Event Recap: Lone Star Corvette Classic

Lone Star Corvette Classic LogoHard to believe that another Lone Star Classic has come and gone. This is a great event and is put on by our good friends from the Lone Star Corvette Club. LSCC is the largest individual Corvette club in the country with over 1000 members.  The event is 100% volunteer driven, and they strive hard to make sure that every participant walks away with a smile.

We enjoyed meeting many of our existing customer that have Corvette Insurance through us.  We met many new friends that didn't know the National Corvette Museum had a Collector Vehicle Insurance Agency.  Many were very pleased that we offered Agreed Value Insurance and On Track Physical Damage Insurance for HPDEs.

1963 Corvette Z06 Race CarEach year they host a special display of cars, and this year was the Z06 display. They worked hard to get one Z06 from every year in production. The 1963 Z06 was a very hard year to obtain as only 199 total Z06s were produced, but the National Corvette Museum just happened to own one! Our car was generously donated to us by the late Leon Hurd. This car is very unique and rare as being one of the 6 cars sent to race teams to race, and part of the infamous back door program at GM. These 6 cars were produced at the assembly plant and then sent to Chevrolet engineering to be readied to race. Grady Davis of Gulf Oil was selected to purchase this car and run along-side Gulf Oil 1. Gulf Oil 1 and our car, Gulf Oil 2, ran the infamous 12 Hours of Sebring.

The event started on Friday with autocross in a parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway. While the autocross was happening, event registration and vendors were setting up inside the ballroom. Along with the NCM Insurance Agency the Museum store brings many of the shirts, hats, etc to sell to the participants. There was also a silent auction and some seminars covering a variety of topics. The day rounded down and the participants gather back at the Texas Motor Speedway infield for a parade lap of the high bank oval, a ride through the countryside sponsored by the NCM Insurance Agency, and then off to dinner at the Circle R Ranch. The ranch is a neat event venue that handled the 4 miles of Corvettes from every generation well, plus the TX style BBQ is spot on! Besides the scenery of cars the sunset was awesome!

IMG_3078Saturday started early for the show participants getting their cars ready to be judged. As I was getting ready in my room I could hear cars firing up and heading over before 6am. They wanted to look their best to compete for the many awards from the VIP picks, participant choice, Class awards, and the coveted Best of Show. I was asked to pick my favorite car, and I found this awesome 2014 Stingray Coupe, in Torch Red , lack wheels and great looking aero package! I told the winner that I have a love affair with red cars with black accents!

We unloaded our 1963 Z06 outside the gates and fired her up. The sound of a race prepared Z06 is something that needs to be enjoyed! (Check out this video of the Z06 coming out of the National Corvette Museum.)  We pulled in to a crowd of onlookers excited to hear this beast and see this beast run! After placing the car in its position we were off to get our booths setup to welcome the crowds! We had a great day, introducing people to the National Corvette Museum and our agency. We also enjoyed meeting many of our members and customers!

AA027One of the neatest cars on display was the 1969 "Astrovette" that Alan Bean drove when he returned from his Apollo 12 Mission.  You can read more about this very significant Corvette over at CorvetteBlogger.

After the show is over we pack all of our stuff up and head over to the banquet. We pulled the Z06 onto the banquet floor for display, and she looked great!

The banquet started with much fanfare, with a great meal and great company. We were fortunate to be seated with our good friend, Doug Fehan of Corvette Racing. He was the guest speaker for the night. He talked about his career with General Motors and how he achieved the top seat in the racing program. He also talked about The 24 Hours of LeMans and what it takes to get there. His enthusiasm for the brand is contagious. If you aren't a Corvette Racing fan, you will be after hearing Doug talk.

Once Doug was finished we quickly made our segway into the Live Auction which brings out great Corvette Memorabilia and the usual gag gifts. We brought several banners that hung in or around the Museum, a front fascia from the Corvette C7.R, etc. Thousands of dollars are raised for several non-profit organizations, including the National Corvette Museum.

The evening concluded with the long awaited awards ceremony. Club members cheered for their friends as they won many of the awards of the night.

The event was a fantastic time, put on by a fantastic group of volunteers. They work all year to make sure that everyone has a great time. We cannot thank the Lone Star Corvette Club enough for their hospitality and the generosity they have towards the National Corvette Museum and the NCM Insurance Agency. I would encourage anyone who can to visit this show. You won't be disappointed!

On-Track HPDE Insurance

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Porsches, Camaros and Corvettes!

Physical Damage Coverage for your vehicle while at a HPDE!

Can you believe that the snow and ice are almost gone?  It is time to shake those cobwebs out of your car and get back to the race track!  If you are like most of us, you have spent your weekends during this hard winter prepping your car for the season.  Brakes have been updated, suspension tuned, new helmets and other gear ordered, and now you are ready to hit the pavement.  Are you prepared, though, if you hit the ARMCO?

These days you can’t assume your standard auto insurance covers you for HPDE events.  To double-check, read the fine print of your policy and look for “exclusion” phrases like, “on a surface used for racing,” “at a performance driving event,” or “at a racetrack facility.” The NCM Insurance Agency has teamed up with Lockton Motorsports HPDE Insurance to offer the best available on-track physical damage coverage. Because our events are structured for safety, our participants can purchase affordable Lockton Motorsports HPDE Insurance coverage for their vehicles during HPDE events. You can choose a single-event or multi-event agreed value policy that also covers your vehicle modifications. For your convenience, you can purchase your policy up until 8:00 a.m. on the day of your event. Find their fast and easy online application at locktonmotorsports.com.

You may be asking, what is covered?
  • Covers damage to your car when you’re participating in a high-performance driver’s education (HPDE) event.
  • Kicks in when you enter the grounds of a race course and ends when you leave the premises.
  • You can include one driver in addition to yourself at no additional charge. (You must list their name during the application process.)
  • Coverage extends to an official HPDE Instructor driving your car.
  • Please note: This coverage does not include liability coverage.
Physical Damage Coverage for your vehicle while at a HPDE!

Physical Damage Coverage for your vehicle while at a HPDE!

We offer four Multi-Event Policy options: 6 events, 9 events, 12 events, or 15 events. The policy expires when all events have been used or when the annual term has expired, whichever comes first. Unused events will not be carried over to a future policy. When you purchase the policy, you are not required to indicate every event you would like coverage for during the policy term. However, you must select the event on our online system prior to the beginning of the event for coverage to apply. Once a selected event has passed, you cannot change or delete the covered event; before the event has started, you may change your covered events at any time.

This coverage isn’t just available for events hosted by the National Corvette Museum or at the NCM Motorsports Park, but any approved organization at an approved track. We can also insure other vehicles besides Corvettes!

Please note:  The NCM Insurance Agency Collector Vehicle Insurance excludes include On-Track Coverage.  Please consider purchasing Lockton Motorsports HPDE Insurance if you plan on using your vehicle on-track.

NCM Insurance Now Offers OnTrack Insurance Coverage

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Physical Damage Coverage for your vehicle while at a HPDE! The National Corvette Museum and the NCM Insurance Agency are proud to introduce a new insurance offering for our customers.  With the NCM Motorsports Park grand opening taking place over Labor Day weekend the NCM Insurance Agency has teamed up with longtime on track insurance provider, Lockton Affinity.

The NCM Insurance Agency is now able to offer On Track Physical Damage Coverage for the vehicles that you wish to use on most tracks across the country.  We protect you where you need it most – the track. As you may know, finding the coverage you need to protect your car during HPDE events can be challenging. The vast majority of auto insurers have changed their policies to exclude coverage for these types of events. We know what you’re looking for when it comes to HPDE insurance, because we’re enthusiasts too. You’ll get the coverage you need to protect yourself during HPDE events – plus, it’s fast and easy and all online.

This insurance policy provides physical damage coverage for your automobile while you are participating in a High-Performance Driver's Education event. This physical damage coverage will begin when you enter the grounds of a race course and end when you leave the race course premises. Liability coverage is not included in this policy.

We offer a la carte, single-event policies that protect your vehicle while you are participating in an HPDE event – a great solution if you participate in five events or less per year.

For enthusiasts more active in the hobby, we offer annual HPDE insurance policy options that provide coverage at a discounted rate for multiple events in a policy year. Four different options allow you to choose a package that matches your level of activity in HPDE events.

One great advantage of this program is if you are a student taking part in an HPDE then your car is also covered while an instructor is driving your vehicle.  If you are sharing your car with a friend or relative then coverage is extended for one additional driver at no charge.  We will just need to know their name during the application process.

This program is available exclusively at: http://www.ncminsurance.com/hpde.

About NCM Insurance Agency NCM Insurance Agency one of the fastest growing collector car insurance agencies, focuses largely on providing collector car insurance for your Corvette or any other collector car. As part of the National Corvette Museum, our business is Corvettes but the NCM Insurance Agency insures any make or model that is considered a collector car. The National Corvette Museum is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) foundation, located in Bowling Green, KY.

Collector Car Auctions, Classic Corvettes and Sun!

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What a great week in Kissimmee, FL!  The NCM Insurance Agency had a great time visiting many existing customers and meeting new ones at NCRS Winter Regionals and while roaming around the MECUM auction.

We have no greater joy than providing the very best collector car insurance and Corvette insurance on the market.  If you have any interest in learning about what we have to offer please feel free to give us a call at 877.678.7626.

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MECUM Auctions in Kissimmee, FL:

MECUM 2014

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NCRS Winter Regionals and Wonderful World of Corvettes:

NCRS and Wonderful World of Corvette 2014

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NCM Insurance Agency Returns to Corvette Funfest!

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Whether you are shopping for a new Corvette or will be driving yours to the upcoming Corvette Funfest event in Effingham, Illinois – we will be ready to take care of your insurance needs Funfest. We are thrilled to be at this year’s 20th Annual Funfest 2013 event hosted by Mid America Motorworks – September 19-22! There is always a great time planned for those attending the event and it gives us an awesome opportunity to meet current customers and new ones who are looking for collector car coverage. There will be thousands of automotive enthusiasts at the event to enjoy the festivities and we hope you will come by the NCM Insurance Booth to say hello and pick up this year’s collectible and limited edition poster – hot off the press.  The poster is specially designed by our good friend, Sabastian Poole, and is free to everyone we quote at the show! If you have been thinking of shopping for collector car insurance and just haven’t made the move, this is a fun opportunity to take a moment and talk with real car folks about protecting your prized collectible.

NCM Insurance Agent, Adam Boca, will be hosting two seminars called “Properly Insuring Your Corvette, Collector vs. Daily Use Insurance”.  These seminars will be on Friday at 3pm and Saturday at 2pm in location #2.   Funfest is well known for bringing together car folks from all arenas of the Corvette world to take place in seminars, displays and activities. In addition to presentations from many friends of the National Corvette Museum – the event wraps up with a Funfest signature concert by members Bachman & Turner.

While at the event, we can instantly write your insurance policy on the spot and answer any questions you have. Whether you currently own or are planning to purchase a collector car – we can insure just about every make and model!

We pride ourselves on expert coverage, knowledge and customer service – with premiums that will surprise you.  Our office is located within the National Corvette Museum and you will always find an agent and staff member ready to assist you.

Flexible usage, 9 to 5 endorsement, mileage options that allow you to enjoy your collector car, friendly one on one service, and most importantly…agreed values and protection that never changes – plus premium costs that will astound you! Quotes are fast and easy with no obligation so you have nothing to lose by seeing how our agency’s service can help you.

Come by our booth at Corvette Funfest 2013 or give us a call anytime at: 877-678-7626. You can also get a quote online at: www.ncminsurance.com or via our iphone/ipad app designed for customers on the go – www.ncminsurance.com/mobile-app

Check out more information on Corvette Funfest at www.corvettefunfest.com.

See you in Effingham, Illinois – Have a safe trip!

John and Sandra – A Corvette Story to Remember

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NCM Insurance customers John and Sandra live in the beautiful quaint town in Tennessee and have made several visits to the Museum over the past few years. Originally from Georgia, they moved to Tennessee after John graduated from college in the advertising business. Although he enjoyed the career opportunities this path opened up for him, he was led to work in the real estate business for the South Eastern part of the U.S. Sandra worked for the Social Security Administration – now they are both retired and enjoy life. They have owned two Corvettes in their lives – one of them for over 43 years until recently. They were here in June for the 60th Anniversary of Corvette festivities held at the Museum – and that is where the real story of these two Corvette enthusiasts begins.  The Bryants are a real life testament to “picking your-self up and moving forward.”

When they set out for Bowling Green, Kentucky to enjoy the event festivities they could hardly contain their excitement because their 1961 was to be showcased as part of the Evolution Display. Although their car never made the display, this story does have a happy ending. After leaving the Museum early into the event to head back to their hotel, they were hit on I-65 in their 1961 Corvette – yes, the one they had owned for 43 years. The accident totaled their car, broke Sandra’s back and caused other medical injuries to both of them. A friend of the NCM Insurance Agency saw the accident and immediately contacted our Insurance Agent, Adam Boca – concerned that they might be customers we insure. Adam immediately left the event to see to their needs, knowing they were not insured by us but were enthusiasts who were here for the event. The staff and volunteers were all concerned and Adam went to check in on behalf of the entire staff.

When Adam arrived on the scene, John and Sandra were definitely in need of help. “It was like he was sent as a safety net to help us,” Sandra told us. “We weren't even customers of the NCM Insurance Agency – and he wasn’t our agent. He just was there out of the blue to help.” She shared that there is no doubt in her mind that Adam was sent there as a helper and it is the main and specific reason they then chose the NCM Insurance Agency to protect their new purchase – another 1961 Corvette. “If he would do this for a stranger, we knew that taking out insurance with the NCM Insurance Agency was the right choice for our new purchase. We refer everyone we know to Adam and the Museum for coverage now.” John shared with us. “This is customer service over and above and we weren’t even customers – only enthusiasts who came to visit,” he continued to tell us. “This speaks so much about the type of service that the agency and the Museum offers and how they will be there when you need them.”

John and Sandra were insured with a large standard auto company on a stated value policy. It took several months for the claim to be settled, and for payout to be determined. With an agreed value policy there is no depreciation, or fear of not knowing what you will be receiving if you ever total your prized possession.

This story is one that is hard to imagine happening, but it is reality. At any moment we could all be involved in an accident to and from a show or club event. But it is the care and involvement of those around us that can change a bad situation and help make it better. Sandra told us that what happen to them was horrific, but having someone who truly cared about them made the difference in switching to the NCM Insurance Agency on their new collector car purchase. “We will forever be grateful for the care and attention Adam and the Museum gave us, and mostly appreciative for the new friendship we have.”

“We talk about customer service and one on one attention as one of the NCM Insurance Agency’s most important assets, and this story helps us remember that." Adam shares. “We are thankful the Bryant’s are recovering well and have chosen us to protect their collectible Corvette. But, the important factor in their story is to remember to do the right thing by others - always. That is our motto and we stand by it.”

Corvettes at Carlisle Here we Come!

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We have spoken to many folks recently who will be attending the Corvettes at Carlisle show – we can’t wait to see you there. It is always a pleasure putting the face with a name of our current NCM Insurance customers and working up quotes for new folks we meet. As in the past two years, we have a newly designed poster ready for everyone who visits the NCM booth for an insurance quote. This is the 3rd annual poster and has become quite the rave for collectors.  Our friend and Kentucky artist, Sabastian Poole did a great job on this year’s artistic design and we can’t wait to share it folks coming by to visit. The NCM booth will be located in the same spot as you have seen us at throughout past shows – under the Grandstands connected to the Food Court.

The awesome part of being at Carlisle while folks are contemplating new purchases and trades is that we can instantly write your insurance policy on the spot during the event and answer any questions you have. Whether you currently own or are planning to purchase a collector car – we can insure just about every make and model collector car!

Our home office is located within the National Corvette Museum and you will always find us ready to assist you with questions, quotes or any need you have. We pride ourselves with having excellent one on one service.  Our flexible mileage tiers, 9 to 5 work option for days when you want to take your collector to work and amazing rates will surprise you.  Most importantly…agreed values and protection that never change – that’s a promise.

Quotes are fast and easy while you are browsing at the show and you just might be surprised over how much we can save you and the manner in which we can protect your investment.

Come by our booth at the Carlisle event or give us a call anytime at: 877-678-7626. You can also get a quote online at: www.ncminsurance.com or via our iphone/ipad app designed for customers on the go – www.ncminsurance.com/mobile-app

We will be seeing you soon! Have a safe and enjoyable trip!

2014 Corvette Stingray to Pace 97th Indianapolis 500

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INDIANAPOLISThe all-new, seventh-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray will serve as the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car, leading the field to green at the start of the 97th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” on Sunday, May 26, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It marks a record 12th time the Corvette has served as the Pace Car, starting in 1978. “It is an honor to help inaugurate the all-new Corvette Stingray at the hallowed Brickyard and further the legacy between Chevrolet and the Indianapolis 500,” said Jim Campbell, GM vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s performance was influenced by racing, making this prestigious assignment even more fitting.” Along with Chevrolet’s return in 2012 as an engine supplier, the Corvette Stingray Pace Car extends a legacy at the Brickyard that dates to the racetrack’s early days. “Chevrolet is a great partner of the Speedway,” said Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and chief executive officer. “That connection is heightened this year with the next-generation Corvette in front of a very talented field of racers.” 

Decked out in Laguna Blue Tintcoat with official Indianapolis 500 graphics on the doors, the   Corvette Stingray Pace Car differs from production models with only track-mandated safety features and strobe lights. No powertrain upgrades are required to run in front of the IndyCar pack, thanks to its all-new 6.2L LT1 engine, which features advanced technologies including direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation). They help produce an estimated 450 horsepower more efficiently.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe goes on sale this fall, with a convertible model – featuring a fully electronic top that can be operated remotely with the key fob – coming a few months later. Vehicle highlights include:
  • An interior that offers genuine carbon fiber and aluminum trim, hand-wrapped leather materials, dual eight-inch configurable driver/infotainment screens, and two new seat choices – each featuring a lightweight magnesium frame for exceptional support
  • Advanced driver technologies, including a five-position Drive Mode Selector that tailors 12 vehicle attributes to fit the driver’s environment and a new seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching that anticipates gear selections and matches engine speed for perfect shifts every time
  • Lightweight materials, including a carbon fiber hood and removable carbon fiber roof panel on coupes; composite fenders, doors and rear quarter panels; carbon-nano composite underbody panels and a new aluminum frame help shift weight rearward for an optimal 50/50 weight balance that supports a world-class power-to-weight ratio
  • A sculpted exterior featuring advanced high-intensity discharge and light-emitting diode lighting and racing-proven aerodynamics that balance low drag for efficiency and performance elements for improved stability and track capability
  • Track-oriented Z51 Performance Package, including an electronic limited-slip differential; dry-sump oiling system; integral brake, differential and transmission cooling; as well as a unique aero package that further improves high-speed stability.
The Corvette Pace Car features the track-capable Z51 package.

Chevrolet and the Indianapolis 500 Chevrolet has a long shared history with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis 500 and the IZOD IndyCar Series. Chevrolet was founded in 1911, the year of the inaugural 500-mile race, and the Chevrolet brothers – company co-founder Louis, Arthur and Gaston – all competed in early Indy 500 races. Arthur Chevrolet competed in the 1911 race and Gaston Chevrolet won it in 1920.

Chevrolet competed in Indy-style competition as an engine manufacturer in 1986-93 and 2002-05 with V-8 engines, and returned in 2012 with the Chevrolet IndyCar twin-turbo V-6 engine with direct injection. In that time, Chevrolet won 118 IndyCar races, powered seven driver series champions and scored seven Indianapolis 500 victories.

2013 marks the 24th time a Chevrolet has served as the official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500, more than any other brand, dating to 1948 with a Chevrolet Fleetmaster. Camaro has served in the role seven times and, with this year’s running, Corvette has led the way a record 12 times.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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We Insure More than Collector Cars – We Insure History!

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We have recently begun insuring a very special Corvette that is part of Americana’s history – Astronaut Neil Armstrong’s 1967 Corvette - 427 Coupe!  After General Motors gifted astronaut Alan Shepard with a white 1962 Corvette to congratulate him on becoming the first American in space, Indianapolis 500 winner and Florida Chevrolet Dealer Jim Rathmann came up with the idea to offer Shepard's fellow astronauts Corvettes of their own.

Rathmann negotiated a special lease arrangement to put the Mercury astronauts into the cars. For $1 per year, the spacemen could drive the latest model Corvette and then trade it in for a new one. The lease program was popular with the astronauts and proved to be good exposure for Chevrolet, so it continued into the Gemini and Apollo programs.

Armstrong joined the astronaut corps in 1962 with NASA's second group of astronauts. According to his authorized biography, his first leased Corvette was damaged when a fire destroyed his house. Several years and cars later, Armstrong traded in his 1967 blue Sting Ray for a new Vette.

This special Corvette was recently posted for sale on eBay, and our customer who was the seller, reported that it was purchased by a NASA employee when Mr. Armstrong turned it in, and it was retained by the owner until it was purchased by our customer in February of 2012.

The NCM Insurance Agency is very proud to have the honor of protecting this unique piece of history, and the many collector cars that will be a part of generations to come.  We have an amazing opportunity to insure collector cars that bring families together, connect lives, and create memories that last forever. That is our job – protecting the automotive passion.  We want to protect your piece of history too!  Check us out at www.ncminsurance.com or give us a call at 877.678.7626.  Passion and history are our specialty, and we take pride in what we do.

NCM Bash Around the Corner! Come see the C7 & NCM Insurance Agency!

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BIG BASH – BIG FUN Kicking off the 2013 Events Season!
April 25-27, 2013

Our first onsite event of the season is only a few weeks away and the entire staff at the National Corvette Museum is so excited to welcome back old friends and meet new ones visiting for the first time! Having a chance to see the new C7 Corvette up close and personal as part of the event is going to be one of the big exciting activities slated for this year’s event! GM engineers and designers from Warren Tech Center, Milford Proving Ground and the Bowling Green Assembly Plant will be on hand to answer questions and give folks the inside scoop!

Rides in vintage race cars, guided tours of the beautiful Kentucky countryside and so much more are part of what makes The Bash event one of our biggest and best!

We look forward to being set up in the midst of the fun and festivities to quote insurance on your collector during the event! Come by the booth and give us a few minutes to show you what makes collector car insurance through the National Corvette Museum so unique. If you are looking for great coverage for your Corvette or collector car that you only use for pleasure – minus any errands or daily use – then we hope you will give our agency a chance to show you how you can save and receive great coverage at an agreed value.

We speak to so many folks each day who are insuring their collector cars with us and planning on attending the event. Can’t wait to meet you all and put a face with the name. When you insure your collector car through the National Corvette Museum’s Insurance Agency – who know who is taking care of your needs, you can speak with people you know and trust any time you call, and you are helping to keep the Museum’s mission alive! Everyone one coming by for a quote will receive our latest poster created specifically for the NCM Insurance Agency. Give us a shot at insuring what you hold valuable and find out more about how we do insurance by visiting www.ncminsurance.com or call us at: 977-678-7626.

If you haven’t registered for The Bash – time is running out. Find out more and check out the online agenda at: http://www.corvettemuseum.org/registration/bash/info.shtml

We’ll be seeing you soon!