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      03-22-2010, 03:01 PM   #1
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Corvette Museum/Factory

Who else has been to the Corvette museum and plant in Bowling Green, KY? My girlfriend and I went to see Muse in Nashville this past week and drove up for a day to check it out. We had lots of fun; there are some really incredible 'Vettes and the plant is crazy cool. I'd have taken pictures of the factory but no cameras allowed. Pics of the museum coming soon.

Anyone else been to these facilities?
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I wanted to go to pick up my car at the Factory but my dealer said I would still have to pay the $600 Delivery Fee.
Wait a second here, I pick up my own car and drive it home to NY and still you charge me the fee? Yup.
I told them no thanks. its the damn principle.

I saw the Discovery show on Builing an Icon(C6 Z06) at Bowling Green. That was good enough for me.
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I wanted to go to pick up my car at the Factory but my dealer said I would still have to pay the $600 Delivery Fee.
Wait a second here, I pick up my own car and drive it home to NY and still you charge me the fee? Yup.
I told them no thanks. its the damn principle.

I saw the Discovery show on Builing an Icon(C6 Z06) at Bowling Green. That was good enough for me.
I agree, that's rediculous. I'd say no too, but it still would be wicked. Out in the lobby of the museum is what they call "The Nursery," where they park the cars for factory delivery in two lines for all to look at. It's really something else. There were two ZR1s, a Z06 and seven Grand Sports there when I went. From what I understand you also tour the factory and museum, and there is also a program where you can tour the factory and watch your car being built from start to finish, as it only takes 2 hours.
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Back in 2008 my father took Museum delivery of his C6 about a month after I took PDC of my 135i. It was a great chance to compare both delivery experiences. I'm biased but there was no comparison between the two. BMW paid for the hotel, dinner, breakfast and lunch along with the driving school and plant tour. For $600 bucks my parents got a plant and museum tour........... um yea that's all.
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I agree, that's rediculous. I'd say no too, but it still would be wicked. Out in the lobby of the museum is what they call "The Nursery," where they park the cars for factory delivery in two lines for all to look at. It's really something else. There were two ZR1s, a Z06 and seven Grand Sports there when I went. From what I understand you also tour the factory and museum, and there is also a program where you can tour the factory and watch your car being built from start to finish, as it only takes 2 hours.
Sounds great.
It would have been nice but I've seen lots of pics and heard others stories. I looked at it as......I got $600 in pocket for mods.

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Back in 2008 my father took Museum delivery of his C6 about a month after I took PDC of my 135i. It was a great chance to compare both delivery experiences. I'm biased but there was no comparison between the two. BMW paid for the hotel, dinner, breakfast and lunch along with the driving school and plant tour. For $600 bucks my parents got a plant and museum tour........... um yea that's all.
BMW certainly does it right.
Are you listening GM?
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My wife and went for the tour a couple years ago on a cross country road trip. Definitely a fun day. Here is pic of the entrance.



The town of Bowling Green is quite nice also. If you have the chance there is scenic drive called Duncan Hines Scenic Byway that loops out into the countryside around town and takes you across a cool ferry (pic below). Beautiful drive.

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I've always wanted to go to Bowling Green and would likely do it if I ever get a new vette. I went to welt before I had a BMW and it was an awesome experience, even as a non owner.
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I've always wanted to go to Bowling Green and would likely do it if I ever get a new vette. I went to welt before I had a BMW and it was an awesome experience, even as a non owner.
I dont regret doing the Corvette factory really but Im kind of kicking myself for not doing the BMW Welt ED. I've been all over Europe in the 80's when I was in the service but my wife hasnt been. We had alot going on at the time and couldnt swing it. I'll make it up to her in the future.
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I'd like to visit someday. I've always had a fascination with Vettes, but haven't owned one since my old C5 in 2001.
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I dont regret doing the Corvette factory really but Im kind of kicking myself for not doing the BMW Welt ED. I've been all over Europe in the 80's when I was in the service but my wife hasnt been. We had alot going on at the time and couldnt swing it. I'll make it up to her in the future.
Yeah doing ED would have been a blast but like you my car was already far along the ordering process when I ordered. Otherwise I would have done it just to blast around Europe again!
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Yeah doing ED would have been a blast but like you my car was already far along the ordering process when I ordered. Otherwise I would have done it just to blast around Europe again!
We had tentative plans for Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. Even had a stop at Nurburgring planned. Im more upset about not being able to do a couple laps at the Ring. Maybe next purchase.
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We had tentative plans for Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. Even had a stop at Nurburgring planned. Im more upset about not being able to do a couple laps at the Ring. Maybe next purchase.
Yeah taking your own car around the ring would be a blast, well that is about 2 years off for me!
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