The National Corvette Museum kicks off its 2017 car show season with their annual Bash event. Just like the start of baseball season, The Bash is a sign that summer and the Corvette driving season are near. It’s the first big event of the year at the museum and it’s also where GM unveils all the latest offerings on the next model year Corvette. This year we’ll get a look at the 2018 Corvettes hopefully including the just announced Carbon 65 package. We’re still holding out some hope that the much-speculated ZR1 will make an appearance, but that’s a long, very long shot (read: probably not gonna happen).
GM engineers will be around all weekend to answer questions and give presentations on the 2018 C7’s. Other seminars include a history of Corvette tires and brakes by Paul Koerner, a Michelin tire tech talk, building the LT4 engine, the latest news from the Corvette assembly plant, and the annual Corvette racing seminar (and impromptu comedy show).
There are also a number of events offsite throughout the weekend. The Motorsports Park will have Touring Laps and a High Performance Driving Event in addition to unveiling their major donor and acre wall. There’s a golf outing with the GM and Corvette race team members, tours of the Rough River Dam State Park, Maker’s Mark Distillery, and the Grand Victorian Inn. Callaway’s Chris Chessnoe will lead a few tours of the ongoing Callaway display inside the NCM.
If that’s not enough to keep you occupied you can attend the live auction led by Adam Boca, drop in on Paul Koerner for assistance on your late model Corvette, and view or complete in 1 or both of the celebrity judged cars. Don’t forget about the plant tours right across the street at the Corvette assembly plant.
There’s so much to do at the Michelin NCM you’ll struggle to fit in all the things you want to do. We’ve just listed a portion of events here so check out the NCM’s Bash page for a full rundown of the entire event. We’ll be there once again so keep an eye out here and on our Facebook and Twitter pages for all the cool happenings from the 2017 Michelin NCM Bash.
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