2021 Michelin NCM Bash is Coming!

The 2021 Michelin National Corvette Museum Bash – April 22 – 24, 2021!

Each spring, towards the end of April, the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky hosts their annual NCM Bash!  The “Bash” is the kickoff to the Museum’s annual event season.  It is also a showcase for all the latest Corvettes!  If you’ve ever wanted to be part of the new Corvette roll-out, this is the place to be!

There are a variety of activities each year for both the casual – and the serious – enthusiast!  There are seminars, cruises, driving experiences, tours to historic landmarks around the Museum, bourbon tastings, and much, much more!  In addition to all of the planned events, there are the cars!  This year the Museum will include introductions to next years models (and might even include our first “official” sneak peek at the 2022 Mid-Engine Z06 Corvette!

The NCM’s annual Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be hosted on Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  This annual event celebrates “Corvette Royalty” – engineers, historians, and enthusiasts – who have significantly contributed to the Corvette culture.

While most of the “extra” events have additional fees associated with them, the general admission ticket price still gives you a lot of access to the “Bash”  For starters, you’ll be able to attend all the open seminars, see all the cars, visit all the vendor booths, tour the parking lot (which will be packed FULL of Corvettes), and of course, tour the Museum!

For anyone looking for a more comprehensive experience, we encourage you to review the schedule (provided below) and select the events that call to you!  Please note – most of these events sell out early, so don’t wait until the weekend of the Bash to get purchase your “extra” items.

The 2021 Michelin NCM Bash runs from Thursday, April 22nd thru Saturday, April 24th.  If you’re planning on attending – or even thinking about it – please reach out to me via email at [email protected] or by sending us a message on our Facebook page.  Each year, we try to meet as many of our fans and followers as we can.  This year is all the more special because it will be the first time we’ve been able to come together in nearly two years (assuming the COVID numbers allow public gatherings by that time.)

We hope you’ll come to the 2021 Michelin NCM Bash.  We promise it’s a good time you’ll never forget!!

Online registration closes at 5:00pm central time on Tuesday, April 6th. All activities are open to Event Registrants only. On-line registrants will receive a hardcard credential, lanyard, event pin and dash plaque. Lifetime registration is $20pp, member registration is $25pp and non-member registration is $35pp.

Onsite registrations are available at the increased rates of $25 / $30 / $40.

No refunds or cancellations after Advance Registration closes on April 6th

Bash T-Shirt Available Now!

Lifetime $17 Member $18 Non-Member $20

 

Bash Polos are Available!

Lifetime $17 Member $18 Non-Member $20

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Bash Agenda

(Agenda subject to change – check back for updates)

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 21
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
2:00pm – 5:00pm Advance registration credential/shirt pickup

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM Clubroom
 
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
THURSDAY APRIL 22
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 4:00pm Registration Open

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM Clubroom
 

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 C8 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.

 

 
8:00am – 2:30pm

LT1: My Old KY Home / BJ’s Steakhouse*SOLD OUT*

MOKH -The house that came to symbolize Kentucky’s gracious hospitality and according to legend inspired Stephen Collins Foster to write his immortal song, “My Old Kentucky Home” is one of the most cherished historical sites in the commonwealth. 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
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette
 
8:30am – 2:00pm LT2: Swope’s Car of Yesteryears Auto Museum / Back Home Restaurant  The Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum features vehicles ranging from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s in a variety of makes and models in both original condition and restored condition. Backhome is not just an amazing, southern local restaurant. The restaurant started more than 35 years ago as an antique & crafts dealer. From homemade candies to Candleberry Candles to home decor, come see everything they have to offer.

  • Pre-registration required
  • $20 members / $25 non-members
  • Limited 50 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette

 

 
10:00am – 11:00am Paul Koerner – Corvette discussion for New Owners & EnthusiastsIn this basic seminar, we will have open question and answer about basics of the 7th generation Corvette.  Fact is, the technology of Stingray, Grand Sport, ZO6 and ZR1 since 2014 is amazing and highly complex. We keep things simple, explain how things work in an easy way to understand terms and demystify this wonderful generation of Corvette. Come and join us for a fun, enjoyable show and seminar that everyone can truly feel comfortable attending.

  • GM Certified Corvette Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
9:45am – 1:30pm

LT3: Dueling Grounds Distillery / Tanglewood Farms Restaurant*SOLD OUT*

In 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. Tanglewood Farms in located in Franklin, Kentucky and is known for their fresh and local ingredients used in their sandwiches.

  • Pre-registration required
  • $30 members / $35 non-members
  • Limited 30 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette

 

 
2:00pm – 4:00pm C5, C6, & C7 Classroom Session with Paul KoernerQuestion 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.

  • $75 registration fee
  • GM Certified Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Limited to 10 registrants (spouse or your guest invited to sit in)
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd

 

 
5:15pm – 5:45pm Winner’s Circle Cash Bar

  • Must be invited to Winner’s Circle to attend
  • Doors to Conference Center DO NOT open until 5:45pm
  •  NCM Boulevard
 
5:45pm – 9:00pm

BQT1: Winners’ Circle Dinner / Cash BarOpen to those who have donated more than $1000 in 2020, have named the Museum in their estate plans, or made cumulative gifts of $25,000 or more since January 1, 2003.

  • REGISTRATION WILL OPEN EARLY FEBURARY
  • By Invitation only
  • Cash Bar Opens at 5:15pm
  • Dinner served at 6:15pm
  • NCM Conference Center
 
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
FRIDAY APRIL 23
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 12:00pm Friday AM Touring SessionAll 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
  • $100 per Corvette for a half day of running
  • Run as many times as you like
  • 20 min group out intervals
  • Last group out is 11:40am
  • NCM Motorsports Park
 

 

8:00am – 4:00pm Registration Open

  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM CLUB ROOM
 
8:00am – 2:30pm LT4: My Old KY Home / BJ’s Steakhouse
MOKH -The house that came to symbolize Kentucky’s gracious hospitality and according to legend inspired Stephen Collins Foster to write his immortal song, “My Old Kentucky Home” is one of the most cherished historical sites in the commonwealth.
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
  • Members $35 / Non-Members $40
  • Limited to 50 people
  • Lunch & Tour included with registration
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette

 

 
8:30am – 10:30am C8 Classroom Session with Paul Koerner – FridayQuestion and answer on the new C8 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.

  • $75 registration fee
  • GM Certified Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Limited to 10 registrants (spouse or your guest invited to sit in)
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd

 

 
8:30am – 2:00pm LT5: Swope’s Car of Yesteryears Auto Museum / Back Home Restaurant The Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum features vehicles ranging from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s in a variety of makes and models in both original condition and restored condition. Backhome is not just an amazing, southern local restaurant. The restaurant started more than 35 years ago as an antique & crafts dealer. From homemade candies to Candleberry Candles to home decor, come see everything they have to offer.

  •  Pre-registration required
  • $20 members / $25 non-members
  • Limited 50 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette
 
9:00am – 4:00pm Corvette Touring Laps
Get behind the wheel of a C8 Corvette! Register for a session of Corvette Touring Laps and receive 4 laps in a lead/follow format, going just above highway speeds.

  • Click here to register, Select Friday 4/23, Select Time Slot, Checkout
  • $299 per session
  • Limited walk up availability
  • NCM Motorsports Park
 
9:45am – 1:30pm

LT6: Dueling Grounds Distillery / Tanglewood Farms Restaurant*SOLD OUT*

In 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. Tanglewood Farms in located in Franklin, Kentucky and is known for their fresh and local ingredients used in their sandwiches.

  •  Pre-registration required
  • $30 members / $35 non-members
  • Limited 30 people
  • Guided tour and lunch included with registration
  • Guided Road Tour – Drive Your Own Corvette

 

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
10:30am – 11:00am Driving Club Seminar
Interactive Q & A seminar with the NCM Motorsports Park staff on the perks of becoming a member of the Driving Club!

  • Click here for more info
  • NCM members receive 10% off one-time initiation fee
  • No registration required
  • NCM Motorsports Park / Holley Control Tower
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: $40 Members / $45 Non-Members
  • Art Supplies and wine included in registration
  • NCM Board Room (front offices)
1:00pm – 5:00pm Friday PM Touring SessionAll 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
  • $100 per Corvette for a Half day of running
  • Run as many times as you like
  • 20 min group out intervals
  • Last group out is 4:40pm
  • NCM Motorsports Park

 

 
2:30pm-3:00pm Driving Club Seminar
Interactive Q & A seminar with the NCM Motorsports Park staff on the perks of becoming a member of the Driving Club!

  • Click here for more info
  • NCM members receive 10% off one-time initiation fee
  • No registration required
  • NCM Motorsports Park / Holley Control Tower
 
3:15pm- 3:45pm Car Show Awards Presentations #1

  • Friday awards presented
  • Pictures taken of winners
  • NCM Logo Circle
3:45pm Bash Event Group Picture

  • Copies of pictures will be available through FotoFX in Exhibit Hall
  • NCM Logo Circle
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
6:00pm – 9:00pm Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

  • 2020 Inductees – Henry Haga, Wendell Strode, Mike McCagh, & Doug Fehan
  • Dress Is Business Casual
  • Pre-registration or table purchase required
  • Registration fee – $70 per person
  • Located at the Sloan Convention Center
  • Serving begins at 6:15pm with program to follow
  • Group tables available for $700 – Includes 10 seats, the Table will also be listed as a sponsor in the HOF Program
  • Collector HOF Induction Glass included

 

 
SATURDAY APRIL 24
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Advance Registration credential/shirt pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM Clubroom
 
8:30am – 10:30am

C8 Classroom Session with Paul Koerner – Sat*SOLD OUT*

Question and answer on the new C8 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.

  • $75 registration fee
  • GM Certified Technicians Paul Koerner
  • Limited to 10 registrants (spouse or your guest invited to sit in)
  • Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd

 

 
9:30am – 3:30pm LT7: 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
  • $70 Members / $75 Non-Members
  • Limited to 50 people

 

 
10:00am – 11:00am  Ambassador Meeting

  • Speaker: Director of Operation Stephanie Morrill
  • Chevrolet Theater
 
10:00am – 2:00pm 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
 
11:00am – 2:00pm

LT8: Federal Grove Bed & Breakfast*SOLD OUT*

Federal Grove, invites you to taste the Kentucky south. The finest, old fashioned, southern style food, served in an elegantly country setting that has been a place for families to come together for generations.

Come and visit with us! You won’t want to miss out!

  • Pre-registration required
  • $30 Members / $35 Non-Members
  • Limited to 50 people

 

 
 
2:30pm – 3:00pm Car Show Awards Presentations #2

  • Saturday awards presented
  • Pictures taken of winners
  • NCM Logo Circle
 
3:00pm 2021 Arctic White Corvette Coupe 4/24/2021

  • $20.00 Unlimited Raffle
 
3:15pm – 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
 

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