Corvette museum meets enthusiasts’ need for speed

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Peter Brock and the Daytona Coupe | Photo courtesy of the Blackhawk Museum

Over at the National Corvette Museum they are all about performance and want to get you out on the track with several track days and events scheduled. The first is this Saturday, April 25. The NCM has broken the day into two autocross sessions, the first from 9 a.m. until noon, the second from 1 to 4 p.m.. Cost is only $25 for NCM members registered for the Bash event, $30 for non-members registered for Bash, or $35 for anyone not registered for Bash.

The NCM is also a destination track for the SCCA’s new Track Night series of events, which are designed to bring car enthusiasts to a race track to drive, shine and show, meet with car clubs or just hang out. The NCM is one of 20 tracks across the country to host Track Night in America, which will run once a month at the designated tracks.

Participants will get three 20-minute sessions for a $150 entry fee. Paced laps will be open and free to all attendees at each Track Night. It is open to the general public over age 18, with valid drivers’ license.

The dates for the track night series at the NCM are: May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18.

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Lyn St. James | Photo curtsey of the Blackhawk Museum

The next Blackhawk Museum speaker series is Saturday April 26 and will feature race car driver Lyn St. James. Then, on May 9, and coinciding with Team Shelby Pacific Coast Region’s second annual Carroll Shelby Memorial Classic car show at the Museum, the speaker series will showcase legendary car designer Peter Brock, who will focus on the Shelby Daytona Coupe he designed for Carroll Shelby.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles County Fire Museum will host an antique fire memorabilia swap meet and vendor day May 9. Antiques and various parts and equipment will be available as will antique clothing and artifacts.

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Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan