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Old 02-01-2013, 04:12 PM   #1
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So who's going to to the Factory Tour/Pickup for their 2014 Stingray

If I get one, I will definitely pay the extra $$ to get the factory tour, watch it be built, and pick it up at the museum.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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If I could get leave I would absolutely in a heartbeat. Take Route 66 home and break it in on an awesome tour of the country, I heard the tour is awesome and it has the best pre-car prep a Vette can get.
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Certainly tempting.

Hard with my kind of schedule though.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:30 PM   #4
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I only live about 2 hours away from the factory, so I just need the time off work. I think it would be a cool experience.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:31 PM   #5
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I only live about 2 hours away from the factory, so I just need the time off work. I think it would be a cool experience.
Lucky lucky :rockon:

I'm not familiar with factory delivery. Is there a cost
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Lucky lucky :rockon:

I'm not familiar with factory delivery. Is there a cost
It's around 600 I think, they give you a personalized tour of not only the factory but the museum as well by an engineer for the day. From what I've heard it's definitely worth it if possible.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:33 PM   #7
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A drop in a bucket for an experience like that. Hmmmm
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:44 PM   #9
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A drop in a bucket for an experience like that. Hmmmm
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My man we only live once

We can pitch tents in the parking lot to save coin
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:54 PM   #11
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It's worth 60,000 Lincolns! :madgrin:
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:24 PM   #12
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Just some insight into this. We elected to have a Museum Pickup on our 1999 Vette. It was around $500.00 at the time. We booked a flight into Nashville and drove to Bowling Green. I think it was Enterprise that had special one way rentals just for this purpose. Leave the rental at the Museum and drive your new Vette home.

We arrived at the Museum and checked in. They arranged for us to take a tour of the Corvette Plant across the street. You will NOT see your car or start your car at the plant. Your car is already at the Museum getting any final prep work done. They usually have someone from the audience start a car at the end of the plant tour. Usually it is the prettiest woman in the group so do not be disappointed that they not pick the line backer in the group. After the plant tour you go back to the museum and you get a personal tour guide that takes you through the museum. The guides tell you much more than you will find out on your own.

After the tour you go to a back room where you sign some papers and see your car for the first time. I think it is worthwhile to do once but not sure if I would spend the extra money to do it again. The museum is considerably bigger now than it was in 1999 and they have plans to add a major road track and drag strip next to the museum. If you have never been, then you should definitely go and see it at least once. Contact the personnel at the museum for any current information since mine is a little bit dated.
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I hope GM gives free track days for Corvette buyers, similar to ZR1 and Boss 302 owners get, I also think Z06 get it too.
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Just some insight into this. We elected to have a Museum Pickup on our 1999 Vette. It was around $500.00 at the time. We booked a flight into Nashville and drove to Bowling Green. I think it was Enterprise that had special one way rentals just for this purpose. Leave the rental at the Museum and drive your new Vette home.

We arrived at the Museum and checked in. They arranged for us to take a tour of the Corvette Plant across the street. You will NOT see your car or start your car at the plant. Your car is already at the Museum getting any final prep work done. They usually have someone from the audience start a car at the end of the plant tour. Usually it is the prettiest woman in the group so do not be disappointed that they not pick the line backer in the group. After the plant tour you go back to the museum and you get a personal tour guide that takes you through the museum. The guides tell you much more than you will find out on your own.

After the tour you go to a back room where you sign some papers and see your car for the first time. I think it is worthwhile to do once but not sure if I would spend the extra money to do it again. The museum is considerably bigger now than it was in 1999 and they have plans to add a major road track and drag strip next to the museum. If you have never been, then you should definitely go and see it at least once. Contact the personnel at the museum for any current information since mine is a little bit dated.


Thanks for explaining.

Adding a road track and drag strip?

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I'd love to do it but even if it's only 600.00 I'd still have to fly there,hotels on the way home .....
I still haven't figured out how I'm gonna afford the car so the extras will have to stay in my dreams for now.

Like someone earlier mentioned, "you only live once" so we'll see.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:03 PM   #16
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BG isn't far from where I grew up (Jackson, TN) so it's a no-brainer for me. It'll be a little more $ but worth it I'm sure. Plus 2 days to take some back roads home and get the know the car a little.
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BG isn't far from where I grew up (Jackson, TN) so it's a no-brainer for me. It'll be a little more $ but worth it I'm sure. Plus 2 days to take some back roads home and get the know the car a little.
I would have a clear bra installer on lock so that she was prepped before I drove home. One rock chip ='s state pen
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:36 PM   #18
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I would have a clear bra installer on lock so that she was prepped before I drove home. One rock chip ='s state pen
The Clear bra on the Camaro has far and away sold me on them for any car I care about. Definitely the first mod.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:24 PM   #19
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The Clear bra on the Camaro has far and away sold me on them for any car I care about. Definitely the first mod.
I had it installed on our ZL1 and will put it on our C7 but it might take a little bit of time for the installers to get the computer cut outs for the new car.
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I had it installed on our ZL1 and will put it on our C7 but it might take a little bit of time for the installers to get the computer cut outs for the new car.
Darn I didn't think about that. Bugs stay problematic throughout the year because of our warm summers. I work 4 miles from home. But You would think when I returned home I had been on a multi-state road trip OFF road:sad:

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Old 02-14-2013, 01:51 PM   #21
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Any other attractions around the factory area? Enough to make a vacation out of it?
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The Kentucky Bourbon trail lots of cool tours of the bourbon factories... Bunch of cool cave tours. Abe Lincoln's cabin is around there... also Bowling Green is only about 45-60 minutes north of Nashville. Plenty to do in the area
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Any other attractions around the factory area? Enough to make a vacation out of it?
Don't forget Mammoth Cave National Park is on 20 minutes North Bowling Green. If you have never been there, that is worth a trip if nothing else is seen!
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:00 PM   #25
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I was considering going there just to see the museaum, but they already closed it to visitors to gear up for the C7. If I get a C7, I'm doing the museaum delivery. If I get a Z06 or a ZR1, I'm doing the engine build.
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