2019 Corvette Racing Weekend held at the AACA Museum, Inc.
October 24-26, 2019
Presented by Michelin
October 25, 2019 @ 6:15 pm – October 26, 2019 @ 3:15 pm
The annual NCM Corvette Racing Weekend at the AACA Museum, Inc. continues to grow. Festivities begin on Thursday evening with a Meet and Greet at Troegs Independent Brewery and end on Sunday with the Corvettes for Chip show in Carlisle.
Meet and Greet – Thursday 10/24
Join us for a Meet and Greet at Troegs Independent Brewing on Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 7-9pm. See old friends and make new ones. For those participating in the Poker Run, your Registration Packet will be available for pick-up. Troeg’s beer and food menu will be available for purchase and is located just minutes from the AACA Museum at 200 Hersheypark Dr, Hershey, PA 17033. You can check out their link below:
Friday 10/25 Dinner
The Corvette Racing Dinner, featuring Doug Fehan and Tommy Milner, kicks-off on Friday, October 25, 2019, at 6:15 pm with a reception (cash bar). The duo will host a 2019 Corvette Racing Seminar during a buffet dinner (cash bar) which will start at 7:15 pm. Joining Doug and Tommy will be special guest Lance Miller. The evening will close with an autograph session. Friday tickets are $75 for General Admission and include Saturday admission. Also included is admission to the AACA Museum.
In honor of Briggs Cunningham, 2019 Corvette Hall of Fame Inductee, his #3 Le Mans Corvette will be on display, thanks to the incredible generosity of Lance Miller.
Please note that tickets for Friday’s dinner event must be purchased in advance, and no tickets will be sold at the door. Ticket sales for the dinner end on Thursday, October 17, 2019. Friday’s tickets are limited to 150.
Springhill Suites, located adjacent to the AACA Museum at 115 Museum Drive has offered a group rate of $129 per night. For reservations, please click on the link below or call them at 717-583-2222 and ask for the National Corvette Museum Room Block rate of $129 a night and reference Group Code NCMN. Rooms are available for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at the group rate.
Rooms are Limited and must be booked by September 22, 2019.
To reserve a room with ONE KING BED and sleeper-sofa click here. Once on the hotel webpage, update the dates of your stay, then click “view rates” and complete your reservation.
To reserve a room with TWO QUEEN BEDS and sleeper-sofa click here. Once on the hotel webpage, update the dates of your stay, then click “view rates” and complete your reservation.
Poker Run – Friday 10/25
For this year’s Poker Run we will travel to the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine and Steam Train in Ashland, PA. Pioneer Tunnel is a horizontal drift mine. You make the trip in comfort, riding in open mine cars pulled by a battery-operated mine motor. The temperature inside the mine averages 52 degrees, so a sweater or jacket is recommended. The tour is educational as well as entertaining. This tour is handicap accessible and is appropriate for people of all ages. No pets allowed inside the mine. The visit will also include traveling back through time on an old-time narrow gauge steam locomotive, the Henry Clay. Built in the 1920s, The Henry Clay takes you on a scenic three-quarter mile ride around the side of Mahanoy Mountain to show you another kind of mining called strip mining. Both rides last approximately a half-hour.
For more information click the link below:
In the works is a trip to a Pottsville PA institution on the way back to Hershey.
The Poker Run will start at the AACA Museum parking lot on Friday at 8 am and will finish in plenty of time to relax before the Corvette Racing Dinner. Schedule to follow.
Tickets are $30 per person and limited to 60.
For those interested in a very special NCM Corvette Racing Weekend memento, we offer the official Corvette drivers polo shirt, signed by them. This shirt is not offered to the general public and is perfect for a shadow box or wall mounting. Sales will be limited to twenty shirts and priced at $125 each.
Please note. The shirts will be size Medium to facilitate mounting, and sorry, NO other sizes will be available.
Saturday 10/26 Events
Saturday’s Corvette Racing Day will begin at 8:00 am and end at 3:00 pm. The day will include:
- Doug and Tommy are hosting a Corvette Racing Q&A Session.
- Lance Miller speaking on the history and significance of the Le Mans #3 Corvette
- Auction of Corvette Racing memorabilia
- Lee Willard, Chief Michelin Corvette Tire Engineer, speaking on the company’s latest Corvette tire technology
- Cam Bower, Strategic Alliance Global Manager, discussing the latest Mobil 1 technology
The event will end with an autograph session.
Saturday only tickets are $35
Go “Behind the Scenes” at the AACA Museum, Inc.!
Have you ever wanted to go “Behind the Scenes” to see some of the treasures not currently on view? Want no more! We are opening up our collections storage “garage” for you to tour on Saturday, October 26th from 7:30 – 9:00 AM. Explore about 50-70 additional vehicles in our 15,000 sq. Ft. “garage”- it’s like a second museum!
A donation box will be available at the door. Please consider a donation to help us continue to preserve motor vehicle history here at the AACA Museum, Inc.
Corvettes for Chip – Sunday 10/27
We are excited to announce Corvettes for Chip has agreed to team up with the NCM. Stay over Saturday night and enjoy a nice evening in the Hershey area. On Sunday morning, join the Corvettes for Chip festivities in Carlisle, PA (less than an hour from the AACA Museum). As most of you know, Chip was the creator of Corvettes at Carlisle and was taken from us too soon from a little known disease called Amyloidosis. Corvettes for Chip™ is an organization of Corvette enthusiasts who host an annual Corvette car show to increase the awareness of the disease and donate the net proceeds to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation for Amyloidosis Research.
For more information and to register just click the link below:
All inquiries for Corvettes for Chip should be directed to George Trocki at 410-303-6276(m) or George@tbenefit.com.
Corvette Caravan Time
Make it a weekend club event and caravan in! Stay at Springhill Suites– Hershey Near the Park which has offered an exclusive rate for the event (see booking link), and for those flying in, Harrisburg International Airport is less than a half-hour away. Come early and stay late. Some of the attractions within a few minutes’ drive are:
- Hershey Chocolate World
- Tanger Outlet Center
- Numerous Wineries and Micro-breweries
(Schedule and event details subject to change)
National Corvette Museum Contacts:
Bryce Burklow or Maci Hensley
270-777-4506 or 270-467-8804
Click Here to Register!