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    [Quote=media.GM]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.”

    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.

    General Motors (NYSE:GM) is committed to delivering safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Cadillac, Chevrolet, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, Maven, its personal mobility brand, and Cruise, its autonomous vehicle ride-sharing company, can be found at http://www.gm.com.[/
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    Last edited by John; 04-25-2019, 05:04 PM.

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    Thank you Ripper. I am glad you found the most important, original source. We appreciate you posting this info, but it will mean that all who wish a 2020 will get it sooner.
    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by John View Post
      Thank you Ripper. I am glad you found the most important, original source. We appreciate you posting this info, but it will mean that all who wish a 2020 will get it sooner.
      Well that's good since I sold mine already... it's still in my garage, and like normal... the weather turned for the better and now the car's not mine to enjoy! Need this thing out of my garage to remove all temptation!

      On the other hand... if the C8 is released before the season ends, I'll have shot myself in the foot as a trade in to offset taxation. It's a gamble, and I'm betting that now the car was at it's peak value for the year? As we get closer to the C8 release, C7's will start tanking as the market will be flooded with trade in's and at a time of year I'm assuming will be winter. I'm hoping I'll have come out ahead selling it now.

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      • #4
        Sorry, but there is zero chance that the first customer car will be released before the season ends.
        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by John View Post
          Sorry, but there is zero chance that the first customer car will be released before the season ends.
          then I made the right decision selling now at the peak / beginning of the season.

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          • #6
            Thanks to the NCM for the videos of today's presentation and interview.



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            • #7
              Originally posted by jagamajajaran View Post
              Thanks to the NCM for the videos of today's presentation and interview.
              Thanks for posting those... I wanted video in the first post but apparently it hadn't been uploaded yet.

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              • #8
                Jag, once again you have found for us fantastically interesting content for us! Thank you very much.

                Mary Barra said many important things. Two got my ears to perk up.

                First she talked about GM being committed to making their new vehicles lighter! Can we imagine how even more terrific the new Corvette will be if it is lighter — especially in view of the many, many additional safety systems we know it will have.

                Second, she called it a “C8Of course it is a C8, but to hear her use that term. Exciting
                Last edited by John; 04-25-2019, 05:58 PM.
                GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                • #9
                  Good news for BGA and us.

                  In the first seconds of the video I was transfixed by the guy wearing a "Built Ford tough" tee.
                  2020 C8 Corvette.D.O.B 2/03/2020
                  Shadow Grey Metallic on Black
                  2LT, Z51 + MRC. GT1 seats.
                  Spectra Grey Tridents.
                  Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler.

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                  • #10
                    I was told has had a difference with GM for decades. I have seen him wear it on several plant tours. I also understand he is a very good employee.
                    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ripper View Post

                      then I made the right decision selling now at the peak / beginning of the season.
                      Except you loose a full season of driving pleasure. I've convinced my wife our 14 LRG won't be worth enough to trade or sell so we will have to keep it when the ME is delivered.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JustOneMore View Post

                        Except you loose a full season of driving pleasure. I've convinced my wife our 14 LRG won't be worth enough to trade or sell so we will have to keep it when the ME is delivered.
                        quit reminding me! I may go and buy a motorcycle or something to hold me over.

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