As we reported on Saturday, a destructive Tornado passed through Bowling Green during the early morning hours on Saturday, December 11th – leveling homes and causing significant damage to the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park as well as the Corvette Assembly Plant.
According to reports we received, the gas station across the street from the Assembly Plant was nearly destroyed and the hotel just outside of the Assembly Plant sustained significant damage when the tornado picked up a truck and threw it into the hotel.
From what we were told, the cause of the fire in back of, or on the top of the Assembly Plant was caused by a ruptured fuel line, although we haven’t been able to verify that.
Those cars that were totaled, will move to the head of the line for production once that Corvette Assembly Plant re-opens.
Corvettes that were sitting outside in back of the factory awaiting shipping, are still being assessed for damage. Those vehicles are currently on hold and will not ship to their respective dealers until a full damage assessment is completed.
Dealers will be notifying customers with damaged cars and will provide further details.
Corvette Allocation – Mid December
Given the news about the damaged Corvettes at the Assembly Plant, allocation numbers for the next round of 2022 Corvette orders appear to not have been negatively affected. Dealers will be placing orders according to last weeks initial consensus numbers which is good news for customers that are still waiting for a new Corvette.