Bowling Green, KY – Over 3,000 people were in attendance throughout the Museum’s three day event – The 10th Annual Bash held, April 26-28. The event kicked off the Museum’s busy 2007 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 2008 Corvette models.
An evening with NASCAR’s Rick Hendrick took place on Thursday, and offered a special night to mix and mingle and enjoy great food and company with Hendrick Motorsports team members as part of the special fundraiser orchestrated by Mr. Hendrick in support of the Museum’s Building Campaign. Friday’s festivities included a tribute to the Corvette Race Team for their significant 2006 race season accomplishments, a rollout of the 2008 model Corvette, celebrity choice car show, drag racing, quality clinic and an autograph session. On Saturday, guests in attendance enjoyed another full day of activities including seminars, road tour excursions, and a “Margaritaville” style banquet complete with dining and dancing. John Terpening was drawn as the winner of the 2007 Victory Red Convertible raffle that took place as part of the evening’s festivities.
The Bash is an exciting event that offers owners and enthusiasts an opportunity to meet and greet the designers, engineers and leaders involved in the new generation Corvette’s history and evolvement. The Bash event continues to be one of the Museum’s most highly attended events and also offers autocross, tours of the Museum and GM Corvette Assembly Plant and one-on-one time with engineers and designers who share the Corvette passion. Best described as a “Real Learning Experience”, the Bash is a “must-attend” event for any Corvette owner and enthusiast. The 2008 Bash event is scheduled for April 24-26 and registration will open in late fall.
Over $36,000 was raised for the Museum at a special auction in the Museum’s Chevrolet Theater and presented guests an opportunity to bid on items such as a collectible prints and photographs, race apparel and collectibles courtesy of the C6.R Corvette Race Team, NASCAR collectibles including a #24 Jeff Gordon side door autographed by Rick Hendrick and other unique items. “The Bash continues to grow and we are thankful for the support and good reception we continue to receive about our events,” stated Events Manager, Roc Linkov. “Enthusiasts continue to return to Bowling Green to be a part of the many events we host each year, and find that there is always something new and exciting being offered. Thanks to the generous help of our members, volunteers and event attendees who made this event a success.
We encourage attendees to take our online event survey to help us make each year more exciting than the previous one.” Our online survey and photo coverage of the Bash is available at: www.corvettemuseum.com High resolution photos from the 10th Annual C5 Birthday Bash are available upon request to media outlets and additional information on our 2007 event schedule can be found via our website.
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