This month we have been on a marathon mission! The NCM Insurance Agency has been at 5 shows over the last month meeting many new faces and seeing many of our current friends/customers. The month of May has been a car person’s month.
The National Corvette Museum hosted the annual C5/C6 Bash bringing over 1,000 people into Bowling Green. This event draws folks in from all over the world to celebrate the creation of the C5 (1997-2004) and C6 (2005-Current) Corvettes. Many of GM’s top Corvette engineers, designers, marketers, etc come to this event along with racing drivers and team members from Corvette Racing. We host a ton of road tours to various scenic destinations from bourbon distilleries to wineries and manufacturers of great homemade artisan cheeses. We ended the event with the Margaritaville Banquet in the National Corvette Museum’s conference center. This is an event that should not be missed!
The next weekend we attended the National Street Rod Association South East event in Knoxville, TN. I am used to Corvette events, but if you are a car person you need to add this to your bucket list! Some of the finest street rods in the country along with some of the top vendors of rodding goodies were in attendance. We had the pleasure of meeting all new faces at this event, and we hope that we were able to educate folks about what we have to offer. Check out our facebook page for photos of the event. We will also be attending the NSRA Nationals in Louisville, KY this August! Look for us there!
The following weekend we were home at the C4 Gathering here at the National Corvette Museum. This is a great event that really caters to the lovers of the C4 Corvette (1984-1996). This event draws a large number of ZR-1 and Grand Sport Enthusiasts. We had an outstanding display of modified ZR-1’s including 3 Lingenfelter cars, 2 of which have the rare body package. We had a great looking twin turbo ZR-1 along with a rare 1986 prototype ZR-1! This year also marked the 15th anniversary of the 1996 Grand Sport with the LT4 engine. We had two 1996 Grand Sports, a 1963 Grand Sport replica, and a new Grand Sport on display. This event is getting better and better each year!
A couple of weekends later we found ourselves in the great state of Texas. We attended the Lone Star Corvette Classic at Texas Motor Speedway. The Lone Star Corvette Club (largest single club in the US) puts on a great show! We began at the Marriott hotel in Fort Worth with registration and with some of the vendors who were setup. Friday evening was mix and mingle with participants and vendors, sample the taco bar and then NCM Insurance Agency proudly sponsored the dessert table. Saturday started bright and early at Texas Motor Speedway under the grandstands where we set up our insurance display, and we also brought the Corvette Store to Dallas. We had a great turn out and saw some amazing Corvettes! The Lone Star Corvette Club has been an outstanding supporter of the National Corvette Museum, and they also were the first club to purchase Car Club Liability and Directors and Officers coverage from us. We appreciate all that this club does for us!
As I type this we are in our 2nd day of the Corvette Forum Cruise In. This event holds a special place in my heart as it was an event I helped create back in October of 1999. Because of this event and Corvette Forum I have many friendships that I truly cherish. I met my lovely wife, Kelly, through the Corvette Forum as well! This year was a special year as we also hosted 80 Wounded Warriors from Fort Campbell and Fort Knox. The participants of the Corvette Forum Cruise In drove to each military base and picked up a solider that is part of the Wounded Warriors program. These soldiers were lead by the Kentucky State Police back to the National Corvette Museum where they were treated to a BBQ lunch, and guided tours of the National Corvette Museum and the Corvette Assembly Plant. They wrapped up the day with whoopie pies (from the Corvette Café), brownies and a great goodie back pack donated by Mobil 1. This was a great way to start our Memorial Day weekend, by recognizing and honoring those who protect our freedom!
As you can see the month has been jammed pack full of activities. We are looking forward to a couple weekends at home, then we are back on the road to the Ault Park Concours d'Elegance in Cincinnati, OH. We hope to see you at an event near you sometime soon!
PS: If you are hosting an event and would like some NCM Insurance brochures to pass out or include in goody bags please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org