April 12 is Deadline for NCM Online Car Show; Peter Brock Among Panel of Celebrity Judges

Bowling Green, KY — Submissions for the National Corvette Museum’s online car show are open through 11:59 p.m. CT Sunday, April 12 at a cost of $10 per car entry, per category.

Photo: National Corvette Museum

“As a 501c3 nonprofit foundation, we started brainstorming ways to keep our audience engaged and the idea of an online car show emerged,” said Dr. Sean Preston, President and CEO of the museum. “We’ve created a number of categories that people can enter including the opportunity to share a little extra about their car — so rather than have judging like a typical car show, it’s fun, celebrity choice awards.”

A total of 24 awards will be presented, including for each Corvette Generation, Corvette Race Cars, Best Story, Most Unique/Personalized, Plant Manager’s Choice, President’s Choice, People’s Choice and a Club Participation Award to the Corvette Club with the highest percentage of participation. Get all the details.

The line-up of celebrity judges includes retired engineers and chief engineers Gib Hufstader, Dave McLellan, Dave Hill and Tom Wallace; designers Peter Brock, Jerry Palmer and Tom Peters; racers Tony DeLorenzo, John Heinricy, Andy Pilgrim and Johnny O’Connell; as well as racing program manager Doug Fehan; past and present GM Corvette plant managers Kai Spande, Jeff Lamarche, Dave Tatman, Wil Cooksey and Paul Schnoes; Corvette Hall of Fame inductees Reeves Callaway and Mike Yager; Corvettes at Carlisle’s Lance Miller; and Museum President Sean Preston.

All entries will be posted on the museum’s website, and judging will take place the week of April 13. The museum will post a video announcing the winners on Thursday, April 23. Awards will be mailed to each winner or can be held for pickup at the Michelin NCM Bash, currently slated for May 28-30.

“During these uncertain times the museum has worked hard to keep as many of our staff employed as possible,” Preston said. “The car show is not only a fun way for people to get involved in the car hobby at a ‘social distance’ but will hopefully generate a little revenue for the museum while we are closed. We are excited for everyone to fill our website’s pages with images on their beautiful Corvettes!”