2012 Vette Barn Raising II, Started Yesterday but Really Takes Off Today!

By NCM, corvettemuseum.org
Thursday, May 24th, 2012 7:00 AM CST

The National Corvette Museum is pleased to host the Vette Barn and its second annual Vette Barn “Barn Raising”. This event is quickly becoming a large and successful gathering which gives the VBforum participants a chance to come together and meet in person. Those attending are Corvette enthusiasts from all walks of life with the common goal of camaraderie and fun…even those from PR&C!!! Any corvette enthusiast is welcome, whether you’re a past owner, current owner, future owner or none of the above.

This year’s schedule has a wide variety of events. This includes seminars and on-site activities, as well as road tours – both local to Bowling Green and long distance. Of course, the “parking lot social hours” will continue on as a tradition.

NEW FOR 2012… the Yazoo Brewery Tour was added as part of the Thursday activities, as well as a Spa Morning on Friday. In addition, the first official Vette Barn Poker Tournament will be held in the hotel conference room Friday evening. 2012 also introduces Dixievett (Rob) as our gracious and talented chef and two nights of GRN ENVY’s (Marcus) super-savvy car washing skills.

 All activities are open to Event Registrants only.  Advance registrants will receive a hardcard credential, lanyard and event dash plaque.  Barn Raising registration is $35 per person but NCM members are $25 per person. All inquiries about BRII can be sent to barnraising2@gmail.com.

Special Daily Activities
 Driving Simulators Open: Demonstrations every hour on the hour, limited to 25 people per session
 Plant Tours: The BG Assembly Plant operates on a Monday through Thursday schedule and is closed on Fridays.  Plant Tours are $7.00 per person and are booked at the plant or on-line.


Wednesday May 23
8:00am NCM Opens
5:00pm NCM Closes
6:00pm DixieVette Dinner

  • Located at Hampton Inn
  • Pre-Paid
Thursday May 24
8:00am NCM Opens
8:00am – 4:00pm Pick Up VB II registration package

  • Located in Boulevard
9:00am – 2:00pm VB II People’s Choice Car Show

  • Located in Parking Lot B
  • Awards include: Best of Show, NCM Director’s choice, generation awards
  • Awards presented at dinner Friday night
8:45am – 10:15am Detailing Seminar

  • Featured Speaker David Smith, NCM PDI Specialist
  • Located in new PDI
10:30pm – 4:00pm Yazoo Brewery Road Tour & Lunch

  • Stage in front drive
  • Tour of Yazoo Brewery
  • Located at 910 Division St, Nashville  615-891-4649
  • Lunch – Pay at the door
12:00pm – 1:15pm Group Lunch
For those not going on Yazoo Brewery Tour

  • Located in Conference Room
  • Pre-registration required
  • Lunch menu includes
    • Sandwich, wrap or salad
    • Side item
    • Drink
    • cookie
  • Lunch fee: $10
1:00pm – 3:00pm Poker Run

  • Instructions and first clue at registration desk
  • Stops are local in Bowling Green area
4:00pm – 6:00pm GRN ENVY Car Wash

  • Located in Hampton Inn parking lot
  • Fee:  $20 – payable at Hampton Inn parking lot
  • Includes a portion to the NCM
4:30pm – 5:00pm Meet the Mods

  • Located in Chevrolet Theater
  • Open to all event participants
5:00pm Museum Closes
6:00pm Dixievette Dinner

  • Located at Hampton Inn
  • Pre-paid
8:00pm Karaoke by the Pool
Friday May 25
8:00am NCM Opens
8:00am – 4:00pm Pick Up VB II registration package

  • Located in Boulevard
8:30am – 11:30am Spa Session at Spa Fabulous

  • Leave from Hampton at 8:30 am
  • Appointment is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Return to hotel around 11:30
  • Includes 1/2 hour chair massage, manicure and pedicure
  • Food and beverages will not be provided, but we are welcome to bring our own, including any wine or alcohol. (Spa Fabulous is not allowed to serve alcohol, but it is allowed on premises.)
  • $70 total package price
  • $20 prepay deposit is required for each appointment by April 1st, 2012 which will be applied towards appointment. Contact NEED-A-VETTE (Sandy) on Vette Barn for details on deposit payment.
  • $50 balance for appointment paid at the door
9:00am – 4:00pm Makers Mark Road Tour

  • Stage along NCM front drive
  • 3350 Burk Spring Road, Loretto, KY 40037 (270) 865-2099
  • Tour free of charge
  • Lunch at Makers Mark (Pay on own)

Due to construction, the barrel warehouse will not be accessible starting Monday, December, 12, 2011

4:00pm – 6:00pm GRN ENVY Car Wash

  • Located in Hampton Inn parking lot
  • Fee:  $20 – payable at Hampton Inn parking lot
  • Includes a portion to the NCM
6:00pm Dixievette Dinner

  • Located at Hampton Inn
  • Dinner Fee:  Prepaid
7:00pm – 9:00pm Poker Tournament

  • First Annual VB Poker Tournament
  • Located in Hampton Conference Room
Saturday May 26
8:00am NCM Opens
9:00am – 2:00pm Kenny’s Cheese Road Tour

  • Pre-registration required
  • Visit to Kenny’s Cheese
  • Lunch included at Barren River Lodge
  • Staging along NCM front drive
  • Tour fee: $15
9:00am – 1:00pm Autocross

  • Located at Trace Die Cast
  • Drivers meeting at 8:45am
11:00am – 11:15am Steve Eddleman Brick Dedication
11:30am – 2:30pm Civil War Digital Scavenger Hunt

  • Instructions and guide sheet at registration desk
  • Tour of Civil War sites in the Bowling Green area
2:30pm – 3:30pm Golf Cart Autocross

  • Use NCM race prepared B-P 66 Corvette Golf Cart
  • 2-person teams
  • Driver is blindfolded with Navigator giving directions
  • Prize for best time
  • Located at NCM front lawn
5:00pm NCM Closes
6:00pm –  8:00pm Annual Steak-Off

  • Wha Bha’s Steakhouse
  • 2361 Russelville Road, Bowling Green, KY (270) 782-6400
  • Live Music
  • Option to grill your own steak with Chef assistance
  • Salad and Baked Potato bar included with most meals
  • Individual pay at event
9:00pm Beer Pong Tournament

  • At Hampton Pool-side

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