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Bowling Green

[VIDEO] Autoblog's Car Club USA Visits Bowling Green's Corvette Homecoming Show

Autoblog’s Car Club USA takes a look at a different car club or event from across the United States in each episode.

The latest episode lets us follow three Corvette owners as they take part in the annual Corvette Homecoming in Bowling Green, Ky.

“Some people say it’s a lifestyle,” says Betsy Reese of Corvettes of Clarksville. “I say it’s a passion.”

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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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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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[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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