Few cars have a fanbase as rabid as the Chevrolet Corvette. Since 1953, Chevrolet has turned the Corvette into an American icon, taking it from its modest beginnings to a world-class supercar capable of competing against the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, and more. General Motors produces the Corvette at its Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, which opened in 1981. In 1994, the National Corvette Museum opened a quarter mile from the facility. Since then, the two have worked together on providing Corvette fans from around the world with unique experiences such as factory tours and special delivery events. Every year, the National Corvette Museum holds its annual Michelin NCM Bash, and registration for the 2019 event is now open.
Attendees will be able to enjoy several different seminars hosted by people involved in various aspects of Corvette production, engineering, design and more. There will be a “What’s New” seminar from the Corvette Team. Bowling Green Assembly Plant manager Kai Spande will give an update about what’s happening at the facility, while Corvette Racing team manager Doug Fehan will host a Corvette Racing seminar and a dinner banquet. Just as well, vehicle dynamics engineer Jim Mero, now retired, will return to talk about his experience at the famous Nürburgring race track testing Corvettes. There will be several seminars on maintaining C5-C7 Corvettes from GM World Class Technicians Paul Koerner and Brittany George.
Those wanting to feel a bit of speed will be able to drive the Corvette Stingray around the Nation Corvette Museum’s Motorsport Park track, which is 3.15 miles long. The cost of the track experience is $99 for an all-day pass. There will be tour events to Nashville and Mammoth Cave Park, events for kids, and more. You can check out a list of events here.
Registration is cheap. Lifetime members pay just $15 to register while National Corvette Museum members pay $20. The fee for non-members is $30. The National Corvette Museum Bash runs April 25-27, 2019.