The National Corvette Museum is celebrating their Silver Anniversary Labor Day weekend and will welcome over 10,000 Corvette enthusiasts August 28-31, 2019. The Museum is the final stop of the 6th National Corvette Caravan, an endeavor that only happens every five years to coincide with the Museum’s milestone anniversaries. Festivities are planned for three days at the Museum and NCM Motorsports Park, including a kickoff concert with headliner Jefferson Starship, demonstrations, vendors, laps at the track, seminars, and a large display featuring the new 2020 Stingray Corvette with six of the eighth generation Corvette to be on site and approximately 50 members of the General Motors team present to lead seminars, answer questions and network with event participants.
The Museum, a 501c3 non-profit foundation, will be raffling off three Corvettes during the event. While Friday’s raffle, the opportunity to “Build Your Own” 2020 Stingray Corvette, is sold out, two other raffles still have tickets remaining. On Saturday the Museum will draw a winner for VIN 25 of the 2020 Stingrays. The car, once built, will be a Torch Red Coupe with Z51 Performance Package, 3LT Equipment Group with GT2 Seats, Carbon Flash Badge Package, Body-Color Dual Roof Package and more. Tickets for the raffle are only $25 each.
The final raffle, to be drawn on Thursday, August 29, has been kept somewhat of a secret as to just how special it is.
“We have been working with GM on a few one-off features for this car for the past several months,” said Katie Ellison, Director of Marketing and Communications. “With it being our 25th Anniversary, we wanted to incorporate a few special ‘silver’ features on the car that are truly unique. Exterior Design Manager Kirk Bennion, and Senior Designer Dennis Finos really went above and beyond to create a classy look that celebrates the Museum’s milestone. We are excited for everyone to see the finished product and are appreciative for GM’s willingness to add the special touches!”
At first glance, the 2019 Shadow Gray Grand Sport Coupe may seem no different than others straight off the factory line. But anyone who knows the 2019 options by heart will first recognize that the Sterling Silver stripes and hash marks that emblazon this car were not a factory option color. Additionally, the Grand Sport vent badges are monochromatic. “The only other car to have the solid silver lettering is one of the experimental Grand Sports General Motors built that was the marketing car when the model was announced. It’s what you’ll see in any of the press photos, but has since been housed at the Museum for visitors to ‘try on for size’ and sit in,” added Ellison. The final special, one-off feature on the car are sill plates, again with only silver print. “These parts truly make this a one-of-a-kind Corvette,” said Finos.
The Corvette features an 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, Magnetic Selective Ride Control, multi-mode performance exhaust, Grand Sport chrome aluminum wheels with black painted calipers, 2LT equipment group with Jet Black leather interior including head-up display, heated and ventilated seats, Bose 10-speaker audio system, universal home remote and remote vehicle starter system, Carbon-Flash painted ground effects package, Chevrolet MyLink radio with navigation system, performance data and video recorder, curb-view front cameras, chrome badge package, battery protection package, front license plate bracket and Corvette Museum Delivery.
Tickets to win this one-off Grand Sport are $150 each, and the raffle is limited to 1,500 tickets. The drawing will be held on Thursday, August 29 at 2pm CT and will be broadcast live on the Museum’s Facebook page. More information and raffle ticket order forms are available online at raffle.corvettemuseum.org. Due to ticket order form transit and processing times, buyers are encouraged to place orders well in advance.