with Ground Zero since the FBI was the lead agency investigating the 9/11 attack and lost members of the FBI family that fateful day.

The trip will also include a Circle Line sightseeing cruise that will completely circumnavigate around the island of Manhattan. You’ll cruise along all three NYC rivers, pass under 20 bridges and see over 130 of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the full Manhattan skyline, the impressive One World Trade Center, the growing Brooklyn waterfront, the legendary Yankee Stadium, beautiful Gracie Mansion, the stately George Washington Bridge and, of course, an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island!

We will visit the world-famous Times Square area, home of the Theater District, wonderful retail shops and dining. You will have time to take in the sights and sounds of this vibrant area, see the bright lights of Broadway and the theater marquees, shop for that unique item and have lunch at one of the hundreds of local restaurants.

Two unique dinners are planned while in New York. The first will be at the Classic Car Club which is open to members and their guests only and not the general public.  The Club is located along the Hudson River, and weather permitting, we will witness a beautiful sunset over the Hudson River during the dinner. The Club is a motoring enthusiasts haven, housing a mix of classic and exotic cars. The evening will start with a cash bar. You will be able to enjoy your drink viewing the car collection, relaxing at the bar and lounge area or enjoying the outdoor patio with a beautiful view of the Hudson River. The dinner will feature guest speakers. The Assistant Director of the FBI New York Office will be in attendance (FBI schedule permitting) and will speak about the FBI and current threats to the Nation’s security. Michelin and Mobil 1 representatives will talk about their latest technologies.

The second dinner will be at Connolly’s, a traditional Irish pub, located in the heart of Times Square. For those in law enforcement like Wes, nothing is more New York than a good old-fashioned Irish Pub. We will have our own event space featuring a bar and dining area. Like the dinner at the Classic Car Club, the evening will start out with a cash bar followed by dinner. After dinner, Wes will recount some of his experiences gained during his FBI career which included numerous undercover roles. For those who have heard Wes speak previously, you know he’s a wonderful storyteller and it will be a fitting end to a memorable event.

To add to the true New York experience as a local, we depart Connolly’s on foot for the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Most New Yorker’s utilize mass transit to get into and around the city. The walk (approximately ten minutes) will give us an opportunity to experience the lights of Times Square after dark. Once at the Port Authority, we will board a NJ Transit bus for the trip back to the hotel.

It should be noted this is not your traditional NCM MiM. There are no planned road trips where you will need your vehicle. Transportation from the Residence Inn to NYC and back is included in the registration. We will travel to each destination in a group. For those flying in, Newark International Airport is approximately a twenty-minute drive to the Residence Inn in Secaucus. We will be utilizing mass transit and there will be considerable walking, up to a mile between destinations. There will be the option for taxis and car services at your expense.

This unique event will support both the NCM and the 9/11 Museum Foundations, which are very dear to Wes’ heart. He hopes this event will raise significant donations to both Museums.

Advance registration closes at 2pm CDT on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2022 or until sold out.

No registrations or refunds are available after that date.


 Registration fee:
Members primary registrant (driver and car) $1,800
Passenger / alternate driver $500

Non-Members primary registrant (driver and car) $1,850
Passenger / alternate driver $550

Event Schedule

Thursday, October 6, 2022
Meet and Greet from 5pm-6pm at the Residence Inn, 800 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ, 07094
Short introductions, departure times, event details and Q&A session at 5:30pm
Dinner on your own at the many restaurants within steps of the Residence Inn

Friday, October 7, 2022
Depart for New York City via motor coach
Visit lower Manhattan and the 9/11 Museum and Memorial
Water Ferry to the Classic Car Club
Dinner at the Classic Car Club
Back to the Residence Inn via motor coach

Saturday, October 8, 2022
Depart for New York City via motor coach
Circle Line Tour of Manhattan
Stroll on foot from Circle Line to Times Square
Visit and dinner in Times Square
Back to the Residence Inn via NJ Transit

Sunday, October 9, 2022
Farewell breakfast in hotel on your own


Classic Car Club Dinner

Shared Appetizers

FRIED CHICKEN WINGS – Nashville Style.

SHISHITO PEPPERS – Togarashi Spice. Sesame. Ginger Scallion Dressing.

SALMON TARTARE – Yuzu Kosho. Soy. Scallion. Furikake. Wonton Chips.

GUACAMOLE – Chipotle. Cotija Cheese. Lime. Chili. Cilantro. Corn Tortilla Chips.

 Choice of Entrée

PAN SEARED VERLASSO SALMON – Grain Mustard. Horseradish Aioli.

ROASTED ½ CHICKEN – Chimichurri. Aleppo.

CCC CHEESE BURGER – American. Tomato. Lettuce. Onion. 1000 Island Dressing on Brioche.

Shared Sides

ARUGULA SALAD – Red Onion. Heirloom Tomato. Champagne Vinaigrette.

SAUTEED SAVOY SPINACH – Shaved Garlic. Frank’s 457 Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

ROASTED RED PERUVIAN FINGERLINGS – Summer Truffle & Tallegio Fondue.


MEYER LEMON MOUSSE CAKE – Lemon Wafer Crumble.


Connolly’s Dinner

Garden Salad with balsamic vinaigrette

Choice of Entrée

FISH AND CHIPS – Harp Beer battered cod and French fries

BACON CHEESEBURGER – Certified Angus beef burger, applewood bacon, American cheese

CHICKEN CAESAR – Grilled chicken breast, romaine, roasted garlic crustini, shredded parmesan and creamy Caesar dressing

PASTA PRIMAVERA – Pasta tossed with seasonal vegetables in a pesto cream sauce

CONNOLLY’S GRILLED SALMON FILET – Grilled Salmon filet served with Dijon cream reduction and served with mashed potatoes

IRISH BEEF STEW – Braised beef, hearty vegetables, savory brown sauce

Tea and Coffee and NY cheesecake to end the meal.


Thank you to our MiM NYC: America’s City supporters: