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Event: 'Cruise To The National Corvette Museum'

Driving Event
Autocross, Road racing, Drag Racing, etc...
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017 At 08:00:00 AM
Duration: 4 Days

06/10-13  National Corvette Museum Trip – The attachment to this email contains information for our trip to Bowling Green including itinerary, hotel reservation info, NCM info with a Beachcomber specific link for a group discount package and pricing for the NCM Motorsports Park.  A detailed presentation on this trip will be given at the March Business Meeting on March 07 and will include a Q&A session.

 

Beachcombers Corvette Club2017 Bowling Green Getaway


 

Saturday, June 10:o    Depart Virginia Beach and drive to Robbinsville, NC (about an 8.5 hour drive), stopping for lunch along the way.o    Check in at the Microtel Inn & Suites Robbinsville (1-828-479-6772).  Room rates are; $67.46 + tax (queen bed) or $76.46 + tax (2 beds).  Be sure to ask for the Beachcombers Corvette Club rate when making your reservation.  Cut-off date for reservation at this rate is May 27, 2017.o    Visit the infamous “Tree of Shame” in Deals Gap, NC.o    Drive the prestigious “Tail of the Dragon”; north and south bound.o    Dinner at the Topoco Lodge.  (Call in May to confirm number).o    Socialization at the hotel after dinner. Sunday, June 11:o    Depart the hotel and drive the Cherohala Skyway enroute to Bowling Green, KY (about 6.5 hours).o    Check in at the Bowling Green Ramada (1-270-781-3000).  Room rate is; $67.99 + tax.  Be sure to ask for the Beachcombers Corvette Club rate when making your reservation.  Cut-off date for reservation at this rate is May 27, 2017.o    Afternoon socialization at the hotel.o    Group dinner (Location and time TBD). Monday, June 12:o    Depart the hotel and proceed to the National Corvette Museum (NCM) (about a 15 minute drive).o    Tour of the Corvette assembly plant, drive the NCM Motorsports Park and visit the NCM.o    The NCM offers a package for groups of 15 or more.  The cost is $20.00 pp for NCM members, $25.00 pp for non-members.  This covers the assembly plant tour, admission to the NCM Museum, a box lunch at the NCM, a name tag and a NCM lanyard.  You must go to the site listed below where you will pre-register for this event by providing your name and the name of your guest, choose your box lunch preference and pay:  https://10514.blackbaudhosting.com/10514/Corvette-Club-Tour---Beachcombers-Corvette-Clubo    If you are not planning to immediately head home or to independently travel on to other locations and would like to partake in some other adventures here are a few things we could possibly do; Other Possible Adventures Beginning on Tuesday, June 13:o    Drive KY backroads to visit the Mammoth Cave National Park and then drive to the Makers Mark bourbon distillery for a tour.  Spend the night in Bowling Green.  Head home on Wednesday (~ 11 hours).-OR-o    Drive to Nashville, TN (~ 1 hour) for a day of sightseeing.  Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, take a trolley tour of Nashville and an evening of “Honkey Tonkin” on Broadway.  Spend the night in Nashville, head home on Wednesday (~ 11 hours).-OR-o    Depart early for a drive to Memphis, TN (~ 4.5 hours) for a day of sightseeing.  Visit Elvis’ Graceland and Historic Beale Street for great food and great blues music.  Spend the night in Memphis.  Head home on Wednesday (~ 14.5 hours).-OR-o    Drive to Asheville, NC via “The Rattler” (~ 6.5 hours).  The Rattler is a tamed down version of the “Tail of the Dragon”.  Spend the night in Asheville.  Visit the Biltmore on Wednesday.  Head home on Thursday (~ 7 hours).-OR-o    If you have an idea of something that would be of interest, please let me know. o    The bottom line is your feedback is needed.  Let me know what you would like to do or where you would like to go as we head home from Bowling Green. Additional Information:o   For information regarding the NCM, visit www.corvettemuseum.org.  Keep in mind, if you are a member of the NCM you will receive additional discounts while visiting the NCM.o   Drive the NCM Motorsports Park.  This is a 3.2 mile road course located about two miles from the NCM.  Choose between Hot Laps (2 lap session in their Z06 with a professional driver - $100.00/session) or Touring Laps (4 laps in your car with you driving - $45.00/session).o   My contact information is: joewryk@aol.com or 757-342-9207.

 



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