The National Corvette Museum is celebrating Military Appreciation Month by offering all military veterans, as well as police officers and firefighters, free admission to the museum for all of November.
Military vets, police and firefighters are also encouraged to bring their immediate accompanying family to the Corvette Museum, who will also be able to get in for free. All they have to do is show proof of service at the admissions counter and they will be able to enter free of charge. The NCM counts immediate accompanying family as anyone who is under the age of 18 and still living at home.
Additionally, the nearby NCM Motorsports Park is hosting a special recognition day for veterans and wounded warriors on November 7, 2019 as part of its 11th annual Vets ‘n Vettes event, which is sponsored by Mobil 1. During the event, veterans and military members will be able to receive complimentary rides around the NCM road course in a variety of Corvettes. A veterans luncheon, supported by nearby Kentucky dealership Don Franklin Chevrolet, will also be hosted in the track garages. The lunch is free to veterans and their spouse or guest.
The NCM Kartplex will be open during the Vets ‘n Vettes event as well, with kart racing available from $20 per session. Veterans will be able to get a $2 discount on each kart race by showing proof of service.
With the recent debut of the mid-engine Corvette C8, it’s a great time to visit the NCM. The museum recently took delivery of a pre-production Corvette C8 powertrain test prototype, which was primarily used to test the new 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine and eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Corvette C8 prototype is on display in the NCM’s Sky Dome area.