Monday, June 24, 2013

National Corvette Museum and Chevrolet to Celebrate 60 Years of Corvette

Special Two-Day Event Offers Hands-On Look at New "C7" Corvette Stingray, Groundbreaking of Motorsports Park
To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of when the first Corvettes rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan on June 30, 1953, the National Corvette Museum along with the Chevrolet Corvette team will mark the occasion with a special two-day event June 27-28 in Bowling Green, KY.
Thursday kicks off with a special "Evolution of Corvette" Display featuring 60 years of Corvettes. Chevrolet Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter and Corvette Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles will be joined by other members of the GM Detroit and Bowling Green Assembly Plant teams for three "walk arounds" of the all new 2014 "C7" Stingray Corvette. The team will be available to answer any questions from attendees, and this event will be the first opportunity the public will have to actually "try on for size" the car and sit behind the wheel.
On display will be a number of coupe and convertible 2014 Corvettes, various components from the cars and other visual elements highlighting the development of the latest generation.
NCM Motorsports Park Project Manager Roc Linkov will offer a seminar to share updates on the Motorsports Park Thursday at 11am, and Friday morning at 8:30am Corvette Racing Team Manager Doug Fehan will conduct a seminar on Corvette Racing and the Motorsports Park. Following Doug's presentation guests are invited to venture up the road for a historic groundbreaking ceremony for the Motorsports Park.
Car enthusiasts of all ages can rev up for a child-sized version of America’s iconic sports car with the Power Wheels® Corvette Stingray from Fisher-Price, which will be on display for the first time as part of the event. The battery-powered ride-on is modeled after the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and features the all-new design with the same cool, realistic body styling and detailing like sporty “chrome” wheels. This will be the first Power Wheels Corvette in 25 years - introducing the all-new Corvette Stingray to the next generation of drivers. The Power Wheels Corvette is appropriate for children ages 3+ and will retail in the Corvette Store for approximately $259.99 beginning this September.
Guests at the 60th Anniversary event will have the chance to win one of the first Power Wheels® Corvette Stingrays with a Fisher-Price sponsored giveaway. No purchase is necessary to enter.
Two Corvette raffles will also be conducted as part of the festivities - a 2013 60th Anniversary 427 Convertible on Thursday at 2pm and the 2010 "Jake" Grand Sport Corvette on Friday at 2pm. Proceeds from the "Jake" raffle will benefit the Motorsports Park. Tickets to both raffles are available online at, by phone at 800-538-3883 and at the Museum.
Perhaps the biggest highlight of the event is a special reveal on Friday at 1pm CT led by Chevrolet Corvette team members Harlan Charles and John Fitzpatrick. Chevrolet has kept tight-lipped as to what they are revealing at the Museum, but auto enthusiasts are buzzing in hopes that it is a new high performance model of the Stingray - though the base model already has plenty of powerful features to accompany its 450 horsepower engine. Be at the Museum at 1pm Friday to hear the big news yourself!
The two-day event is open to all at no charge for Museum members and only Museum admission for non-members. Admission fees are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for kids age 6-16 or $25 for a family. For a complete agenda visit the Museum website here.