The FINAL Season 1 Episodes of Vettecademy and Fully Vetted
This week was the last week of season 1 for our
Vettecademy and Fully Vetted Series'. If you missed out,
don't worry - you can tune in to past episodes on our
website and Facebook page.
For more great content, be sure to register for the
Michelin NCM Virtual Bash event where we will bring you
live seminars and more!
- Episode 11: Two Rotor Corvette
- Episode 28: Aerodynamics
- Episode 29: Route 66
- Episode 30: How to Draw a Car with retired Director of
Exterior Design, Tom Peters
- Episode 31: Pace Cars
- Episode 32: Season 1 Finale
Watch Fully Vetted
Adam's Polishes Donates Hand Sanitizer
Shout-out to Adam's Polishes for their generous donation of six
gallons of hand-sanitizer to the National Corvette Museum!
While we are not yet sure when the Museum will reopen to the public,
we are looking forward to the Corvette Store opening on May 20 for
walk-in sales, and May 22 for the Corvette Cafe to offer dine-in! (The
Cafe currently offers carry-out, while the Store currently offers online
The sanitizer will be available for customer use while visiting us.
The Corvette Store carries a wide selection of Adam's Polishes
Shop for Adam's Polishes Products
What Opens and When
Though the Museum is currently closed to the public (we do not yet know when the Museum will be allowed to open), the Store
and Cafe will open next week. Here's some information on what those openings look like:
• Corvette Store
May 20 - In-store shopping open at 50% capacity. Current temporary hours are 8am-5pm CT Monday-Friday.
• Corvette Cafe
May 22 - Limited capacity dine-in, and full capacity outdoor dining. Current temporary hours are 8am-3:30pm CT Monday-
• Corvette Raffle Tickets, Simulator and FotoFX
Museum guests will be able to purchase raffle tickets in-person as well as simulator drives starting May 20. FotoFX will be
open in the lobby offering their services as well.
• Memorial Day Weekend Hours
The Store, Cafe, Raffle Tickets, Simulator and FotoFX will be open May 23-25 from 10am-3pm. Future weekend hours will
be evaluated after we determine the level of interest, and announced at a later date. Once the Museum is approved to
open the exhibit areas we will return to normal business hours.
• Corvette Plant
GM Bowling Green Assembly will resume production of the Corvette on Tuesday, May 26. We do not yet know when tours
will be available. View the Museum's Reopen Plan
Wrecked C8 Visits NCM for Rotary Engine History
YouTuber Rob Dahm of Califonia made a cross-country trek to purchase a wrecked 2020 Corvette. The car had been hit by a drunk
driver, but its story doesn’t stop there… Rob has big plans for it. After picking up the car in Florida, he traveled to Kentucky, visiting
the Holley Performance Products headquarters in Bowling Green before taking a 2020 Corvette for a spin at the NCM Motorsports.
Finally, Rob made a stop at the National Corvette Museum to learn the history of of the rotary powered Corvettes, checking out XP-
987GT, a two-rotor Corvette owned by the Museum, and learning the history of the Aerovette, a four-rotor Corvette and the
inspiration for Rob’s project.
Check out Rob's Video
New Photo Op Available at NCM
During your next visit to the Museum you're going to want to check out our newest photo op. A new pull through drive is now
available between Gate C and Gate D on Corvette Drive, with the Museum's iconic Skydome in the background.
Be sure to tag us on social media when you post your photos! We look forward to seeing you again!
Corvette Today Podcast
Find out about everything Corvette-America's Sports Car! Join host, Steve Garrett, as he talks about what's going on in the world of
Corvette. Hear guests from the Corvette industry along with the latest news and information about Corvettes.
This week's episode features Corvette artist, Store partner and former Museum Board Member Dana Forrester. Other guests so far
include Corvette Blogger's Keith Cornett, and Criswell Chevrolet's Mike Furman.
Listen to Corvette Today
Shop Podcast Guest Dana Forrester's Art
Bloomington Gold Slated for September
Bloomington Gold is excited to announce that the 2020 event will be held September 11th & 12th at a location in Indianapolis. They
are in the contract process with the new venue and will announce the exact location soon!
Make plans to attend because you won't want to miss:
· The largest indoor all Corvette Show
· The first national Corvette judging show to be held in 2020
Museum to Reopen June 8
The Museum has been given approval by Kentucky Governor Beshear
to reopen on June 8. Normal hours will resume at that time (8am-5pm
CT, 7 days a week).
Currently, the Corvette Store is open weekdays from 8am-5pm CT,
and Memorial Day Weekend from 10am-3pm. The Corvette Cafe will
reopen for dine in beginning Friday, May 22. Both will have reduced
capacity to maintain proper social distancing.
The Museum takes our staff and guests' health and safety seriously
and has implemented a number of protocol and procedures. Those can
be viewed on our website. We look forward to welcoming you back!
View the Museum's Reopen Plan
Chevrolet Offers Corvette Academy Videos
Chevrolet’s Corvette Academy, the online learning center for the
first mid-engine Corvette, has added 23 new videos to show
owners how to get the most out of their cars. The latest videos will
help educate consumers on various Corvette features, tips and
how-tos from the engineers and experts that brought the Corvette
The additional video series includes topics such as:
• Vehicle break-in schedule
• Track preparation
• Driver modes
• Memory settings
• Many more how-tos for the ultimate vehicle experience
Check Out the Videos
Newly Renovated Museum Galleries Open
While the Michelin NCM Bash may not have had the same in-person connection opportunities as
Corvette fans have come to expect, the camaraderie, enthusiasm and excitement could not be stifled.
This year's event took place online in a 'virtual' environment, offering a number of seminars and
activities much like those offered in year's past.
As part of the event, two ribbon cutting ceremonies were held, including walk thrus of two galleries
and one new exhibit. Friday's event agenda included the E. Pierce Marshall Memorial Performance
Gallery ribbon cutting and walk-thru. In December, the Museum announced that thanks to the
generosity of E. Pierce Marshall, Jr. the former Racing and Performance Gallery would be receiving a
major face lift. The Gallery now features digital projection, interactive touch screens paired with
artifact display cases, 180-degree video footage, and an impressive line up of cars. Highlighted front
and center in the exhibit is Pierce's C7.R.
Many Corvette aficionados may remember hearing of a 1954 Corvette that was 'entombed' in a brick
room in the basement of a grocery store for nearly 30 years, a car that was donated to the Museum
last year. Thanks to the generosity of Robin and Mary Vann of the East Tennessee Corvette Club, a
new exhibit replicates in as much detail as possible the actual tomb that the Corvette was once housed
Those tuning in live to the Michelin NCM Bash stream were able to see the progress that has been
made to date on 'The Vision Realized' - an exhibit highlighting the many prototypes which lead to the
creation of the next generation mid-engine Corvette.
Read More on the New Exhibits
Two New Colors Announced for 2021 Corvette
During the Michelin NCM Virtual Bash, both GM Corvette Assembly's
Kai Spande and GM's Corvette Team Members Tadge Juechter and
Harlan Charles led seminars providing viewers with updates as to
what's going on.
Kai's seminar shared the safety measures that were taken to open the
plant back up, with production having started back on Tuesday, May
26. Kai indicated it will take a few weeks to ramp production back up.
Shipping will resume after at least a two week holding period.
During Tadge and Harlan's presentation, the team shared statistics on
the 2020 Corvettes that have been ordered. To date, Torch Red is the
most popular color at 25%, followed by Arctic White at 15% and Black
at 12%. Sebring Orange and Elkhart Lake Blue are at 7%, Rapid Blue,
Ceramic Matrix Gray, Blade Silver and Shadow Gray are at 6%, Long
Beach Red at 5%, and Accelerate Yellow and Zeus Bronze at 3%.
The team announced the two new colors for 2021, which you can
check out on our website. Silver Flare Metallic will replace Blade Silver
(a color that debuted on the 2009 model year) and Red Mist Tint Coat
Metallic will replace Long Beach Red (a color that debuted on the 2016
Read More & See the New Colors
Personal Shopping Service Now Available
Can't come to the Museum? Shop with our Personal Shopper!
We are excited to announce our new Corvette Store Personal Shopper service. Amy isn’t new to the Museum, but starting next
week, she is taking on a new role as the Corvette Store Personal Shopper!