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NCRS 2018 National Convention Activities

2018 NCRS National Convention Schedule
Sunday July 15th through Thursday July 19th, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada

National Convention Activities

The Southern Arizona Chapter has planned a variety of activities and events for adults, as well as children and families, for the 2018 NCRS National Convention to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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 accomodate 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. NOTE: This will be available on all tours and outings, with the exception of the Red Rock Canyon Classic Jeep. On the Red Rock Canyon Classic, you must be able to board and debark the jeep. Collapsible wheel chairs or walkers are welcome on all tours.

National Convention Youth Activities


Welcome Reception

Date/Time: Sunday, July 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Free to registered attendees

The 2018 NCRS Convention Welcome Reception will be held at the luxurious Southpoint Casino and hotel. Renew old friendships, meet new members. Relax and mingle with the attendees.

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 17, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cost:           $69.00 per prerson
Location: Napa Room in Convention Center

The pre-membership meeting dinner worked so well for the past several years that it will again be offered this year. 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 17, 7:00pm - completion
Cost:           Free to registered attendees
Location: TBD

Make sure you plan to attend this annual meeting for all NCRS members. There will be a brief business report followed by the Youth Judging Awards, Chapter Recognition, Chapter Flight® Awards, Founders® Awards, Sportsman Awards, Master Judge® and higher awards and selected additional awards. This is your meeting so please plan to attend.


NCRS Awards Banquet

Date/Time: Thursday, July 19, 6pm - 7:00pm, cash bar, dinner at 7pm.
Cost:            $72 Adult Beef, Adult Chicken or Vegetarian, $30 Child
Tickets and name badge required for enterance.

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. Preseating 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 1968 Display

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

All NCRS members owning 1968 Corvettes are encouraged and are welcome to register their cars for the 2018 50th Anniversary Year of the 1968 Display at the convention in Las Vegas. Any 1968 Corvette(s) registered for the year of the ‘68 will be displayed and receive recognition. So please register your Corvette early. Year of the ‘68 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. NOTE: This will be available on all tours and outings, with the exception of the Red Rock Canyon Classic Jeep. On the Red Rock Canyon Classic, you must be able to board and debark the jeep. Collapsible wheel chairs or walkers are welcome on all tours.


Hoover Dam Deluxe Tour

Date/Time: Tuesday July 17th (7.5 hours); No Minimum
Date/Time: Thursday July 19th (7.5 hours); No Minimum
Cost:           $75.00 - includes transportation, lunch and gratuity.
Limit:           TBD
Bus Departs: Main Entrance Southpoint Hotel with transportation to Grey Line Office where departure begins

    

Hoover Dam

Hightlights

  • Self guided tour of Ethel M's Chocolate Factory
  • Lunch at Hoover Dam Lodge
  • Photo stop at historic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign
  • Government guided VIP tour inside Hoover Dam
  • Experience this engineering man-made wonder of the world. One of the biggest and most successful government projects of its time, the Hoover Dam actually was completed on time and under budget.
  • Your professional driver / guide will provide narration on this round-trip tour from Las Vegas while you enjoy a ride onboard a luxury motor coach with airline-style reclining seats, foot rests, onboard restroom, air conditioning, and large vista view windows so you won't miss a thing.
  • The Hoover Dam is often called one of the 7 Man-Made Wonders of the World. Do not miss your chance to stand on top of this amazing piece of American History!
  • Particpants may take or purchase snacks for the bus trip.


Hoover Dam Express Tour

Date/Time: Monday July 16th (4.5 hours)
Date/Time: Wednesday July 18th (4.5 hours)
Cost:           $65.00, includes transportation and gratuity.
Bus Departs: Main Entrance Southpoint Hotel

Hightlights

  • Photo stop at historic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign
  • Government guided VIP tour inside Hoover Dam
  • • Access to the newly opened Visitors Center, museum, monuments, and gift shop
  • Experience this engineering man-made wonder of the world. One of the biggest and most successful government projects of its time, the Hoover Dam actually was completed on time and under budget.
  • Your professional driver / guide will provide narration on this round-trip tour from Las Vegas while you enjoy a ride onboard a luxury motor coach with airline-style reclining seats, foot rests, onboard restroom, air conditioning, and large vista view windows so you won't miss a thing.
  • • The mighty Hoover Dam created Lake Mead - the largest man-made lake in the Western Hemisphere. Don’t miss your chance to stand on top of this amazing piece of American History!
  • Lunch not included, participants may bring or purchase snacks for the bus trip.

Hoover Dam

Grand Canyon South Rim Tour

Date/Time: Tuesday July 17th and Wednesday July 18th 5:15am - 10:00pm
Cost:           $110.00 - includes transportation, lunch and gratuity.
Bus Departs: Main Entrance Southpoint Hotel

Includes:

  • Transportation to Grey Line Office where departure begins
  • Lunch Served At The National Geographic Visitor's Center And IMAX Theater
  • Grand Canyon And Visitor’s Center Admission
  • Rest Stops Included In Kingman AZ
  • Professional driver/guide will provide expert narration throughout the tour
  • Photo stop of the Hoover Dam taken from the amazing O’Callaghan-Tillman Bridge
  • See the extinct volcano ‘Fortification Hill’.
  • Exclusive stop at National Geographic Visitors center and IMAX theater complex.
  • Visit the widest and deepest point at Grand Canyon’s South rim (over 8400 ft. deep and 21 miles across).
  • Ride aboard a luxury motor coach equipped with video monitors, restrooms & air conditioning.
  • Free show tickets with all tours!
  • Spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas to experience the raw and natural beauty of the Grand Canyon South Rim. Words and even pictures cannot fully describe this stunning gift of nature. First photographed by Timothy O’Sullivan in 1871, we continue trying to capture the beauty of this geological wonder, but nothing compares to seeing the Grand Canyon in person.
  • Participants may bring or purchase snacks for the bus trip.

Excludes:

  • Gratuity
Grand Canyon


Red Rock Canyon Classic Pink Jeep Tour

Date/Time:Monday, July 16th and Thursday, July 19th, 6:45AM - Noon
Cost:             $110.00
Bus Departs: Main Entrance Southpoint Hotel

Red Rock Road

Includes:

  • Bottled Water Hop aboard
  • Air Conditioned Vehicles
  • Your expertly trained guide will provide intriguing information on the flora, fauna, geology and history of the area
  • Stops include the Visitor Center, Calico Hills, & Red Rock Overlook
  • Explore the 65 million year-old Keystone Thrust and brilliant fossilized sand dunes.
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, only minutes from the Strip, has scenery so dramatic that it is often selected as the backdrop for movies and commercials.
  • Along the 13-mile scenic drive, view the impressive Wilson Cliffs, part of the 65-million-year-old Keystone Thrust. Numerous geological features abound, including the fossilized sand dunes of the brilliantly colored Calico Hills.
  • A brief stop at the Visitor Center allows you to explore many fascinating exhibits, interactive learning experiences, and a well-stocked gift shop.
  • Take the road less traveled on a 13-mile scenic Red Rock Excursion in a one-of-a-kind custom 4 x 4 Tour Trekker. Beautiful desert scenery, ancient Native American Pictographs and diverse vegetation make this tour one you will never forget.
  • Gratuity included
  • You must wear shoes with closed toes.

Excludes:

  • Gratuity


Evening in Old Vegas

Date/Time: Wendsday, July 18, 4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Cost:           $20.00 - includes transportation only. Dinner on your own.
Bus Departs: Bus Departs Main Entrance Southpoint Hotel
350 People Maximum

Shark Reef

Includes:

  • Transportation - Everything else is on your own.
  • Bus to Old Vegas for the evening with scheduled return time to the hotel
  • Walk to the Old Las Vegas where it all started – enjoy the atmosphere, lights, and dinner on your own
  • Everyone is entranced by the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas Boulevard, but we cannot forget that it all started Downtown.
  • It is known as "Vintage Vegas," but Downtown Las Vegas is also the center of revitalization with a booming entertainment and dining scene.
  • The Fremont East District has a happening nightlife, culture and unique vibe you will not find on the Strip.
  • Start the night right with a few drinks at some of Fremont Street's hot spots: The Griffin, the Downtown Cocktail Lounge, and the Commonwealth (featuring a spectacular rooftop lounge with views of the action below).
  • On the same block, you'll find Don't Tell Mama (an open-mic piano bar where Las Vegas entertainers go to be entertained), and Beauty Bar (where you can catch the latest band and/or get your nails done).
  • Also check out Freemont on the Park and Vanguard Lounge.
  • If you're ready to rock, check out Backstage Bar & Billiards, filled with classic memorabilia and live music most nights


Titanic Museum

Date/Time: Monday July 16th,9:15am - 2pm
Cost:             $50.00
Bus Departs: Main Entrance Southpoint Hotel

  • Includes Admission to Titanic Museum - Lunch on your own.
  • Bus Transportation from the hotel
  • The 25,000-square-foot exhibit features numerous items from the Titanic, including luggage, the ship's whistles, floor tiles from the first-class smoking room, a window frame from the Verandah Cafe and an unopened bottle of champagne with a 1900 vintage.
  • In addition, the exhibit features a piece of Titanic’s hull, a full-scale re-creation of the Grand Staircase as well as a newly expanded outer Promenade Deck, complete with the frigid temperatures felt on that fateful April night.
  • These actual artifacts, recovered from two and one half miles below the surface of the North Atlantic, tell the story behind the legendary Titanic’s short journey from construction and destruction to eventual recovery. Walk her decks, peer into her cabins and meet her passengers and crew.
  • Described as a floating palace, the incomparable Titanic was deemed "practically unsinkable" by the White Star Line and its builders. However, on a calm April night in 1912, the massive luxury liner struck an iceberg and slowly sank into the North Atlantic. Since then, many items from the wreckage have been recovered and added to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.
  • The personal artifacts on display offer haunting, emotional connections to the forever-altered lives of those on board the Titanic. Visitors even have a chance to walk through authentically re-created first- and third-class rooms, with furnishings by original manufacturers.
Titanic Museum

Shelby Museum

Date/Time: Tuesday July 17th, 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Cost:             $20.00
100 People Maximum
Bus Departs: Main Entrance Southpoint Hotel

  • Includes Admission to Shelby Museum
  • Bus Transportation from the hotel
  • There are a lot of beautiful cars to look at. Learn how the GT 350 got its name and the history behind the cars from the very first Shelby Cobra to the brand new Mustangs
  • Check out the Shelby Automobiles Showroom and Museum to see the old and the new from this one of a kind American sports car maker and racing legend.
  • The museum features cars from all eras of Shelby manufacturing and race car development from 1962 to today.
  • Located near the Las Vegas Strip, the museum is always changing and includes some of the most famous cars ever produced from the first Cobra CSX2000 to prototypes of the Series 1, Shelby GT-H, Trilingual, GT500KR, and others.
  • Stop in and take a look at some of the dreams of the past and where we are making dreams of tomorrow.
  • The guided tours include details about each car and walks you through the actual manufacturing operation where you can watch today’s high quality Shelby vehicles being hand-assembled.
  • Shelby American, a division of Carroll Shelby International, Inc., is the premier performance car company in the United States. The company has been at the forefront of automotive innovation since it was established in 1962. Carroll Shelby, one of America’s greatest racecar drivers, founded the company. He dominated sports car racing success in the mid-1950s, twice being named Sports Illustrated’s “Driver of the Year.”
Shelby Museum

Shark Reef - Mandalay Bay Hotel

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 18, 9:15am - 2:00pm
Cost:           $40.00
Bus Departs: Main Entrance Southpoint Hotel

  • Come face-to-face with some of nature's most exotic and majestic creatures at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.
  • Wander past grassy enclosures to see white tigers, white lions, leopards, and panthers in a lush garden setting.
  • Watch dolphins swim, catch fish, and frolic from an underwater viewing area.
  • Whether the bottlenose dolphins who call the habitat home are swimming, "tail walking" across water, catching fish or bonding with each other, you will get an up-close and personal look at their fun, intriguing lifestyle.

Excludes:

  • Lunch on your own after Shark Reef
  • Shark Reef

    Secret Garden and Dolphin Hapitat

    Date/Time: Thursday, July 19, 9:15am - 2:00pm
    Cost:           $40.00
    Bus Departs: Main Entrance Southpoint Hotel

    • Includes: Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat (Mirage) - Lunch on your own
    • Come face-to-face with some of nature's most exotic and majestic creatures at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.
    • Wander past grassy enclosures to see white tigers, white lions, leopards, and panthers in a lush garden setting.
    • Watch dolphins swim, catch fish, and frolic from an underwater viewing area.
    • Whether the bottlenose dolphins who call the habitat home are swimming, "tail walking" across water, catching fish or bonding with each other, you will get an up-close and personal look at their fun, intriguing lifestyle.
    Shark Reef

    Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon

    Date/Time: All Week at the Southpoint Hotel and Convention Center
    Cost:           20% Discount for convention attendees.
    Please show your NCRS Convention credentials to receive your 20% discount

    • The Costa del Sur Spa and Salon is a source of replenishment and rejuvenation where you can escape the pace of today’s hectic lifestyle and enjoy the simple pleasures of letting them take care of you.
    • The services include: Massage Treatments, Body Treatments, Facials, and Couples Treatments.
    • Salon includes: Pedicures, manicures, hair services
    • You can view the various options available at: www.spacostadelsur.com
    Shark Reef