CorvetteBlogger contributor Jeremy Welborn is at the National Corvette Museum’s Anniversary Celebration this week and he just shared a new video detailing the highlights from the first day of the event which kicked off on Thursday.
There was some big news made at the NCM yesterday which we will detail in a minute. Jeremy starts off his recap of Thursday with a look at a new shipment of 2020 Corvettes that just arrived from the assembly plant. We see a walk-around video as Jeremy details some of the color combinations and VINs.
Regarding the shipment, Jeremy has learned about a change to the C8 Corvette’s white shipping covers to help better protect the paint on the new cars. During a walk-around, he shows how the covers have added protection to the rear deck and the headlight pockets to help cut down on the cover flapping against the paint in those areas.
One of the attractions on Thursday was the seminar hosted by Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Kai Spande. During his talk, Kai shares the photo of the first 2020 Corvette Convertible produced, and then we see a quick video segment that shows the installation of the retractable hardtop installed into a 2020 Convertible on the assembly line. After the hardtop is installed into the car, the top is then activated and the roof is then closed.
The big news on Thursday was the reveal of the new exterior colors for the 2021 Corvette model year. Red Mist and Silver Flare made their debuts with Body and Paint Manager Chuck Valentini showing of the new colors as displayed on a rear quarter panel. We see the new Red Mist compared and contrasted with both Long Beach Red and Torch Red. Then we step outside where the Silver Flare is shown against a Blade Silver Corvette.
Photos and Video by Jeremy Welborn
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