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Frank and Laura Sancineto

Frank & Laura Sancineto









The wait is over. Are you ready for the 2019 caravan? Official NCM Dates: August 28 – September 1, 2019: Join us and your fellow Corvette Enthusiasts as we head to Bowling Green, KY for the 25th Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum. This will be a milestone event in the National Corvette Museum’s history. FYI: our caravan activities will start on Monday, August 26.

What you need to know:
1. Caravan Route:
From Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC, the Caravan Route will follow I-40 W, to I-75 N, to Kentucky 80 W, to I-65S. I65S will take us right to our hotels in Bowling Green.

2. There are two separate registrations:

  • First, register with the Museum for their events: Registration opens September 12 at 9am central time. Click link to learn more about the caravan and to register with the museum.
    1. Cost: lifetime members: $30 per person
    2. Member: $40 per person
    3. Non-member: $65 per person
    4. Add $5 for onsite registration
    5. When signing up for the NCM National Corvette Caravan, you will be asked to select a “Regional Caravan.” If you plan to participate with us, please select our Carolinas & Virginia Corvette Caravan. If you are NOT riding with a Caravan, but wish to participate in our pre-Caravan activities, select our Caravan as well. This will put you on our Regional Caravan list, so we know how many folks to prepare for.
    6. New this caravan: your museum credentials will be sent directly to the Captain of your caravan to hand out at registration. No more long lines at the NCM. If you order a museum event t-shirt, you will need to pick that up at museum.
  • Second, register with the (Carolinas & Virginia Corvette Caravan) North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, W. Virginia, Maryland & Delaware.
  • Return the registration form with payment to Laura Sancineto, 1407 Clay Hill Way, Durham, NC 27703. A confirmation email will be sent to you when form is received.
  • To register for the Carolinas & Virginia Corvette Caravan, please click on the link below to complete the registration form.
    Click here to download the Carolinas & Virginia Corvette Caravan Registration Form

Please send completed form with your check (made payable to Carolinas & Virginia Caravan) to Laura Sancineto: 1407 Clay Hill Way, Durham, NC 27703. Questions:

  • Parking at the National Corvette Museum: Worried about parking at the NCM? There is RESERVED PARKING now available at the NCM. This assures you of a space in Lot A each and every time you are at the NCM. Reserved spots are a $500 donation to the museum. To reserve your spot, contact Connie Russell at 270-467-8815 or The other spots at museum are first come, first serve. Shuttles will be available from other parking areas around the museum from your car to museum and back.
  • HOTEL RESERVATION Information: We will do our best to accommodate hotel requests but there are no guarantees. It is important to get your registrations in ASAP so you can make your hotel reservations in Bowling Green.
  • When hotel reservations are being made, there are no other discounts available.
  • For the Concord, NC and Sevierville, TN hotels, you will make your own reservations.
  • For Bowling Green hotels, a list will be sent directly to the hotel. You can call to make your reservation once you get your confirmation email from Laura. Please note, rooms will be given out on a first come, first serve basis – there is no guarantee on room type. You can leave a message and they will call you back. Your name must be on the list to get a room. One room will be allotted per registration form. No multiple reservations.
  • You can cancel room up to 48 hours in advance without penalty. PLEASE contact Laura Sancineto to cancel. Do not call Hotel to cancel. We may need the room.
  • If you have a group and want to stay together in Bowling Green, please be sure to include your club affiliation on the registration form. We cannot guarantee this but will try our best to accommodate you.

Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet

Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet
Our Exclusive Dealership Sponsor
888-353-DALE (3253)

Host Hotel in Concord, NC: Hampton Inn
(2 nights – Sunday, August 25 & Monday, August 26, 2019)

  • I-85 Exit 49, 9850 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC 28027
  • Call DIRECT to the Hotel: (704)979-5600 (Not 1-800 #)
  • Tell them you are with the Carolinas & VA Corvette Caravan
  • Rate is $105 per night plus tax.

Overflow Hotel in Concord, NC – Springhill Suites
(2 nights – Sunday, August 25 & Monday, August 26, 2019)

  • 7811 Gateway Lane N.W., Concord, NC 28027
  • Call DIRECT to the Hotel: (704)-979-2500 (Not website or 1-800 #)
  • Tell them you are with the Carolinas & VA Corvette Caravan group
  • Rate is $100 for King per night plus tax or $105 for two Queen beds per night plus tax

Host Hotel – Hampton Inn & Suites Sevierville, TN
(1 night – Tuesday, August 27, 2019)

  • 105 Stadium Drive, Kodak, TN 37764.
  • Call DIRECT to the Hotel – (865)-465-0590 (Not website or 1-800 #)
  • Tell them you are with the Carolinas & VA Corvette Caravan
  • Rate is $109 per night plus tax for a single or double. Triple is $119 plus tax and suites are $129 plus tax

Overflow Hotel in Sevierville, TN – Fairfield Inn and Suites by MarriottNCM 25th Anniversary
(1 night – Tuesday, August 27, 2019)

  • 3620 Outdoor Sportsman Place, Kodak, TN, 37764
  • Directly across from the Hampton Inn & Suites Sevierville
  • Call DIRECT to the hotel at 865-933-3033 (Not website or 1-800 #)
  • Tell them you are with the Carolina’s and Virginia Corvette Caravan
  • Rate is $99 per night plus tax

Overflow Hotel in Sevierville, TN – Holiday Inn Express
(1 night – Tuesday, August 27, 2019)

  • 3526 Outdoor Sportsman Place, Kodak, TN, 37764
  • Directly across from the Hampton Inn & Suites Sevierville
  • Call DIRECT to the hotel at 865-933-0087 (Not website or 1-800 #)
  • Tell them you are with the Carolina’s and Virginia Corvette Caravan
  • Rate is $99 per night plus tax

Host Hotel in Bowling Green, KY – Hampton Inn
(4 nights – Check-in Wednesday thru Saturday, August 28 check-out September 1, 2019)

  • 233 Three Springs Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104
  • Rate is $189 per night plus tax – no other discounts apply. These are standard rooms with One King Bed, One Queen Bed, or Two Double Beds.
  • Those who START the Caravan in Concord, NC will have priority for rooms in Bowling Green
  • Hampton Inn Bowling Green Reservation Process:
    • ONE Room per Couple (per car) may be Reserved
    • Send registration form & payment to Laura Sancineto. 1407 Clay Hill Way, Durham, NC 27703. A confirmation email will be sent to you once your registration is received
    • Confirm you are STARTING CARAVAN in CONCORD, NC
  • Caravan Captain will provide valid List to Hampton Inn.
  • Call the hotel directly and speak to Tara White in Sales. Dial 270-842-4100 and hit 2 for Sales. If she is away from her desk leave her a message with your name and number, she will call you back to book your room.
  • You must hold the room with a valid credit card. Your card will be authorized for the full amount of your stay two weeks before arrival. It is advised to use a credit card and not a debit card for booking these rooms. We can accept cash at check-out, but you must have a valid credit card that will authorize for the whole stay to be able to check in.
  • You can give your Hilton Honors number to gain Hilton Honors points if you are a member. Rooms will be pre-assigned and E-check in will not be available for Hilton Honors members.

Overflow Hotels in Bowling Green, KY
(4 nights- Wednesday thru Saturday, August 28 checking out September 1, 2019)

  • We have two additional hotels in Bowling Green on Cave Mill Road.
    • The Tru Hotel by Hilton
    • The Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • To request a room in an Overflow Bowling Green Hotel, please follow the same process as above.
    • Once you receive confirmation email, you can call Joy Jolly, 270-904-4320. Leave a message and she will call you back.

Additional Hotels in Bowling Green, KY
In addition, the Bowling Green Visitors’ Bureau is also providing information about available hotel rooms at various hotels.

Advertising is very important to our Caravan.

Please help us keep costs to a minimum. If you know of a local business in your area that would benefit from advertising in our Carolinas & Virginia Corvette Caravan Route Book or on this website, your local Corvette Clubs are welcomed to sponsor also. You may also place a personal Ad in our Route Book. What better way for a business to reach this large and passionate group of consumers – The Corvette Enthusiast than by advertising with us?

Please contact: Frank Sancineto, at or call at 919-604-6978

We need volunteers in each state to make this happen. Please call or email me and let me know you can help.

2019 Carolinas & Virginia Caravan Calendar

Our 2019 road trip begins at the Host Hotel in Concord NC – The Hampton Inn, I-85 at Exit 49, 9850 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC 28027.

  • Sunday, August 25, 2019: We will start the fun with a Meet & Greet event and Caravan Registration Check-in at the host hotel. Hotel Reservation Information listed below. Dinner on your own at one of the many great local restaurants.
  • Monday, August 26, 2019: Caravan Registration Check-in continues. Interested participants will be able to run track laps on the Charlotte Motor Speedway track – between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. There will be a separate charge for this activity. Additional track information and the process for enrollment will be communicated as we get closer to the event. An evening meal will be provided at the host hotel, starting at 6:30pm, for registered caravan participants.
  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019: The C&VA Caravan Route begins with participants meeting at 9:00am for breakfast, served at and hosted by our sponsor, Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC, and the caravan will depart from there. More information (directions, etc.) will be provided to participants.
    • Lunch: The caravan will stop at the famous Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC for lunch at the Deer Park Restaurant. Fee included in registration fee.
    • We will depart Biltmore at approximately 2:00pm for our destination that day, which will be the host hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites Sevierville at 105 Stadium Drive, Kodak, TN. Final Caravan Registration Check-in will be available, and pizza, drinks and an ice cream social will be served to round out our day.

    Please note: Those who are not starting in Concord but plan to join the Caravan in Sevierville/Kodak, TN on Tuesday evening –please plan to join us for the festivities at the Hampton Inn & Suites Sevierville and pick up your caravan registration packet. More detailed info will be available later.

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019:
    • BY 10:00am – Meet at the Smoky Mountain Stadium parking lot, directly adjacent to the Hampton Inn.
    • Lunch: We’ll be stopping in Columbia, KY for food, fuel and restroom break before we make the final run into Bowling Green.
    • The Caravan Route will follow I-40 W, to I-75 N, to Kentucky 80 W, to I-65S and proceed to hotels in Bowling Green.

Note: More detailed Caravan Calendar information will be provided as we get closer to the event.

Please note: No refunds will be given after May 31, 2019


Hampton Logo

Hampton Inn Bowling Green,
233 Three Springs Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42104



Previous Caravan Advertisers:

Above and Beyond
Streetside Classics
Klassic Rides

Save the Date: Christmas at the Biltmore
November 9-11,2018

Biltmore Registration Form 2018

Mark your calendars now. Registration Deadline September 12, 2018
Registration at the Hampton Inn & Suites. Pick up Goodie Bag at Registration. Registration fee of $275 per person includes:
• Hospitality Room with complimentary hors d’oeuvres – Friday night (excludes alcohol)
• Group photo in front of the Biltmore (one photo per car will be mailed to your home address). Line up at Hampton Inn & Suites at 6:30am and leave at 6:45am.
• Breakfast on Biltmore Estate at the Stable Café – Saturday after photo
• Dinner on Biltmore Estate – Saturday 5:15 pm
• One specially designed commemorative souvenir per car
• 1-day ticket for Biltmore Estate Includes one Candlelight Group Tour on Saturday evening
– groups of 30 with first group leaving at 7:15pm.

Option for Saturday: At Biltmore Estate
• Red Wine & Chocolate Seminar at the Winery
Approximate time TBD
Discover why chocolate and red wine is a match made in heaven.
Please register at the Winery Portal area in Antler Hill Village.
Guests must be 21 years of age to attend.

Hotel Accommodations:
A block of rooms at special rates have been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites. Ask for Carolinas & Virginia Corvette Caravan rate when reserving rooms. Please note: Special rates hotel will apply November 8 to November 12, 2018 should you decide for an extended stay.
• Hampton Inn & Suites, 117 Hendersonville Road: $159 per night (excluding tax and other fees).

Any questions – call Frank Sancineto at 919-604-6978 or via email:

2019 Caravan Volunteers

Please email Frank at or call 919-604-6978 if
you would like to participate as a local leader and/or to
volunteer for our caravan committees.Carolinas & Virginia Caravan Captains:

Frank and Laura Sancineto

Caravan Registration in Concord

Carolyn Zimmer

Sponsorship/Driver Manual

Chris and Peggy Wood

Local Leaders:

Below is a list of local leaders and their starting points for anyone who
wishes to Caravan together to Concord, NC.

Charlotte, NC
Wade amp; Sue Stickels

Elizabeth City, NC
Edward & Michelle Munden
252-339-2234 cell (Edward)
252-312-6118 cell (Michelle)

Local Leaders (continued):

Taylorsville, NCm>
Dan & Mary Engel

Blythewood, SC
Ray Dent

Charleston, SC>
Kim Sheldon

Pawleys Island, SC
Charles H. Meade
843-267-7017 cell

Greenville/Greer, SC
Brenda & David Urke
864-555-6069 cell (Brenda)
864-907-8382 cell (David)

Fredericksburg, VA
Gary Graham

Are you a Member of the National Corvette Museum?

Vanity PlateVanity Plate Campaign

Your VANITY PLATE is your own, so why not show it off? For a limited time, you can personalize your 2019 Caravan Route Book even more by displaying your VANITY PLATE inside!

Here’s how:

From now through December 31, 2018, send a good quality business card-sized photo of your VANITY PLATE to
Next, send a check for $35 for 1 plate, $50 for 2 plates to:

Chris Wood, Sponsorship
11607 Clingman Lane
Charlotte, NC 28214

Once the plate and check are received, you will get a confirmation. Don’t delay, join the many Caravaners who’ll see their very own VANITY PLATE in the keepsake 2019 Carolinas & Virginia Corvette Caravan Route Book!

Updated 10/9/2018