“Corvette Central is proud to support this exciting project,” said Scott Kohn, Co-owner and Marketing Manager of the company. “We have been a Lifetime Business Member of the Museum since 1999, have a Walk of Fame Brick and have supported America’s Sports Car magazine with advertising through the years. The NCM Motorsports Park is just another way we can support the Museum, and a great way to connect with customers.”
Corvette Central has signed on as a Garage Sponsor, which includes signage above their sponsored garage, along with additional track signage and other benefits.
In the early 70s, before the days of catalogs and internet shopping, auto enthusiasts relied on swap meets to get the parts they needed for rebuilds and restorations. It was then that Jerry Kohn, a Corvette enthusiast from Michigan, was searching out much needed parts for a 1958 Corvette. He discovered that the parts he needed were either unavailable, of poor quality or overpriced. Being a tool and die maker by trade allowed Kohn to build tooling and die cast his first reproduction parts, grille teeth for 1953-1960 Corvettes. What started out as a hobby for Kohn grew into an operation that now offers 60,000 parts for all seven generations of Corvette.
“Corvette Central is a leader in researching, developing and manufacturing parts for Corvettes,” said Mitch Wright, NCM Motorsports Park General Manager. “We’re excited to have them on board with our project, and appreciative of the fact that they are long standing supporters of the Museum. Coincidentally, Jerry is National Corvette Museum Lifetime Member #11, and Scott is #12.”
The NCM Motorsports Park will host grand opening ceremonies on Thursday, August 28 at 9am CT as part of the Museum’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and 5th National Corvette Caravan. A ceremonial community grand opening will be held on Tuesday, September 16 at 3:30pm CT and is open to the public. To learn more about the Park visit www.motorsportspark.org.