The 6th National Corvette Caravan Is Almost Here!

The 6th National Corvette Caravan Is Scheduled for August 28-31, 2019!

Next month, from August 28-31, 2019, the National Corvette Museum will host one of the world’s largest moving automotive events – The 6th National Corvette Caravan!  The NCC is a celebration of America’s Sports Car and serves as the milestone anniversary celebration of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The event is only hosted once every five years, and this year’s event recognizes a significant milestone anniversary – the Museum’s 25th Anniversary!

National Corvette Museum Bowling Green Kentucky
The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Each year, the National Corvette Museum hosts a participant focused event on Labor Day Weekend to recognize and celebrate the Grand Opening of the Museum, which first opened its doors on September 2, 1994 It seemed only appropriate that the Museum would celebrate such a momentous anniversary as this by inviting Corvette owners and enthusiasts from across the country to caravan to Bowling Green.

The weekend festivities officially begins on Thursday, August 29th, though the Corvette Caravans will arrive throughout the day on Wednesday, August 28th.  I will be joining the Tennessee/Kentucky caravan this year as we make our way to Bowling Green on the 28th (and let me say that I am all kinds of excited about this event!)

Once in Bowling Green, registered attendees can participate in three days of activities in and around the National Corvette Museum.  Thursday evening registered attendees will be treated to a concert featuring Jefferson StarshipThe concert will be held at the Museum’s outdoor Amphitheater and will conclude with a fireworks show.  The concert is included with the registration and is open to ALL registered participants.

Jefferson Starship will close the festivities Thursday night at the 2019 Corvette Homecoming!

Friday evening will feature the Museum’s annual Corvette Hall of Fame induction ceremony and banquet, which is being presented this year by the 2019 New England Caravan.  As in years past, the Museum will welcome new members into the prestigious and elite group of recipients who have made significant contributions to the Corvette.  (NOTE: This event is SOLD OUT – please contact the Museum if you wish to be added to the wait list.)

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees are Dollie Cole, Briggs Cunningham and Tom Peters.

On Friday night, the Museum will also feature “Friday Dinner & Dancing” in downtown Bowling Green at the La Gala Event Venue.  This event will feature a full meal and music by the band “Bueler’s Day Off.”  Pre-registration for this event is required.

The 2019 National Corvette Caravan is August 28-31, 2019!

On Saturday evening, the event will culminate with the “Party Like It’s 1994 mixer, complete with food, music and fun. (NOTE: This event is SOLD OUT – please contact the Museum if you wish to be added to the wait list.)  On Saturday, the Museum will also host the “Saturday Get Down at La Gala” in downtown Bowling Green at the La Gala Event Venue.  This event will feature dinner and dancing with Bowling Green’s very own “Tyrone Dunn & the Kinfoke.”  Pre-registration for this event is also required.

A complete itinerary of the weekend is listed below.

Just as they did in 2014, the NCM is once more offering reserved parking at the four-day event for a $500 donation to the Museum. For 2019, the $500 donation will provide visitors access to a reserved parking lot from Wednesday thru Saturday during the week of the event.  However, assigned parking spaces will not be provided.  Instead, attendees will be able to park their Corvettes in any open spot throughout the lot. Please note that the donations ARE NOT refundable.

The 6th National Corvette Caravan Weekend Itinerary

WEDNESDAY August 28th
 
7:30am – 6:00pm Shuttle Bus Service Begins

  • Constant loop between NCM and Motorsports Park
  • 56 Passenger Coach Buses
  • NCM Pickup/Dropoff: Logo Circle
  • MSP Pickup/Dropoff: 10×10 shuttle stops throughout parking area

 

 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Registration / Information Opens

  • Advance Registration Credential Pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM Clubroom
 
8:30am – 12:30pm Wednesday AM Touring Session Driving is at highway speeds with an escort, no safety equipment is required, passengers & convertibles are allowed. Registration is PER CAR, guest do not register.

  • Pre-Registration is Required
  • NO Safety Equipment Required
  • Passengers are allowed
  • NCM Motorsports Park
 
12:00pm – 7:00pm Karting at the NCM Motorsports ParkArrive and drive for a fun racing session against your friends on the new karting track

  • Pay onsite at Karting building
  • $20 per person for an 8-minute session

 

 
1:30pm – 5:30pm Wednesday PM Touring SessionDriving is at highway speeds with an escort, no safety equipment is required, passengers & convertibles are allowed. Registration is PER CAR, guest do not register.

  • Pre-Registration is Required
  • NO Safety Equipment Required
  • Passengers are allowed
  • NCM Motorsports Park
 
5:00pm NCM Closes
 
THURSDAY August 29th
 
7:30am – 11:30am Kentucky State Police Escorted Scenic Drive Led by KSP Trooper Island Director Jonathan Biven in the Kentucky State Police’s 2006 fully badged & light packaged Corvette take a scenic drive through Kentucky to the beautiful Mammoth Cave National Park. This tour will be escorted by several KSP Cruisers and does not include any meals.

  • Limited to 100 Cars
  • $100 Registration fee is Per Corvette – you do not need to register your guest
  • Pre-Registration is REQUIRED
  • Tour departure location: TBA

 

 
7:30am – 9:00pm Shuttle Bus Service Begins

  • Constant loop between NCM and Motorsports Park
  • 56 Passenger Coach Buses
  • NCM Pickup/Dropoff: Logo Circle
  • MSP Pickup/Dropoff: 10×10 shuttle stops throughout parking area

 

 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 4:45pm Registration / Information Opens

  • Advance Registration Credential Pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM Clubroom
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Corvettes on Display
 
8:30am – 12:30pm Thursday AM Touring SessionDriving is at highway speeds with an escort, no safety equipment is required, passengers & convertibles are allowed. Registration is PER CAR, guest do not register.

  • Pre-Registration is Required
  • NO Safety Equipment Required
  • Passengers are allowed
  • NCM Motorsports Park
 
8:30am – 4:30pm Corvette Mechanic Team – Ask the Experts

  • GM Certified Corvette Technicians Paul Koerner & Brittany George
  • Walk up assistance & Seminars TBA
  • Corvette Mechanic Team Tent in Truck Parking Lot

 

12:00pm – 7:00pm Karting at the NCM Motorsports ParkArrive and drive for a fun racing session against your friends on the new karting track

  • Pay onsite at Karting building
  • $20 per person for an 8-minute session

 

 
12:15pm – 4:30pm Kentucky State Police Escorted Scenic DriveLed by KSP Trooper Island Director Jonathan Biven in the Kentucky State Police’s 2006 fully badged & light packaged Corvette take a scenic drive through Kentucky to the beautiful Mammoth Cave National Park. This tour will be escorted by several KSP Cruisers and does not include any meals.

  • Limited to 100 Cars
  • $100 Registration fee is Per Corvette – you do not need to register your guest
  • Pre-Registration is REQUIRED
  • Tour departure location: TBA

 

1:30pm – 5:30pm Thursday PM Touring SessionDriving is at highway speeds with an escort, no safety equipment is required, passengers & convertibles are allowed. Registration is PER CAR, guest do not register.

  • Pre-Registration is Required
  • NO Safety Equipment Required
  • Passengers are allowed
  • NCM Motorsports Park
 
NCM Café, Store, & Museum will be open until 7pm
 
5:00pm Food Trucks Open in NCM Amphitheater
 
5:00pm – 6:00pm Concert Starts in NCM Amphitheater

  • Opening Band – Faithfully Journey Tribute Band
  • NCM Amphitheater
 
6:00pm – 6:15pm Welcome and Comments

  • Speaker: Wendell Strode & Lon Helton
  • NCM Amphitheater
 
6:30pm – 7:30pm Jefferson Starship Concert

  • Admission included with event registration
  • Event credentials will act as your ticket
  • Bring folding chairs / blankets
  • NCM Amphitheater
 
7:00pm NCM Closes
 
Sunset Fireworks
 
9:00pm Shuttles Stop Running
 
FRIDAY August 30th
 
7:30am – 11:30am Kentucky State Police Escorted Scenic DriveLed by KSP Trooper Island Director Jonathan Biven in the Kentucky State Police’s 2006 fully badged & light packaged Corvette take a scenic drive through Kentucky to the beautiful Mammoth Cave National Park. This tour will be escorted by several KSP Cruisers and does not include any meals.

  • Limited to 100 Cars
  • $100 Registration fee is Per Corvette – you do not need to register your guest
  • Pre-Registration is REQUIRED
  • Tour departure location: TBA

 

 
7:30am – 6:00pm Shuttle Bus Service Begins

  • Constant loop between NCM and Motorsports Park
  • 56 Passenger Coach Buses
  • NCM Pickup/Dropoff: Logo Circle
  • MSP Pickup/Dropoff: 10×10 shuttle stops throughout parking area

 

 
8:00am NCM Opens
8:00am – 9:45am NCM Ambassador Meeting

  • Meeting will be at the Fraternal Order of the Police Building
  • Breakfast provided
  • 15 passenger vans will shuttle you from NCM or Grass lots to breakfast building
  • 150 Corvette Dr., Bowling Green, KY
 
8:00am – 4:45pm Registration / Information Opens

  • Advance Registration Credential Pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM Clubroom
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Corvettes on Display
 
8:30am – 12:30pm Friday AM Touring SessionDriving is at highway speeds with an escort, no safety equipment is required, passengers & convertibles are allowed. Registration is PER CAR, guest do not register.

  • Pre-Registration is Required
  • NO Safety Equipment Required
  • Passengers are allowed
  • NCM Motorsports Park
 
8:30am – 4:30pm Corvette Mechanic Team – Ask the Experts

  • GM Certified Corvette Technicians Paul Koerner & Brittany George
  • Walk up assistance & Seminars TBA
  • Corvette Mechanic Team Tent in Truck Parking Lot

 

10:00am – 3:30pm Ladies’ Oasis – A chance to relax away from Gear-Head activities

  • No registration required
  • Victory Lane
 
10:00am – 10:00pm Karting at the NCM Motorsports ParkArrive and drive for a fun racing session against your friends on the new karting track

  • Pay onsite at Karting building
  • $20 per person for an 8-minute session

 

 
12:15pm – 4:30pm Kentucky State Police Escorted Scenic DriveLed by KSP Trooper Island Director Jonathan Biven in the Kentucky State Police’s 2006 fully badged & light packaged Corvette take a scenic drive through Kentucky to the beautiful Mammoth Cave National Park. This tour will be escorted by several KSP Cruisers and does not include any meals.

  • Limited to 100 Cars
  • $100 Registration fee is Per Corvette – you do not need to register your guest
  • Pre-Registration is REQUIRED
  • Tour departure location: TBA

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm 10/15/20/25 Year Member Recognition

  • Chevrolet Theater
1:30pm  5:30pm Friday PM Touring SessionDriving is at highway speeds with an escort, no safety equipment is required, passengers & convertibles are allowed. Registration is PER CAR, guest do not register.

  • Pre-Registration is Required
  • NO Safety Equipment Required
  • Passengers are allowed
  • NCM Motorsports Park
3:00pm Raffle Drawing

  • Car TBA
  • Location: TBA
5:00pm NCM Closes
6:00pm – 9:00pm Hall of Fame Induction Banquet Presented by the New England Caravan -SOLD OUT

  • 2019 Inductees – Dollie Cole, Briggs Cunningham, and Tom Peters
  • 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 – SOLD OUT
  • Collector HOF Induction Glass included

** SOLD OUT**

 

 
 
6:00pm – 10:00pm

Friday Dinner & Dancing DowntownJoin us at La Gala event venue in downtown Bowling Green for an evening of dinner and dancing with Bowling Green’s own Bueler’s Day Off. This event is not related to or a secondary for the Hall of Fame Ceremony.

 Dinner Menu

  • Champagne Chicken
  • Prime Rib
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Salad
  • Bread
  • Cheesecake
  • Dress Is Casual
  • Pre-registration or table purchase required
  • Registration fee – $55 per person
  • Located at La Gala Event Venue – Downtown Bowling Green

 

SATURDAY August 31st
 
7:30am – 11:30am Kentucky State Police Escorted Scenic DriveLed by KSP Trooper Island Director Jonathan Biven in the Kentucky State Police’s 2006 fully badged & light packaged Corvette take a scenic drive through Kentucky to the beautiful Mammoth Cave National Park. This tour will be escorted by several KSP Cruisers and does not include any meals.

  • Limited to 100 Cars
  • $100 Registration fee is Per Corvette – you do not need to register your guest
  • Pre-Registration is REQUIRED
  • Tour departure location: TBA

 

 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:00am – 4:45pm Registration / Information Opens

  • Advance Registration Credential Pickup
  • Onsite registration open
  • NCM Clubroom
 
8:00am – 5:00pm Corvettes on Display
 
8:30am – 12:30pm Saturday AM Touring SessionDriving is at highway speeds with an escort, no safety equipment is required, passengers & convertibles are allowed. Registration is PER CAR, guest do not register.

  • Pre-Registration is Required
  • NO Safety Equipment Required
  • Passengers are allowed
  • NCM Motorsports Park
 
8:30am – 4:30pm Corvette Mechanic Team – Ask the Experts

  • GM Certified Corvette Technicians Paul Koerner & Brittany George
  • Walk up assistance & Seminars TBA
  • Corvette Mechanic Team Tent in Truck Parking Lot
10:00am – 3:30pm Ladies’ Oasis – A chance to relax away from Gear-Head activities

  • No registration required
  • Victory Lane
 
10:00am – 7:00pm Karting at the NCM Motorsports ParkArrive and drive for a fun racing session against your friends on the new karting track

  • Pay onsite at Karting building
  • $20 per person for an 8-minute session

 

 
12:15pm – 4:30pm Kentucky State Police Escorted Scenic DriveLed by KSP Trooper Island Director Jonathan Biven in the Kentucky State Police’s 2006 fully badged & light packaged Corvette take a scenic drive through Kentucky to the beautiful Mammoth Cave National Park. This tour will be escorted by several KSP Cruisers and does not include any meals.

  • Limited to 100 Cars
  • $100 Registration fee is Per Corvette – you do not need to register your guest
  • Pre-Registration is REQUIRED
  • Tour departure location: TBA

 

1:30pm – 5:30pm Saturday PM Touring SessionDriving is at highway speeds with an escort, no safety equipment is required, passengers & convertibles are allowed. Registration is PER CAR, guest do not register.

  • Pre-Registration is Required
  • NO Safety Equipment Required
  • Passengers are allowed
  • NCM Motorsports Park
 
3:00pm Raffle Drawing – VIN 25 Next Generation Corvette

  • VIN 25 Next Generation Corvette
  • Location: TBA
 
5:15pm – 8:30pm Party Like It’s 1994 Mixer – SOLD OUT

  • Cash Bar 5:15pm- 5:45pm
  • Pre-Registration is Required
  • Sloan Convention Center
 
6:00pm – 10:00pm

Saturday Get Down at La Gala Join us at La Gala event venue in downtown Bowling Green for an evening of dinner and dancing with Bowling Green’s own Tyrone Dunn & the Kinfolk. This event is not related to or a secondary location for the Party Like It’s 1994 Mixer.

 Dinner Menu

  • Chicken Saltimbocca
  • Roasted Beef
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Mix Vegetables
  • Salad
  • Bread
  • Tiramisu
  • Dress Is Casual
  • Pre-registration or table purchase required
  • Registration fee – $55 per person
  • Located at La Gala Event Venue – Downtown Bowling Green

 

 
 
Sunday September 1st
 
8:00am NCM Opens
 
8:30am – 12:30pm Sunday AM Touring SessionDriving is at highway speeds with an escort, no safety equipment is required, passengers & convertibles are allowed. Registration is PER CAR, guest do not register.

  • Pre-Registration is Required
  • NO Safety Equipment Required
  • Passengers are allowed
  • NCM Motorsports Park

 

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