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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 First 2015 Corvette Z06s Are Now being Shipped to Customers

It appears that Chevrolet is happy with the start of production of the C7 Corvette Z06 – so much so that that customer cars have started to ship to customers from the assembly plant in Bowling Green.

When the Stingray was launched last year, Chevrolet delayed the shipping as the automaker pursued an aggressive quality assessment regiment to insure everything was just right and some customer cars were held well over a month. Now, just three weeks after the start of production, the all-new Corvette Z06s are on their way to dealers and the Corvette Museum for customer delivery.

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Bowling Green Named a Top 10 All-American City by National Geographic

The new Corvette Stingray has been racking up award after award in the past couple of years.

Now the city where the seventh-generation Chevrolet sports car is assembled is finally getting some much-deserved recognition, too.

National Geographic has named Bowling Green, Ky., a Top 10 All-American City in its new book World’s Best Cities: Celebrating 220 Great Destinations because of the Corvette-related attractions there, including the Corvette Assembly Plant, National Corvette Museum, and NCM Motorsports Park.

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The First Retail 2015 Corvette Z06 Has been Built and Other Corvette Production News

This week marks a special milestone for the 2015 Corvette Z06. The Corvette Assembly Plant just completed its first retail production of the new 650 horsepower Z06, a Black coupe that will go to Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick.

Earlier this year, Hendrick paid one million dollars at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach to own the first retail VIN of the Corvette Z06 with the proceeds of that sale going to charity.

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Corvette Assembly Plant Offering a 2015 Corvette Calendar

by Mitch Talley on November 11, 2014

Corvette Assembly Plant Offering a 2015 Corvette Calendar

The Corvette Assembly Plant has come up with a great way to enjoy Corvettes and help the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the same time.

Christine Cartwright, executive assistant to the Corvette Plant Manager and Assistant Plant Manager in Bowling Green, has created the new 2015 Corvette Z06 Stingray calendar.

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Corvette Production By-Products Helping America's Bat Population

We’ve always thought the seventh-generation Corvette Stingray looked like a Batmobile.

Now we know one reason why.

General Motors says remnants of an adhesive used to join body panels of the 2015 Stingray can be reused to help save an embattled bat species in North America.

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[DVR ALERT] Corvette Stingray To Be Featured On Discovery Channel Tonight at 10pm ET

Just got this alert in from our friends at the National Corvette Museum:

Bowling Green’s iconic sports car will be highlighted on Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made: Dream Cars” show tonight. A crew filmed for four days at the Corvette Plant, and one day at the Museum recently to create the program. The 30 minute show on the Corvette will air for the first time this evening, October 2, at 10 pm EST. A replay will be available on Friday morning at 11:00 am ET as well.

 

OFFICIAL: 2014 Corvette Stingray Production Totals 37,288

by Keith Cornett on August 25, 2014

OFFICIAL: GM Production of 2014 Corvette Stingrays Totals 37,288

Earlier this month we ballparked 2014 Corvette Stingray production at just over 36,500 units which takes into account the 35,523 known VINs plus an additional 1,050 for the Premiere Editions.

But we were too low in our estimate.

GM officially revealed at last weekend’s Corvettes at Carlisle show that 37,288 Corvettes were built during the 2014 model year.

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2014 Corvette Stingray Production Comes to an End

by Keith Cornett on August 11, 2014

2014 Corvette Stingray Production Comes to End

It was rocking year for the 2014 Corvette Stingray and now it has come to an end.

Production of the 2014 Model Year Corvette officially ended on Friday, August 8th and its the 2015 Corvette Stingray that is now heading down the assembly line in Bowling Green.

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A Group of Aspiring Engineers Visits the Corvette Assembly Plant

Who knows? Perhaps one of the college students who recently took part in a unique learning experience at the Corvette Assembly Plant will come back one day and help General Motors design its C8 or C9 Corvette.

The aspiring engineers – members of the National Society of Black Engineers – belong to three chapters of NSBE at University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, and University of Pittsburgh.

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