Avanti II: Donated Car with Corvette Components

Studebaker Avanti II
1977 Studebaker Features Corvette Engine and Fiberglass Body Like many auto enthusiasts, Bernard “Mike” Hammer had set his sights on his dream car decades before he’d have the opportunity to actually own it. It was 1962, and his stepfather was in the market for a new car. “He took me with him one, to keep …

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Museum Statement on COVID-19

Stop the Spread COVID-19
The Museum exhibit area is currently closed to the public but will reopen on JUNE 8. Below are other offerings that are currently open: • Corvette Store In-store shopping open at limited capacity. Current temporary hours are 8am-5pm CT Monday-Friday and Saturday, 10am-3pm. • Corvette Cafe Limited capacity dine-in, and full capacity outdoor dining. Current …

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2020 Automobile All-Stars Awards: The Very Best Cars of the Year

Automobile All Stars
2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Test Drive: Automobile All-Stars Winner “This year’s Automobile All-Stars evaluation features a truly remarkable crop of cars, 21 of them in total—each is one of the best and most interesting new or significantly revised cars on sale this year.” “After three days behind the wheels of all 21 cars, we each …

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Museum Delivers First R8C Optioned 2020 Corvette

On Tuesday, March 10 the National Corvette Museum celebrated the first Museum-delivered 2020 Corvette. Glenn and Andrea Johnson of Port Neches, Texas were the first customers to pick up their ‘next generation’ mid-engine Corvette through option R8C, the Museum Delivery Program. When ordering a new Corvette, customers may select option “R8C,” designating their car for …

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New NCM Board Member: Norm Rose

Norm Rose
Norman Rose’s daily commute would put 32,000 – 35,000 miles per year on his Mazda Miata trading it for another when it hit 100,000 miles. He liked the sports car, but it was a little smaller than he preferred. Eventually it was a 1992 Teal Green Corvette that caught his eye. “I made the decision …

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