26th Anniversary Celebration

When:
September 2, 2020 – September 5, 2020 all-day
2020-09-02T00:00:00-05:00
2020-09-06T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
National Corvette Museum
350 Corvette Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42101
USA
Contact:
270-777-4506 or 270-467-8804

 

2020 NCM 26th Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday September 2nd – Saturday September 5th

In the 2 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 26th 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 4 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! The event will also include the Winner’s Circle dinner, 10/15/20/25-year member recognition, and a Corvette Hall of Fame roundtable where we will invite new members to discuss their significant contributions to Corvette history.

Hall of Fame inductees for 2020 are Wendell Strode, Doug Fehan, Henry Haga, and Mike McCagh. .

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 including General Motors WILL BE VIRTUAL ONLY.

  • Onsite participants will have spaces both inside and outside the Museum to view presentations live.
  • Inside & Outside areas will be frequently sanitized
  • Inside & Outside areas will be adequately distanced.
  • Conference Center entrances will be directional to avoid congestion
  • Dinners will have temperature screenings at entry
  • All servers at dinners will be wearing masks

Registration is currently closed – Onsite registration is available September 2nd

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 14th, 2020.  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 3rd & Friday September 4th.

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

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

                                                                         

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

WEDNESDAY, September 2nd
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration opens

  • NCM Club Room
8:15am – 2:00pm LT1: McIntyre’s Winery & BJ’s Steakhouse
A Bardstown, KY Winery that produces fruit wines created from the juice of freshly grown blackberries and blueberries, grown on a family farm. McIntyre’s produces wines to suit every palate, from dry, crisp bouquets to sweet and fruity wines. BJ’s Steakhouse has been a family owned establishment since 1984. BJ’s Steakhouse has been recognized for having the best steaks by the Kentucky Standard’s Best Steak Award of Nelson County.

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

 

9:45am – 1:30pm LT2: Dueling Grounds Distillery / Tanglewood Restaurant
In the 1820’s, at Linkumpinch Farm near present-day Franklin, Kentucky, matters of honor were settled with the firing of pistols. A man’s reputation was restored when a musket ball found its target. And the area surrounding Sandford Duncan’s Farm soon came to be known as the Dueling Grounds. We will visit Dueling Grounds Distillery where they produce Linkumpinch Bourbon. Tanglewood Farms in located in Franklin, Kentucky and is known for their fresh and local ingredients used in their sandwiches.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $25 / Non-Members $30
  • Staging at NCM Collections Building

 

10:00am – 2:00pm LT3: Aviation Heritage Park & Chaney’s Dairy Barn
Join us at the Bowling Green Aviation Heritage Park to view their collection of historic aircraft.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $25 / Non-Members $30
  • Staging at NCM Collections Building
5:15pm – 5:45pm Winner’s Circle Cash Bar

  • Must be invited to Winner’s Circle to attend
  • Doors to Conference Center DO NOT open until 5:45pm
  • NCM Boulevard
5:45pm – 9:00pm BQT1: Winners’ Circle Dinner / Cash Bar
Open to those who have donated more than $1000 in 2019, have named the Museum in their estate plans, or made cumulative gifts of $25,000 or more since January 1, 2003.

  • REGISTRATION WILL OPEN EARLY FEBRUARY
  • By Invitation only
  • Cash Bar Opens at 5:15pm
  • Dinner served at 6:15pm
  • NCM Conference Center
 
THURSDAY, September 3rd
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration opens

  • NCM Club Room
 
 
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 2020 C8 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.

 

 
8:15am – 1:15pm LT4: My Old KY Home Museum / BJ’s Steakhouse
The house that came to symbolize Kentucky’s gracious hospitality and according to legend inspired Stephen Collins Foster to write his immortal song, “My Old Kentucky Home” is one of the most cherished historical sites in the commonwealth

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

 

9:45am – 2:00pm LT5: Five Chefs Lunch & Shopping
We invite you to step back in time and visit Occasions and 5 Chefs, located in the Historic Gossett House. Built in the 1800’s, this Victorian house offers a relaxed atmosphere with friendly service, great food, unique gifts and home décor. During 2004, a major addition was untaken to add more display rooms, the 5 Chef’s restaurant, and a coffee shop. You will find visiting Occasion’s / 5 Chef’s to be a fun and interesting day – well worth your trip!

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $25 / Non-Members $30
  • Staging at NCM Collections Building
 
 
10:00am – 10:30am Elfi’s Silver Pearl Sisterhood Meeting
Elfi’s Silver Pearl Sisterhood is a group of women with a shared passion for Corvette. Members pool their financial gifts and allocate the funds to a project or program at the Museum to maximize the impact of their philanthropy.

  •  Speaker: Amy Hardin
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
 
10:15am – 11:15am  Tire Design Transformation Mid-Engine Corvette

  • Speakers: Michelin Team
  • Conference Center

 

 
11:30am – 12:30pm Mobil 1 Tech Talk

  • Speakers: Mobil 1 Team
  • Conference Center
1:00pm – 2:00pm Corvette POWER, where we started and where we are going
In this presentation, we take the discussion of Corvette engines and add the complexity of the transmissions.  From the Blueflame six/Powerglide automatic combination to the Gen 5 LT2/Dual clutch, the way Corvette moves has evolved substantially over the years.  Efficiency, performance, just the right amount of visceral feel and FUEL MILEAGE all go hand in hand.  We will discuss them all and have plenty of time for question and answer on YOUR powertrain questions.  You will not want to miss the level of show and tell along with interesting tidbits that this seminar will provide the enthusiast

  • Speaker: Paul Koerner
  • Conference Center
2:30pm – 3:45pm Bowling Green Assembly Plant Update with Manager Kai Spande

  • Speaker: Kai Spande
  • Conference Center
FRIDAY, September 4th
 
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration open

  • Located in Club Room
 
8:15am – 2:00pm LT6: McIntyre’s Winery & BJ’s Steakhouse
A Bardstown, KY Winery that produces fruit wines created from the juice of freshly grown blackberries and blueberries, grown on a family farm. McIntyre’s produces wines to suit every palate, from dry, crisp bouquets to sweet and fruity wines. BJ’s Steakhouse has been a family owned establishment since 1984. BJ’s Steakhouse has been recognized for having the best steaks by the Kentucky Standard’s Best Steak Award of Nelson County.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $35 / Non-Members $40
  • Staging at NCM Collections Building
9:00am – 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
  • $75 per Corvette for a full Session of running
  • Run as many times as you like
  • 20 min group out intervals
  • Last group out is 11:40am
  • NCM Motorsports Park
 
9:45am – 1:45pm LT7: Dueling Grounds Distillery / Tanglewood
In the 1820’s, at Linkumpinch Farm near present-day Franklin, Kentucky, matters of honor were settled with the firing of pistols. A man’s reputation was restored when a musket ball found its target. And the area surrounding Sandford Duncan’s Farm soon came to be known as the Dueling Grounds. We will visit Dueling Grounds Distillery where they produce Linkumpinch Bourbon. Tanglewood Farms in located in Franklin, Kentucky and is known for their fresh and local ingredients used in their sandwiches.

  • Pre-registration Required
  • $25 Members / $30 Non-Members
  • Limited to 50 people
  • Lunch included in registration
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Staging at NCM Collections Building
 

 

10:00am – 2:00pm Celebrity Choice Car Show

  • Sponsored by NCM Insurance Agency www.ncminsurance.com/
  • Window placard available at ticket booth
  • Park cars in Lots A, B, C
  • Open to event registrants only
 
10:00am – 2:00pm LT8: Aviation Heritage Park & Chaney’s Dairy Barn
Join us at the Bowling Green Aviation Heritage Park to view their collection of historic aircraft.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $25 / Non-Members $30
  • Staging at NCM Collections Building
 
11:00am – 12:30pm  Hall of Fame Round Table
Join the 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees for a round table discussing their contributions to the Corvette legacy!
 
1:00pm – 2:30pm Corvette Update with the Corvette Team
·         Speakers: Tadge Juechter, Harlan Charles, and Kirk Bennion
 
1:00pm – 3:00pm Sip-N-Paint
A step-by-step beginner art project class in which guests can create unique works of art on canvas while learning basic creative techniques to apply to at home projects, all while enjoying their favorite wine!

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

 

1:00pm – 4:00pm 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
  • $75 per Corvette for a full Session of running
  • Run as many times as you like
  • 20 min group out intervals
  • Last group out is 3:40pm
  • NCM Motorsports Park

 

 
3:00pm NCM Raffle Drawing- 1.75 Millionth Corvette Built

  • 2020 Arctic White Corvette Coupe 1.75 Millionth Corvette
  • Price: $200.00 Tickets: 1500
 
3:00pm – 3:30pm Car Show Awards

  • Sponsored by NCM Insurance Agency
  • www.ncminsurance.com/
  • Located at NCM Logo Circle
  • Photo available from FotoFX kiosk in exhibit hall
 
3:15pm – 3:30pm  George Jones Corvette Presentation

  • Corvette BLVD
 
3:45pm Event Group Photo

  • NCM Logo Circle
  • Photo available at FotoFX kiosk
 
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
5:45pm – 9:00pm BQT3: Farewell Banquet
Join us as our event banquet returns to the National Corvette Museum. Dinner provided by the Linen Apron and Entertainment provided by a Tyrone Dunn & the Kinfolk (featured during the 25th Anniversary last August).

  • Pre-registration required
  • Members $40 / Non-Members $45
  • Attire – Casual Dress
  • Full dinner including dessert
  • Menu: TBA
 

 

 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th
 
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
 
8:00am – 11:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration open

  • NCM Clubroom
 
8:15am – 1:15pm LT9: My Old KY Home / Kurtz Restaurant
The house that came to symbolize Kentucky’s gracious hospitality and according to legend inspired Stephen Collins Foster to write his immortal song, “My Old Kentucky Home” is one of the most cherished historical sites in the commonwealth. Then on to close-by Kurtz restaurant to enjoy some historic charm and great southern hospitality for lunch.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $35 / Non-Members $40
  • Staging at NCM Collections Building
 
8:45am – 2:30pm LT10: Trooper Island & Dale Hollow State Park
KSP Trooper Island Camp was developed by the Kentucky State Police as part of a long-range program of public service to the youth of Kentucky: a place where the tensions and turmoil of our everyday lives can be forgotten; and for one-week young people can be given a touch of hope and desire of a better tomorrow. 

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $30 / Non-Members $35
  • Staging at NCM Collections Building
  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED ON THE ISLAND

 

 
9:30am – 10:30am Ambassador Meeting

  • Chevrolet Theater

 

 

9:30am – 2:15pm

Cancelled

LT11: General Jackson – Cancelled
Take the 2.5-hour General Jackson Showboat Midday Lunch Cruise for an afternoon of entertainment along with a delicious buffet lunch! Enjoy the comedy, audience interaction, and catchy tunes from the band while cruising along the Cumberland River and tasting a mouth-watering Southern-style buffet prepared by the General Jackson’s very own sous chef.

  •  Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $70 / Non-Members $75
  • Staging at NCM Collections Building
 
 
11:00am – 12:00pm 10/15/20/25 Year Member Recognition

  • Chevrolet Theater
 
 
3:00pm NCM Raffle Drawing- 2020 Torch Red C8 Coupe·

  • $20 per Ticket / Unlimited Tickets
 
5:00pm NCM Closes – Thank you for attending our 26th Anniversary
 

Registration is currently closed – Onsite registration is available September 2nd