New Atomic Orange Corvette
C5/C6 Bash Successfully Begins Museum’s 2006 Event Season
Bowling Green, KY – Over 3,000 people were in attendance at the Museum’s three day event – The 9th Annual C5/C6 Bash held, April 20-22. The event kicked off the Museum’s busy 2006 event season and offered an array of activities spanning from seminars by Corvette’s engineering and racing team members, to the unveiling of the new Corvette color, Atomic Orange presented by Corvette Chief Engineer, Tom Wallace.
An evening honoring retired Corvette Chief Engineer David Hill took place on Thursday, and included a special video presentation of his contributions to the Museum. Friday’s festivities included a tribute to the Corvette Race Team for their significant 2005 race season accomplishments. These DVD presentations are available in return for a $25 donation to the Museum’s Building Campaign and can be ordered by calling (800) 53-VETTE.
The C5/C6 Bash gives Corvette owners and enthusiasts an opportunity to meet and greet the designers, engineers and leaders involved in the new generation Corvette’s history and evolvement. Activities such as autocross, road tour excursions, a quality clinic, celebrity autograph session, and tours of the Museum and GM Corvette Assembly Plant, continue to keep the bash one of the most highly attended events at the Museum each year. Best described as a “Real Learning Experience”, the Bash is an event catering to anyone who has ever dreamed of owning a Corvette. Two raffle winners were drawn as part of the festivities – Resa Miller of Selman, OK was drawn as the winner of the 2006 Silver Coupe raffle and Ron Adamo of Sterling Heights, Michigan as the winner of the Build Your Own Coupe/Convertible. For more information on Corvette raffles currently underway visit our website at: www.corvettemuseum.com
Over $23,000 was raised for the Museum at the Bash Banquet and Auction, which presented guests an opportunity to bid on items such as collectible prints and photographs, an autographed C6 fender, a carbon-fiber hood, a Spring Mountain driving school package, and donated items such as race apparel and collectibles courtesy of the C6.R Corvette Race Team. Next Year’s Bash event is scheduled for April 26-28 and registration will open later in the fall. “We are extremely thrilled about the support and success the Bash receives each year,” stated Events Manager, Roc Linkov. “Folks return to Bowling Green to be a part of the many events hosted at the Museum again and again, and find that there is always something new and exciting being offered. We truly appreciate the generous help of our members, volunteers and event attendees who made this event a success and encourage attendees to take our online event survey to help us make each year more exciting than the previous one.” Our online survey is available at: www.corvettemuseum.com High resolution photos from the 9th Annual C5 Birthday Bash are available upon request to media outlets and additional information on our 2006 event schedule can be found at: http://www.corvettemuseum.com/calendar/ncm_events_2006.shtml
The National Corvette Museum is a non-profit foundation dedicated to educating the public through the preservation of the Corvette’s past, present and future heritage. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, the Museum is located at Exit 28 on I-65 in Bowling Green, KY. www.corvettemuseum.com