Corvette fans know that the 2015 Corvette Stingray is one of the great bargains of all time when it comes to performance per dollar, even at the manufacturers suggested retail price. The National Corvette Museum (NCM) will give someone the most incredible bargain of all—the performance of a 2015 Stingray coupe for $10. That’s right, for a mere $10 some lucky person will get the keys to a Torch Red Corvette Stingray coupe in what must be the best performance bargain ever.
Ivan and Mary Schrodt of Sherwood, Wisconsin made headlines in the Corvette world recently when they donated five Corvettes to the National Corvette Museum (NCM) The five included one Corvette from each of generations C2 through C6 and initially were to be included in the Schrodts very generous gift to the NCM as part of their estate. However, after their first trip to the NCM Motorsports Park during the 2014 Labor Day Celebration, they had a change of heart.
The National Corvette Museum (NCM) now has a new exhibit for the world’s one and only remaining 1983 Corvette thanks to the generosity of the Dyer Family Foundation. The white coupe was previously displayed in the Skydome mixed in with the other Corvettes, just blending in with its surroundings. Now, the new display for this unique part of Corvette history is featured in the Gateway where, surrounded by print and video media telling its story, it is the center of attention.
The National Corvette Museum (NCM) has reported their highest yearly attendance since opening their doors in 1994. In 2014, 251,258 Corvette fans came through the turnstiles to see attractions ranging from the Corvette-swallowing sinkhole to the new NCM Motorsports Park. Previously, the NCM’s highest attendance was 200,900 in 1999, the museum’s 5th anniversary year. The 2014 total represents an increase of 67% over the 150,462 visitors in 2013.
Taking delivery of a new Corvette Stingray through the National Corvette Museum’s R8C Delivery Program can be a very memorable experience. We’ve seen grown men act like kids in a candy shop as they are handed the keys to their new rides. And speaking of kids, the Museum just hosted one of the cutest new Corvette deliveries we’ve seen that is guaranteed to turn a kid into a Corvette fan for life.
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It’s hard to picture a much more patriotic car than the Chevrolet Corvette.
And when it comes to supporting the “red, white, and blue,” our nation’s law enforcement personnel definitely rank among some of our most patriotic citizens.
Since Jan. 9, 2015 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day across the U.S., the National Corvette Museum is showing its appreciation to these men and women by offering free admission to the museum to active and retired law enforcement and their immediate accompanying families Friday, Jan. 9 through Sunday, Jan. 11.
After a seven week process of preparing to fill the massive sinkhole under the National Corvette Museum’s Skydome, the ceremonial “first rock” was cast into the pit by the NCM’s Executive Director Wendell Strode. Inscribed on the rock was the words “Awesome God, Everyone Safe”, a testament to the fact that despite all the destruction caused by the sinkhole, there were no injuries to visitors or the employees who work there.
The National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park has always promised to deliver a lot of fun for enthusiasts.
The latest excitement is the new Track X program, a winter driving event in an autocross-type environment, complete with coned gates and dedicated start to finish timing – on the museum’s new racetrack.
Many Corvette enthusiasts have loved the car all their lives.
Cliff Young actually was a Mustang fan for most of his life, but then around the age of 60, he was bitten by the Corvette bug after a trip to a high performance driving school in 2006.
That convinced him it was time for a Corvette!
Our friend and co-host of the Corvette Nation TV Show Michael Brown just did an R8C Museum Delivery for his new 2015 Corvette Z06. What did he do next? How about some break-in laps at the NCM Motorsport’s Park:
Ten minutes after doing a Museum Delivery at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, this 4-miles-on-the-odometer ZO6 / ZO7 was on the new NCM Motorsports Park world class track
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