Bowling Green, KY — Automotive enthusiasts have the chance to win a true “one of a kind” sports car, a completely custom designed 2010 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe. The Arctic White beauty celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum with a unique Black Jake stripe encompassed by a red stripe and matching red fender striping. What’s even more unique is the car comes with a National Corvette Museum logo on the B-pillar making it a true collector car.
The 6-speed manual transmission, chrome wheels, headlamps and ZR1 rear spoiler polish off the flawless racing design. Other classic options included are red two-tone leather seating surfaces, audio system with touch-screen navigation and dual-mode exhaust. “You can summarize the car this way,” Tadge Juechter, Chief Engineer of the Corvette said, “Zero to sixty in four seconds; 26 miles a gallon.”
“This special ‘one off’ NCM Corvette Grand Sport coupe was created and inspired by the hard work and dedication of the people who work at the National Corvette Museum,” said Kirk Bennion, Corvette Designer. “The chosen colors of white, black, and red were based on the NCM logo. The stripe design embodies the true ‘passion for competition’ that the Museum has for Corvette’s long racing heritage. The Corvette Museum not only displays Corvette’s history but is also dedicated to presenting Corvette’s latest offerings. This is why we chose the new for 2010 Corvette Grand Sport for NCM’s 15th Anniversary!”
The Corvette will be raffled off on Sunday, September 6 at 10:00 am C.S.T. as part of the finale of the National Corvette Museum’s 15th Anniversary Celebration. Only 2009 tickets are available at $150 each. Tickets not only give participants the chance to win the collector Corvette, but cash prizes will also be awarded. 2nd prize claims $10,000 while 3rd prize scores $5,000.
The Celebration activities begin on Thursday, September 3 when over 5,000 Corvettes will convene in Bowling Green, Kentucky… caravanning from all 48 continental United States to gather for the love of America’s Sports Car. The 4-day event includes seminars, road tours, special displays, parades, autocross, auctions, a live concert, and the main event – the official grand opening of the Museum expansion.
“This year’s event offers something for everyone and is packed with non-stop activities from a free concert by the #1 Beatles Show in the World , ‘1964 The Tribute’ to a talk by head of Chevrolet Ed Peper to a Women’s Oasis and much more,” said Wendell Strode, Executive Director of the Museum. “The 4-day event is only $10 for museum members, and $50 for non-members which includes a 1-year Museum membership,” added Strode.
The National Corvette Museum is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky at I-65 exit 28 and is open daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. C.S.T. For more information about the Museum, 15th Anniversary Celebration and raffle opportunities, visit www.corvettemuseum.org or call (800) 53-VETTE (83883).