Annual NCM Bash Featured C7 Updates, Golf, Shopping and More

The Corvette Team at NCM
The Corvette Team turned out in droves for the NCM extravaganza.

The three-day National Corvette Museum (NCM) Bash in Bowling Green, KY, proved once again that a Corvette-lover's spirit can never be washed away with a little rain.

Larry Courtney, Michigan captain of the National Corvette Caravan, says he believes the April 25-27 extravaganza was the biggest in years despite the sometimes-wet conditions.
 
“The opportunity to see the C7s on display in the conference center had a lot to do with the increased attendance, I’m guessing,” says Larry. NCM staff explained all of the new design features.


Meanwhile, a Race Team Tire Tech seminar presented by the folks from Michelin Automotive Tires, a C7 Power Train Development seminar and a NCM Motorsports Park update brought attendees up to speed with what’s going on in the world of Corvettes.

Larry enjoyed spending time with Paul Koerner, a C4/C5/C6 specialist.

“I watched Paul for three days answer people’s questions about problems with their cars and saw him run out to the parking lot to diagnose cars on the spot,” says Larry. “He would tell car owners what parts were needed to fix their problems. I hope to get him to one of my events in Michigan next year.” 

Diversions aplenty kept attendees busy throughout the Bash, including a golf scramble (new), shopping at Opry Mills in Nashville, TN, vintage racecar rides at the museum, road tours and Corvette shows. As well, a “Garage Party” seminar — with women of the GM Corvette Team — covered all aspects of Corvettes, including maintenance, engineering and even high-performance driving. 

Mark your calendars for next year’s event, suggests Larry. “We love to see old friends, meet new ones, and just have a good time at area restaurants and hotels.”

Visit corvettemuseum.org for information on next year’s event.

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