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Old 03-14-2019, 05:22 PM
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Default NCM Plant tours open in 2019


Used to say suspended until an indefinite time. Now it says 2019.
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What link is that from?




https://www.corvettemuseum.org/visit/plant-tours/ - this shows:

PLANT TOURS

PLEASE NOTE: PLANT TOURS ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE .

Tours of the Bowling Green Assembly Plant are closed and a date of reopening has not been determined.
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https://www.corvettemuseum.org/

Scroll to the bottom and click Corvette Plant Tour
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Originally Posted by mikesmith832 View Post
https://www.corvettemuseum.org/

Scroll to the bottom and click Corvette Plant Tour
"Please note: Plant tours ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE .

Tours of the Bowling Green Assembly Plant are closed and a date of reopening has not been determined.

That's what I found from the url.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by mikesmith832 View Post

Used to say suspended until an indefinite time. Now it says 2019.
That is from a link on the “About Us” page. If you click the more info link you will be taken to the Currently Unavailable page.
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Originally Posted by AORoads View Post
"Please note: Plant tours ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE .

Tours of the Bowling Green Assembly Plant are closed and a date of reopening has not been determined.

That's what I found from the url.
Clear your cache.
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Old 03-17-2019, 05:31 PM
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Ok, I see both. First get the open sometime in 2019 but when you click on the link on the click here link at the end of that paragraph it takes you to the notice about no date has been determined. If both statements are true that means the plant tours could start sometime in late December before the Christmas shutdown. Doesn't help much does it?

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The NCM is a small private non-profit organization. Nothing on the NCM web site should be construed as coming from nor obligating GM. All we have here is a single errant page on the NCM web site that did not get changed when the word came down from GM that tours were suspended indefinitely. It's a nice little web site and I don't mean to criticize those who maintain it, but from a modern corporate standpoint, it is very "low key," if you will allow that term. Web sites can get away from you very easily. They obviously have neither the manpower nor the modern design tools used to keep a web site up-to-date and current to the last second. Look at the context here and give these guys a break.
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I can tell you when the plant tours resume...



...sometime after the ME is revealed.


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Just hit the interwebs….https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2019...erm=2019-03-21

NCM Offering Exclusive Tours of the Corvette Assembly Plant During the NCM Bash

ByKeith Cornett-Mar 21, 2019810Save
It’s been almost two years since Corvette enthusiasts were last able to tour the Bowling Green Assembly Plant to see new Corvettes being built. The tours were shut down just before the plant underwent a three-month refurbishment that started in August 2017. So far, GM and the NCM have been vague on when tours will restart for the public but most believe that tours would resume once the C8 Corvette starts production.



The good news is that it does look like things may be progressing back to the tours restarting, at least during major events at the Museum.

An email from the NCM addressed to Lifetime and ‘Spire Society’ members were sent out this morning offering the unique opportunity to take a tour of the Corvette Assembly Plant during the NCM Bash on Wednesday, April 24 – Thursday, April 25th. The NCM will allow 100 VIP guests to get a sneak peek of the new plant layout as well as process improvements and efficiency changes that have been implemented. During the tour, guests will see the 7th generation Corvettes being assembled.

“We at General Motors recognize that the customer is at the center of everything we do,” said Kai Spande, Plant Manager. “The culture of Chevrolet Corvette is based around the relationships we have with our customers. We truly value the many up-close, one-on-one communication opportunities we have to interact and solicit feedback from them.”

The VIP tours are 75 minutes long and will be limited to 20 guests per tour. The tours will be offered on Wednesday, April 24 at 12pm (noon), 12:30pm and 1pm CT, and on Thursday, April 25 at 9am CT. The cost to tour the Corvette Assembly Plant can be secured for a $500 tax-deductible donation per person.

The National Corvette Museum will open the Registration Page for the exclusive Assembly Plant tour on Monday, March 25th at 9am CT.

“We want the loyal supporters of Corvette to be the first to see the changes at the plant. While they will see 2019 7th generation Corvettes being assembled, the experience is best for those who have toured the plant in the past, as the focus of the tour is not the build of the car but rather the improvements that have been made to the processes. These changes have secured the highest quality Corvette to-date, and we’re excited to show off what we’ve done to improve our car for our customers,” added Kai.
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500.00 ....dayyyyum....they worked that deal with GM big time. They know those old fellas want IN. They're gonna crush.
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On a side note...
National Corvette Museum hosted the first ever Dealer Symposium
Last week the National Corvette Museum hosted the first ever Dealer Symposium, inviting representatives from the top Chevrolet Dealerships across the country to join in on two days of experiences, presentations, tours and seminars hosted by the National Corvette Museum, NCM Motorsports Park and GM Corvette Assembly. The Symposium was limited to no more than 10 participants and was designed to familiarize dealers who had not been to Bowling Green recently with what the Museum offers.
Joining for the inaugural event were:
  • Les Stanford Chevrolet (Dearborn, MI)
  • Whitmoyer Chevrolet (Mount Joy, PA)
  • Gregg Young Chevrolet (Omaha, NE)
  • Sport Chevrolet (Silver Spring, MD)
  • FH Dailey Chevrolet (San Leandro, CA)
  • Hendrick Chevrolet (Cary, NC)
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Good for them! The museum! Self funded very creative way to make money.

Only issue I see....... they should charge more. Folks would pay to do that.

Id suggest $800!

Sure they can get even more.
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by 69 View Post
On a side note...
National Corvette Museum hosted the first ever Dealer Symposium
Last week the National Corvette Museum hosted the first ever Dealer Symposium, inviting representatives from the top Chevrolet Dealerships across the country to join in on two days of experiences, presentations, tours and seminars hosted by the National Corvette Museum, NCM Motorsports Park and GM Corvette Assembly. The Symposium was limited to no more than 10 participants and was designed to familiarize dealers who had not been to Bowling Green recently with what the Museum offers.
Joining for the inaugural event were:
  • Les Stanford Chevrolet (Dearborn, MI)
  • Whitmoyer Chevrolet (Mount Joy, PA)
  • Gregg Young Chevrolet (Omaha, NE)
  • Sport Chevrolet (Silver Spring, MD)
  • FH Dailey Chevrolet (San Leandro, CA)
  • Hendrick Chevrolet (Cary, NC)
Whitmoyer Chevy on the above list is interesting as they are within 50 miles of me and are a really small combined Chevy/Buick Dealer. Their current ratio of 18 New Corvettes (All ‘19) to 89 total New Chevys (‘17-‘19) is remarkable. Sold 23 ‘18 Corvettes by end of 2nd qtr last year and were #46 at that time but dropped below #50 by year end. I visited them some years back and was surprised to see only new Corvettes in their 3-4 car show room at that time. They are really into Corvettes. Looks like I need to take a ride back soon.

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Old 03-22-2019, 10:42 AM
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Assume they got some inside info, maybe tid bits to entice more future NCM deliveries - bet the % of new C8's will be selecting the option.
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