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NCRS 2019 National Convention Activities

2019 NCRS National Convention Schedule
Sunday July 14th through Thursday July 19th, 2019
Greenville, South Carolina

National Convention Activities

The Carolinas Chapter has planned a variety of activities and events for adults, as well as children and families, for the 2019 NCRS National Convention to be held in Greenville, South Carolina.

An array of bus tours and evening events for both Corvette enthusiasts and family members offers you the opportunity to experience a well-rounded week of fun.

In addition, there are numerous excellent Judging Schools, Tech Sessions plus the Advanced Judging Seminar. We look forward to welcoming you with some great hospitality!

Plan to enjoy all of these activities as well as some very special Corvette displays and unique Corvettes.

Be sure to sign up for your favorite day trips and evening activities when you register. We only reserve enough transportation space to accommodate the pre-registered members. Once those Buses are filled- you are out of luck, sorry!

Wheelchairs
If you are wheelchair bound and cannot board/debark from a bus, please indicate. Without prior information, this service will not be available.


Meet Registration and Information Desk

Meet Registration Desk will be at the Greenville Convention Center. It will be open Sunday July 14 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Be sure to pick up your registration material and credentials soon after you arrive.
The Information Desk will also be in the Greenville Convention Center (GCC). Open from 9:00AM - 5:00PM Sunday and 8:00AM - 5:00PM the rest of the week.


Welcome Reception

Date/Time: Sunday, July 14, 6pm - 7:30pm
Location: Embassy Suites (ES) Fireside Patio/Lawn/Terrace
Free to registered attendees

Finally ….. it’s time to RELAX! Meet your friends, old and new, and enjoy the evening in a casual setting, typical of the Carolinas. You’ll experience the most delectable hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and plenty of good company. Cash bars will be located throughout the reception area.

Remember- CONVENTION ID IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ACTIVITIES. You WILL NOT be allowed to enter without it!


Pre-Membership Meeting Dinner

Date/Time: Monday, July 15, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cost:           $65.00 per person
Location: Embassy Suites Homestead Room

Join us before the Annual Membership Meeting for a buffet so good you’ll want to “smack your grandma.” That’s SOUTHERN ya’ll. Menu includes blackened beef medallions, pasta carbonara with chicken and shrimp and backyard honey BBQ chicken plus all the fixings. You will not leave the table hungry. Cash bar available. This will allow you to have dinner without getting out and having to rush back for the Annual Membership Meeting.


NCRS Annual Membership Meeting

Date/Time: Monday, July 15, 7:00pm - completion
Cost:           Free to attendees
Location: Embassy Suites Pinehurst/Doral/Greenbrier Room

Please plan to attend this most important meeting. It is open to ALL NCRS members. There will be brief “housekeeping” announcements followed by Chapter Flight Awards, Sportsman Awards, Master Judges advancements, as well as other select awards. This is YOUR meeting; please plan to attend.


Dinner in the Caribbean with Pantasia Steel Band

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 17, 6-7:00pm, cash bar, dinner at 7pm.
Cost:            $70
Location:Embassy Suites Fireside Patio/Lawn/Terrace,
Tickets and name badge required for entrance.

Pull out the flowered shirts and shorts and join us for an evening of great food and entertainment. Amazing food, tropical spirits and a trip to the islands without leaving your chair. There will be a wonderful buffet including Southern fried chicken with roasted pineapple sauce, garlic encrusted rib roast and Caribbean mahi mahi. Cash bars available and elevators to take you home! See you in the Caribbean!


NCRS Awards Banquet

Date/Time: Thursday, July 18, 6pm - 7:00pm, cash bar, dinner at 7pm.
Cost:            $75adult beef, $70 adult salmon or $60 adult vegetarian $25 child
Location:Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom
Tickets and name badge required for entrance.

Whether you are receiving an award or not, this is a night to enjoy a great meal and enjoy some good times with your friends. The evening begins with a social/cocktail hour, followed by dinner. Please make your selection on your registration and dress is business casual. Pre-seating selection will begin on Tuesday at the Registration/Help desk. If you are to receive an award and cannot attend, please make arrangements for it to be sent at the Registration/Help Desk.


Year of the 1969 Display

Cost: $75 per vehicle. Sign up while registering online or on the Judging Registration form

All NCRS members owning 1969 Corvettes are encouraged and are welcome to register their cars for the 2019 50th Anniversary Year of the 1969 Display at the convention in Greenville. Any 1969 Corvette(s) registered for the year of the ‘69 will be displayed and receive recognition, a special plaque. So please register your Corvette early. Year of the ‘69 plaques will be presented at the Awards Banquet.


Wheelchairs

If you are wheelchair bound and cannot board/debark from a bus, please indicate. Without prior information, this service will not be available.


Antiquing in the Mountains

Date/Time: Tuesday July 16th 9:00AM-4:00PM
Cost: $25.00 per person, includes both tours. Enjoy lunch at any one of the quaint and unique restaurants along Main Street. Any one of them will be a delight! Handicap accessible, wheelchairs can be stored, no lift.
Bus Departs: Bus departs Embassy Suites Hotel at 9:00 AM

    

The City of Landrum was founded in 1880 and incorporated 1883. Located just west of Interstate 26 between Spartanburg, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina, the City of Landrum is nestled against the backdrop of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. Residents and visitors alike enjoy drives along scenic roads, strolling through unique antique and specialty shops, and dining in Landrum‘s quaint eateries. Landrum also provides an ideal climate for business, as evidenced by booming retail sales and a work force of over 175,000 within twenty miles of the City.

Nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of upstate South Carolina between Spartanburg & Asheville, you will find vintage brick buildings built in the late 1800’s & early 1900’s that are now home to antique shops, galleries and restaurants. The Hare & Hound Pub was once a mercantile that provided supplies to the thriving textile and agricultural industries. Our charming small town was recognized by Southern Living Magazine as one of the “Best Small Towns in the South” for 2016.

Since 2002, The Hare & Hound Pub has been a favorite of locals & visitors alike - serving classic pub & traditional American fare, specialty salads, sandwiches, teaks and Rick’s Famous Baby Back Ribs.

The bar features an ever changing selection of imported, domestic & craft beers as well. As the wine market evolves, so does our wine list. You will always find a great variety as well as full beverage service.

Village of TryonThe quaint Village of Tryon is located on the first rise of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tryon is known for its wonderful people, outdoor activities, mild climate, small town shops, great restaurants and a rich equestrian history. Typically, quirkiness is regarded as intangible, but in Tryon’s case it is palpable. Our friendly, offbeat personality is a big part of what makes us who we are. This is a town of unexpected nooks teeming with a cast of characters that even Garrison Keillor would have had trouble imagining. Refreshingly different, Tryon is known for its wonderful people, outdoor activities, mild climate, small town shops and great restaurants. Tryon is historic, hospitable, horsey and artsy.


Biltmore Estate and Winery

Date/Time: Monday July 15th 8:00AM-5:00PM
Date/Time: Wednesday July 17th 8:00AM-5:00PM
Cost: $120.00, per person, includes tour of house, gardens, winery, Antler Village and buffet lunch.
Handicap: Bus has room to store wheelchair however, no wheelchair lift. Handicap accessible, wheelchairs can be stored, no lift.
Bus Departs: Main Entrance Embassy Suites at 8:00AM.

HighlightsBiltmore Estates

The luxurious family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt is a marvel of elegance and charm, as magnificent today as it was more than a century ago. Your self-guided house visit spans three floors and the basement. You’ll see displays of vintage clothing, accessories, art, furniture, and more that tell stories and illustrate the lives of the Vanderbilt family, their guests, and employees.

Get a close look at original art by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and John Singer Sargent. Marvel at magnificent 16th century tapestries, a Library with 10,000 volumes, a Banquet Hall with a 70-foot ceiling, 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, and a bowling alley. Almost all of the priceless objects that you see throughout the house are from George and Edith Vanderbilt’s original collections.

A casual and relaxing way to extend the Biltmore experience, Antler Hill Village® & Winery connects the estate’s past and present with dining, shopping, exhibits, world-class food and wine, and more.

During your visit, be sure to allow enough time to stop by our historic winery on Biltmore’s 8,000-acre estate nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.

Complimentary tastings, an indoor/outdoor wine bar, specialty wine experiences, and more are part of your distinctive experience at America’s most-visited winery, located in the heart of Antler Hill Village. Allow our wine hosts to take you on a memorable journey through award-winning reds, whites, and rosés, as you make your selections from among more than 20 of our handcrafted wines. Linger at our beautifully designed wine bar where you can enjoy our reserve and sparkling wines by the glass along with delectable cheeses and locally-made truffles.

Stroll acres of formal and informal gardens designed by America’s foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. From the beauty of the Italian Garden to the breath-taking trees in America’s first managed forest, Biltmore’s lush landscape is a living tribute to Olmsted’s genius. Our horticultural experts continually work to preserve the original vision for the gardens and grounds, including our Rose Garden that features more than 250 varieties.

As a century-old model for forest conservation (and, more recently, for sustainability, thanks to six acres of solar panels), Biltmore continues to honor Vanderbilt’s legacy of environmental protection.

Deerpark RestaurantSavor mouth-watering southern cuisine served buffet-style in a peaceful, natural set-ting with plenty of rustic charm and sweeping views of estate pastures from the front door of the Deer Park Restaurant. A wall of windows overlooks an interior courtyard that’s perfect for relaxing after the meal.

Deerpark Restaurant received the 2018 Diner’s Choice Award for OpenTable’s Top 100 Best Brunch. View all restaurant awards.

A working farm has been part of Biltmore Estate since our beginning in 1895. That legacy continues today. Biltmore operates its farm and field-to-table program with estate grown greens, berries, eggs, beef, and lamb, and partnerships with farmers in Western North Carolina for locally sourced trout, cheese, beef, and pork for our restaurants.


Downtown Greenville Tour

Date/Time: Monday July 15th and Thursday July 18th 11:30AM - 3:30PM
Cost: $25.00 per person transportation fee, lunch on your own. Handicap accessible.
Bus Departs: Bus departs Embassy Suites Hotel at 11:30AM.

Greenville’s downtown has long been one of the Upstate’s most popular destinations for shopping, dining and entertainment, and over the past few years, has amassed a multitude of accolades and awards from national publications. Livability recently ranked it one of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in the country, and The New York Times called Greenville “a national model for a pedestrian-friendly city center.”

Greenville Street SceneGreenville has focused on creating a vibrant downtown that is authentic, sustainable and most importantly, for people. With wide sidewalks, outdoor plazas and street side dining, downtown Greenville offers a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere that has been compared to that of a European city.

Known for its exceptional beauty, the two most distinctive natural features of downtown Greenville are its lush, tree-lined Main Street and the stunning Reedy River Falls, located in the heart of Falls Park. The award-winning Liberty Bridge in Falls Park serves as Greenville’s signature postcard setting, and downtown’s extensive collection of public artwork adds beauty and energy to its public spaces.

Greenville ParkDuring the day, downtown is home to over 20,000 employees. At night, area residents and visitors flock to downtown to take advantage of its extensive offering of cultural, entertainment and dining options. Not surprisingly, downtown has also become one of the most desirable residential districts in and around Greenville, giving the area an even more well rounded character.

Downtown Trolley

Shopping

Downtown is also a shopper’s paradise, with 100 retailers, including a variety of art galleries and specialty stores. You’ll also find everything from local designer boutiques to national favorites such as Anthropologie, Orvis and Brooks Brothers.

With more than 120 independent restaurants in a 10-block stretch, downtown’s lively dining scene has sparked Greenville’s emerging reputation as a foodie’s paradise. Most are locally owned one-of-a-kind eateries, with cuisine for every taste and price range.



Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research

Date/Time:Monday, July 15th 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Cost: $25.00 per person transportation fee, lunch on your own. Handicap accessible, no wheelchair lift.
Bus Departs: Bus departs Embassy Suites Hotel at 12:30PM. Handicap Accessible, no wheelchair lift.

Auto LabThe Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research brand is a symbol of excellence and advancement in the automotive engineering industry. They strive to push the limits when it comes to accelerating automotive technology. The campus is over 250 acres.

CU-ICAR is home to the nation’s only graduate Department of Automotive Engineering. Here, over 200 Clemson University students are pursuing Master of Science and/or Ph.D. degrees in Automotive Engineering. Thanks to the work of their world-class faculty, graduate students learn in an innovative research-and-educational program that focuses on the vehicle and its infrastructure from a systems-integration perspective. The entire program is devoted to the discipline of automotive engineering. CU-ICAR’s research portfolio is driven by industry needs. They continuously analyze the market and survey industry partners, industry leaders and automotive companies to determine their technology and R&D focus. Results: breakthrough applied research conducted in world-class labs.


Saskatoon Lodge and Events Center and Downtown Restaurants

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 19, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: $10.00 per person, bus to either Saskatoon Lodge or Downtown Restaurants (first stop Saskatoon Lodge to drop off diners)
You MUST call ahead to make a dinner reservation and you MUST say you’re with NCRS for appetizer special!!
864-363-6644 Saskatoon Lodge and Events Center
Bus Departs: Bus departs Embassy Suites Hotel at 6:00PM.

Saskatoon Lodge and Events Center Welcomes the NCRS National Convention To Greenville, South Carolina

Saskatoon RestaurantCCNCRS is PROUD and HONORED to present Greenville’s most TREASURED, family-owned restaurant for you to enjoy!! Edmund Woo, owner of Saskatoon Lodge, is offering participants of the 2019 Greenville NCRS National, LIMITED seating on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:00PM - 9:00PM.

Saskatoon RestaurantWith its unique take on fine dining, Saskatoon has become known for its presentation of wild game, including alligator, buffalo, elk, and even kangaroo. For the less-adventurous, a “tame” game menu is also available offering trout, salmon, Campfire chicken and ribeye.

Free $15.00 Saskatoon Appetizer Platter for two Includes:

  • Buffalo Flank Steak: A hickory-grilled delicacy served over sauteed onions with house made barbecue sauce.
  • Saskatoon Shrimp: Plump shrimp grilled and served with spicy garlic butter and Remoulade Sauce
  • Spinach and Bacon Dip: Creamy Swiss and Monterey jack cheeses laced with spinach and crisp bacon Taste the Outdoors !!!
  • Yukon Chicken Tenders: Fresh chicken tenders taken from the breast, grilled then served with Yukon Gold honey-mustard sauce.

This offer is good with the purchase of two entrees. Please present Corvette Badge to redeem.
Not valid with any other offers or promotions.

Greenville Park
Downtown Greenville Dining


Hendrick Motor-sports Tour

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 8:00AM -5:00PM
Cost: $75.00 per person, includes deluxe motor coach transportation, lunch, private tour of Mr. Hendrick’s personal collection.
Bus departs Embassy Suites Hotel at 8:00AM
Light walking involved, comfortable shoes are suggested.

Hendrick PerformanceThis is a MUST-DO event for anyone event remotely interested in NASCAR or high performance muscle cars! A motor sports guide will escort us to the Hendrick Motor sports complex for a memorable day of high performance fun!

The Hendrick Heritage Center is a breath-taking 58,000 square-foot museum dedicated to the heritage of Rick Hendrick and his passion for classic and high-performance cars. Stepping inside the door will take you back in time to when American muscle cars ruled the street and gas was only 31 cents a gallon. The Hendrick Heritage Center currently houses more than 100 of the finest and rarest automobiles you will ever see in one place.

Hendrick Museum
Hendrick Collection