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C5 Birthday Celebration - March 27th to 29th

Friday, March 27

8:00 a.m. (CST) Museum Opens - Registration Pick-Up Begins

8:45 a.m. Corvette Assembly Plant Tour

a.m. Guided Museum Tour - Corvette Museum Delivery of Ed Goldman’s C5

12:45 p.m. Corvette Assembly Plant Tour

2:30 p.m. Guided Museum Tour - Corvette Museum Delivery of Dr. Ed Shapiro’s C5

3:00 p.m. Official C5 Registry Meeting Chevrolet Theater

4:00 p.m. Welcoming Remarks by NCM, Chevrolet, and C5 Registry Representatives - Seminar/Q&A: John Cafaro, Corvette Chief Designer, "The C5 Design Process" Chevrolet Theater (seminar immediately following welcoming remarks)

6:45 p.m. C5 REGISTRY MEMBERS Dinner  With Special guest John Cafaro at the University Plaza Hotel,  This will be a COMPLETE Dinner, DJ MUSIC (50's 60's early 70's Type) and desert are co-sponsored by Eckler's and Bruce Glueck Chevrolet, plus Cash BAR....ALL for $22.00 per person. Visit the tourism desk at the Museum for directions.  THIS IS A MEMBERS ONLY DINNER EVENT!


Saturday, March 28

a.m. Museum Opens - Registration Pick-Up Continues

Coffee and Doughnuts Available NCM Conference Room

8:00 a.m. Seminar/Q&A: David Hill, Corvette Chief Engineer, "My Biggest Surprises with the C5" Chevrolet Theater

Corvette Museum Delivery of Larry Parylla’s C5

9:30 a.m. Seminar/Q&A: Dave Wickman and Mike Rizzo, "The History of Electronic Chassis Control: A Discussion of the Active Handling and Active Suspension Systems" Chevrolet Theater

11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Active Handling Test Drives Beech Bend Raceway Parking Lot (see map inside registration packets)

Individual C5 Photographs (see a Museum representative for ordering details) Platform in front of the Corvette Assembly Plant Entrance

2:30 p.m. Seminar/Demonstration: Frank Smith: "The C5 Registry and our Internet Page" NCM Conference Room

3:00 p.m. Corvette Museum Delivery of Maureen Milner’s C5

4:30 p.m. Road Tour #1 (Short Route) Departing from the National Corvette Museum

5:30 p.m. Cocktails (Cash Bar) and Appetizers NCM Skydome - Dave Hill Cast-in-Life Unveiling (with C5 Rolling Chassis) NCM Design and Development Area

6:00 p.m. C5 Birthday Celebration Dinner Experimental - Active Suspension Corvette Unveiling and Donation to NCM NCM Skydome Hosted by The C5 Registry

Seminar/Q&A: Jim Minneker and Chuck Mallett, "Stories from ‘One Lap of America’"
Chevrolet Theater (seminar immediately following dinner)

Evening Drag Racing (Separate Fee, Payable at Beech Bend Raceway)

Sunday, March 29

8:00 a.m. Museum Opens - Coffee and Doughnuts Available NCM Conference Room

8:30 a.m. Seminar/Q&A: Jim Minneker, V8 Powertrain Manager, "The New Corvette Small Block"
Chevrolet Theater

9:30 a.m. C5 Registry Photograph (see a Museum representative for ordering details) NCM Front Circle

10:00 a.m. Road Tour #2 C5 Introduction Long Lead Press Route

Corvette Museum Delivery of Terry Hynes’ C5

5:00 p.m. Museum Closes

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