Each year the Bash kick starts the National Corvette Museum’s car show season. The Bash provides attendees the opportunity to view Corvettes from the upcoming model year, attend various seminars and road tours, as well as meet with members of GM’s Corvette team. Our wrap up and photos from this year’s NCM Bash await you just after the break.
This year there were 2 main draws for the Bash. First was the 2015 Corvette Z06. This was the first time outside of the New York auto show where the public could see the newest supervette in person. Next, of course, was the infamous sinkhole. The skydome was open throughout the bash for attendees to see the chasm that opened up on February 12th. Seeing this part of Corvette and NCM history in person is something we’ll never forget. It’s truly amazing that no one was injured when the floor collapsed and that all 8 cars were actually able to be pulled from the hole.
Seminar topics this year included the new 2015 Z06 and Stingray content as well as the crazy cool Performance Data Recorder. Adam Boca discussed how the NCM Insurance Agency can help protect your collector vehicles while NCM Director Wendell Strode and Western Kentucky University staff recapped the sinkhole experience and talked about next steps. Former Bowling Green Plant Manager Will Cooksey showed off his new book “No Time to Cry” and signed autographs. We also got an update on the NCM Motorsports Park and learned the Michelin had stepped up to sponsor the new facility. Keep it tuned here for videos of most of these seminars coming up in the next few days.
Other activities throughout weekend included live and silent auctions and several road tours to local attractions. The Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner and Brittany George conducted their popular technical seminars and held drop-in assistance sessions all 3 days. Two lucky raffle entrants even went home with brand new Corvettes last weekend while existing owners showed off their rides in a pair of Celebrity Choice car shows.
Our friends at Bloomington Gold and MidAmerica Motorworks were setup in Vendors Row throughout the weekend and Corsa Performance installed new exhaust systems right outside the front of the museum. Heartland Customs also debuted their new Specvette which is available with Museum Delivery.
The 2014 NCM Bash is officially in the books and it was another top notch event. Other than some early morning rain on Friday, there was barely a cloud in the sky all weekend. 2014 was this blogger’s first trip to the Bash and it won’t be the last. If you’ve never been to the NCM Bash we highly recommend that you add it your must-attend list of Corvette events.
Here’s a gallery of Bash photos from last weekend in Bowling Green.
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