National Corvette Museum And Bowling Green Assembly Resume Plant Tours5
Tours will go on sale to the public via the museum’s website on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, the organization said in a media release this week, with NCM members entitled to early booking access. Tour scheduling will take place at the time of purchase, with public tours set to resume before the end of the year. This will give attendees the chance to see Chevy producing the 2023 Corvette Stingray, and likely the 2023 Corvette Z06, as well.
“In 1981, General Motors moved production of the Chevrolet Corvette from St. Louis, MO to 600 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY. Known as ‘America’s Sports Car’ the plant tour allows visitors to watch an icon in the making,” the NCM said in a statement. “The Corvette is the world’s longest-running, continuously produced passenger car with more than 1.75 million produced. The GM site consists of 212 acres, and the plant has 1.7 million square feet –equivalent to 39 acres or 29.5 football fields, under roof.”
Bowling Green plant tours were suspended in 2017 due to plant renovations that significantly altered the layout of the facility. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed plant tours even further, with plant director Kai Spande saying the automaker has been “waiting for this day for what feels like an eternity.”
“It’s a great point of pride for our workforce to be able to share what it takes to make America’s Sports Car,” Spande said. “We cannot wait to start welcoming Corvette customers, enthusiasts, and friends back for tours of our plant.”
The Bowling Green plant is the exclusive manufacturing center for the C8 Corvette, building both right- and left-hand drive models for both domestic and international markets including the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Japan and the Middle East.
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Really glad to see this come back. Took my wife on the plant tour in 2010 and saw model year change to 2011. It was awesome tour. Tour staff and work force were very professional and made this a great experience. Highly recommended.
I have been able to tour the plant once in the 1990s and once around 2015. Both were amazing tours. Looking forward to doing it again soon.
This is great. Done it before, really interesting and is great to do before you order your new Vette. The people at the plant couldn’t have been nicer a we’re happy to answer any questions. You will definitely be glad you did this.
Looking forward to my first plant tour.
Still not able to tour the plant as of last week when I talked to Shane to see if I could watch my Z06 be built in a few weeks. He said no plant tours yet., but the photo album is available which I promptly paid for. Why do they do this- announce something that is not true?? Wm R Hanna, 2567295158