Museum supporter signs on as Park donor
The NCM Motorsports Park has secured a naming rights donor for the autocross/skidpad area of the new Park, giving the project another boost as construction of the track is nearing the finish line. The Edward and Shari Glazer Vehicle Dynamics Area is slated to officially open August 28, 2014 as part of the National Corvette Museum’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and 5th National Corvette Caravan.
“One of the best memories I had with my father was going with him to pick up his first new Corvette back in 1984. That’s really when my love for the car began,” explained Ed Glazer. “I’ve been fortunate to own many Corvettes since then and have taken delivery of a couple of them at the Museum. It’s an incredible experience for anyone buying a Corvette.”
Glazer, of Los Angeles, California, took delivery of a 1999 Light Pewter Corvette Coupe in September 1998, and was the lucky winner of a 2008 Black Z06 Corvette raffled by the Museum, taking delivery in April of that year.
Glazer says he couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the project, “I am so happy to help with the construction of the Motorsports Park and I hope many other fathers and sons or daughters get to create their own Corvette memories there or at the Museum as I did with my dad.”
While the track will be open to all makes and models of vehicles, Mitch Wright, General Manager of the Park, explains how supporters like the Glazers are the reason the Museum is able to take on a project of this caliber. “For several years, the fundraising for the Motorsports Park was a grassroots effort. Nearly 200 Corvette enthusiasts and clubs stepped up, contributing funds towards purchasing acres of land to not only get the project off the ground, but to show potential sponsors the kind of support that existed for the track. Ed’s contribution is a big boost to our on-going fundraising efforts.”
The Glazer Vehicle Dynamics Area will be utilized not only for high performance drivers’ education, but also recreational racing, teen driver safety training, emergency vehicle drivers’ training, corporate hospitality events, manufacturer testing and a resource for engineering, math and science disciplines. To learn more about the project and view a calendar of upcoming events, log on to www.motorsportspark.org.