As was the case with past models, the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray is being welcomed with passion by players on both sides of the ball—including those who build the cars and those who buy them—and that enthusiasm is now once again on full display in an array of special delivery programs and behind-the-scenes plant tours celebrating the new Stingray.
Home base for all the action is Bowling Green, Kentucky, where the National Corvette Museum and the sole manufacturing plant for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray are located. The two facilities are right next-door to each other, in fact, allowing them to combine their efforts in providing exclusive opportunities for new owners.
“These are truly unique programs and opportunities for customers, because no other manufacturer allows such personal access to the assembly and delivery of their cars,” said Wendell Strode, executive director of the National Corvette Museum. “They make the magic of Corvette ownership more special with memories that will last a lifetime.”
Now, to be clear here, Chevrolet has been providing backstage access to Corvette production ever since it began in Bowling Green more than three decades ago. However, the programs had been suspended during the launch of the all-new 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray. With the first models already reaching dealerships, starting from $51,995, the Bowtie Brand has opened the gates once again, and it's not just owners who are invited. The Museum and walking tours of the Bowling Green plant are open to the public, although folks are urged to visit www.CorvetteMuseum.org and www.CorvetteAssebly.com for details, pricing and reservations.
Said Dave Tatman, plant manager at Bowling Green Assembly: "We are delighted to invite the public back into our facility, so we can continue our close-knit customer relationships and educate enthusiasts from around the world."
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