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10-19-05, 08:22 PM
Raffle Winner Takes Delivery

http://www.corvettemuseum.com/enews/images/Velocity%20Yellow%20Raffle%20Winner%20-%202005.jpgLynette McLain was more than just an excited delivery participant picking up a new Corvette yesterday; she came to claim her prize as the winner of the 2006 Velocity Yellow Convertible given away as part of our Corvette Celebration festivities. Lynette purchased a ticket while at the Museum several months ago and she felt so confident about winning that she purchased a yellow Corvette model car from the Corvette Store to show off to her friends. “I just knew I was going to win because the drawing was on my mom’s birthday,” Lynette shared with us. “We haven’t owned a Corvette since the 1970’s – we are just thrilled.” Your next chance to win a new Corvette is coming up on January 31 at 2:00 p.m. CT when we will draw the winner of our “Build Your Own” Z06 raffle limited to only 500 tickets to be sold. Find out more and purchase your ticket here: http://www.corvettemuseum.com/raffle/index.shtml
(http://listserv.corvettemuseum.com:81/trk/click?ref=zqbk21d5w_0-1dx39x)or call us at: (800) 53-VETTE. View our “raffle winner” page at: http://www.corvettemuseum.com/raffle_winners/index.shtml (http://listserv.corvettemuseum.com:81/trk/click?ref=zqbk21d5w_0-1dx311x)

Panama Canal Cruise Countdown

http://www.corvettemuseum.com/enews/images/CRUISE%20group%20shot.jpg Only a limited number of balcony cabins are left if you have been planning to reserve your spot on the 4 th Annual Corvette Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s “Brilliance of the Seas”. Over 125 Corvette enthusiasts have already reserved their spot to join Corvette Racing’s, Johnny O’Connell and NCM Executive Director, Wendell Strode on the 10-day adventure to the Panama Canal. In addition to the beautiful sites and cruise adventures, Corvette cruisers can take part in games and seminars planned just for NCM cruise participants. The ship sets sail January 13 – so reserve your spot today while space is available. Find out more by clicking here: http://www.ncmcruz.com/ (http://listserv.corvettemuseum.com:81/trk/click?ref=zqbk21d5w_0-1dx319x)

Jeff Gordon Test Drives New Z06 at Road Atlanta

http://www.corvettemuseum.com/enews/images/Johnny,%20Jeff%20&%20TK.jpgFour-time NASCAR Cup champion Jeff Gordon gets behind the wheel of the ultimate Corvette—the new 505-horsepower Chevrolet Corvette Z06—at Road Atlanta with SPEED Channel’s popular Test Drive program and host Tommy Kendall on Sat., Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. ET.
“I had never been to Road Atlanta and I got the opportunity to drive one of the best Corvettes they’ve ever brought out,” Gordon said. “The Z06 has a lot of power, handles fantastic and looks great–I had a blast.” Footage for the show was also shot at the famed Le Mans road course in France where Corvette has dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans and at the Corvette Museum and Corvette Assembly Plant. Check local listings in your area.
Corvette Racing Finishes Season with 1-2 Finish

http://www.corvettemuseum.com/enews/images/Laguna-1.jpgOliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta won the battle and won the war as Corvette Racing won it all in the American Le Mans Series. Gavin and Beretta scored their seventh win in eight races in their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R and claimed the GT1 championship in the four-hour season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Corvette Racing notched its 45th victory and 31st 1-2 finish as Ron Fellows and Johnny O'Connell finished second in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R to the "two Ollies." Gavin and Beretta won the title by a 19-point margin (196-177) over their teammates. The victory capped another championship season for the Chevrolet factory team. Corvette Racing swept the GT1 manufacturers championship, the drivers championship, the team championship, and the pit crew championship - along with victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Petit Le Mans. "The 2005 season has been another milestone year for Chevrolet and Corvette Racing, and a great way to celebrate Corvette's 50th year in international road racing and the 50th anniversary of the GM small-block V-8," said Ed Peper, Chevrolet General Manager. For the complete release visit: www.corvetteracing.com (http://listserv.corvettemuseum.com:81/trk/click?ref=zqbk21d5w_0-1dx31bx) Corvette Racing's next event is the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in Sebring, Fla., on March 18, 2006. The first round of the 10-race ALMS will be televised live on SPEED Channel.
NCM Member Updates

http://www.corvettemuseum.com/enews/images/under%20the%20big%20tent.jpgStaying in touch with our members is vital to the mission of the Museum and we want to make sure you are receiving the “members only” updates provided via email by NCM Membership Services Manager, Stephanie Morrill.
These special email reports are sent out regularly to update NCM members on important news, special events and opportunities open to members only. If you are an NCM member and are not receiving these important updates, email Stephanie Morrill at: stephanie@corvettemuseum.com (stephanie@corvettemuseum.com) and we will gladly add you to the NCM members-only list-serve.
Last Chance for Jay Leno Fundraiser

http://www.corvettemuseum.com/enews/images/tb_lenolead-lg-6.jpgTomorrow is the last opportunity to sign up to hang out with Jay Leno and see his garage and unique car collection. At 5:00 p.m. CT or while space is available, the chance to participate in the memorable experience with Jay Leno will close.
The exciting event is limited to only 30 people and will offer two days of activities including the opportunity to have a seat at the taping of Jay’s show, followed by a personal guided tour of his garage and vast car collection. Also included in this very special event is a visit to Dick Guldstrand’s shop - the SoCal Speed Shop, and a visit to the Petersen Museum. The event will conclude with dinner at Gladstone's on Friday evening. The event will take place on Thursday, November 10 and Friday, November 11, 2005. A block of rooms has been set up at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Culver City, California for guest arrival day on November 9. The hotel offers airport shuttle, and transportation for the two days of touring will be via chartered bus. Participants will be responsible for all travel arrangements, incidentals and meals - excluding Friday evening's dinner at Gladstones. A donation of $5000 per person is required to participate and most of this donation will be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Reserve your spot for this exclusive event and get to know Jay personally by contacting Adam Boca at: (800) 53-VETTE extension 153 or via email at: adam@corvettemuseum.com (adam@corvettemuseum.com)