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The Best Sights And Sounds From The 2024 27th Annual Michelin NCM Bash

If you missed the annual pilgrimage to Bowling Green, CorvSport has all the highlights you need!

The 2025 ZR1 is cloaked in secrecy!

In this highly anticipated decades-long tradition, the National Corvette Museum kicks off the start of its summer season with thousands of enthusiasts migrating to Bowling Green for this 3-day extravaganza. Most notably, the iconic NCM Bash gives Corvette junkies a first look at the newest model year offerings from Chevrolet. But don’t worry if you missed it because CorvSport has all the highlights, and after a few minutes with us you’ll be looking like the C8 expert at the water cooler. Let’s jump right in!

The Best Sights

1) Chevy Teases Enthusiasts With Cloaked 2025 ZR1

CorvSport caught these photos on Facebook as the Bash was ramping up. Chevy clearly wanted to turn up the tease for the summer reveal of the 2025 ZR1, and it worked because we can’t wait to see her in the flesh!

Both images credited to Korey Payne via the Corvette C8 Z06 Facebook page

2) Three New Colors Introduced for the 2025 Model Year

It’s been reported that enthusiasts have been pushing for purple, and Chevy has delivered! In addition to this unique purple, Chevy brings back Competition Yellow–which was last used on the C4 and has a nice tie to the new 2024 Z06 GT3.R used in the Corvette Racing Program. Lastly, Sebring Orange is back by popular demand. This in-your-face color was last seen on the first-year C8 Corvettes before it was switched out to Amplify Orange.

There has been no official word from Chevy on what colors are on the chopping block, but the obvious choices are Amplify Orange and Accelerate Yellow.


Photo Credit: Keith Cornett/Corvette Blogger

Competition Yellow

Photo Credit: Keith Cornett/Corvette Blogger

Sebring Orange

Photo Credit: Keith Cornett/Corvette Blogger

3) The 2025 Stingray Z51 Receives a New Standard Z51 Spoiler

The first VIN 001 Corvette Stingray for the 2025 model year was on display at this year’s bash, a beautiful Torch Red example with the Z51 Performance Package and the new wing.

Photo Credit: Keith Cornett/Corvette Blogger
Photo Credit: Keith Cornett/Corvette Blogger

4) The 2025 Z06 Gets a Brand New Wheel Design

So far, we are torn about this new design and hope it will look more cohesive when (and if) it’s offered in a less fussy gloss black finish. Nevertheless, with only two prior Z06 wheel choices (Spider Forged and Carbon Fiber 5-spoke), it’s a welcome addition to the already awesome C8 Z06.

Photo Credit: Keith Cornett/Corvette Blogger
Photo Credit: Keith Cornett/Corvette Blogger

The Best Sounds

1) Enthusiast and Youtuber Gary’s Rides Takes You Around The Bash

2) Special NCM Bash Session: How The E-Ray Excels In The Elements

Cody Bulkley, GM’s Chassis Development Engineer, shares how the E-Ray excels in the elements!

I hope you have enjoyed the highlights from this year’s NCM bash! If you want to keep up to date with all the fresh Corvette news and maintain a pulse on the lifestyle and culture of this exciting, iconic brand, CorvSport has the fastest-growing Corvette community on our Facebook page, with over 173,000 followers (54,000 since January 2023!). Come join other hardcore enthusiasts and say hello, Douglas B.

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