Anniversary Celebration

When:
August 31, 2017 – September 2, 2017 all-day
2017-08-31T00:00:00-05:00
2017-09-03T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
National Corvette Museum
350 Corvette Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42101
USA
Contact:
Karen Renfrow or Bryce Burklow
270-467-8804 or 270-777-4506

2017 NCM 23rd Anniversary Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction
Aug 31 – Sept 2, 2017

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 23rd 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 can enjoy 3 days of activities in and around the Museum including access to interesting and unique road tours, special video presentations, raffles, the annual open Membership meeting and more during this event in honor of your help and support! The event will also include the Lifetime/HOF Inductee dinner, 10/15/20/25-year member recognition, Ambassador Luncheon, and the “Corvette Hall of Fame” Induction Ceremony and banquet where we will induct new members into the prestigious and elite group of recipients who have made a significant contribution to Corvette history.

Hall of Fame inductees for 2017 are Peter Brock, Jim Minneker, and Tommy Morrison. Individual seating and group tables are available.

Anniversary registration is no charge to Lifetime members, $20 for members and $30 for non- members with deadline for online registration 5:00pm central, Thursday, August 17th, 2017.  Early registration includes a hard card badge, lanyard, event pin and dash plaque.

Host Hotel for this event only:

Holiday Inn University Plaza                          * Discounted rate:  $119 + tax per night

      1021 Wilkinson Trace                                       * Code Word: MUM

      Bowling Green, KY 42101                               * Link:  Museum in Motion

      Phone – 270745-0088

Anniversary T-Shirt

Men’s Polo

Women’s Polo

 

CLICK TO REGISTER

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30th
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
1:00am – 5:00pm Advance Registration pickup

  • NCM Club Room
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31st 
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration opens

  • NCM Club Room
 
8:00am – 5:00pm 2018 Corvettes and Z06’s on Display

  • GM representatives will be present to answer questions
  • NCM Conference Center and Plaza

 

 

 

9:00am – 11:00am S1: Tires & Brakes thru the Generations!!

Leading Corvette Specialist Paul Koerner will discuss in this open forum the history of tires and brakes on Corvettes, how these systems interact and have developed over time!

  • Speaker: Paul Koerner – GM Certified Corvette Technician
  • NCM Chevrolet Theater
 
9:00am – 4:00pm NCM Motorsports Park Touring Laps – 1 Day Only!!

ONLY time to get on track during our Anniversary event!! All 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
  • $90 per Corvette for a full day of running
  • Run as many times as you like
  • 20 min group out intervals
  • Last group out is 3:40pm

 

 

 

9:00am – 4:00pm LT1: Kentucky State Police Trooper Island
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
  • Tour lead by KSP Trooper Island Director Jonathan Biven
  • Guided tour and lunch at KSP Trooper Island
  • Members $20 / Non-Members $23
  • Staging location to be announced

 

 

10:00am – 12:00pm Will Cooksey Book Signing

  • Corvette BLVD

 

 10:00am – 7:00pm  

Karting at the NCM Motorsports Park

Arrive and drive for a fun racing session against your friends on the new karting track

  • Pay onsite at Karting building
  • $20 per person for an 8-minute session
10:45am – 12:30pm  

S2: Hand Building the LT4 Engine

Watch as the Performance Build Center Team completely reassembles an LT4 engine from top to bottom. Feel free to ask the team about the parts, the engine, and the process during the build. After the team has finished building the engine from the bare block, they will talk about the testing, sequencing, and other processes to get the final engine ready to go in a Z06 Corvette.     

  • Builders” Bryan Lee and Todd Shaffer
  • NCM Conference Center
 
10:45am – 2:00pm LT2: Lighthouse Restaurant Lunch Tour

The Lighthouse Restaurant is a bright spot on a great drive through the countryside. Located in Sulphur Well, Kentucky, it is more than just an ordinary restaurant.  It is a DESTINATION, full of history and delicious food served “Family Style”. Voted Kentucky’s 3rd Best Non-Franchised Restaurant by Kentucky Living Magazine

  • Pre-Registration required
  • $27 Members / $30 Non-Members
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette
  • Lunch Included in Registration
  • Lunch menu – Catfish – Fried Chicken – Country Ham

 

 
11:45am – 12:45pm BQT1:  Ambassador Lunch

  • Open only to NCM Ambassadors and their guest only
  • Requires pre-registration
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
12:00pm – 4:30pm Ask the Experts – Drop in Assistance

Paul Koerner and Brittany George will be on hand to answer any question or problems you may have concerning your Corvette

  • GM Certified Corvette Technicians
  • Walk-up Assistance
  • Garage Bay beside Delivery offices

 

 

 12:30pm – 1:30pm  Peter Brock Book Signing 

  • Corvette BLVD

 

 1:30pm – 2:45pm   S3: GM Presentation of the 2018 Corvette

  • Speakers: GM team
  • Chevrolet Theater

 

3:00pm – 4:00pm S4: GM Walk-Around – 2018 Corvette

  • Speaker: GM Team
  • NCM Plaza
 
5:00pm NCM closes
 
5:15pm Cash Bar

  • NCM Blvd
 
6:00pm BQT2:  Lifetime Member / HOF Inductees

  • For Lifetime Member’s only and special guests
  • Registration fee $10 per person
  • Pre-registration required
  • Cash Bar / Dinner served at 6:00pm
  • NCM Conference Center
  • Program Speakers – Hall of Fame Inductees
 

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER  1st
 
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration open

  • Located in Club Room
8:00am – 5:00pm 2018 Corvettes and Z06’s on Display

  • GM representatives will be present to answer questions
  • NCM Conference Center and Plaza

 

 
8:00am – 5:00pm NCM / Motorsports Park – 1 Day Only!

High Performance Drivers Introduction (HPDI)

The High Performance Drivers Introduction is a ‘101’ on track program introducing new drivers to the hobby of recreational performance driving

$225 for the day of instruction and on-track training. Click link below to find out more!

 www.motorsportreg.com/events/ncm-high-performance-drivers-introduction-motorsport-park-motorsports-594495

  • Pre-Registration Required

 

 
9:00am – 10:30am S5: 2017 HOF Inductees Round Table Discussion

  • Speakers: Peter Brock, Jim Minneker, Tommy Morrison
  • Q & A Session
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
9:00am – 11:00am  Paul Koerner’s Classroom Session – Stingray / Z06 / Grandsport

From 2014 to present – Paul’s very individualized classroom technique will cover anything and everything about your Corvette!

  • Pre-registration is Required
  • $80 registration fee
  • Limited to 7 people (spouse or your guest invited to sit in)
  • Once registered the Museum will contact you for VIN information to allow Paul to research the options on your Corvette
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd

** One participant will be drawn at random to bring their car into the classroom so that we can work on their own car.

 

 

 10:00am – 12:00pm   Will Cooksey Book Signing

  • Corvette BLVD

 

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 – 3:30pm Ladies Oasis

  • Victory Lane just off the Boulevard
 
10:00am – 7:00pm Karting at NCM Motorsports Park

Arrive and drive for a fun racing session against your friends on the new karting track

  • Pay onsite at Karting building
  • $20 per person for an 8-minute session

 

 
10:45am – 1:00pm BQT3: Luncheon with Doug Fehan / Program Manager Corvette    Racing followed by Doug’s presentation and a Q&A session.

  • Registration fee $40
  • Pre-Registration Required – must register for luncheon to attend presentation
  • Menu: strawberry spinach salad – pork loin with bourbon basil glaze, marinated grilled chicken with herb cream sauce, herb roasted red skin potatoes, butter roasted sweet corn, cookies for dessert
  • Conference Center (doors open 10:45am – serving at 11:00am)
 
11:30am – 2:00pm LT3: Federal Grove Restaurant

At Federal Grove, they invite you to “Taste the Kentucky South”. That simply means the finest old fashioned, southern style food, served in an elegantly country setting.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Members $27 / Non-Members $30
  • Staging location to be announced

 

 
12:00pm – 4:30pm Ask the Expert – Drop in Assistance

Paul Koerner and Brittany George will be on hand to answer any question or problems you may have concerning your Corvette

  •  C4/C5/C6/C7 Specialist Paul Koerner
  • GM Certified Corvette Technician
  • Walk up assistance – open for individual concerns
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd
 
1:15pm – 1:45pm S7: Autograph Session

  • 2017 HOF Inductees, GM Team, Corvette Racing
  • Limit 2 items
  • Conference Center
 

 

1:30pm – 3:30pm 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
  • Art Supplies and wine included in registration
  • NCM Board Room (front offices)
 
2:00pm – 3:30pm NCM Live Auction

  • Auctioneers – Adam Boca / Doug Fehan
  • Chevrolet Theater

 

 

 2:00pm – 4:00pm  Peter Brock Book Signing

  • Corvette BLVD

 

3:00pm  

Corvette Raffle Drawing – 2017 Long Beach Red Grand Sport Coupe

  • $200 / limit 1,000 tickets
  • NCM Plaza

 

3:05pm – 3:30pm Car Show Awards

  • Sponsored by NCM Insurance Agencywww.ncminsurance.com/
  • Located at NCM Logo Circle
  • Photo available from FotoFX kiosk in exhibit hall
 
3:30pm Event Group Photo

  • NCM Logo Circle
  • Photo available at FotoFX kiosk
 
5:00pm NCM closes
 
5:30pm Hall of Fame Cash Bar

  • Atrium of Sloan Convention Center
 
6:00pm Doors open for Banquet in Ballroom CD of Sloan Convention Center
 
6:15pm – 9:00pm BQT4:  Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

  • 2017 Inductees – Peter Brock, Jim Minneker, and Tommy Morrison
  • Pre-registration or table purchase required
  • Registration fee – $70 per person
  • Located at the Sloan Convention Center
  • Serving begins at 6:15pm with program to follow
  • Group tables available for $700 – Includes 10 seats, the Table will also be listed as a sponsor in the HOF Program – contact events department
  • Collector HOF Induction Glass included

Menu

TBD

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd  
 
 
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
 
8:00am – 11:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration open

·         NCM Clubroom

 
8:00am – 5:00pm 2018 Corvettes and Z06’s on Display

  • GM representatives will be present to answer questions
  • NCM Conference Center and Plaza

 

 
10:00am – 7:00pm Karting at NCM Motorsports Park

Arrive and drive for a fun racing session against your friends on the new karting track

  • Pay onsite at Karting building
  • $20 per person for an 8-minute session

 

 
9:00am – 10:15am S8: GM Presentation of the 2018 Corvette

  • Speakers: GM team
  • Q & A session
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
9:00am – 11:00am S9: Talk Shop with Paul Koerner

C4 to present – Paul will cover anything and everything about your Corvette!

  • NCM Conference Center

 

 

9:30am – 4:00pm LT4: Shop Glendale / Tony Yorks Restaurant

Nestled by the tracks is one of the most unique communities in the heartland of Kentucky. Time seems to slow down a bit where history, antiques, country crafts, fine dining and lodging are all within an easy stroll. Lunch then enjoy the shops!

  • Lunch included in registration fee
  • Salad / fried chicken/ mashed potatoes / green beans / dessert / beverage
  • Fee: members: $27 / non-members: $30
  • DYOC
  • Distance approximately 15mi round trip
 

 

10:00am – 2:00pm  Will Cooksey Book Signing

  • Corvette BLVD
 

 

 10:00am – 3:30pm  Ladies Oasis

  • Victory Lane just off the Boulevard
 

 

 10:30am – 11:30am  S10: Open Membership Meeting

  • Meet the NCM Board of Directors
  • Learn more about the Museum
  • Question & Answer session
  • Chevrolet Theater

 

 
 
11:45am – 12:45pm 10/15/20/25 Year Member Recognition

  • Chevrolet Theater
 

 

12:00pm – 4:00pm Ask the Experts – Paul Koerner / Brittany George

Paul Koerner and Brittany George will be on hand to answer any question or problems you may have concerning your Corvette

  •  C4/C5/C6/C7 Specialists
  • GM Certified Corvette Technicians
  • Walk up assistance
  • Corvette Blvd Museum Delivery / Garage Door
 
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
  • Art Supplies and wine included in registration
  • NCM Board Room

 

 
1:00pm – 3:00pm 2019 Caravan Captains Meeting

  • Open to official caravan captains only
  • NCM Clubroom

 

 
11:15am – 3:00pm
Shifting and Shooting Road Trip Option 1

NEW EVENT! Join us along with VIP guests Wes Wong – NCM Board Member / retired FBI and Doug Fehan / Corvette Racing Program Manager, at the scenic 2,000 acre Rockcastle Shooting Center for some friendly competition on the range for the first annual NCM Shifting and Shooting match. Shoot for fun, or for points with a trophy awarded to the winner. Lunch, ammunition, and firearms will be provided with Range Officers at each station to ensure a fun and safe event.  

The activities will include:

  • 5 Stand / 25 targets
  • AR Speed Plate / Rifle plate racks, 2 strings each
  • Rimfire 2 Gun Run / 6 pistol targets, 6 rifle targets from separate tables
  • Pistol Run / 5 paper targets, 2 rounds per target, 2 strings of fire (GSSF 5 to Glock)
  • Shotgun Speed Run / 7 targets

To keep the playing field level, we ask that you use the provided firearms.  You may bring your own handgun for target practice between events, but you must provide your own ammunition if you do.

This should be an action-packed afternoon of firing range fun with Corvette friends.

Lunch will be hamburgers/hotdogs served during the mandatory safety briefing at 12:00.

Cost $60 per person

Shifting and Sipping Road Trip Option 2

 

For anyone choosing not to participate in the shooting activities, you can watch the fun or enjoy some quiet time with friends at the Lodge. With a spectacular view of the rolling hills of Kentucky, you’ll have lunch at Lookout Restaurant and then a wine tasting in the adjacent Cave Valley Winery.

 

Cost $30 per person

Shifting and Putting Road Trip Option 3

If shooting or sipping isn’t your thing, Rockcastle is also home to the scenic and challenging 18-hole, USGA golf course known as the Cave Valley Golf Club. Lunch/cart included.

Cost $45 per person

All three options will be at the Rockcastle Shooting Center, just 22 miles northeast of the Museum off of I-65, from 12:00 – 3:00. All participants, whether they shoot or not, must sign waivers.

For more information about the Rockcastle Shooting Center visit their website at, www.rockcastleshootingcenter.com.

  • Pre-Registration required
  • For Golf tee times – TBD
  • Staging at Fraternal Order of Police Parking Lot
  • Bob Bubnis (NCM America’s Sports Car Editor) – your guide for the afternoon
1:00pm – 4:00pm RT2: Free Guided Road Tour / Sumner Crest Winery

  • Staging at Fraternal Order of Police Parking lot
1:30pm – 2:30pm S11: Updates on Bowling Green Assembly Plant 

  • Speakers: Nora Roper – Bowling Green Assembly Assistant Plant Manager
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
3:00pm Corvette Raffle Drawing – 2017 Torch Red Corvette Coupe

  • $10 / unlimited tickets
  • NCM Blvd
 
5:00pm NCM Closes – Thank you for attending our 23rd Anniversary

 

 

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