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DVR ALERT: Corvette Nation TV Show Begins Second Season on Saturday Morning on Velocity

Our friends at Corvette Nation TV have been busy filming at various Corvette shows across the country this summer and the new season will kick-off this Saturday morning at 10 AM ET on the Velocity Network. If you haven’t been watching the only cable TV show solely focused on the Chevrolet Corvette and the hobby that surrounds it, now is your chance!

In the first episode of Corvette Nation’s second season, the show’s hosts Maria Prekeges, Bill Stephens and Michael Brown take a visit to the National Corvette Museum’s 20th Anniversary and the grand opening of the new NCM Motorsports Park.

The show airs at a different time than last year so set your DVRs now for Saturdays at 10 am on Discovery’s Velocity Channel to catch all the exciting Corvette action with Corvette Nation TV. For the latest show updates, make sure you are following Corvette Nation TV on Facebook.

 

If you haven’t been to see the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum, you might want to hurry.

The last day to witness the historic hole is just a little more than three weeks away, on Sunday, Nov. 9.

Construction to repair the damage will begin the next day, with the project slated to be done by July next year.

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Now that the Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park is open, we are starting to get some feedback from some of the professional drivers who have already visited the new track. Johnny O’Connell, one of the most successful racecar drivers in the history of the sport was recently at the track and we’re interested to hear what he had to say.

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[VIDEO] NCM Motorsports Park Hosts Inaugural High Performance Driving Event
Photo Credit: NCM Motorsports Park

Back on Labor Day weekend earlier this year the National Corvette Museum officially opened their new Motorsports Park. The freshly minted facility recently held its first official High Performance Driving Event (HDPE) on September 27th and 28th. In the video after the break we get a quick look at all of various festivities that took place a couple weeks ago.

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The National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park officially opened to the general public earlier this month, with about 200 people attending a grand opening ceremony at the Bowling Green, Ky., facility.

Thousands of Corvette enthusiasts already had a chance to see the park during the museum’s 20th Anniversary Celebration in August, but this time, the governor of Kentucky, Steve Beshear, was among the onlookers.

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Join the Corvette Museum's First Ever HPDE Event at the NCM Motorsports Park

One of the core missions of the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park has always been to promote the improvement of driver skills.

Now that the Motorsports Park has officially opened, that mission will roar into action with the inaugural High Performance Driving Event coming up later this month.

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NCM Insurance Now Offers OnTrack Insurance Coverage

by Guest Contributor on September 13, 2014

NCM Insurance Now Offers OnTrack Insurance Coverage

Article contributed by Adam Boca / NCM Insurance Agency

The National Corvette Museum and the NCM Insurance Agency are proud to introduce a new insurance offering for our customers. With the NCM Motorsports Park grand opening taking place over Labor Day weekend the NCM Insurance Agency has teamed up with longtime on track insurance provider, Lockton Affinity.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Museum Now Offering a DVD Documentary on the SkyDome Sinkhole

The National Corvette Museum’s sinkhole which swallowed eight Corvettes earlier this year not only shook the Corvette Nation, it also captivated the world as replays of the floor dropping out from under the Corvettes reverberated throughout various national and international media outlets.

It could be argued that the worst thing to ever happen at the Corvette Museum was also the best thing that ever happened to the NCM. Stories of the sinkhole appeared on over 2,000 broadcast outlets and the publicity from the more than 7,300 tv and radio hits was valued at $15.4 million. And with all that media running, attendance levels spiked over 60% in the months that followed with onlookers who wanted to see the hole that ate the Corvettes.

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Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park Details First Year Goals

The ribbon-cutting was held just a few days ago, but the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park is already looking to be as big a smash hit as the C7 Stingray.

Mitch Wright, general manager of the Motorsports Park, says that the facility has already booked 189 days so far – well on its way to meeting its goal of having 200 days booked during its initial year.

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General Motors to Restore Three of the NCM Sinkhole Corvettes

Chevrolet and the National Corvette Museum have announced their game plan for restoration of three of the classic Corvettes damaged when they were swallowed by a sinkhole inside the museum in February.

Two of the cars – the 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype nicknamed the “Blue Devil” and the 1-millionth Corvette produced (a 1992 white convertible) – will be repaired by Chevrolet, which will also pay for the restoration of the black 1962 Corvette to be overseen by the museum.

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