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The April 25-27th BASH registration opened up this morning. My wife and I just signed up, for what could be around our 15th one. Lost track.

https://www.corvettemuseum.org/event...stance_id=1048

To be able to attend seminars, walk around, talk 1 to 1 with Tadge, Harlan, Kai, Kirk and 50+ Corvette staff, is truly priceless. Special other activities at the Museum, as well as countryside trips and more.

Pricing from $15-$30 per person for the primary activities (depending on membership category, or not).

BASH Agenda

(Agenda subject to change — check back for updates)
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
8:00am



10:00am

1:00pm

3:00pm Motorsports Park Corvette Experience


Ever 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.
Click Here for More Info
Contact Justin Carnes at [email protected] to register
NCM Motorsports Park
9:00am — 3:30pm LT1: Lux Row Distillers / BJ’s Steakhouse


At 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
9:15am — 3:30pm LT2: Swope cars of Yesteryear Auto Museum / Back Home Restaurant


Swope 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 Paul Koerner & Brittany George — Corvette discussion for New Owners & Enthusiasts
In 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 & Brittany George
Chevrolet Theater
10:45am — 2:15pm LT3: Lighthouse Restaurant Lunch Tour


The 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 Program


Mr. 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 Luncheon


If 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 & Brittany George
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 & Brittany George’s Classroom Session — C5, C6, C7


Question 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 & Brittany George
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 Directors


Meet 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 Banquet


Dinner 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 POATAOES — 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 & Brittany George’s Classroom Session — C5, C6, C7


Question 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 & Brittany George
Limited to 10 registrants (spouse or your guest invited to sit in)
Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd
9:00am — 10:30pm 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 Restaurant


Swope 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 Distillery


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.
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 Using 7th Generation Navigation


Having trouble understanding your Stingray navigation? Paul will walk you through it with his big screen presentation in hopes of steering you straight and getting you to your destinations with ease!
Speaker: Paul Pearson
Chevrolet Theater
11:00am — 1:00pm Ask the Expert — Drop in Assistance
GM Certified Corvette Technicians Paul Koerner & Brittany George
Walk up assistance — open for individual concerns
Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd
11:30am — 12:45pm Corvette Racing Seminar


Doug Fehan discusses the 2018 Race season and previews the 2019 race schedule.
Speaker: Doug Fehan
Conference Center
1:00pm — 2:15pm NCM Auction
Auctioneer: To be Announced
Unique & Special Items
Chevrolet Theater
1:00pm — 3:00pm Sip n’ Paint


A 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 & Brittany George Classroom — Prepping Your Corvette for Track


There 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 & Brittany George
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
3:45pm Bash Event Group Picture
Copies of pictures will be available through FotoFX in Blvd
NCM Logo Circle
4:00pm Raffle Drawing
5:00pm NCM Closes
5:45pm — 9:00pm BQT2: Winners’ Circle Dinner / Cash Bar


Open 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 & Brittany George Classroom — Prepping Your Corvette for Track


There 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 & Brittany George
Pre-Registration Required
$80 fee
Limited space
Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd
8:45am — 10:15pm Presentation by Corvette Team
Speaker: To Be Announced
Chevrolet Theater
9:30am — 4:00pm LT8: General Jackson Showboat — Nashville


Take 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 / Steakhouse


Follow 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 services. Presenters 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 Tour


The 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 & Brittany George
Walk up assistance — open for individual concerns
Museum Delivery Garage on Blvd
11:30am — 12:15pm Giving Seminar
Speaker: Amy Hardin
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 — 3:00pm Car Show Awards Presentations
Saturday awards presented
Pictures taken of winners
NCM Logo Circle
3:00pm NCM Raffle Drawing
Car To be Announced
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
Band To be Announced
$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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Hi John--
I think I will sign up for this. Still going down in May for the C4 gathering but thought I should try this get together as well to get to know some of our C7 brethren. Since you are a frequent flier to these, do you have any recommendations? First, is there a headquarters hotel for the Bash and are there any special rate deals for any groups? I normally stay at the Holiday Inn University Plaza and will stay there if not. I think I will plan to arrive Wednesday night and on Thursday run the Lux Distillery tour and go to the NCM dinner. Friday wondering about the Swope car museum. Is that worth a drive? If not might do touring laps although I have done those many times since the NCM track opened. And what about the General Jackson showboat in Nashville Saturday? Thought that might be fun. I'm probably on my own as I doubt I can get my wife to come along. Any thoughts you have would be welcomed. --Bob
 

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I was waiting for registration to open at 8am on the 2nd! Not sure if my wife is making it this year or not.

Will we have breakfast Thursday morning?
 
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