Corvette Factory Closing to Visitors Until Late 2018

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    Corvette Factory Closing to Visitors Until Late 2018

    Corvette Factory Closing to Visitors Until Late 2018
    Can't have the tourists taking any Snapchats with the mid-engined C8
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    By Will Sabel Courtney
    April 30, 2017

    If "Take a tour of the Chevy Corvette factory in Bowling Green" is one of the items on your summertime bucket list this year, you might want to fast-track those plans for that trip down Kentucky way. Starting this June, General Motors will be closing the Corvette factory to the public for a year and a half.

    The National Corvette Museum's Katie Frassinelli told the Bowling Green Daily News the tours are being shut down in order to give the facility a chance to conduct extensive changes to the factory.

    The Bowling Green, KY factory will offer its final tours on Friday, June 16th.
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    Re: Corvette Factory Closing to Visitors Until Late 2018

    They will be doubling the plant, and while they are being very secretive about the new product(s), the place will be crazy busy and the floor will be chaotic.

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    Re: Corvette Factory Closing to Visitors Until Late 2018

    Glad I just went last month

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    Re: Corvette Factory Closing to Visitors Until Late 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by jzchev28 View Post
    Glad I just went last month
    I will go when it re-opens

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    Re: Corvette Factory Closing to Visitors Until Late 2018

    That must be some new paint system.

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    Re: Corvette Factory Closing to Visitors Until Late 2018

    A year and a half? Must be more than a New Decal Pkg.

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    Ha. You guys are funny.
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    Re: Corvette Factory Closing to Visitors Until Late 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
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    Re: Corvette Factory Closing to Visitors Until Late 2018

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    A year and a half? Must be more than a New Decal Pkg.
    It is. They're also adding black wheels.
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    Re: Corvette Factory Closing to Visitors Until Late 2018

    I'm also surprised the plant is said to be closing tours for a year and a half....

    That's a long time...

    Big changes as Cadillac moves part of its production to bowling green...

    But since they are funding the changes....the corvette team is happy to oblige...

    All just speculation on my part

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    Re: Corvette Factory Closing to Visitors Until Late 2018

    They closed the plant tours for a year before the release of the C7.

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    Re: Corvette Factory Closing to Visitors Until Late 2018

    Those of you surprised at the length of closure must be forgetting that the 2018 Corvette is going to be a completely different car in every aspect from the current one. Going from front engine to mid engine is, well, all new. That means EVERYTHING in the plant has to be taken down, reconfigured or replaced, and then the new cars need time to have the kinks worked out. They were producing 2016 test fleet Camaros when they moved production to Lansing from Oshawa for 3 months before the first production Camaro sold to the public was produced.

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    Re: Corvette Factory Closing to Visitors Until Late 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by InCogKneeToe View Post
    A year and a half? Must be more than a New Decal Pkg.
    Its most likely product

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    Re: Corvette Factory Closing to Visitors Until Late 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGinNC View Post
    It is. They're also adding black wheels.
    Maybe it's "%" Special Editions!

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