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4-25-19 GM to Add Second Shift and More Than 400 Hourly Jobs at Bowling Green (Ky.) Assembly Plant
Bowling Green, Ky. — General Motors is adding a second shift and more than 400 hourly jobs at its Bowling Green (Kentucky) Assembly plant to support production of the Next Generation Corvette, which will be revealed on July 18, 2019.

The addition of the second shift will increase the plant’s workforce to more than 1,300.

“The Corvette’s iconic status owes so much to the men and women of Bowling Green, where it has been built exclusively for almost 40 years,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “This is the workforce that can deliver a next generation Corvette worthy of both its historic past and an equally exciting future, and today’s announcement gets us one step closer to its reveal on July 18.”

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Since 2011, GM has invested more than $900 million into Bowling Green. This includes investments towards a new body shop, increased engine capacity, new paint shop, a new Performance Build Center, and additional plant upgrades.

Bowling Green Assembly has produced more than one million Corvettes since it opened in 1981. The plant has the largest solar array of any automaker in Kentucky, and its annual economic impact includes more than $76 million in state wages and $15 million in income tax. 

Known around the world as America’s sports car, the first-generation Corvette was introduced as a 1953 model year. Originally designed as a show car for the 1953 Motorama display at the New York Auto Show, it generated enough interest to go into production.

The seventh and most current generation Corvette was revealed in January 2013 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and was the first to bring back the Stingray nameplate since 1976. The final production seventh generation Corvette will be auctioned off this summer with proceeds benefitting the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.


News:4-12-19: California Bound
It's been announced, The
unveil  for the new redisigned mid-engine C8 Zora Corvette will be held in Orange County California among the palm trees, and sunshine July 18, 2019..

There is now doubt that the arrival of the mid-engine Corvette is a big deal. The Godfather of Corvette, the man who took a "Motorama" show car and made it into Americas Sports Car, Zora Duntov wanted a mid-engine car from the beginning, and at least two previous concept prototypes have been built.

There is much excitement and anticipation for the debut of this automobile. It seems nation wide, as the unveil starts in New York on the East Coast and ends across the nation in Orange County.

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News:4-11-19: Cruising Times Square
New York, Ny.---
Chevrolet did something very unusual for Corvette, The first public view of the upcoming mid-engine Corvette was in camouflage, with the official release day of July 18, 2019 clearly visible on the sides of the car. Tadge Juechter the Chief Engineer for Corvette, driving GM's CEO Marry Barra Around Times Square. the car was wearing heavy camo, so getting any real details will have to wait until the unveil in July.

Image from 1988 Corvette Magazine with Three Previous Chief Engineers  Dave Hill, Dave McLellan and Zora Duntov with the Concept Mid Engine Corvette..

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Official Video: CORVETTE Engineer Tadge Juechter Drives GM CEO Mary Barra for First Public Drive CORVETTE C8


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