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  • NCM News: 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! FULLY VETTED - Episode 11: Two Rotor Corvette VETTECADEMY - 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

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    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 and curbside). The sanitizer will be available for customer use while visiting us. The Corvette Store carries a wide selection of Adam's Polishes products.

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    MUSEUM NEWS 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- Friday.

  • • 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.

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    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 NEWS

    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.

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    FEATURED PARTNER 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

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    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 to life. The additional video series includes topics such as:

    • Vehicle break-in schedule • Maintenance • 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 in. 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.

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    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 model year).

    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!