Plant Tours Are Set To ResumeSeptember 8, 2022
Plant tours are resuming
During the opening of the National Corvette Museum’s 28th Annual Anniversary Celebration, Corvette Assembly Plant Director Kai Spande gave us the news that we have been waiting too long to hear: Plant tours are resuming!
Tours go on sale to the public on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. National Corvette Museum members qualify for early booking access, beginning on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. Tour schedule will take place at the time of purchase with public tours expected to resume before the end of the year.
Kai mentioned that if you participated in an R8C Museum Delivery when plant tours were closed, you will receive a complimentary make-up tour. As Kai said, “We owe you one!” When asked about the new R8C participant’s ability to walk the Corvette assembly line and watch their Corvette get built, Kai relayed that those details are not yet determined.
If you are lucky enough to be able to order a Z06, the Build Your Own Engine program for the LT6 starts in the 2nd Quarter of 2023. He says that will be a bit different this time. Participants will stay at one location, and the parts to build the engine will be brought directly to them.
Individuals must be ages 13 and up to participate in a plant tour. Bags, cameras, and open-toe shoes are not permitted inside the building.
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