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- National Corvette Museum closes following CDC coronavirus restrictions
- Museum makes closure, re-opening, and 2020 Chevy Corvette announcement on its Facebook page
- Support requested by the museum administration
The pandemic coronavirus outbreak has led to a drastic hit in the automobile sector. It has resulted in the closure of manufacturing units and employers have instructed their workforce to carry out their work from home, if that is even possible. The series of events escalated when the National Corvette Museum, situated in Bowling Green, Kentucky, announced that it would close its doors to the public in regards to the pandemic.
As per the museum’s Facebook page, it is taking this action to safeguard the health of its workforce, the public, their families, and the community. The announcements on the Facebook page also stated that they don’t have any registered cases of coronavirus, and the decision follows the CDC guidelines for slowing down the spread of the virus. Moreover, they will keep the public in the loop about any further guidance from their officials posted in their local areas, state, and national offices. It will even announce the opening of the museum.
The museum officially closed down its doors on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. In further news, museum officials said that its closure would not hamper the R8C Museum Delivery program. Owners can pick up their newly launched Chevy Corvette; however, the public should note that the GM North America production unit announced the suspension of the car by the end of this month.
The museum began the Museum Delivery program in the first week of this month and even launched a video for the unloading of the newly-designed Corvettes. The first series of productions of this trim began in February this year due to a delay in production due to the United Auto Workers strike in December 2019.
Rick Hendrick got the foremost vehicle by bidding for $3 million at the Barrett-Jackson auction that took place in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Chevy Corvette hosts a V8 6.2-liter LT2 engine situated in its center. Therefore, it is often called a mid-engine platform vehicle. It generates 495 hp and 470 lb-ft torque. The price of the standard trim begins at $60,000 and goes up to approximately $80,000.
Also, events scheduled for March, April, and May are being rescheduled or postponed. However, the administration will work to ease customer service. It will also work to renovate its two prominent galleries, namely the Performance & Racing and Design & Engineering. Additionally, it will also work behind the scenes to make changes to the display of the new Entombed Corvette.
The post on the museum’s Facebook page also requested that the public provide support for it by opting for tax-deductible memberships on the official “corvette store” website and fundraising programs offered by the Corvette Museum. The public can even buy admission tickets, Corvette raffle tickets, etc. to support the museum. Those who have not visited the museum should know that it is situated a street down the GM Bowling Assembly unit. The facility is the sole manufacturer of Chevy Corvette trims. Stay tuned for more news on the museum’s 2020 Chevy Corvette and GM.