The Corvette’s assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky. tends to draw in the ball park of 40,000 and 50,000 visitors a year through its public tours. On top of that is the Corvette buyers’ tour, which for $400 brings futur owners into the plant to see their Corvettes being built, while another $500 gives owners a leather-bound photo book chronicling the build of their very vehicle.
That’s all been put on hold. At least for the next several months, as the plant retools itself for the seventh-generation, 2014 Corvette. At the same time, production on the C6 will not be halted, as the plant is working to keep up with demand with the single eight-hour shift running overtime.
Currently, there’s no official restart date for the tours, but our crystal ball tells us that it could be around next fall, just after the new Corvette launches.