Vets ‘n Vettes presented by Mobil 1

November 8, 2018 – November 10, 2018 all-day
National Corvette Museum
350 Corvette Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Karen Renfrow or Bryce Burklow
270-467-8804 or 270-777-4506

Vets ‘n Vettes 

Sponsored by ExxonMobil

Honoring Those Who Fought for Our Freedom



November 8 – 10, 2018

In 2008 we began a tradition of honoring our veterans with a new event, Vets ‘n Vettes. Thursday kicks off with a full day at the NCM Motorsports Park. Invites will be going out to all our local Veterans in hopes they come to the MSP and catch a ride in a Corvette with another fellow Veteran. Complimentary lunch served to all! With a Meet n’ Greet, road tours, and participation in the Bowling Green Veterans’ Day Parade with lunch afterwards at the local VFW, the event offers veterans, servicemen and women and those who want to support them, a comfortable place to meet and share stories and experiences.

General registration for Vets ‘n Vettes is only $20

Online registration closes at 8:00am central time on Tuesday, October 23. There are no refunds for activities after online registration closes. All activities are open to Event Registrants only. On-line registrants will receive a hard card credential, lanyard, and event pin.

Agenda subject to change – please check back periodically
Thank you!


Registration Opens 1:00pm – 5:00pm / NCM Clubroom
7:30am NCM Opens
7:30am – 5:00pm Registration Open

  • Located in Clubroom
  • Advance Registration Pickup
  • Onsite registration available
8:15am – 8:30am Opening Ceremonies – NCM Flagpole
8:45am Caravan to NCM Motorsports Park

  • Stage Front Circle
9:00am – 3:00pm Day at NCM Motorsports Park
Enjoy the day at the Motorsports Park with touring laps and karting. Lunch provided at the MSP

  • Offer your corvette to give local Veterans a ride around the track
  • Driver meeting 9:30am – mandatory
  • Unlimited track time
  • Onsite sales for karting experience
9:30am – 11:15am MOVIE TIME – ‘The Producers’

Mel Brooks wrote an original screenplay whose characters are driven by greed, need, neurosis, cheerfully shameful sexual behavior and a deep cynicism about show business. 

  •  Holley Building Classroom at Motorsports Park
  • No Charge – no sign-ups necessary
11:30am – 1:00pm  Lunch Served

  • Free for event registrants and Veterans
  • Grilled Hamburgers / Hot Dogs
  • Pre-Registration is Required
  • Lunch in MSP Garages


1:00pm – 3:00pm MOVIE TIME – ‘Phantom of the Opera’

The haunting story of The Phantom of the Opera is adapted from Gaston Leroux’s novel of the same name and is set in the heart of the Paris Opera House. As young ballet dancer Christine Daae becomes the object of The Phantom’s secret affections, he manipulates her career at the expense and horror of the Opera House staff and stars.

  • Holley Building Classroom at Motorsports Park
  • No-charge – no sign-ups necessary


5:00pm National Corvette Museum Closes
5:00pm Cash Bar – Social
5:30pm – 7:30pm Meet & Greet Welcome Dinner

Enjoy a great meal after your track day

  • Pre-registration is Required
  • $25 Per Person
  • Early Thanksgiving Dinner is on the menu
  • Commemorative 10th Anniversary Glass
  • NCM Conference Center

** Guest Speaker is Jack Delong – Vietnam Veteran and Lifetime Member of the NCM.

‘Following in my Dad’s Footsteps –

 Return to Normandy’

8:00am NCM Opens.
8:00am – 4:00pm Registration Open

  • Located in clubroom
  • Advance Registration Pickup
  • Onsite registration available
9:45am – 4:00pm LT1: General Jackson Showboat – Nashville

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
  • $65 Per Person
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Approximately 135 miles round trip


11:15am – 2:00pm LT2: Barren River Lodge for Lunch

If you are looking for a shorter / lighter day – take a nice drive to Barren River State Park Resort. Enjoy the buffet at the Driftwood Restaurant overlooking the beautiful 10,000-acre lake.

  • 1149 State Park Rd Lucas, KY 42156
  • Pre-Registration required
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Registration fee: $25
  • Guided – Drive your own Corvette
  • Approximately 60 miles round trip




5:00pm National Corvette Museum Closes

  • Free night to spend with your friends
6:00pm – 10:00pm  **NOT THROUGH NCM**

Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse of Bowling Green would like to give back to our Veterans. Enjoy an evening of great food, entertainment, and camaraderie with other BG Veterans.

  • 3260 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104
  • Tent set up in back with Outback trailer
  • $20 all you can eat Ribs & Chicken (including drink)
  • Local bands performing
  • Silent auction gift baskets – all proceeds go to local Veterans organizations
  • Pay on your own
8:00am NCM Opens
8:00am – 9:00am Registration open in Clubroom
8:15am – 8:30am Event Group Photo

  • On NCM Logo Circle
  • Photo’s available for purchase after parade
  • NCM Blvd
8:30am – 8:45am Driver Meeting

  • NCM Front Circle
8:45am Depart NCM Front Circle to Bowling Green Veterans Day Parade
9:00am – 10:00am Arrive at Parade Staging area and prep cars
10:00am Parade Begins

  • Candy throwing is allowed
  • No revving of motors while on parade route
  • Return to NCM at end of parade
11:30am – 1:00pm LT3: VFW Annual Fish Fry
VFW will also be serving our participants a fish fry.We want to support our local VFW –  with all proceeds going to the KY Wounded Hero’s program.

  • Advance Registration required
  • $15 registration fee
  • Stage front circle after parade – caravan to VFW from NCM
  • Leave on your own
1:30pm – 3:30pm Free Guided Road Tour – Rollercoaster and Chaney’s Ice Cream

  • Guided Road Tour
  • Stage NCM Front Circle
  • Buy your own ice cream
5:00pm National Corvette Museum Closes