February 9, 2017

This Week's Stories...

  • Museum Commemorates Sinkhole's Third Anniversary With 1962 Corvette Restoration
  • New Curator Joins Museum Team
  • 2017 Arctic White Stingray Winner Drawn
  • Membership Special: Half Price Family
  • Callaway Exhibit Profile: 1987 Twin Turbo
  • Corvette Store Featured Items
  • Michelin Bash and MiM Tail of the Dragon
  • February Calendar Wallpaper
  • Upcoming NCM Events & Save the Date



Events & Save the Date



Museum Commemorates Sinkhole's Third Anniversary With 1962 Corvette Restoration
Three years ago, on February 12, 2014, viewers tuning in to their morning news witnessed and heard an almost unbelievable story – a sinkhole had opened inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and eight Corvettes fell victim… lying at the bottom of the more than 30 foot deep gaping hole. Fortunately, the cars and building were the only things damaged as it occurred in the early morning hours before anyone was in the Museum. The story captivated those who watched it, and while the Museum initially planned to put the past behind them, the interest in the sinkhole and damaged Corvettes was undeniable.


On Thursday, February 9 the 1962 Corvette, still covered in dirt and debris from the sinkhole, was removed from display in the Skydome and transferred to a garage bay where it will undergo restoration work to bring it back, better than ever. The on-going work will be performed in the Museum, and guests will be able to see the car’s progress, oftentimes as it is happening. In addition to visiting the Museum to witness first-hand the work being performed on the Corvette, enthusiasts can tune in to Facebook and YouTube where a number of videos will be published by the Museum, providing updates and progress r








New Curator Joins Museum Team


Derek E. Moore of Garrettsville, OH has been named Curator for the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, previously serving as the Crawford Curator of Transportation History at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, OH.


As Curator for the National Corvette Museum, Moore will be responsible for researching, developing and producing exhibits as well as the planning, acquisition and/or loan, safekeeping and cataloging of collection objects and vehicles related to Corvette history.


He and fiancée, Christine Bobco, are auto enthusiasts and currently own several antique vehicles including a 1917 Overland, 1923 Peerless, and a 1961 Ford Falcon, and hope to be adding a Corvette to their collection soon. The couple will relocate to South Central Kentucky in March and his first day at the Museum will be the 6th.




2017 Arctic White Stingray Winner Drawn
Congratulations to William Tilton of Cincinnati, OH - winner of our 2017 Arctic White Corvette Coupe Raffle with ticket #026045!


Your next chance to win a Corvette is Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 2pm when we draw a winner for a 2017 Torch Red Grand Sport Coupe. Tickets are $200 and the raffle is limited to 1,000 tickets
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Membership Special: Half Price Family
Give the gift of membership! Members receive free museum admission, Corvette store discounts, lapel pin, discount on Museum sponsored events, annual subscription to America's Sports Car magazine, discount on insurance from NCM Insurance and more.


This month we are offering NEW Family Memberships for $50 (that's half off). Use VALDAY17 in the Discount Code box online.

Callaway Exhibit Profile: 1987 Twin Turbo
Chris Chessnoe, Program Manager of Callaway Cars, takes us through this special exhibit designed to celebrate the 30 year history of their Corvette based sports cars. In this second segment we get a closer look at the 1987 Callaway Twin Turbo


The 15-car display runs now through May 5, 2017.

Corvette Store Featured Items


NCM Logo Pandora-Style Charm

$56.00


C7 Corvette 22" Rolling Duffle Bag

$129.00