Michelin NCM Bash

When:
April 22, 2021 – April 24, 2021 all-day
2021-04-22T00:00:00-05:00
2021-04-25T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
350 Corvette Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42101
USA
Contact:
270-777-4506 or 270-467-8804

2021 Michelin NCM Bash

 Thursday 4/22 – Saturday 4/24

Kickoff of the NCM onsite event season with us here in Bowling Green, KY! Returning activities include a seminar and classroom sessions by GM certified Corvette Technician Paul Koerner. Enjoy guided road tours, two celebrity choice car shows, a celebrity autograph session, auctions, book signings, and the Ladies’ Oasis. This year’s Bash will also include Hall of Fame activities for the 2020 Corvette Hall of Fame Class.

Seminar schedule and a more detailed agenda will be made available as we can confirm presenter’s ability to be onsite. Those that are not with us here at the Museum will be doing live interactive sessions similar to those held at the 2020 Michelin NCM Bash and the 26th Anniversary.

Watch the agenda for updates including:
Seminars featuring Bowling Green Assembly Plant, Michelin, & Mobil 1
Hall of Fame Seminars with the 2020 Hall of Fame Class
Classroom Sessions with Corvette Expert Paul Koerner
Product demonstrations by Corvette Store Partners
Auctions

Online registration closes at 5:00pm central time on Tuesday, April 6th. All activities are open to Event Registrants only. On-line registrants will receive a hardcard credential, lanyard, event pin and dash plaque. Lifetime registration is $20pp, member registration is $25pp and non-member registration is $35pp.

  • Onsite registrations available at the increased rates of $25 / $30 / $40.

 No refunds or cancellations after Advance Registration closes on April 6th

 

Click here to visit XPEL’s website: https://www.xpel.com/locator

 

Bash T-Shirt Available Now!

Lifetime $17 Member $18 Non-Member $20

Bash Polos are Available!

Lifetime $17 Member $18 Non-Member $20

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Bash Agenda

(Agenda subject to change – check back for updates)

WEDNESDAY APRIL 21
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
2:00pm – 5:00pm Advance registration credential/shirt pickup

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM Clubroom
 
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
THURSDAY APRIL 22
 
8:00am NCM Opens
8:00am – 10:00am Parking Lot Banner Pickup

  • Club Room
 
8:00am – 4:00pm Registration Open

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM Clubroom
 
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 C8 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 – 2:30pm LT1: My Old KY Home / BJ’s Steakhouse  *SOLD OUT*
MOKH -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. 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
  • $35 members / $40 non-members
  • Limited 50 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette
 
8:30am – 2:00pm LT2: Swope’s Car of Yesteryears Auto Museum / Back Home Restaurant  
The Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum features vehicles ranging from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s in a variety of makes and models in both original condition and restored condition. Backhome is not just an amazing, southern local restaurant. The restaurant started more than 35 years ago as an antique & crafts dealer. From homemade candies to Candleberry Candles to home decor, come see everything they have to offer.

  • Pre-registration required
  • $20 members / $25 non-members
  • Limited 50 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette

 

 
9:45am – 1:30pm LT3: Dueling Grounds Distillery / Tanglewood Farms Restaurant  *SOLD OUT*
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
  • $30 members / $35 non-members
  • Limited 30 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette
 

10:00am-12:00pm

 Wil & Liz Cooksey Book Signing 

  • Corvette Blvd

10:30am – 11:45am

Paul Koerner – Corvette discussion for New Owners & Enthusiasts
In this basic seminar, we will have open question and answer about basics of the 7th generation Corvette.  Fact is, the technology of Stingray, Grand Sport, ZO6 and ZR1 since 2014 is amazing and highly complex. We keep things simple, explain how things work in an easy way to understand terms and demystify this wonderful generation of Corvette. Come and join us for a fun, enjoyable show and seminar that everyone can truly feel comfortable attending.

  • GM Certified Corvette Technician Paul Koerner
  • Conference Center
 
12:00pm – 12:45pm  Chuck, Sharon, and Kimberlee Fast Collections Campus Walkthrough

  • Presenting Virtually
  • Speakers: Derek E. Moore – Director of Collections / Curator and Bob Bubnis – Associate Curator
  • Played Live in Conference Center
 
1:00pm – 2:00pm  Corvette Assembly Plant Update

  • Speakers: Kai Spande – Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager
 
2:00pm – 4:00pm C5, C6, & C7 Classroom Session with Paul Koerner  *SOLD OUT*
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.

  • $75 registration fee
  • GM Certified Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Limited to 10 registrants (spouse or your guest invited to sit in)
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd

 

 
2:15pm – 2:30pm  Jack & Dor DeLong Car Donation

  • Conference Center
 
3:00pm  Trooper Island Check Presentation
Join us for the check presentation to Kentucky State Police Trooper Island Director Jonathan Biven for Trooper Island participation in the MiM 1 Lap of Kentucky Program.

  • Corvette Blvd
 
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 2020, 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 FEBURARY
  • By Invitation only
  • Cash Bar Opens at 5:15pm
  • Dinner served at 6:15pm
  • NCM Conference Center
  • Menu:
    • Panzanella Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
    • Roasted Potatoes seasoned with Rosemary and Garlic
    • Sautéed Zucchini and Squash
    • Skirt Steak with Italian Salsa Verde
    • Chicken Piccata in White Wine Caper Sauce
    • Yeast Rolls
    • Delectable Lemon Bars with Fresh Berries and Mint
 
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
FRIDAY APRIL 23
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 10:00am  Parking Lot Banner Pickup

  • Club Room
 
8:00am – 12:00pm Friday AM Touring Session
All day touring offered so you can work around your schedule. With lead / follow car – an average of highway speeds is the norm! No safety equipment is required. 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 11:40am
  • NCM Motorsports Park
 

 

8:00am – 4:00pm Registration Open

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM CLUB ROOM
 
8:00am – 2:30pm LT4: My Old KY Home / BJ’s Steakhouse
MOKH -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.
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.

 

 

 8:30am – 10:30am 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.*SOLD OUT*

  • $75 registration fee
  • GM Certified Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Limited to 10 registrants (spouse or your guest invited to sit in)
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd

 

 
8:30am – 2:00pm LT5: Swope’s Car of Yesteryears Auto Museum / Back Home Restaurant 
The Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum features vehicles ranging from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s in a variety of makes and models in both original condition and restored condition. Backhome is not just an amazing, southern local restaurant. The restaurant started more than 35 years ago as an antique & crafts dealer. From homemade candies to Candleberry Candles to home decor, come see everything they have to offer.

  •  Pre-registration required
  • $20 members / $25 non-members
  • Limited 50 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette

 

 
9:00am – 4:00pm Corvette Touring Laps
Get behind the wheel of a C8 Corvette! Register for a session of Corvette Touring Laps and receive 4 laps in a lead/follow format, going just above highway speeds.

  • Click here to register, Select Friday 4/23, Select Time Slot, Checkout
  • $299 per session
  • Limited walk up availability
  • NCM Motorsports Park

 

 
9:45am – 1:30pm LT6: Dueling Grounds Distillery / Tanglewood Farms Restaurant  *SOLD OUT*
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
  • $30 members / $35 non-members
  • Limited 30 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette

 

 
10:00am -2:30pm All Corvette Celebrity Choice Car Show #1

  • Open to registered participants only
  • Window placard at ticket booth
  • Winners will be posted Outside Club Room Doors
  • 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
 
10:00am – 12:00pm  Wil & Liz Cooksey Book Signing

  • Corvette Blvd
 
10:10am – 11:00am  Mobil 1 Tech Talk 
 
10:30am – 11:00am Driving Club Seminar
Interactive Q & A seminar with the NCM Motorsports Park staff on the perks of becoming a member of the Driving Club!

  • Click here for more info
  • NCM members receive 10% off one-time initiation fee
  • No registration required
  • NCM Motorsports Park / Holley Control Tower

 

11:00am – 12:00pm Michelin Tech Talk 

  • Open Session Q&A with Michelin
  • Speakers: Dr. Jeffery Anderson and Lee Willard
12:00pm – 12:45pm LIVE Auction 
Bid on exclusive and RARE items that are only available through the National Corvette Museum! All items must be taken with you at the end of the auction, NO items will be shipped.

  • Conference Center
12:45pm – 1:00pm Special Announcement
Please join us immediately before the GM Corvette Presentation for a very special announcement regarding the Museum!

  • Conference Center
1:00pm – 3:00pm Sip n’ Paint  *SOLD OUT*
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 – 2:15pm  Corvette Update with the Corvette Team

  • Speakers: Tadge Juechter and Harlan Charles
  • Presenting Virtually in the Conference Center
 
1:00pm – 3:00pm 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.*SOLD OUT* 

  • $75 registration fee
  • GM Certified Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Limited to 10 registrants (spouse or your guest invited to sit in)
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd 
 
1:00pm – 5:00pm Friday PM Touring Session
All day touring offered so you can work around your schedule. With lead / follow car – an average of highway speeds is the norm! No safety equipment is required. 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 
 
2:30pm – 3:00pm Driving Club Seminar
Interactive Q & A seminar with the NCM Motorsports Park staff on the perks of becoming a member of the Driving Club!

  • Click here for more info
  • NCM members receive 10% off one-time initiation fee
  • No registration required
  • NCM Motorsports Park / Holley Control Tower 
 
3:00pm  Raffle –2021 Build Your Own Corvette or $65,000

  • Price: $250.00 Tickets: 1500
  • Corvette Boulevard
 
3:15pm – 3:45pm Car Show Awards Presentations #1

  • Friday awards presented
  • Pictures taken of winners
  • NCM Logo Circle 
 
3:45pm Bash Event Group Picture

  • Copies of pictures will be available through FotoFX in Exhibit Hall
  • NCM Logo Circle 
 
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
5:15pm CASH BAR For Hall of Fame Banquet

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

Corvette Hall of Fame

  • 2020 Inductees – Henry Haga, Wendell Strode, Mike McCagh, & Doug Fehan
  • 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
  • Collector HOF Induction Glass included 
 
SATURDAY APRIL 24
 
8:00am NCM Opens
8:30am Caravan Informational Meeting  *Cancelled*

  • CANCELLED
 
8:30am – 10:30am C8 Classroom Session with Paul Koerner – Sat  *SOLD OUT*
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.

  • $75 registration fee
  • GM Certified Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Limited to 10 registrants (spouse or your guest invited to sit in)
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd 
9:30am – 11:00am REPLAY of Kai Spande Bowling Green Assembly Plant Update

  • REPLAY OF THURSDAY SEMINAR  – KAI WILL NOT BE LIVE
  • Conference Center
9:30am – 3:30pm LT7: General Jackson Showboat – Nashville   *SOLD OUT*
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
  • $70 Members / $75 Non-Members
  • Limited to 50 people 
 
10:00am – 11:00am Ambassador Meeting

  • Speaker: Director of Operation Stephanie Morrill
  • Chevrolet Theater 
 
10:00am – 12:00pm  Wil & Liz Cooksey Book Signing

  • Corvette Blvd
 
10:00am – 2:00pm  Aviation Heritage Park Open Cockpit Event
Satisfy your need for excitement Saturday, April 24, 2021 10 am – 2 pm at Aviation Heritage Park’s annual Open Cockpit event! AHP welcomes the public to have an up-close look at all the park warbirds. The cockpits will be open on all eight of the static displays for you to check out the perfectly restored interiors. Each will have a knowledgeable docent on hand discussing the aircraft and telling the stories of the pilots. Guest docents will include Brigadier General Dan Cherry, pilot of Phantom 550, Sgt Patrick O’Leary, a former crew chief for HMX1, and Major General Allen Youngman, former Kentucky Adjutant General.  Viewing platforms will be available for all the park aircraft. From this vantage, park visitors can look inside Marine One, the Panther, Shooting Star, Phantom 550, Aardvark, the UH1, all owned (and regulated) by governmental agencies. Interested visitors may get into the Talon- flown by every astronaut who walked on the moon. The T-38 is owned by Warren County/Aviation Heritage Park. The Cub, honoring Willa Brown, will also be open for viewing inside the park’s restoration tent. Get the camera ready when you climb up to see the Northrup T-38 Talon. You are invited to not only look, but climb into the seat. The NASA trainer, honoring local astronaut Terry Wilcutt, was flown by all the astronauts who have ever walked on the moon. Additionally, the pilots who have been in its seat include all 6 Mercury missions through 1963, the 10 Gemini missions, and the Apollo program. This event is free but donations are welcome and greatly appreciated.  All donations directly support the construction of the new AHP Museum

  • Aviation Heritage Park
  • No registration required
 
 10:00am – 2:00pm All Corvette Celebrity Choice Car Show #2

  • Open to registered participants only
  • Window placard at ticket booth
  • Winners will be posted Outside Club Room Doors
  • 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
 
10:30am – 1:00pm  REPLAY OF VIRTUAL MICHELIN BASH CONTENT

  • REPLAY ONLY of content and presentations from Thursday & Friday Virtual Bash
  • Conference Center
 
11:00am – 2:00pm LT8: Federal Grove Bed & Breakfast  *SOLD OUT*
Federal Grove, invites you to taste the Kentucky south. The finest, old fashioned, southern style food, served in an elegantly country setting that has been a place for families to come together for generations. Come and visit with us! You won’t want to miss out!

  • Pre-registration required
  • $30 Members / $35 Non-Members
  • Limited to 50 people  
 
1:00pm-2:30pm  REPLAY OF CORVETTE TEAM PRESENTATION FROM FRIDAY

  • REPLAY ONLINE – Corvette Team will NOT be live
  • Conference Center
 
2:30pm – 3:00pm Car Show Awards Presentations #2

  • Saturday awards presented
  • Pictures taken of winners
  • NCM Logo Circle 
 
3:00pm 2021 Arctic White Corvette Coupe 4/24/2021

  • $20.00 Unlimited Raffle 
 
 3:15pm – 4:00pm MIM Tail of the Dragon participation meeting

  • Registered Participants Only
  • If you cannot attend this meeting – we can get you set up on Sunday morning with your badges and fill you in briefly as to what you missed at the meeting
  • Chevrolet Theater 
 
5:00pm NCM Closes