Wow, I have gotten behind!!! Time to catch up
Thursday morning dawned bright and clear and we were off on the road again.
Today's drive was much more pleasant on a rural US Highway
Oh, and we were down to 7, as one couple had to get back home to New York
Our next stop is the National Corvette Museum
We once again had a picnic in the parking lot......
And then we took the museum tour.....
There are lots of beautiful cars in the Museum
The "first" Corvette according to the plaque
They had to quickly change the logo at the last minute
A special muscle car exhibit
You can take delivery of your custom ordered Corvette right there at the museum
We then went over to the GM plant across the highway and took the assembly plant tour
The tour was VERY interesting, but no cameras, no phones, no bags allowed.
Some factoids though.
It takes about 30 hours for a Corvette to go the length of the assembly line.
About 8 Corvettes per hour.
In addition to Museum delivery, you can also go to Michigan and help assemble your engine, then come to factory and help assemble your Corvette.
The Corvettes start on two lines. One line builds the body, while the other line simultaneously builds the drive train and chassis, then the two lines merge with the body coming directly onto the correct drive train.
The museum tour and factory tour are VERY reasonably priced and well worth and afternoon. $10 for the Museum tour and $8 for the factory tour. Ask about discounts too.
Another factoid. There is a caste system in the parking lot, not by salary, but by what type of vehicle you drive.
Corvettes get to park up front
Other GM vehicles park in the next lot
Other American vehicles park a little further out
And if you drive a foreign car as a GM employee, then you have to park waaaaaaay out there.
After the factory tour, we lost another member of our group.
He had to get on home back to South Florida
After the tours we headed up to Cave City, KY to Cave Country RV Park.
VERY CLEAN, VERY NICE FOLKS!!! Bring your own shade!!!
We got set up and had a mini potluck for dinner that evening, and as always, got a fire going and the happy hour going.
More coming soon!!
Thanks for reading!!