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GM Performance Build Center Moving to Bowling Green

by Steve Burns on February 1, 2013

GM Performance Build Center Moving to Bowling Green

General Motors has announced that they will be moving their Performance Build Center from its current home in Wixom, MI to the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Ky. The low-volume production facility currently hand assembles all of the dry sump motors (LS7, LS9, and LS3 with manual tranny) for Corvettes. Previously, they also produced the powerplants for the Cadillac STS-V and XLR-V.

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First C7 Corvette Press Kit Raises $4,300 for Charity

by Mitch Talley on January 20, 2013

First C7 Corvette Press Kit Raises $4,300 for Charity

How appropriate!

Guess who made the winning bid for the first press kit for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray being auctioned off by General Motors to raise money for the American Cancer Society?

The Chamber of Commerce in Bowling Green, Ky., where the new car will be assembled, placed the high bid of $4,300 for the press kit after an auction on eBay this week.

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[VIDEO] 2014 C7 Corvette Trailer 4: CREATION

by Keith Cornett on January 10, 2013

[VIDEO] 2014 C7 Corvette Trailer 4: CREATION

With just three days until the reveal of the 2014 C7 Corvette, Chevy unlocked the final teaser on its countdown site, one13thirteen.com. Titled “CREATION”, the 4th and final video focuses on the actual assembly of the Corvette at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant.

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Corvette Assembly Plant Meets EPA Energy-Reduction Challenge

For a high-powered sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette doesn’t act like it at the gas pump.

Now comes word that the Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Ky., where the Corvette is put together is pretty energy-efficient, too.

The Bowling Green facility has become one of 54 to meet a voluntary energy-reduction challenge from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Corvette Assembly Plant to Add 170 Temporary Workers for C7 Corvette Launch
Photo Credit: Alex Slitz/Daily News

It isn’t even here yet, but the C7 Corvette continues to stimulate the economy.

Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Dave Tatman announced this week that the GM plant in Bowling Green, Ky., will be hiring 170 workers for periods ranging from four to 18 months.

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Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park Hires Architect; Looks for Sponsorships

Would you like to help the National Corvette Museum raise the funds needed to build its proposed 184-acre Motorsports Park?

Then museum Director Wendell Strode and other officials there would no doubt like to talk to you, especially if you have deep pockets.

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July 2012 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on August 3, 2012

July 2012 Corvette Sales

General Motors released the July 2012 sales report this week and the data shows 987 Corvettes were delivered during the month. This is a huge decline from June 2012 where 1,475 Corvettes found new homes, however it was somewhat expected with the extended July shutdown at the assembly plant.

Comparing July 2012 sales to July 2011′s number of 1,291 Corvettes sold, deliveries are off a whopping -23.5%. For the calendar year to date, a total of 8,009 Corvettes have been sold which is pacing -2.2% off of 2011′s CYTD 8,187 sales figure.

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C6 Corvette Delivery Programs Coming to an End

by Keith Cornett on July 31, 2012

C6 Corvette Delivery Programs Coming to an End

As production of the C6 Corvette winds down, so are many of the delivery options for buyers of the 2013 Corvette. We already knew that the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green would be suspending public tours of the facility on September 14th. Now we got word that the Buyers Tour and the custom Photo Book options have closed as well.

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The National Corvette Homecoming is July 19th – 21st

The National Corvette Homecoming set for July 19th – 21st at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This year marks the 31st anniversary of the three-day celebration of Corvettes.

The National Corvette Homecoming (NCH) has welcomed Corvette owners and enthusiasts from all over the US and Canada since its inception in 1981. The annual pilgrimage back to the Corvette’s birthplace allows owners to interact with one another and participate in countless activities throughout the weekend.

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[VIDEO] Today in Corvette History: Final C4 Corvette is Built

After a stunning 12 year run which saw Corvette once again flex its performance muscle, the final Corvette of the C4 generation rolled off the assembly line in Bowling Green on June 21, 1996. Over 366,000 Corvettes were built during these years and today the sleek-looking sports car still has a loyal following. Check out these videos which chronicled the building of the final C4.

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