Source: Surf Kentucky News
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (3/6/15) — While you may have seen truckloads of brand new Corvettes traveling the interstates ready for delivery to dealerships across the country, a large number of America’s sports car are also delivered just across the street from the world’s only GM Corvette Assembly Plant to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.
On Friday, March 6, 2015 the 10,000 Corvette was delivered to the Museum, ready and waiting for its new owners.
In September 1995 a program began at the Museum where Corvette customers, when ordering their new car from Chevrolet dealers across the U.S., can select option code “R8C” designating that they will take delivery of their car at the Museum. The program includes a personal V.I.P. tour of the Plant and Museum, a detailed hands-on Corvette introduction and feature demonstration by a trained delivery team member, an engraved plaque, a Museum Delivery door jamb decal, and a one-year individual membership to the Museum. The Museum has delivered new Corvettes to buyers from every state, including Alaska and Hawaii.
“Corvette owners really enjoy red carpet treatment, and what better place to receive that than at the Home of Corvette?” said Shane Webb, Museum Delivery Manager. “We have delivered over 1,700 seventh generation Corvettes in the past 17 months alone, so not only is the latest model Corvette growing in popularity, but our Delivery program is as well,” he added. The Museum ranked 2nd in number of Corvettes delivered in 2014.
Dave Effler of Aurora, Co. was surprised on Nov. 13, 2014 when he received a phone call telling him he had won a Corvette raffle sponsored by the Museum – and he was again surprised upon arriving at the Museum on Friday – learning that his car was the milestone 10,000th R8C delivery.