Michigan-based Corvette Central, a manufacturer and distributor of C1-C7 Corvette parts and accessories, has joined the NCM Motorsports Park’s growing list of supporters by signing on as a sponsor.
“Corvette Central is proud to support this exciting
project,” said Scott Kohn, Co-owner and Marketing Manager of the company. “We have been a Lifetime Business Member of
the Museum since 1999, have a Walk of Fame Brick and have supported America’s
Sports Car magazine with advertising through the years. The NCM Motorsports Park is just another way
we can support the Museum, and a great way to connect with customers.”
Corvette Central has signed on as a Garage Sponsor, which
includes signage above their sponsored garage, along with additional track
signage and other benefits.
In the early 70s, before the days of catalogs and internet
shopping, auto enthusiasts relied on swap meets to get the parts they needed
for rebuilds and restorations. It was
then that Jerry Kohn, a Corvette enthusiast from Michigan, was searching out
much needed parts for a 1958 Corvette.
He discovered that the parts he needed were either unavailable, of poor
quality or overpriced. Being a tool and
die maker by trade allowed Kohn to build tooling and die cast his first
reproduction parts, grille teeth for 1953-1960 Corvettes. What started out as a hobby for Kohn grew
into an operation that now offers 60,000 parts for all seven generations of
“Corvette Central is a leader in researching, developing and
manufacturing parts for Corvettes,” said Mitch Wright, NCM Motorsports Park General
Manager. “We’re excited to have them on board
with our project, and appreciative of the fact that they are long standing
supporters of the Museum. Coincidentally,
Jerry is National Corvette Museum Lifetime Member #11, and Scott is #12.”
The NCM Motorsports Park will host grand opening ceremonies
on Thursday, August 28 at 9am CT as part of the Museum’s 20th
Anniversary Celebration and 5th National Corvette Caravan. A ceremonial community grand opening will be
held on Tuesday, September 16 at 3:30pm CT and is open to the public. To learn more about the Park visit www.motorsportspark.org.