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News Recap: Our Museum Wins 2nd Best, Top 10 Dealers, Production Update

[4-Minute Read] Our National Corvette Museum wins 2nd best attraction. Who are the top 10 dealers? Assembly Plant surpasses 30,000 C8s!

The National Corvette Museum wins 2nd best! Photo Credit: Keith Cornett

I’m on all the notable Corvette forums and social media pages all day, every day, and I’ve done the legwork for you. Here are some top news items from the Corvette community, with concise, straight-to-the-point summaries for your busy lifestyle. If you’re looking to buy a C8 soon, our second story will be of interest to you.

1) National Corvette Museum Wins Second Best Attraction For Car Lovers

Our beloved Corvette was recently awarded the most iconic car of the last 75 years, so it should come as no surprise that the museum dedicated to showcasing it is on the radar of car lovers. Recently, USA Today’s panel of experts selected ten automobile-related attractions and then had their readers vote on the best in the country. USA Today says the National Corvette Museumshould be on every automobile enthusiast’s bucket list,” and we agree!

Who beat us out? Here is the full list (how many have you been to?):

  1. Savoy Automobile Museum – Cartersville, Georgia
  2. National Corvette Museum – Bowling Green, Kentucky
  3. Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  4. America’s Transportation Experience / AACA Museum – Hershey, Pennsylvania
  5. Petersen Automotive Museum – Los Angeles, California
  6. Museum of American Speed – Lincoln, Nebraska
  7. Porsche Experience Center – Atlanta, Georgia, and Carson, California
  8. Lane Motor Museum – Nashville, Tennessee
  9. Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation – Dearborn, Michigan
  10. America’s Car Museum – Tacoma, Washington

2) America’s Top 10 C8 Dealers

If you’re contemplating buying a brand-new eighth-generation Corvette, now is the time! Nearly every day, I see C8 deals pop up on my Facebook feed, and C8 Corvettes at ≤ MSRP is the place to go for daily alerts. Dealers are definitely working harder to earn your business as this crazy Corvette market is finally showing steady signs of returning to normal. And by normal, I mean being able to get a deal below MSRP. It goes without saying these dealers don’t reach the top by gouging customers or playing games, so any of them is worth checking out if you are considering pulling the trigger.

Table credited to Corvette Blogger

3) Year-To-Date C8 Production Update [as of 5/31/2024]

As you’ll note in the 200 Club Recap below, production at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant has slowed since the frantic pace set earlier in the year. There have been some notable mini-milestones, though, like the E-Ray daily production record of 35 units, set on May 20th. That number may not seem like much, but after a slow start and some early stumbles, it’s encouraging for those waiting on their E-Rays.

The most interesting data worth noting in this production update is how close the 200+ days are when the 42-day span is compared to the 71-day span, despite the latter having a considerable advantage. Also, congrats on the Assembly Plant for flying right past the 30,000 mark!

The 200 Club Recap:

  • 1/26 to 3/07 [42-day span]: Seventeen 200+ days, with a new all-time daily record of 259 C8s on February 19th!
  • 3/08 to 3/21 [14-day span]: Only ONE day with over 200 units produced (3/15)
  • 3/22 to 5/31 [71-day span]: Eighteen 200+ days, not too remarkable considering the time advantage.

2024 Corvette Production Numbers (Year-To-Date as of 5/31/2024):

  • Stingrays: 23,864
  • Z06s: 7,117
  • E-Rays: 417
  • TOTAL: 31,398


Table credited to Roger Kiel

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