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I don't know if any of you XLR/Corvette owners are planning on attending the NCM activities over labor day weekend, but here is some info;



From: Karen Renfrow




National Corvette Museum
350 Corvette Drive
Bowling Green, KY 42101
1-800-538-3883
www.corvettemuseum.org







15th Anniversary Participants,

Our 15th Anniversary Celebration is drawing near. We have over 5,000 pre-registered participants attending and we are asking your help. If you have any free time and want to help us out by volunteering during our celebration this year – we would be very appreciative. We need volunteers in all aspects of the museum. Anywhere from parking – registration – staging road tours – corvette store – seminar staffing and even the corvette café are in need of some great volunteers. We won’t work you really hard or keep you too long at a time! After all – this is your celebration as well!

If interested – please e-mail Torie Cockriel as she is the one that is placing the volunteers where they are needed. Her e-mail address is: torie.cockriel@wku.edu

We want you all to have a great time at our 15th Anniversary Celebration and look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you for your consideration for being a volunteer as well as your support of the National Corvette Museum.

Karen Renfrow – Events Associate
National Corvette Museum
270-467-8804

Please do not reply to this email. Send Torie an email to the address below.

torie.cockriel@wku.edu
 

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[FONT=Arial Narrow,Arial MT Condensed Light,sans-serif]15th Anniversary Pre-Registration Closing Soon![/FONT][FONT=Arial Narrow,Arial MT Condensed Light,sans-serif]July 2009[/FONT]Monday, August 3 at 8 a.m. C.T. pre-registration closes for the 15th Anniversary Celebration at the National Corvette Museum. This registration is separate from Caravan registration, so don't forget to do both!
Registration is $10 for NCM members, free for lifetime members and non-members can attend for only $50, which includes a one-year NCM membership.
Everyone must register, and those doing so by August 3 will receive a specially designed commemorative event badge, lanyard, event dash plaque, lapel pin and be entered in special drawings. Pre-registered EVENT participants will be entered in a free drawing for $500, $1,000 and $1,500. This applies to 15th Anniversary event participants registered by August 3, not Caravan registrants.
Click here to register for the 15th Anniversary Celebration!
[FONT=Arial Narrow,Arial MT Condensed Light,sans-serif]Got Your Gear?[/FONT]​





The "Who's Who" of the Corvette World Will Be There, Will You?
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[/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]This is your chance to get up close and personal with the people that designed and engineered your Corvette. Meet and greet Tom Peters, Corvette Designer; Tadge Juechter, Chief Engineer of the Corvette; Harlan Charles, Corvette Product Marketing Manager; Paul Graham, Corvette Assembly Plant Manager; Randy Wittine, Designer; Tom Wallace, David Hill and Dave McLellan, past Corvette Chief Engineers; Duane "Sparky" Bohnstedt, Corvette Designer; Race Car Driving Team Tony De Lorenzo and Jerry Thompson; Corvette Enthusiast John P. Hinckley and many more. Autograph sessions are scheduled and you never know who you'll meet at the NCM![/FONT]
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]In addition to having some big names in the auto world attend, we[/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]'[/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]ve also got some special cars joining our family of displays during the event in the Museum including the Mako Shark, the [/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]'[/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]59 Stingray Racer, the Manta Ray and the [/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]'[/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]73 Aerovette. These join our already impressive display of concept cars including the ZR12, Astrovette and Astro II.[/FONT]
Win a One-of-a-Kind Corvette and Cash Prizes[FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]
[/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Automotive enthusiasts have the chance to win a true "one of a kind" sports car, a completely custom designed 2010 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe. The Arctic White beauty celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum with a unique Black Jake stripe encompassed by a red strip and matching red fender striping. What's even more unique is the car comes with a National Corvette Museum logo on the B-pillar making it a true collector car.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]The Corvette will be raffled off on Sunday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m. C.T. as part of the culmination of the National Corvette Museum's 15th Anniversary Celebration. Only 2009 tickets are available at $150 each. Tickets not only give participants the chance to win the collector Corvette, but cash prizes will also be awarded. 2nd prize claims $10,000 while 3rd prize scores $5,000. Click <A href="http://www.corvettemuseum.com/raffle/" target=_blank>here to purchase a raffle ticket.[/FONT]​

Entertainment Galore throughout Labor Day Weekend[FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]
[/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]"1964 The Tribute," the #1 Beatles Show in the World according to Rolling Stone Magazine, will be entertaining event guests on Saturday with a free live concert at the Corvette Ampitheater beginning at 4:00 p.m. The two hours of non-stop musical magic will take you back for a nostalgic experience.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Ladies will enjoy the "Women's Oasis" at the FOP Lodge adjacent to the NCM grounds. Sit back and relax with a massage by licensed therapists, get a fresh coat of paint on your nails, create needlepoint of unique Corvette belts, make your own jewelry and browse one of many cosmetics vendors at the indoor, air conditioned haven.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]This year's silent auction will top them all with items ranging from Kentucky gift baskets, gift certificates, Corvette items and much more. Can't wait for the NCM to have an autocross facility of our own? Why not try a little golf cart autocross! If you have a greater need for speed on-site Dyno pulls are offered, and drag racing at Beech Bend Raceway is available. Road tour availability changes daily, so if you don't see an opening with your favorites, keep checking back! Click [URL="http://www.corvettemuseum.com/registration/celebration/agenda.shtml"]here
for a full event agenda![/FONT]​


Prime Parking Spots Still Available[FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]
[/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]We now have 6 more prime parking spots available for the 15th Anniversary Celebration. These spots are located in front of the Museum on the circular drive or in the grass circle. Guarantee your car access to this reserved parking area for Sept. 3-5. These last 6 spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for a $500 donation to the National Corvette Museum. For more information or to reserve your space, contact Connie Russell at connie@corvettemuseum.org or 800-538-3883 extension 115.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]The Museum has secured plenty of parking in the vicinity of the Museum campus and shuttle busses will be running between these outer areas and the Convention Center throughout the event to ensure you can get to and from the event in a quick and safe manner.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Can't participate in the Caravan but want to join in on the 15th Anniversary Celebration? Nashville International Airport is only one-hour away![/FONT]​

[/URL][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]There[/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]'[/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]s Room at the Inn![/FONT]
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Despite the rumors about hotel availability, Bowling Green DOES have vacancies! Many room blocks have been released so check out the Visitors Bureau's special Caravan/15th Anniversary website for contact information on the hotels with availability.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]First time to the area? Call to request your complimentary Visitor's Guide complete with coupons, map and information on area attractions, restaurants and shopping. Call 800-326-7465 or email.[/FONT]​


[FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Don't forget! Caravan registration is SEPARATE from 15th Anniversary Registration![/FONT]​



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Greetings! Below are some last-minute "news" items for all of our friends travelling to Bowling Green for Corvette Caravan / 15th Anniversary.

PARKING
Parking for Corvettes will be around the Museumand at the Corvette Plant. Caravans arriving will be paraded through the NCM grounds and then directed to parking areas. Vehicles will not be allowed to stop at the Museum grounds. You will need to continue driving on to the outer lots or to the plant to park or continue on to your hotel to check-in. Be sure and smile and wave at the videographer in the new NCM circle drive as you are passing.

SHUTTLES
We will have three shuttles running continuously from all parking areas to the Museum. This shuttle is also available from the Museum to the Plant for tours. Additionally, two shuttles will run from the Museum to and from Sloan Convention Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday where many of our seminars will be held.

REGISTRATION MATERIALS
Registration materials can be picked up on Victory Lane. Enter through the overhead door between the new and old sections of the NCM, after you arrive on the grounds.

EXTENDED HOURS
The Corvette Museum will be open until 8pm on Wednesday, September 2, Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5.

MESSAGES FROM THE GM PLANT
Tours
The GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant has almost reached full capacity for plant tours next Thursday and Friday, September 3 and 4. There are only 3 time slots still available. If you desire to tour the plant, you may register for the following tour times:
Thursday, September 3 @ 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, September 3 @ 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, September 3 @ 1:15 p.m.
Please visit www.bowlinggreenassemblyplant.com to register. Registration is first come, first serve. Once these time slots are full, tour reservations will no longer be accepted. In addition, WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED on these days due to tour volume. We look forward to seeing you at the plant!
Safety Video
If you are signed up to tour the GM Corvette Plant, you MUST watch the safety video and receive critical safety information at the museum before you go to the plant. Once you have met these requirements at the museum, you will receive a SAFETY STICKER that will permit your entrance to the plant. NOTE: The video will be showing at the NCM on Thursday and Friday approximately every 30 minutes. It is recommended that you watch the video at the Museum in the Chevrolet Theater as there is limited space at the plant to watch the video.
Safety Protocol Reminder
Key Safety Points While Touring Bowling Green Assembly
At General Motors, safety is at the forefront of everything we do. Our company takes pride in our strong safety culture, which now serves as a benchmark for industries and companies around the world. Here are some keysafety points that everyone MUST remember while at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant in order to have a safe, enjoyable tour.
· When you are on the plant floor, you must stay on the green path, within the yellow lines painted on the floor at all times. That means that you may need to maintain a single file line in certain areas of the plant. When you see the amount of mobile equipment traffic in the plant aisles, you will see why you must stay on the green path. Always make eye contact with mobile equipment drivers as you cross aisles. Their vision is often obstructed by their equipment, so please be sure they see you before you proceed.
· Although there are many interesting operations inside the plant which you may wish to observe for an extended period, it is important that you continue moving to prevent safety hazards; stopping in areas can disrupt production and cause problems. Always make eye contact with mobile equipment operators; they will let you know if you need to move forward or backwards so that they can deliver material.
· Please remember that you are not allowed to enter the facility with a camera, cell phone, PDA, walkie-talkie or any other electronic device; these items must be left in your car and will not be allowed in. No headsets, etc. can be worn in the plant as you must be able to hear material drivers as they approach.
· Backpacks, purses, or bags of any type are not allowed inside the facility. Remember to leave these items in your car as there is nowhere inside the plant to store them while you tour.
· You must have closed-toed shoes on when you enter the building; we do not allow anyone in the plant with open-toed shoes, no matter the circumstance.
· Children must be seven years of age to tour the facility. While walking with older children, please keep hold of them and make sure they do not get close to the yellow line.
· If you have a question or need help during your stay, please approach someone wearing a "Volunteer" badge and they will be happy to assist you.
· If the plant had to evacuate or take shelter, please follow the employees nearest to you to the proper evacuation or take shelter point.
· If you are unable to walk, please let a volunteer know and we will do our best to provide you with a wheelchair.
· For your safety and to protect our product, please refrain from touching racks, parts, cars, etc. while on tour.
- Food or drinks are not allowed on tour.
Following these safety requirements can ensure that everyone has an enjoyable tour, remains safe and our production operations are not disrupted. We look forward to seeing you at the plant!
Chick-fil-a Bagged Lunches
For a convenient way to grab lunch before or after your tour, Chick-fil-A restaurants will be selling bagged lunches outside the entrance to the GM Plant on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 3 & 4 from 10:30 a.m .- 11:45 a.m. A bag lunch will consist of the following: 1 hot Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich, a bag of Lay's potato chips, a fudge nut brownie, and your choice of soda. Cost is $6.00 per meal
There are signs at the plant stating do not bring anything inside, but don't forget CASH for the meals! (CASH ONLY, no check, credit card)

LODGING
There are rooms available in Bowling Green. PLEASE NOTE: The Knights Inn in Cave City has closed its doors. We know that property was full with Caravan participants, however - the property owners have left town without notifying the guests of the closure. Those of you who had reservations at this property will need alternate accommodations. An up to date listing of area availability can be found online at: http://visitbgky.com/caravan/lodging/. Additionally, the Visitors Bureau staffs an information kiosk in the lobby of NCM. They will have lodging availability posted at the kiosk during the event.

EXTRA ACTIVITIES WHILE IN TOWN

BG Hot Rods Baseball
Bowling Green's new minor league baseball team, the BG Hot Rods are offering our Corvette folks discount tickets and the chance to display your car at a game while you are in town. Games are: September 4 at 7:05pm, September 5 at 7:05pm and September 6 at 5:05pm. To purchase tickets in advance for $8.50 and/or display your car, please contact Keith Hetzer at 270-901-2121 ext 203 or email him at khetzer@bghotrods.com. Download their flyer from our website for more information or if you'd like to purchase tickets at the gate.

Other activities:
September 4
- Stock Car Racing plus Mini Cups and Baby Grands, Beech Bend Raceway, Gates Open at 5pm, Qualifying at 6:30 pm; racing at 8pm, General admission $10, pits $25, children (6-11) $5; 270-781-7634, www.beechbend.com
September 5
- Farmers' Markets, parking lot in front of Hobby Lobby on Scottsville Road, and Medical Center Campus
- Local Authors’ Book Sale and Signing, Vette City Antiques & Collectibles, 2-5 pm, 270-393-9500
- O’Reilly Saturday Night Fun Racing Plus Wha Bah Street Bike Shootout, Beech Bend Raceway, Gates Open at 5 pm – O’Reilly Shootout starts around 8 pm; General Admission $5, children 12 and under free with adult, 270-781-7634, www.beechbend.com
- Ballance Moto X, Kentucky State Series Race, 13101 Louisville Road, 270-792-RACE www.ballancemotox.com (through the 6th)
- Apple Festival, Jackson’s Orchard, pick-your-own apples, over 20 varieties, 270-781-5303, www.jacksonsorchard.com (through the 7th)
September 6
- NHRA Drag Racing along with Stock Car Racing After Drags plus Mini Cups and Baby Grands/Plus Fireworks, Beech Bend Raceway, Gates Open at 5 pm, Qualifying at 6:30 pm; racing at 8 pm, General admission $10, pits $25, children (6-11) $5; 270-781-7634, www.beechbend.com


Area Attractions of Interest:
- Beech Bend Park (Amusement Park, Water Park, Drag Strip)
- Lost River Cave and Valley
- Riverview at Hobson Grove (Victorian House Museum)
- Shaker Museum at South Union
- Kentucky Library and Museum (new exhibits on Duncan Hines and the Civil War)
- Historic Railpark and Train Museum
- Diamond Caverns
- Dinosaur World
- Kentucky Down Under
- Mammoth Cave National Park
- Go to www.visitbgky.com for a complete list of things to do.


DRIVE SAFELY! See you next week!

Katie Frassinelli
National Corvette Museum
Marketing and Communications Manager
Lifetime Member #2173
350 Corvette Drive
Bowling Green, KY 42101
p. 270-467-8846
f. 270-781-5286
www.corvettemuseum.org
The Gateway to All Things Corvette
 

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We are heading out Thursday morning, it should be a great weekend. We will be there when they draw Supa's raffle ticket on Sunday.:rocker:
 

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This Saturday at the NCM Celebration, people are encouraged to wear their car club shirts. I'm taking our Midwest Marauder shirts to wear!! :chuckle We'll see if anyone notices that our shirts have an XLR on it, instead of a Corvette! I bet they don't! :lol:

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We are heading out Thursday morning, it should be a great weekend. We will be there when they draw Supa's raffle ticket on Sunday.:rocker:
From your lips to Gods ears. I like your postive thinking. Cell phone will be on. I will be down there so fast I win that corvette. :D
 

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Here's a few pictures that Kathy took






Corvettes everywhere.












Photo Girl & Photo Mom




Stingray from Transformers movie.


Beautiful 1959 Sting Ray







 

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I really like those Sting Ray pictures .... that's my personal favorite 'Vette. :love:

Nice picture of the Photo Girls ... I especially love Kathy's sweatshirt ;)
 
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Bruce great pics I know you all had a blast. The pics of the Sting Ray did they say if that was the body for the C7? That is a absolutely awsome Corvette.:willy_nilly::rocker::willy_nilly:

Fred
 

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Great pictures Bruce & Kathy. I just wish there was a picture of me picking up the winning corvette. :(
 

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Yes, thank you Bruce for posting some of the pictures Kathy took. I'm sure there are many more :) Seeing them makes me feel less badly about not being able to be there.
I AGREE, SUPA. I would have loved for you to win the new Corvette.
But...we should see you in a new SHO pretty soon. :wave:
 

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