What do you do when its springtime and all the car shows are canceled? You have a car show online, of course! While the National Corvette Museum is closed to the public, they’ve come up with yet another creative fundraiser to help fund the museum.
Beginning Monday, April 6th, the NCM will be hosting an online Corvette show. The show will run through April 12th, feature celebrity judges, and offer 24 awards.
“During these uncertain times the Museum has worked hard to keep as many of our staff employed as possible. The car show is not only a fun way for people to get involved in the car hobby at a ‘social distance’ but will hopefully generate a little revenue for the Museum while we are closed. We are excited for everyone to fill our website’s pages with images on their beautiful Corvettes!” said Museum President and CEO Sean Preston.
We know Corvette owners love to show off their rides and 24 lucky winners will take home an award. Honors will be given for the best Corvette of each generation, Corvette Racers, Best Story, Most Unique/Personalized, Plant Manager’s Choice, President’s Choice, People’s Choice, and a Club Participation Award. Just like your Middle School science fair, honorable mention certificates will also be awarded for those coming up just short of the top prize in each category.
The judging team is a Corvette dream team ranging from racers to former Chief Engineers. The current list of judges includes Hall of Famer Gib Hufstader, and former Chief Engineers Dave McLellan, Dave Hill and Tom Wallace. Designers Peter Brock, Jerry Palmer and Tom Peters represent the design side of Corvette while racers Tony DeLorenzo, John Heinricy, Andy Pilgrim and Johnny O’Connell, Doug Fehan cover Corvette’s track prowess. Current Bowling Green Plant Manager Kai Spande and his predecessors Jeff Lamarche, Dave Tatman, and Wil Cooksey will evaluate as well. Other noted judges are Reeves Callaway, Mike Yager, Lance Miller, and Museum President Sean Preston.
“We wanted to encourage all enthusiasts to enter, even if they don’t normally enter their car in shows. We created categories that give everyone a fair shot at walking away with some recognition,” shared Sean. “One category focuses solely on the story behind the car and we can’t wait to read the submissions!”
Just $10 gets you entered. The event will run on the Museum’s website from April 6 – 12. Additional classes can be added for $10 each. Have more than once Corvette? Just fill out a separate form for each of your cars. Each household that enters will receive a commemorative dash plaque.
Each Corvette will be posted on the Museum’s website and judging will take place the week of April 12. Winners will be announced Thursday, April 23 via a video posted online. Winners will receive their booty via mail, or they can pick it up at the Michelin NCM Bash on May 28-30.
Now that we’ve all got some extra free time on our hands, it’s the perfect time to find the perfect photo of your Corvette and show it off to support the NCM.
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