National Corvette Museum to Celebrate Corvettes 60th Anniversary


National Corvette Museum to Celebrate Corvettes 60th Anniversary

On June 30th, 1953 a white on red two-seat roadster rolled off the end of an assembly line in Flint, Michigan. 60 years later, the Corvette still lives on as the longest running mark in automotive history. On June 27th and 28th, 2013 the National Corvette Museum will be throwing a 60th birthday party to celebrate GM’s halo car.

To mark 60 years of Corvette goodness the National Corvette Museum and the Corvette program team will hold with a special 2-day event. The revelry begins on Thursday, June 27th with an evolution display comprised of 1 Corvette from each model year. To enter your Corvette in the display you can email Roc Linkov or Karen Renfrew at the NCM. As part of the celebration the NCM has made a special arrangement with the Bowling Green Assembly Plant to permit 200 NCM members the opportunity to tour the plant. Keep in mind that the plant is currently closed for tours due to the model changeover. Participants will be given a special lanyard and commemorative hard card with their assigned tour time. Additionally they’ll get a delicious dinner at the museum including a presentation by Plant Manager, Dave Tatman. The behind the scenes tour is $250 per person for NCM members.

Friday, June 28th will mark the groundbreaking for the highly anticipated NCM Motorsports Park. After 10 months of planning, the Museum is finally able to kick off construction. They plan to have at least part of the facility ready for the 20th Anniversary Celebration at Labor Day weekend, 2014.

On both days, several new C7 Corvettes will be on display with members of the Corvette team present to answer your questions as well as conduct detailed walk-arounds of the new cars

The 2-day 60th Anniversary Corvette birthday party is open to the public with no charge for NCM members. Non-member admission is simply the cost to enter the museum: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-16, free for kids 5 years or younger, the family rate of $25, or the Senior Citizens (65 or older) rate of $8. Only the Thursday tour and dinner require pre-registration. Signup for the members only plant tour and dinner will be online for members starting Wednesday, December 19th at 8am central time.

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