With the seventh generation Corvette arriving at dealers later this year, excitement is definitely in the air for enthusiasts of America’s Favorite Sports Car.
That enthusiasm carries over to the National Corvette Museum, which reports significant progress on plans for the Motorsports Park to be constructed there.
The final track design has been approved, and the geotechnical engineering on the site has begun – all leading up to the official groundbreaking set for Friday, June 28, 2013 during the Museum’s Corvette 60th Anniversary Celebration.
The excitement will climb to a fever pitch when the Grand Opening of the Motorsports Park is held over Labor Day weekend 2014, part of the Museum’s 20th Anniversary as well as the 5th National Corvette Caravan.
Construction bid documents should be prepared by May 2013, with track designer Steve Crawford and engineering firm DDS Engineering leading the way.
“Good things are happening with more exciting developments on the way, but as always, we can’t do it without the help of our supporters,” said Wendell Strode, NCM Executive Director. “We are especially thankful for those who have joined the One Acre Club and want to encourage others who are capable of helping us to do so.” The One Acre Club is a program for individuals or groups to assist the NCM in funding the Motorsports Park.
Enthusiasts are being asked to help the Museum raise $1 million by June 1, but even more money will be needed to complete the Park. That will be enough to begin construction on the autocross/skid pad area this summer, but more funds are being sought for construction of the west track as part of the initial development.
“We are ready to move forward with the project, but at what level will be determined by support received from enthusiasts and sponsorships,” said Strode. “The support thus far is great, but we still need help to make it happen.”
That’s where the One Acre Club comes in. Each acre you buy sends a powerful message to potential sponsors of how committed Corvette enthusiasts are to making this project happen.
The planned Motorsports Park will have more than one mile of frontage along I-65, meaning it will be visible to millions of drivers every year.
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