General Motors Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant
Every Corvette made today is produced in Bowling Green, Kentucky. See the step by step production of America's favorite sports car on this one-mile walking tour. Tours typically offered Monday-Thursday at 8:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm and 2 pm. Call or go online for tour schedule and reservations. Internal business matters can cause cancellation of tours; it is best to call ahead. No cell phones, cameras, purses, back or fanny packs. Closed toe shoes only. Must be 7 years or older, school groups must be 3rd grade or above. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to tour time. The National Corvette Museum also offers indepth, behind the scenes VIP Plant Tours for guests wanting a smaller, more intimate and personal experience.
A Time-Lapse Video of the 1-Millionth Corvette Restoration
After more than four months and 1,200 man-hours of painstaking craftsmanship, restoration of the milestone 1-millionth Corvette – a white 1992 convertible – is complete. It was unveiled today at the National Corvette Museum, in Bowling Green, Ky., where it returns as part of the permanent exhibit. The car was damaged on Feb. 12, 2014, when it and seven other rare Corvettes tumbled into a sinkhole that opened beneath the museum’s Skydome area. Chevrolet pledged to restore it. After recovery from the sinkhole, the 1-millionth Corvette was moved from the museum to the Design Center on GM’s Technical Center campus in Warren, Mich., for restoration. Approximately 30 craftspeople and technicians from GM Design’s Mechanical Assembly group, along with GM Service Operations, took on the project. Mechanical Assembly and the Fabrication Shops at GM Design builds concept vehicles and maintains GM’s historic vehicle collection. The 1-millionth Corvette is the second sinkhole-damaged Corvette that Chevrolet has restored. The first, a 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype known as the Blue Devil, was only lightly damaged and was returned to its original condition last fall. The National Corvette Museum will oversee the restoration of a third car, a 1962 Corvette.
A Mini Documentary on the National Corvette Museum Sinkhole
This short video tells a little about the sinkhole incident, and the recovery of five out of eight Corvettes. Produced at the request of General Motors by Bader TV, for the National Corvette Museum. Permission given to use this film with credit by media.
National Corvette Museum Overview
Whether you are planning a vacation or just passing through Bowling Green, Kentucky, the National Corvette Museum is a great place to make a pit stop. Here is a quick overview of just some of what awaits you at the 'Gateway to All Things Corvette'. (Revised version 02/2015)