27th Anniversary Celebration

When:
September 2, 2021 – September 4, 2021 all-day
2021-09-02T00:00:00-05:00
2021-09-05T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
National Corvette Museum
350 Corvette Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42101
USA
Contact:
270-777-4506 or 270-467-8804

2021 NCM 27th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday September 2nd – Saturday September 4th

In the 2 plus decades since the Museum opened, the scope of the vision has blossomed to include changes such as the dedicated special exhibit hall, dedicated PDI delivery area, restoration area, full-service store, interactive exhibits and a full Motorsports park.

Every year around the Labor Day weekend we celebrate the Grand Opening of the Museum in 1994 with a participant focused event.  This year we mark the 27th Anniversary milestone and focus on the diversity of the people that Corvette has brought together for a look back on the Museum’s history and forward to the future! Registered participants can enjoy 3 days of activities in and around the Museum including access to interesting and unique road tours, special video presentations, raffles, and more during this event in honor of your help and support!

A FULL Seminar schedule is COMING SOON. We are working with each presenter to determine their ability to travel and availability.  Presentations will be a mixture of in person and Virtual.  Several presentations WILL BE VIRTUAL ONLY.  Special Seminars this year include:

24 at 20: Earnhardt, Corvette, and the Overall Win at Daytona with Doug Fehan, Gary Claudio, Andy Pilgrim, and more!

Bowling Green Assembly Plant Update with Kai Spande

Product demonstrations by LLumar: Preferred PPF of the National Corvette Museum

Tech Talk with Michelin & Mobil1

 

Anniversary registration is $20 for Lifetime members, $25 for members and $35 for non-members and the deadline for online registration is 5:00pm central time, Friday, August 13th, 2021.  Early registration includes a hard card badge, lanyard, event pin and dash plaque.

VIRTUAL Anniversary Registration is $20 per household. Virtual registration does not get you into ANY onsite activities or the Museum during the event weekend. Virtual registration will provide access to the virtual feed of seminars and presentations Thursday September 2nd & Friday September 3rd.

Museum Access Live Stream Access Credential Dash Plaque Lapel Pin
Event Registration X X X X X
Virtual Only Registration X

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

BOOK YOUR HOTEL

Onsite registration will Begin on Wednesday September 1st at 2pm. Onsite prices are $25 for Lifetime, $30 for Members, $40 for Non-Members.

Bash T-Shirt Available Now!

Lifetime $17 Member $18 Non-Member $20

Bash Polos are Available!

Lifetime $17 Member $18 Non-Member $20

 Agenda
Please check back periodically as agenda is subject to change
Thank you!

 

WEDNESDAY, September 1st
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
 
2:00pm – 4:30pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration opens

  • Wendell Strode Club Room
 
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd  
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 10:00am  Parking Lot Banner Pickup

  • Wendell Strode Club Room
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration opens

  • NCM Club Room
 
10:00am  NCM 27th Anniversary Opening Ceremony
Join NCM Board Chair Glenn Johnson for the Virtual & Onsite kickoff to the 27th Anniversary Event.

  • NCM Conference Center
 
10:05am-11:00am  Open Membership Meeting
Join NCM Board Chair Glenn Johnson, NCM Board Members, and NCM Staff in the Conference Center to learn more about the National Corvette Museum.

  • Conference Center
 
8:00am

10:00am

1:00pm

3:00pm

Motorsports Park Corvette Experience
Ever dreamed of driving America’s Sports Car? How about on a race track? Now you can at NCM Motorsports Park! Get behind the wheel of a 2017 Corvette Stingray Z51 for laps around our 3.15 mile road course, built for speed! Our Corvette Experience gives you a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on practice on the track. You must be 18 years or older to participate with a valid driver’s license. Participants must sign a Vehicle Damage Policy and Indemnity Agreement.

 

 
8:00am – 2:00pm LT1: Lux Row Distillery & Back Home Restaurant
At Lux Row Distillers, they have a passion for craft. Presenting a blend of different personalities bound together by a love of bourbon. Lux Row’s drive to innovate has quickly allowed them to become one of the top USA-based independent producers of alcohol beverage products.

  •  Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $35 / Non-Members $40
  • Staging at NCM Collections Building

 

 
9:00am – 2:45pm LT2: Patti’s 1880 Settlement
Come and visit the local restaurant named Patti’s that offers good food, local history, simpler times, and beautiful gardens. One courageous woman transformed her love for cooking and family into an award-winning business that serves over one million dollars in pork chops every year–all in the town of approximately 350 people.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $35 / Non-Members $40
  • Staging at NCM Collections Building

 

 
9:30am – 1:15pm LT3: Bowling Green Historic Train Depot & Lunch
Located on a major north-south corridor between two major cities, Bowling Green has a long history tied to the evolution of transportation in Kentucky. The current L&N Depot was built in 1925 to replace an older station. At one time, over 20 trains per day departed the current site, providing a hub for Bowling Green’s economic foundation and exposure to travelers between Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $30 / Non-Members $35
  • Staging at NCM Collections Building

 

 
11:30am – 1:00pm  24 at 20: Honoring Earnhardt, Corvette, and the Overall Win at Daytona with Doug Fehan, Gary Claudio, and Andy Pilgrim 

  • NCM Conference Center
 
1:00pm – 3:00pm Paul Koerner Classroom Session – C5, C6, & C7
Question and answer on C5, C6, & the C7 generation. Very interactive class where you will be able to ask Paul any and all of your questions about your personal Corvette. Pre-registration is Required.

  • $80 registration fee
  • GM Certified Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Limited to 10 registrants (spouse or guest invited to sit in)
  • Location TBA
 
1:30pm – 2:30pm  LT2 Discussion with Global Chief Engineer of Small Block Engines  Jordan Lee 

Learn about the technical details and highlights of the engine that powers the C8 Stingray.  There will be a presentation highlighting the details and challenges of developing the engine, along with ample time to ask questions regarding anything engine specific about the LT2 or any other production Corvette engine.

  • Conference Center
  • Speaker: Jordan Lee
 
2:45pm – 3:30pm  Collections Demonstration Drive 
Enjoy a walkthrough with Derek Moore as he gives an inside on the Two-Rotor and more! 

  • Speaker: Director of Collections / Curator – Derek Moore
 
3:30pm – 3:35pm  Closing Statement 

  • Glenn Johnson – NCM Board Chair
  • NCM Logo Circle
 
6:00pm – 8:00pm  BQT2: Dinner and Discussion Small Block Power, Then and Now 
Join us for a dinner and discussion on the ‘Then and Now’  Small Block Engines with special guests, Retired Director of Design for Chevrolet / GM Europe, Dick Ruzzin, and Global Chief Engineer on Small Block Engine, Jordan Lee,  this unique event will be moderated by the Bowling Green Assembly Plant Director, Kai Spande.  

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Cash Bar Opens at 5:15pm
  • Conference Center
  • Members $30 / Non-Members $35
 

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd
 
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
 
8:00am – 10:00am  Parking Lot Banner Pickup

  • Wendell Strode Club Room
 
8:00am – 4:30pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration open

  • Located in Wendell Strode Club Room
 
8:00am – 12:00pm NCM Motorsports Park Touring Laps – 1 Day Only!!
ONLY time to get on track in your own Corvette During Anniversary!! Half day touring offered with the times that fit to your schedule. With lead / follow car – an average of highway speeds is the norm! Drive your own Corvette. Convertibles and passengers welcome.

  • Pre-registration required
  • $100 per Corvette for half day of running
  • Run as many times as you like
  • 20 min group out intervals
  • Last group out is 11:40am
  • NCM Motorsports Park
 
8:00am – 2:00pm LT4: Lux row Distillery & Back Home Restaurant
At Lux Row Distillers, they have a passion for craft. Presenting a blend of different personalities bound together by a love of bourbon. Lux Row’s drive to innovate has quickly allowed them to become one of the top USA-based independent producers of alcohol beverage products.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $35 / Non-Members $40
  • Staging at NCM Collections Building 
 
8:45am-9:45am A remembrance of 9/11 from Ground Zero
Please join former Board Member and retired FBI Special Agent Wes Wong for a special presentation on the Twentieth Anniversary of 9/11. Wes was the FBI on-scene commander at Ground Zero and will share a personal account of 9/11 and the aftermath that followed. He will also share how that fateful day continues to touch him to this day.

  • This will NOT be part of the Virtual agenda
  • Conference Center
 
9:00am – 2:45pm LT5: Patti’s 1880 Settlement
Come and visit the local restaurant named Patti’s that offers good food, local history, simpler times, and beautiful gardens. One courageous woman transformed her love for cooking and family into an award-winning business that serves over one million dollars in pork chops every year–all in the town of approximately 350 people.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $35 / Non-Members $40
  • Staging at NCM Collections Building
 
9:30am – 1:15pm LT6: Bowling Green Historic Train Depot
Located on a major north-south corridor between two major cities, Bowling Green has a long history tied to the evolution of transportation in Kentucky. The current L&N Depot was built in 1925 to replace an older station. At one time, over 20 trains per day departed the current site, providing a hub for Bowling Green’s economic foundation and exposure to travelers between Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $30 / Non-Members $35
  • Staging at NCM Collections Building

 

10:00am – 10:05am NCM 27th Anniversary Opening Ceremony
Join NCM Board Chair Glenn Johnson for the Virtual & Onsite kickoff to the 27th Anniversary Event.

  • NCM Conference Center
10:00am – 12:00pm AM C8 Classroom Session with Paul Koerner – Friday
Question and answer on the new C8 generation. Very interactive class where you will be able to ask Paul any and all of your questions about your personal Corvette. Pre-registration is Required.

  • $80 registration fee
  • GM Certified Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Limited to 10 registrants (spouse or guest invited to sit in)
  • Location TBA

 

 
10:00am – 2:00pm All Corvette Celebrity Choice Car Show #1

  • Open to registered participants only
  • Window placard at ticket booth
  • Winners will be Called
  • Parking Lot A, B, & C 

 

10:00am – 3:30pm Ladies’ Oasis
Enjoy an oasis away from Gear-Head activities with interesting and fun items for sale a chance to relax. 

  • No registration required
  • Victory Lane
 
10:15am – 11:00am  Mobil 1 Tech Talk 

  • Speaker: Strategic Global Alliance Manager at ExxonMobil Lubes and Specialties – Cam Bowers
 
11:00am – 12:00pm  TBA
 
12:15pm – 1:30pm  Corvette Update with the Corvette Team 

  • NCM Conference Center
  • Speaker: Chevrolet Corvette & Camaro Product Marketing Manager – Harlan Charles
 
1:00pm – 3:00pm Paul Koerner Classroom Session – C5, C6, & C7
Question and answer on C5, C6, & the C7 generation. Very interactive class where you will be able to ask Paul any and all of your questions about your personal Corvette. Pre-registration is Required.

  • $80 registration fee
  • GM Certified Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Limited to 10 registrants (spouse or guest invited to sit in)
  • Location TBA 
 
1:00pm – 3:00pm Sip n’ Paint 
A step-by-step beginner art project class in which guests can create unique and original works of art and learn basic creative techniques to apply to at home projects, all while enjoying their favorite wine!

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Registration Fee: $40 Members / $45 Non-Members
  • Art Supplies and wine included in registration
  • NCM Board Room (front offices)  
 

 

1:00pm – 5:00pm NCM Motorsports Park Touring Laps – 1 Day Only!!
ONLY time to get on track in your own Corvette During Anniversary!! Half day touring offered with the times that fit to your schedule. With lead / follow car – an average of highway speeds is the norm! Drive your own Corvette. Convertibles and passengers welcome.

  • Pre-registration required
  • $100 per Corvette for a half day of running
  • Run as many times as you like
  • 20 min group out intervals
  • Last group out is 4:40pm
  • NCM Motorsports Park
 
1:45pm – 2:45pm  GM Plant Update 

  • Speaker: Bowling Green Assembly Plant Director – Kai Spande
  • Conference Center
 
2:15pm – 2:30pm Car Show Awards

  • Located at NCM Logo Circle
  • Photo available from FotoFX kiosk in exhibit hall
 
2:30pm Event Group Photo

  • NCM Logo Circle
  • Photo available at FotoFX kiosk
 
2:30pm – 3:00pm  LLumar Paint Protection Film Demonstration 

Join us as we install LLumar self-healing paint protection film to show you show LLumar helps protect against rock chips, surface scratches, and more!

  • Located at the LLumar Tent near Logo Circle
 
3:00pm NCM Raffle Drawing-  2022 Elkhart Lake Blue Corvette Convertible Raffle 

  • $200 per ticket / 1500 tickets
  • NCM Boulevard
 
3:15pm  Closing Statement 

  • Glenn Johnson – NCM Board Chair
  • NCM Boulevard
 
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
5:15pm Banquet Cash Bar

  • Banquet Registration Required
  • NCM Boulevard & Lobby
 
5:45pm – 9:00pm BQT1:  Friday Dinner & Dancing

  • Don’t miss out on an unforgettable evening with us at the Corvette Museum.  Enjoy Dinner and Live entertainment in the Conference Center with all your closes Corvette friends!
    Dress Is Casual
  • Pre-registration required
  • Members $35 / Non-Members $40

Menu:

  • Beef Tips W/ Noodles
  • Champagne Chicken
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Broccoli Spears
  • Side Salad
  • Alternating Desserts!
 

 

 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th
 
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
 
8:00am – 11:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration open

  • NCM Clubroom
 
8:45am – 3:15pm LT7: KY Derby Museum & Lunch on the Oaks Garden Terrace
Full access to the Museum, including two floors of family-friendly interactive exhibits. A viewing of “The Greatest Race,” a 360°, 18-minute media experience that will make your heart race and emotions soar (daily, 10 minutes after the hour, every hour) and Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs with one of our knowledgeable tour guides.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $40 / Non-Members $45
  • Staging at NCM Collections Building
 
8:45am – 2:30pm LT8: Adventure Science Center
Join us as we visit 7 of the Museum’s Collection Corvettes at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville, TN.  The Adventure Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit science and technology center. We are dedicated to delivering innovative, dynamic learning experiences that open minds to the wonders of science and technology and foster a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

  • Includes Lunch & speaker Chris Parker: President of the Music City Grand Prix
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $20 / Non-Members $25
  • Staging at NCM Collections Building

 

 
9:00am – 10:00am  Ambassador Meeting

  • NCM Ambassadors Only
  • Conference Center
 
10:30am – 11:30am  10/15/20/25/30 Year Member Recognition

  • NCM Conference Center
 
10:00am – 12:00pm AM C8 Classroom Session with Paul Koerner – Saturday
Question and answer on the new C8 generation. Very interactive class where you will be able to ask Paul any and all of your questions about your personal Corvette. Pre-registration is Required.

  • $80 registration fee
  • GM Certified Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Limited to 10 registrants (spouse or guest invited to sit in)
  • Location TBA

 

 
10:00am – 2:00pm All Corvette Celebrity Choice Car Show #1

  • Open to registered participants only
  • Window placard at ticket booth
  • Winners will called
  • Parking Lot A, B, & C 

 

 

 
10:00am – 3:30pm Ladies’ Oasis
Enjoy an oasis away from Gear-Head activities with interesting and fun items for sale a chance to relax. 

  • No registration required
  • Victory Lane
 
2:15pm – 2:30pm Car Show Awards

  • Located at NCM Logo Circle
  • Photo available from FotoFX kiosk in exhibit hall
 
2:30pm – 3:00pm LLumar Paint Protection Film Demonstration 

Join us as we install LLumar self-healing paint protection film to show you show LLumar helps protect against rock chips, surface scratches, and more!

  • Located at the LLumar Tent near Logo Circle
 
3:00pm NCM Raffle Drawing- 2021 Torch Red C8 Coupe

  • $20 per Ticket / Unlimited Tickets
  • NCM Boulevard
 
5:00pm NCM Closes – Thank you for attending our 27th Anniversary
 
 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER