Anniversary Celebration

When:
August 30, 2018 – September 1, 2018 all-day
2018-08-30T00:00:00-05:00
2018-09-02T00:00:00-05:00
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

2018 NCM 24th Anniversary Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction
Aug 30 – Sept 1, 2018

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 24th 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 2018 are John & Burt Greenwood, Tom Wallace, and Mike Yager. 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 16th, 2018.  Early registration includes a hard card badge, lanyard, event pin and dash plaque.

Onsite registration will Begin on Wednesday August 29th at 1pm. Onsite prices are $5 for Lifetime, $25 for Members, $35 for Non-Members

Click Here to Register

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29th
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
 
1:00am – 5:00pm Advance Registration pickup

  • NCM Club Room
THURSDAY, AUGUST 30st 
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration opens

  • NCM Club Room
 
8:00am – 5:00pm 2019 Stingrays and ZR1’s on Display

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

 

 
8:30am – 10:15am S1: Hand Building the LT5 Engine

Watch as the Performance Build Center Team completely reassembles an LT5 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 John Wurth

·         NCM Conference Center

 

 

9:00am – 3:30pm LT1: Shifting and Shooting

Join us for our 2nd annual Shifting & Shooting event at the scenic 2,000-acre Rockcastle Shooting Center. Begin with a scenic drive on our KY back-roads. Then, 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.

  • Pre-registration required
  • Fire arms, ammo, and lunch included in fee
  • $100 members / $110 Non-Members
  • Limited to 30 people
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Activities include: AR Speed Plate / Rifle plate rack, 2 strings each / Rimfire 2 gun run / 6 pistol 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 day of firing range fun with Corvette friends.

 
9:00am – 3:30pm LT2: My Old Kentucky Home with lunch at 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 $32 / Non-Members $35
  • Staging TBD
 
9:00am – 4:00pm NCM Motorsports Park Touring Laps – 1 Day Only!!

ONLY time to get on track during our Anniversary!! 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
  • $99 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
  • NCM Motorsports Park

 

 
10:00am – 12:00pm  Wil & Liz Cooksey Book Signing

  • Copies of “No Time To Cry” will be availible for purchase
  • NCM 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

 

 
10:15am – 3:00pm LT3: Aviation Heritage Park & Chaney’s Dairy Barn

Join us at the Bowling Green Aviation Heritage Park to view their collection of 5 historic aircraft. We will also provide a photo opportunity of your Corvette in front of a plane (plane to be decided by the Aviation Heritage Park). We will then go to Chaney’s Dairy barn for a group lunch included in registration.

  • Drive Your Own Corvette
  • Pre-registration Required
  • Limited Participation
  • $30 Members / $35 Non-Members
  • Aviation Heritage Guided Tour, Lunch, & 8 X 10 photo included in Registration
  • Photo taken by Eric / FotoFX
  • Staging area TBA
 
10:30am – 11:30am  Product Seminar – C-MAGIC

Product presentation and application instructions for C-Magic’s latest Ceramic: RADIANT. Description and demonstration by Kermit Dye, PRESIDENT

  • Museum Delivery Garage
 
11:30am – 12:30pm  BQT1: Ambassador Lunch

  • Open only to NCM Ambassadors and their guest only
  • Requires pre-registration
  • Conference Center
1:00pm – 2:00pm Alan Sevadjian Book Signing

  • Copies of “50 Years of the Corvette Grand Sport will be available for purchase
  • Corvette BLVD
 
1:00pm – 2:00pm S2: Pikes Peak – Robb Hollands Experience

The start line for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is 9,390 feet above sea level, and the finish line is at an elevation of 14,115 feet. The road between the two is windy, often without any protective barrier between you and sheer drops down the mountain. Really, it’s the perfect place for an 850-hp Corvette Z06 time attack car. You’ve got to give credit to Robb Holland and everyone else that races at Pikes Peak—it’s a road that’d be scary at 25 mph, let alone 125.

  • Speaker – Robb Holland
  • Chevrolet Theater

 

2:15pm – 3:00pm S3: Open Membership Meeting

  • Meet the NCM Board of Directors
  • Learn more about the Museum
  • Question & Answer session
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
3:15pm – 4:45pm S4: Past and Present HOF Introductions

  • Introductions
  • Q & A Session
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
5:15pm Cash Bar

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

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

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST  31st
 
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration open

  • Located in Club Room
8:00am – 5:00pm 2019 Stingrays and ZR1’s on Display

  • GM representatives will be present to answer questions
  • NCM Conference Center and Plaza
 
 
9:00am – 10:15am S5: 2019 Presentation including ZR1

Learn what’s new in design, interior, colors, etc. on the new model year 2019

  • Speakers: Kirk Bennion, Harlan Charles, & Tom Peters
  • Conference Center
 

 

9:30am – 3:30pm LT4: Swope cars of Yesteryear Auto Museum / Back Home Restaurant

Swope Museum features antique cars from different eras for your viewing pleasure. The feature cars from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s of all makes and models. Enjoy the vintage car library and a do-it-yourself car video theater. Then onto lunch at Back Home Restaurant. If you are in the mood for some good ole’ family cooking and a great local shopping experience, then this is for you!

  • Pre-registration required
  • $27 members / $30 non-members
  • Limited 50 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Approximately 140 miles round trip
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Stage: TBD
 

 

10:00am – 12:00pm Wil & Liz Cooksey Book Signing

  • Copies of “No Time to Cry” will be available for purchase
  • Corvette BLVD
 
11:00am – 2:00pm LT5: Barren River Breeze Bed & Breakfast

Experience the relaxing atmosphere of Southern Hospitality at it’s best!  Lunch and relax on the porch as you take in the view of the nearby farmland country side.

  • Pre-registration Required
  • $25 Members / $28 Non-Members
  • Limited to 50 people
  • Lunch included in registration
  • Approximately 70 miles round trip
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Stage: TBD
 

 

 

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

  • Window placard available at ticket booth
  • Park cars in Lots A, B, C
  • Open to event registrants only
 
10:00am – 3:30pm Ladies Oasis

The intention of the Ladies Oasis is to have a location for women to have a place for a short period of rest, and to shop at various vendors with wares attractive to women.

There will be items from vintage jewelry to modern snap jewelry, crochet items, hand-quilted decorator items, soy candles, fashionable, unique clothing, essential oils, and chair massages.

The Ladies Oasis is held on Friday and Saturday of the event.

  • 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

 

 
10:30am – 11:30am S6: Updates on Bowling Green Assembly Plant 

  • Speakers: Nora Roper – Bowling Green Assembly Assistant Plant Manager
  • Conference Center
 
11:45am – 12:45pm Corvette Racing Through the Years

Get an insider’s take on Chevrolet racing through the years! Join Corvette Hall of Fame Inductees, past and present  for a round table discussion, behind the scenes stories and Q&A. You aren’t going to want to miss this line up with their racing lore!

  • Burt Greenwood, Dave McLellan, Herb Fishel, Gib Hufstader, Ralph Kramer, the Barker brothers, and Tony DeLorenzo
  • Exhibit Hall
 
1:00pm – 1:30pm Autograph Session

  • 2018 HOF Inductees, GM Team, Corvette Racing
  • Limit 2 items
  • Conference Center
 
1:00pm – 2:00pm Alan Sevadjian Book Signing

  • Copies of “Fifty Years of the Corvette Grand Sport” will be available for purchase
  • Corvette BLVD
 
1:30pm – 3:30pm Sip-N-Paint – Yellow Door Creations
A step-by-step beginner art project class in which guests can create unique and original works of art on barn wood and learn 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
  • White Church Wooden Wall Hanging
  • NCM Board Room (front offices)
 

 

1:45pm – 3:00pm NCM Live Auction

  • Auctioneers – Adam Boca / Doug Fehan
  • Conference Center
 
3:00pm – 3:30pm Car Show Awards

  • Located at NCM Logo Circle
  • Photo available from FotoFX kiosk in exhibit hall
 
3:45pm Event Group Photo

  • NCM Logo Circle
  • Photo available at FotoFX kiosk
 
4:00pm Corvette Raffle Drawing – 2019 Grand Sport Coupe (color TBD)

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

 

 
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
5:30pm Hall of Fame Cash Bar and Seating Begins

  • Sloan Convention Center
 
6:00pm – 9:00pm BQT3:  Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

  • 2018 Inductees – John & Burt Greenwood, Tom Wallace, and Mike Yager
  • Dress Is Business Casual
  • 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 1st  
 
8:00am National Corvette Museum Opens
 
8:00am – 11:00pm Advance Registration Pickup / Onsite Registration open

  • NCM Clubroom
 
8:00am – 5:00pm 2019 Stingrays and ZR1’s on Display

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

 

 
 
8:30am – 10:15am S8: Hand Building the LT5 Engine

·Watch as the Performance Build Center Team completely reassembles an LT5 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 John Wurth
  • NCM Conference Center
 
 
9:00am – 11:00am 2019 Caravan Captains Meeting

  • Open to official caravan captains only
  • NCM Boardroom

 

 
9:30am – 3:30pm LT6: O.Z. Tyler Distillery / Fetta Pizza Road Tour

Bourbon Whiskey is a distinctly American product that has been produced in this country since the 18thcentury. Bourbon can be made in any U.S. state but the vast-majority of it hails from Kentucky and can claim to be world-renowned Kentucky Bourbon. The location of the O.Z. Tyler® Distillery has been producing Bourbon Whiskey since 1885. Then on to Fetta Pizza – locally owned and operated – best pizza in the Midwest!

  •  Pre-Registration Required
  • $32 Members / $35 Non-Members
  • Limited to 50 people
  • Tour and Pizza included in registration
  • Approximately 160 miles round trip
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Stage: TBD

 

 

 

 

 

10:00am – 11:15am S9: GM Presentation of the 2019 Corvette

  • Speakers: GM team
  • Q & A session
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
10:00am – 12:00pm  Wil & Liz Cooksey Book Signing

  • Copies of “No Time to Cry” will be available for purchase
  • Corvette BLVD
 
10:00am – 3:30pm Ladies Oasis

The intention of the Ladies Oasis is to have a location for women to have a place for a short period of rest, and to shop at various vendors with wares attractive to women.

There will be items from vintage jewelry to modern snap jewelry, crochet items, hand-quilted decorator items, soy candles, fashionable, unique clothing, essential oils, and chair massages.

The Ladies Oasis is held on Friday and Saturday of the event.

  • 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
10:30am – 11:30am Product Seminar – C-MAGICProduct presentation and application instructions for C-Magic’s latest Ceramic: RADIANT. Description and demonstration by Kermit Dye, PRESIDENT

  • Museum Delivery Garage
11:00am – 12:00pm   S10: 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee Mike Yager

  • Conference Center
11:15am – 2:00pm  

LT7: Grand Victorian Inn Lunch Tour

The Grand Victorian Inn plays host to 11 beautiful and unique Victorian guest rooms and Mammoth Railway Cafe. The old Train Station House is now the Bike and Hike Trail head to Mammoth Cave National Park. Enjoy the wrap-around-porch with outdoor seating, in a country setting.

  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette
  • Pre-registration Required
  • $23 Members / $28 Non-Members
  • Limited Registration
  • Lunch included in Registration
  • Staging area TBA
 
11:30am – 12:30pm 10/15/20/25 Year Member Recognition

  • Chevrolet Theater
 
12:30pm – 1:30pm S11: GM Walk Around Presentation

Up close with the 2019 Corvette

  •  GM Team – Harlan Charles, Kirk Bennion, Tom Peters
  • NCM Conference Center/ Plaza

 

 
1:00pm – 2:00pm Alan Sevadjian Book Signing

  • Copies of “Fifty Years of the Corvette Grand Sport” will be available for Sale
  • Corvette BLVD
 
1:00pm – 3:00pm Bourbon Basics Classroom & Tasting with the Whisky Chicks

Want to know more about bourbon but don’t know where to begin? Are traditional tasting events too intimidating? Maybe you are a wine or beer drinker who is curious to find out what all the buzz is about. Let us ease your way into it as we create an experience with gateway cocktails that help your palate appreciate and enjoy the deliciousness of Kentucky Bourbon. Join the Whisky Chicks as they take you on a leisurely stroll on the path to bourbon enlightenment beginning with a little history, background about the different types of whisky and then move into ways one can enjoy and share your new-found passion and knowledge with friends.  Includes sample cocktails and tastings. Whisky dudes are welcome.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Registration Fee: $45 Member/ $48 Non-Member
  • Bourbon included in Registration
  •  NCM Club Room

 

1:30pm – 2:30pm S12: Updates on Bowling Green Assembly Plant 

  • Speakers: Nora Roper – Bowling Green Assembly Assistant Plant Manager
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
3:00pm Corvette Raffle Drawing – 2019 Torch Red Stingray Convertible

  • $10 / unlimited tickets
  • NCM Blvd
 
5:00pm NCM Closes – Thank you for attending our 24th Anniversary

 

 

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NCM 24th Anniversary 2018

Corvette Store Partners

Adam’s Polishes
C-Magic
CarArtWork
Corvette Store Booth
Dana Forrester Watercolors
Laid Back
Mike’s Custom Steering (MCS)
Ohio Metal Chairs
Smart Step Flooring
Second Story Interiors
Thunder Road Creations Jewelry