National Corvette Museum Board Welcomes Leaders for 2022-2024 Term  – See The List Of Officers

National Corvette Museum Board Welcomes Leaders for 2022-2024 Term – See The List Of Officers

Corvette News and Archives Category
National Corvette Museum Welcomes Leaders - Kai Spande - Glenn Johnson - Kaye Wagner - Michael LaRocca - Neil Watanabe The National Corvette Museum is proud to announce the selection of officers for its Board of Directors for the term 2022-2024. These board members are critical to the organization's success, and help lead the museum's overall mission and vision. They are a highly skilled and knowledgeable group of directors and provide consistent leadership, collaborative spirit, and commitment. In addition, the Board of Directors has a depth of knowledge about Corvettes. Vette Vues Magazine wishes them all great success in their leadership roles! National Corvette Museum Welcomes Leaders: Congratulations To These Ladies and Gentlemen! Kai SpandeGlenn JohnsonKaye WagnerMichael LaRoccaNeil Watanabe Press Release Dated March 2, 2022 The National Corvette Museum Announces…
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2012 Corvette Hall of Fame Inductee Andy Pilgrim – Video

2012 Corvette Hall of Fame Inductee Andy Pilgrim – Video

Corvette News and Archives Category, Corvette Racing News
Today we are looking back at a video that the NCM (National Corvette Museum) posted on Sep 13, 2012, of Andy Pilgram. Text Courtesy of the NCM Corvette Hall of Fame Inductee Andy Pilgrim joined the Corvette Racing team in 1999 after a successful career in IMSA racing where he earned four championships in four consecutive years. Teamed with Ron Fellows, Pilgrim scored the team's historic first victory at Texas Motor Speedway in September 2000. In 2001, Pilgrim finished second in GTS in the Sebring 12-Hour and Le Mans 24-Hour endurance races, and was on the winning team for the Petit Le Mans season finale at Road Atlanta. In 2001 he was selected as Dale Earnhardt and Dale Jr.'s teammate in the 24 Hours of Daytona, finishing second in the…
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National Corvette Museum Announces Expansion Campaign

National Corvette Museum Announces Expansion Campaign

Corvette News and Archives Category
The National Corvette Museum opened its doors to the world on Labor Day weekend in 1994, since then it has become known as the gateway to all things Corvette. When the Museum first expanded in 2009 and almost doubled its size, it allowed for guests to experience the excitement, color, and adventure that are Corvette. As the National Corvette Museum continues to make necessary improvements to maintain the quality guests have come to expect from our world class establishment, we are enthusiastically progressing toward a 2 story-30,000 square foot addition to the Museum. The state-of-the-art campus addition plans include:  Specialty Exhibit Spaces and Rotating Displays• Lifetime Members Lounge• Open Theater Space• Sensory Calming Room for Guests with Unique Needs• Kids Zone Education Center• Rooftop Members Lounge We look forward to…
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National Corvette Museum Announces Leadership Change

National Corvette Museum Announces Leadership Change

Corvette News and Archives Category
Preston Leaves NCM, Matukas Named Interim CEO Jack Matukas - former NCM Board of Directors Chairman to serve as interim CEO The National Corvette Museum (NCM) Board of Directors announced today that President/CEO Dr. Sean Preston is leaving the organization where he has worked the last 19 months. “We are grateful to Dr. Preston for the commitment and talent he brought to both the National Corvette Museum and the NCM Motorsports Park,” stated NCM Chairman of the Board Glenn Johnson. “Dr. Preston made a positive impact on our organization and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors and thank him for his contributions.” Johnson said that former NCM Board of Directors Chairman and Bowling Green retired Real Estate executive Jack Matukas has agreed to serve as Interim…
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Tom Peters, Retired GM Design Chief, Joins National Corvette Museum Team

Tom Peters, Retired GM Design Chief, Joins National Corvette Museum Team

Corvette News and Archives Category
Tom Peters, Retired GM Design Chief, joined the National Corvette Museum’s curatorial team effective January 2021 as Consulting Curator of Exhibits. Tom Peters - Retired GM Design Chief - Joins National Corvette Museum Team Tom Peters, pictured with the Corvette Stingray Concept which was also used in the second Transformers film, co-curated the Ed Roth / Rat Fink exhibit at the National Corvette Museum where the car is currently displayed. A familiar face from General Motors is re-emerging from retirement to join the team at the National Corvette Museum. Tom Peters, former Director of Design for the GM Performance Car Studio and 2019 Corvette Hall of Fame inductee, has joined the Museum’s curatorial team effective January 2021 as Consulting Curator of Exhibits. Tom is no stranger when it comes to…
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The NCM Motorsports Park has named Greg Waldron of Naperville, IL as incoming Executive Director

The NCM Motorsports Park has named Greg Waldron of Naperville, IL as incoming Executive Director

Corvette News and Archives Category
New NCM Motorsports Park Executive Director Announced Leadership Transition Slated for January 2021 Greg Waldron New Executive Director at National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park The NCM Motorsports Park has named Greg Waldron of Naperville, IL as incoming Executive Director. Originally a Florida native, Greg worked in a wide range of roles at Disney for nearly 30 years, following Walt Disney's mantra of ‘if you can dream it, do it,' which is the philosophy and vision he brings with him to the NCM Motorsports Park. "My last eight years at Disney were spent in Corporate Experience Planning and Integration, leading a global team that focused on the continuous improvement of the end-to-end guest experience across Parks and Resorts," shared Greg. "You have to constantly refresh your products by growing and protecting…
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1.75 Millionth Corvette to be Raffled by Museum

1.75 Millionth Corvette to be Raffled by Museum

2020 Corvette Information, C8 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives Category
The 1.75 millionth Corvette, is a 2020 C8 Arctic White Coupe with Adrenaline Red interior, will only temporarily call the National Corvette Museum its home as it will be used in a fundraising raffle by the Museum. 1.75 Millionth Corvette will be Raffled by the National Corvette Museum on Friday, September 4, 2020, at the Museum’s 26th Anniversary Celebration event. On June 30, 1953, the first Corvette officially rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Mich. - a Polo White convertible with red interior – and was followed by another 299 just like it for the 1953 model year. Now, 67 years later, the 1.75 millionths Corvette is slated to roll off the assembly line in Bowling Green, Ky. in August. Milestone Corvettes including a 1953, the first year the…
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NCM Best Attraction for Car Lovers

NCM Best Attraction for Car Lovers

Corvette News and Archives Category
The National Corvette Museum earned top honors in the 2020 USA TODAY 10-Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Attraction for Car Lovers. Twenty automotive attractions were nominated by a panel of relevant experts, which includes a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The public was invited to vote daily over four weeks for their favorite. The Museum earned the most votes and subsequently was named the Best Attraction for Car Lovers for 2020. While much of the country spent the bulk of the 2020 spring travel season sheltered at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff at the National Corvette Museum used that time to find new ways to engage their audience…
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Free Admission for Military Veterans @NCM in November

Free Admission for Military Veterans @NCM in November

Corvette News and Archives Category
In appreciation for your service, the National Corvette Museum is offering Free Admission for Military Veterans in recognition of our armed forces. This also includes police and firefighters, plus their immediate accompanying family during November. In appreciation for your service, the National Corvette Museum is offering Free Admission for Military Veterans in recognition of our armed forces.  This also includes police and firefighters, plus their immediate accompanying family during November.   All you have to do is show proof of service at the admissions counter to receive complimentary admission. But that’s not all! They are also having a Veteran Recognition Day at NCM Motorsports Park, November 7, 2019 Thursday, November 7, 2019, the Museum and NCM Motorsports Park are hosting a special recognition day for veterans and wounded warriors as part…
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1953 VIN 003 Cutaway Corvette Donated to the NCM

1953 VIN 003 Cutaway Corvette Donated to the NCM

1953 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives Category
Car Revealed as part of National Corvette Museum's Gateway Remodel Gateway Exhibit at the National Corvette Museum A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held during the National Corvette Museum’s annual Michelin NCM Bash, introducing the more than 1,500 Corvette enthusiasts in attendance to the newest exhibit area of the Museum. Thanks to the generosity of donors to the 2018 giving campaign, visitors to the Museum will now be greeted by a welcoming admissions area leading to the completely revamped Gateway exhibit. A surprise announcement was made as part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Ed and Teresa Foss of Roanoke, Indiana, owners of the 1953 Corvette Chassis #003 (the earliest existing Corvette chassis) donated their educational cutaway utilizing the chassis to the Museum. The fully functional vehicle was built explicitly for educational and display…
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