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Winter Storm Forces Closure of the Corvette Assembly Plant and National Corvette Museum

Anyone who had been hoping to see their Corvette Stingray or Z06 roll down the assembly line Tuesday will have to wait at least one more day.

That’s because of the havoc being created by winter storm Octavia that has already dumped more than 6 inches of snow from Missouri to Kentucky, forcing General Motors to shut down the second shift at the Corvette Assembly Plant on Monday night and both shifts on Tuesday. (Maintenance crews were told to report for their regular shifts, however.)

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[VIDEO] Corvette Museum's Sinkhole Also Brings Record Visitors to the Corvette Assembly Plant

Remember how nervous you were that first day on a new job?

Well, imagine Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Jeff Lamarche’s feelings when he arrived for his second day on the job on Feb. 12, 2014 – only to find out that a sinkhole had swallowed eight Corvettes in the National Corvette Museum just next door during the night!

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All C7 Corvette Coupes Get a $1,000 Price Increase

by Keith Cornett on February 10, 2015

All C7 Corvette Coupes Get a $1,000 Price Increase

Unless you already had an order in the system for a new 2015 Corvette, the cost to buy the Coupe version of America’s Sports Car just got a little more expensive.

GM notified dealers on February 2nd of the price increase, the second time Corvette prices have gone up in the 2015 model year.

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January 2015 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on February 3, 2015

January 2015 Corvette Sales

The latest monthly sales report from General Motors was released this morning which contains the delivery statistics of Corvettes in the month of January, 2015.

Last month, Chevrolet sold 2,127 Corvettes which was a decrease of -5.9% from the 2,261 Corvettes sold during January 2014. Since this is the beginning of the calendar year, those stats for Calendar Year to Date sales are the same as well.

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GM Issues a Recall of Forty-Three 2015 Corvettes for a Suspension Issue

More proof arrived today that General Motors is taking its responsibility to deliver safe cars more seriously than ever before.

GM announced Wednesday a recall of about fifty 2015 Corvettes because a part on the rear suspension may not have been tightened the right way and could cause a crash.

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[VIDEO] Chevrolet Shows Off Their 2015 NAIAS Display with a Drone

When the doors opened to the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit last week, visitors to the Chevrolet area were greeted with an all new display featuring six 20 foot tall transparent screens that told the stories about the cars, trucks and crossovers through video and coordinated LED lighting and music.

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Engine Build Experience Returns for the Corvette Z06's LT4 Supercharged V8

We Corvette enthusiasts are passionate about our cars.

That leads some of us to pay extra to pick up our new Corvette at the National Corvette Museum, and still others of us to open our wallets even wider and pay to actually see our very own new Corvette being put together at the assembly plant in Bowling Green.

Now some owners will be able to take it to the next level and actually build the engine that will reside under the hood of their 2015 Z06!

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GM's Welburn: Future Chevrolet Models to Carry Subtle Corvette Design Cues

If you like the design of the new seventh-generation Corvette Stingray that debuted in 2014, then you may very well like the changes that are apparently coming to the rest of Chevy’s next generation vehicles.

That’s the word from Ed Welburn, chief of General Motors global design.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Assembly Plant Employees Adopt 175 Angels

by Mitch Talley on December 13, 2014

Corvette Assembly Plant Employees Adopts 175 Angels

We’ve known the Corvette Assembly Plant has a bunch of angels for a long time.

After all, they share the gift of Corvettes with thousands of us enthusiasts each year.

But now the Bowling Green workers are taking it a step further as they’re again taking part in the Salvation Army Angels program this holiday season.

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The beautiful sound of that Corvette Stingray engine humming down the highway could well be the theme song for the Tonawanda Engine Plant, where the seventh-generation Corvette’s powerplant is being manufactured.

Life hasn’t always been so rosy for the New York plant, which suffered through the auto industry downturn during the recent recession but has roared back to life with a vengeance thanks to the success of the new Stingray.

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