Rick’s Corner – December

National Corvette Museum Corner

 
by Rick Creekmore, NCM Ambassador

NCM Facts: Did you know the NCM has tons of Educational and fun programs?
The NCM hosts many kid camps throughout the year, Go to: http://www.corvettemuseum.org/explore/educational-programs/camps/.

You can plan a birthday party for you kids at the NCM KidZone. There are even family NCM events, Go to: http://www.corvettemuseum.org/explore/educational-programs/

Corvette Assembly Plant & Tour Information

o Bowling green plant opened in 1981

* Consists of 212 acres and the plant has one million square feet or 17 football fields and employs 900 people
* Since 1954 produced 1.6 million corvettes
* 2017 added a $290 million investment (total $439 million) for a new dedicated paint shop and upgrades in technology and manufacturing processes

o Assembly plant tour

* Canceled for 18 months: June 16, 2017 to January 2019 due to major changes how the corvettes are assembled and integration of the new paint facility (quote from the NCM closed for retooling)
* Corvette engine build for new owners also cancelled
* Speculation on production of the mid-engine C-8 2020 at the same time the C-7 will continue for three more years
* For more information go to: corvettemuseum.org/visit/plant-tours/

Remember to send an email to Rick, rccreekmore@sbcglobal.net when you become an NCM member, purchase NCM insurance, or participate in NCM activities

Raffles:
o 2018 Torch Red Coupe, limited to 1,500 tickets, $100, Dec 14 drawing
o 2018 Arctic White Coupe , limited to 1,000 tickets, $200, Jan 11, 2018 drawing
o 2018 Arctic White Coupe, unlimited tickets, $10, Feb 8, 2018 drawing

NOTE: Purchase tickets at: www.corvettemuseum.org/raffle

Next meeting: Dedication Opportunities

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