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Corvette Today Podcast With Kai Spande BGA Manager

On this episode of CORVETTE TODAY, you get to meet the Corvette Plant Manager for the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, Kai Spande!
Your host, Steve Garrett, introduces you to Kai as he traces his career with GM. Kai talks about how the Bowling Green Assembly Plant transitioned from the front engine, C7 Corvette, to the mid-engine C8 Corvette. You'll get insights on the plant expansion and how they made that all happen...giving the new C8 Corvette a true state-of-the-art build facility. Kai also tells you about the Corvettes he has owned and the funny story of how he loved Corvettes, but never thought he'd get to work for it during his tenure at GM. Get to personally know Corvette Plant Manager, Kai Spande, on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY!

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Kai Spande Plant Update C8 Transition Video

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  • Kai Spande Plant Update C8 Transition Video

    Kai Spande, Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager, gives an update on the Corvette Plant as it moves toward the transition to the 2020 C8 Mid Engine Corvette. Presentation at the National Corvette Museum's 25th Anniversary Celebration, August 29, 2019.


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    Thanks for that Jag I’d work for that guy nice to see the back stage builders of the C8 ,good stuff .
    2020 Stingray Triple Blue Coupe “Cindyblue”
    6000: status : R8C on August 5,2020 @10:00 🥳🍾
    2020 C8 Stingray; 3LT ; GS7 Elkhart Lake Blue ; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51;FE4 Mag Ride; C2Q dual roof ; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; RCC; J6E yellow Calipers; VQK Splash Guards; EYK Chrome Exterior Badge package; R8C
    2014 Stingray Laguna Blue : SOLD

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    • #3
      Great video they expect one car every 4 1/2 minutes....

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      • #4
        EXCELLENT Jag! Thank you and yes their production goal is one every 4 1/2 minutes, but only once the six or seven week estimated ramp-up period ends.
        Last edited by John; 08-29-2019, 08:24 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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        • #5
          Wow, that’s fast...I thought 6 min wasn’t bad to start actual production.
          Vette's owned: 99 Sebring Silver Convert - 10yrs, 2008 Crystal Red Convert,w/cam, longtubes and Vortech supercharger. C8 VIN 00336 built on 2/10/20 - Delivered 3/18/20 C8 Spec: Torch Red 2LT, Z51, FE4, E60, CF7, FA5, AH2, HUL, J6E, TU7, 3F9, Q8P, 5ZU, R8C

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          • #6
            Awesome! Get some great looks at engine components, air box, etc...
            2020 Convertible, Torch Red, 2LT, NPP, Natural, GT1, E60, Q8Q, perpetual status 3000

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            • #7
              That’s one long & interesting video, thanks for posting it “Jag” !
              A thought if I might ...

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              • #8
                What a GREAT presentation. !!! Kai has a good sense of humor with also presenting facts.
                frankb

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