View Full Version : NCM Central News Report - October 28, 2003

10-30-03, 03:19 PM
Welcome to "NCM Central", the electronic news report from the National Corvette Museum. Here you will find news on NCM events and happenings, Corvette Store specials, GM Corvette Assembly Plant updates, Corvette Racing reports and more.


For the entire month of November, Military personnel from every branch and their families will be honored with a special $1 admission during “Military Appreciation Month”. Recognized in conjunction with Veterans Day, the discounted admission will be given to all military either active, retired and reserve members of all branches and their immediate family. In addition, a “free” admission offer will be given to all Korean War Veterans and their immediate family members in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War. NCM Executive Director, Wendell Strode stated, “Our military forces are the strength that protects this nation, and we welcome them during this special month of recognition.” A military ID must be shown to receive the special admission offer. For the complete release on “Military Appreciation Month”, visit our website at: http://www.corvettemuseum.com/press_releases/index.shtml


Only 100 tickets remain on the “Build Your Own Corvette” raffle which is limited to only 500 tickets! Tickets are $250 each and the winner will be drawn on Friday, December 5, 2003 at 12:00 noon CT. The winner may choose a 2004 convertible, coupe or Z06 (excluding the Z15 and Z16 options) and choice of 2004 colors, wheels, interior and options. Winner’s build must follow GM ordering guidelines. Find out more about the first-ever raffle by clicking here: http://www.corvettemuseum.com/raffle/index.shtml or call (800) 53-VETTE.


BONNEVILLE, Utah - Saturn's new ION Red Line quad coupe raced into the record book at the Bonneville Salt Flats on Oct. 17, 2003, establishing a new mark in the G/Blown Fuel Altered class at 212.684 mph. GM High Performance Vehicle Operations engineer and former NCM Board Member, Jim Minneker piloted the front-wheel-drive ION Red Line in Saturn's first official record run on the world-famous Salt Flats. The Saturn land speed record project brought together the technical and human resources of General Motors. The program was led by the GM Performance Division, in collaboration with Saturn, GM Powertrain, GM Performance Parts, GM Racing, and the GM Design Studios in Warren, MI. and Los Angeles. The So-Cal Speed Shop in Pomona, CA. assisted in vehicle preparation and logistical support for Saturn's successful assault on the record book. The ION Red Line land speed record holder will be displayed in the GM exhibit at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show in Las Vegas on Nov. 4-7, 2003.