Corvette Bash 2018

   The Miracle Strip Corvette Club was represented at the National Corvette 
Museum (NCM) Bash, April 26-28. According to the museum, there were over 
1,300 attendees. Corvette enthusiasts from across the country enjoyed a 
number of seminars, road trips, reveals, two car shows and track time at
the Motor Sports Park. Of interest, was a Corvette Plant Update by Plant
Manager Kai Spade including slides and videos of the new plant processes
and production flow. There were also painted car panels showing the old
paint and new paint from the new paint shop.
       Tadge Juechter Chief Corvette Engineer and Harlan Charles Corvette
Program Manager gave a presentation on all things new for 2019 including 
an in-depth look at the 750 HP ZR1.
   The NCM Board of Directors shared a number of new projects at their 
meeting including a museum expansion, new storage facility for cars and 
memorabilia and a 200 acre land purchase adjacent to the Motor Sports 
Park. There was a huge crowd at the Corvette Racing Banquet with guest 
speaker Doug Fehan, 
     Corvette Racing Program Manager. He provided an overview of the 2017
 GTLM Championship season with videos and slides. A road trip was taken 
to Belle Meade Plantation outside of Nashville,made famous during the 
1800s with training and breeding of racing horses. 
      A tour of the 1853 mansion was followed by wine tasting. A second
road tour to Barren River State Park included a wonderful lunch at the 
lake lodge followed by a stop at Paradise Point antiques. The Bash Banquet
was held at the Sloan Convention Center Saturday night. Entertainment was
provided by Dueling Pianos International. A wonderful meal and a great 
time was had by all to close the BASH.

 


Corvette Bash