THE 2019 NCM BASH – APRIL 25-27, 2019


2019 Corvette ZR1 2018 Corvette Bash

THE 2019 NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM BASH SPONSORED BY MICHELIN RETURNS APRIL 25-27, 2019

Each year, the National Corvette Museum, located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, kicks off its event season by hosting their annual “Corvette Bash.”  This event, which showcases all of the newest Corvettes, is one of the best opportunities to get up-close-and-personal with not only the cars themselves, but also the people that make the brand what it is.

As in years past, there will be a large number of GM engineers and designers on-hand from the the Warren Tech Center and the Bowling Green Assembly plant.  Many of them will present information about Corvette via a number of scheduled seminars, and all of them will be on-hand throughout the three-day event to answer your every question.

Included in this year’s lineup are:  Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan, Paul Pearson with his 7th Gen Infotainment / Navigation seminar, and former GM employee and Corvette super-enthusiast Jim Mero, who will be discussing his experiences driving the seventh-generation Corvettes for track times at the Nürburgring.

Additionally, BGAP will be back this ear to lead the LT4 Engine building demonstration.  Other returning activities include a seminar and classroom sessions hosted by GM certified Corvette Technician Paul Koerner.

Enjoy guided road tours, two celebrity choice car shows, the Ladies’ Oasis, and the expanded Garage Party with women of the GM Corvette Team. These ladies will cover all aspects of Corvettes including maintenance, engineering and even high-performance driving (though this event is for ladies only).

Unfortuntely, on-line registration closed at 8:00am central time on Tuesday, April 2ndOnsite registrations will be available at the rates of $20 for lifetime members of the Museum, $25 for members and $35 for non-members, respectively.  All cancellations will be charged a $5 processing fee per person, and no refunds or cancellations will be offered after advance registration closes.

Schedule of Events

WEDNESDAY APRIL 24
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
1:00pm – 5:00pm Advance registration credential/shirt pickup

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM Clubroom
 
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
THURSDAY APRIL 25
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 4:00pm Registration Open

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM Clubroom
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Corvettes on Display

  • GM representatives will be present to answer questions
  • NCM Plaza
 

8:00am10:00am

1:00pm

3:00pm

Motorsports Park Corvette ExperienceEver dreamed of driving America’s Sports Car? How about on a race track? Now you can at NCM Motorsports Park! Get behind the wheel of a 2017 Corvette Stingray Z51 for laps around our 3.15 mile road course, built for speed! Our Corvette Experience gives you a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on practice on the track. You must be 18 years or older to participate with a valid driver’s license. Participants must sign a Vehicle Damage Policy and Indemnity Agreement.

 

 
9:00am – 3:30pm LT1: Lux Row Distillers / BJ’s SteakhouseAt Lux Row Distillers, they have a passion for craft. Presenting a blend of different personalities bound together by a love of bourbon. Lux Row’s drive to innovate has quickly allowed them to become one of the top USA-based independent producers of alcohol beverage products.  BJ’s Steakhouse has been a family owned establishment since 1984. BJ’s Steakhouse has been recognized for having the best steaks by the Kentucky Standard’s Best Steak Award of Nelson County.

  • Pre-registration required
  • $35 members / $40 non-members
  • Limited 50 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Stage: TBD
 
9:00am – 3:30pm LT11: Shifting and ShootingJoin us for our 2nd annual Shifting & Shooting event at the scenic 2,000-acre Rockcastle Shooting Center. Begin with a scenic drive on our KY back-roads. Then, shoot for fun or for points with a trophy awarded to the winner. Lunch, ammunition, and firearms will be provided with Range Officers at each station to ensure a fun and safe event.

  • Pre-registration required
  • Fire arms, ammo, and lunch included in fee
  • $100 members / $110 Non-Members
  • Limited to 30 people
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Activities include: AR Speed Plate / Rifle plate rack, 2 strings each / Rimfire 2 gun run / 6 pistol targets from separate tables / Pistol Run / 5 paper targets, 2 rounds per target, 2 strings of fire (GSSF 5 to Glock) / Shotgun speed run, 7 targets

 To keep the playing field level, we ask that you use the provided firearms. You may bring your own handgun for target practice between events, but you must provide your own ammunition if you do. This should be an action-packed day of firing range fun with Corvette friends.

 
9:15am – 3:30pm LT2: Swope cars of Yesteryear Auto Museum / Back Home RestaurantSwope Museum features antique cars from different eras for your viewing pleasure. They feature cars from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s of all makes and models. Enjoy the vintage car library and a do-it-yourself car video theater. Then onto lunch at Back Home Restaurant. If you are in the mood for some good ole’ family cooking and a great local shopping experience, this is for you!

  • Pre-registration required
  • $30 members / $35 non-members
  • Limited 50 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Approximately 140 miles round trip
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Stage: TBD
 
10:00am – 11:00am What about Corvette Interior and exterior care?  Well,  more than you think!!!

In this multi-generation based discussion, we will go over how to correctly care for your Corvette, inside and out.  From the very basics to some tips and tricks about care you didnt know existed.  Question and answer will also be a part of this interactive seminar.

  • GM Certified Corvette Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
10:45am – 2:15pm LT3: Lighthouse Restaurant Lunch TourThe Lighthouse Restaurant is a bright spot on a great drive through the countryside. Located in Sulphur Well, Kentucky, it is more than just an ordinary restaurant.  It is a DESTINATION, full of history and delicious food served “Family Style”. Voted Kentucky’s 3rd Best Non-Franchised Restaurant by Kentucky Living Magazine.

  • Pre-Registration required
  • $30 Members / $35 Non-Members
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette
  • Lunch & Dessert Included in Registration
 
11:15am – 12:15pm Warren County Area Technology Center Corvette Build ProgramMr. Cundiff will discuss how his high school students have now completely rebuilt 3 Corvettes from the ground up including a Corvette sold last year at Mecum Auction.

  • Speaker: Rex Cundiff
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
11:15am – 12:15pm New Member LuncheonIf you are a new member to the NCM between April 2017 and April 2018 – we invite you to attend a new member luncheon. Meet some of the NCM staff as well as other new members. Learn some of what we offer here at the NCM! Watch for your new member personal invite!

  • By Invitation ONLY
  • Free to new members
  • Conference Center
 
11:15am – 1:00pm Ask the Expert – Drop in Assistance

  • GM Certified Corvette Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Walk up assistance – open for individual concerns
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd
 
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Testing the C7 on the Nürburgring with Jim Mero

Listen as Corvette Legend Jim Mero goes through the evolution of the 7th Generation Stingray Z51, Grand Sport, Z06, & ZR1 at the Nürburgring. This seminar will also feature unique Autobahn footage!

  •  Speaker: Jim Mero
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
1:00pm – 2:00pm Corvette Store Fashion Show

  • See the newest NCM Corvette Store fashions first!
  • Conference Center
 
2:00pm – 4:00pm Paul Koerner Classroom Session – C5, C6, C7Question and answer on C5, C6, & the C7 generation. Very interactive class where you will be able to ask Paul any and all of your questions about your personal Corvette. Pre-registration is Required.

  • $80 registration fee
  • GM Certified Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Limited to 10 registrants (spouse or your guest invited to sit in)
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd
 
2:15pm – 3:15pm NCM Membership Meeting with our Board of DirectorsMeet the NCM Board Members and learn about updates to the Museum, finances, etc.

  • Question and answer session
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
3:30pm – 4:30pm What’s New at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant 

  • Speaker: Kai Spande – Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
5:15pm – 5:45pm Cash Bar – NCM Blvd
 
5:45pm – 8:00pm BQT1:  Corvette Racing BanquetDinner with Corvette Racing Program Manager along with some very special VIP guests for this banquet, followed by a presentation and open questions to Doug and guests.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • $40 Members / $45 Non-Member
  • Cash Bar
  • Dinner Menu:

-GARDEN SALAD – Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onions, Croutons, House Made Dressing

-ROASTED CARROTS – Thyme, Orange Zest, Brown Sugar

-BROWN BUTTER AND POTATOES – Mashed Potatoes, Garlic, & Brown Butter

-APPLEWOOD SMOKED CHICKEN BREAST – Cheddar Cheese, Bacon & Scallions

-BBQ BEEF BRISKET – Burnt Ends with The Linen Apron BBQ Sauce

-House Made Yeast Rolls

-Lemon Squares or Chocolate Fudge Brownie

  • NCM Conference Center
 
FRIDAY APRIL 26
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
 

 

8:00am – 4:00pm Registration Open

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM CLUB ROOM
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Corvettes on Display

  • GM representatives will be present to answer questions
  • NCM Plaza
 
8:30am – 10:30am Paul Koerner Classroom Session – C5, C6, C7Question and answer on C5, C6, & the C7 generation. Very interactive class where you will be able to ask Paul any and all of your questions about your personal Corvette. Pre-registration is Required.

  • $80 registration fee
  • GM Certified Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Limited to 10 registrants (spouse or your guest invited to sit in)
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd
 
9:00am – 10:30am Presentation by Corvette Team

  • Speaker: To Be Announced
  • Chevrolet Theater

 

 

 

9:00am – 4:00pm NCM Motorsports Park Touring Laps – 1 Day Only!!All day touring offered so you can work around your schedule. With lead / follow car –  an average of highway speeds is the norm! No safety equipment is required. Drive your own Corvette. Convertibles and passengers welcome.

  • Pre-registration required
  • $99 per Corvette for a full day of running
  • Run as many times as you like
  • 20 min group out intervals
  • Last group out is 3:40pm
  • NCM Motorsports Park
 
9:00am – 4:00pm LT4: Kentucky State Police Trooper Island
KSP Trooper Island Camp was developed by the Kentucky State Police as part of a long-range program of public service to the youth of Kentucky: a place where the tensions and turmoil of our everyday lives can be forgotten; and for one-week young people can be given a touch of hope and desire of a better tomorrow.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Tour lead by KSP Trooper Island Director Jonathan Biven
  • Guided tour and lunch at KSP Trooper Island
  • Members $30 / Non-Members $35
  • Staging location to be announced
 
9:15am – 3:30pm LT5: Swope cars of Yesteryear Auto Museum / Back Home RestaurantSwope Museum features antique cars from different eras for your viewing pleasure. They feature cars from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s of all makes and models. Enjoy the vintage car library and a do-it-yourself car video theater. Then onto lunch at Back Home Restaurant. If you are in the mood for some good ole’ family cooking and a great local shopping experience, then this is for you!

  • Pre-registration required
  • $30 members / $35 non-members
  • Limited 50 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Approximately 140 miles round trip
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Stage: TBD
 
9:30am – 11:00am Hand Building the LT4 Engine
Watch as the Performance Build Center Team completely disassembles and reassembles an LT4 engine from top to bottom.  Feel free to ask the team about the parts, the engine, and the process during the build.  After the team has finished building the engine from the bare block they will talk about the testing, sequencing, and other processes to get the final engine ready to go in a Z06 Corvette.

  • Speakers: Performance Build Team
  • NCM Conference Center
10:00am – 2:00pm LT6: Dueling Grounds DistilleryIn the 1820’s, at Linkumpinch Farm near present-day Franklin, Kentucky, matters of honor were settled with the firing of pistols. A man’s reputation was restored when a musket ball found its target. And the area surrounding Sandford Duncan’s Farm soon came to be known as the Dueling Grounds. We will visit Dueling Grounds Distillery where they produce Linkumpinch Bourbon.

  • Pre-registration required
  • $30 members / $35 non-members
  • Limited 50 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Stage: TBD
10:00am -2:30pm All Corvette Celebrity Choice Car Show #1

  • Open to registered participants only
  • Window placard at ticket booth
  • Winners will be posted Outside Club Room Doors
  • Parking Lot A, B, & C
10:45am – 12:15pm TBA
 
11:00am – 1:00pm Ask the Expert – Drop in Assistance

  • GM Certified Corvette Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Walk up assistance – open for individual concerns
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd
11:30am – 12:45pm Corvette Racing SeminarDoug Fehan discusses the 2018 Race season and previews the 2019 race schedule.

  • Speaker: Doug Fehan
  • Conference Center
12:30pm – 1:30pm Michelin Tech Talk

  • Speaker: TBA
  • Chevrolet Theater
1:00pm – 2:15pm NCM Auction

  • Auctioneer: To be Announced
  • Unique & Special Items
  • Chevrolet Theater
1:00pm – 3:00pm Sip n’ PaintA step-by-step beginner art project class in which guests can create unique and original works of art and learn basic creative techniques to apply to at home projects, all while enjoying their favorite wine!

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Registration Fee: $45
  • Art Supplies and wine included in registration
  • NCM Board Room (front offices)
2:00pm – 4:00pm Friday Paul Koerner Classroom – Prepping Your Corvette for TrackThere are many facets to Corvette and these vehicles are track capable right out of the wrapper.  This does NOT mean that they do not require proper preparation prior to placing them on the racetrack.  In this in-depth classroom, we will cover all models from 2005 to present date.  ZO6, ZR1 and Z51 will all be covered, including correct oil, lubricants, tires, alignment specifications and other details that sometimes are missed.  Question and answer will also be a part of this class!  Buckle your 5-point harness, this will be something NOT to miss!

  • GM Certified Corvette Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • $80 fee
  • Limited space
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd
2:30pm – 3:15pm Autograph Session

  • Celebrities To be Announced
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
3:15pm 3:45pm Car Show Awards Presentations

  • Friday awards presented
  • Pictures taken of winners
  • NCM Logo Circle
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Testing the C7 on the Nürburgring with Jim Mero

Listen as Corvette Legend Jim Mero goes through the evolution of the 7th Generation Stingray Z51, Grand Sport, Z06, & ZR1 at the Nürburgring. This seminar will also feature unique Autobahn footage!

  • Speaker: Jim Mero
  • Chevrolet Theater
3:40pm Bash Event Group Picture

  • Copies of pictures will be available through FotoFX in Blvd
  • NCM Logo Circle
4:00pm Raffle Drawing
  • 2019 Long Beach Red Corvette Convertible
  • Price: $100.00 / 1,500 Tickets Available
  • NCM Plaza
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
5:45pm – 9:00pm BQT2: Winners’ Circle Dinner / Cash BarOpen to those who have donated more than $1000 in 2018, have named the Museum in their estate plans, or made cumulative gifts of $25,000 or more since January 1, 2003.

  • By invitation only
  • Dinner served at 6:15pm
  • NCM Conference Center
 
SATURDAY APRIL 27
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM Clubroom
8:00am – 3:00pm Corvettes on Display

  • GM representatives will be present to answer questions
  • NCM Plaza
 
8:30am- 10:30am Saturday Paul Koerner Classroom – Prepping Your Corvette for TrackThere are many facets to Corvette and these vehicles are track capable right out of the wrapper.  This does NOT mean that they do not require proper preparation prior to placing them on the racetrack.  In this in-depth classroom, we will cover all models from 2005 to present date.  ZO6, ZR1 and Z51 will all be covered, including correct oil, lubricants, tires, alignment specifications and other details that sometimes are missed.  Question and answer will also be a part of this class!  Buckle your 5-point harness, this will be something NOT to miss!

  • GM Certified Corvette Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • $80 fee
  • Limited space
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd
 
 
8:45am – 10:15am Presentation by Corvette Team

  • Speaker: To Be Announced
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
9:00am – 10:00am  Corvette Caravan Captain’s Meeting

  • NCM Board Room
 
9:30am – 4:00pm LT8: General Jackson Showboat – NashvilleTake the 2.5-hour General Jackson Showboat Midday Lunch Cruise for an afternoon of entertainment along with a delicious buffet lunch! Enjoy the comedy, audience interaction, and catchy tunes from the band while cruising along the Cumberland River and tasting a mouth-watering Southern-style buffet prepared by the General Jackson’s very own sous chef.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • $65 Members / $70 Non-Members
  • Drive your own Corvette
  • Approximately 135 miles round trip
 
9:45am – 2:30pm LT9: Mammoth Cave Drive / SteakhouseFollow Kentucky State Police Trooper Island Director Jonathon Biven’s official KSP Patrol C6 Corvette through the Mammoth Cave National Park area on a beautiful scenic drive. Lunch will be a Steakhouse in Cave City before returning to the NCM.

  • Pre-Registration required
  • $30 Members / $35 Non-Members
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette
  • Lunch Included in Registration
 
 
 
10:00am – 12:00pm Ladies’ Garage 
By women for women – an opportunity to learn about basic Corvette (cars in general) maintenance and how to be a smart consumer of automotive servicesPresenters are knowledgeable in all areas of Corvettes from Powertrain and engineering to high performance driving so bring your questions and ask the experts.  

  • Presentation by Ladies of the Corvette Team
  • For Women only
  • Conference Center
 
10:00am – 2:30pm All Corvette Celebrity Choice Car Show #2

  • Open to registered participants only
  • Window placard at ticket booth
  • Winners will be posted Outside Club Room Doors
  • Parking Lot A, B, & C
 
10:30am – 11:15am Exxon Mobil

  • Speaker: TBA
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
10:45am – 2:15pm LT10: Lighthouse Restaurant Lunch TourThe Lighthouse Restaurant is a bright spot on a great drive through the countryside. Located in Sulphur Well, Kentucky, it is more than just an ordinary restaurant.  It is a DESTINATION, full of history and delicious food served “Family Style”. Voted Kentucky’s 3rd Best Non-Franchised Restaurant by Kentucky Living Magazine.

  • Pre-Registration required
  • $30 Members / $35 Non-Members
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette
  • Lunch & Dessert Included in Registration
 
11:00am – 2:00pm Ask the Expert – Drop in Assistance

  • GM Certified Corvette Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Walk up assistance – open for individual concerns
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd
 
11:30am – 12:15pm Giving Seminar

  • Speaker: Amy Hardin & Art Bell
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
1:30pm – 3:00pm Hand Building the LT4 Engine
Watch as the Performance Build Center Team completely disassembles and reassembles an LT4 engine from top to bottom.  Feel free to ask the team about the parts, the engine, and the process during the build.  After the team has finished building the engine from the bare block they will talk about the testing, sequencing, and other processes to get the final engine ready to go in a Z06 Corvette.

  • Speakers: Performance Build Team
  • NCM Conference Center
 
1:45pm – 2:45pm

 Ambassador Meeting

Learn what’s new and upcoming at the NCM

  • Speaker: Stephanie Morrill – Membership and Guest Service Manager
  • Chevrolet Theater
2:30pm – 2:55pm  Car Show Awards Presentations

  • Saturday awards presented
  • Pictures taken of winners
  • NCM Logo Circle
2:55pm  Check Presentation KY State Police Trooper Island

  • Check for proceeds of KY 1 Lap Museum in Motions
  • Trooper Jonathan Biven
  • NCM Logo Circle
 
3:00pm NCM Raffle Drawing

  • 2019 Torch Red Corvette Convertible
  • Price: $10.00
  • NCM Plaza
 
3:00pm – 4:00pm MIM Tail of the Dragon participation meeting

  • Registered Participants Only
  • If you cannot attend this meeting – we can get you set up on Sunday morning with your badges and fill you in briefly as to what you missed at the meeting
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
5:15pm Cash Bar – Sloan Convention Center

  • Banquet Pre-Registration required
  • Sloan Convention Center Atrium
 
6:00pm – 9:00pm BQT3: Bash Banquet Join us as our event banquet returns to the Sloan Convention Center for a plated dinner. Entertainment provided by a Live local band playing the hits of the 60’s, 70’s, and early 80’s.

  • Pre-registration required
  • Attire – Casual Dress
  • Menu – Dinner Salad, Hartland Chicken, Chef’s choice Vegetable & Starch, Dessert
  • Entertainment: Bueler’s Day Off playing hits from the 60’s & 70’s
  • $60 members / $65 non-members
  •  Sloan Convention Center

** Group tables available for $650 – Includes 10 seats, best in house, and a reserved table name placard. Contact events department to reserve your table.

 

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