This is a video of the history of Corvette manufacturing in St. Louis, MO and the move to Bowling Green, KY. For 27 years the Corvettes were made in St. Louis, Missouri. The Corvettes was made in Flint, Michigan then St. Louis and now in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
History of Corvette Manufacturing
In 1953, the first 300 were built by hand in Flint, Michigan, just after General Motors unveiled the Corvette as a “dream car” in the Motorama show in New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel. The following year, production moved to St. Louis. In June of 1981, Corvette production transferred from St. Louis to Bowling Green, Kentucky at the new Bowling Green Assembly Plant.
Before this, the Bowling Green plant was a Chrysler air-conditioning unit factory. The building was completely renovated within 14 months into a modern automotive facility twice the size of the previous structure.
“Located just off I-65 at exit 28, General Motors Bowling Green Assembly is proud to be the only “Home of the Corvette”. Eight hundred production workers, represented by the UAW Local 2164, help assemble these vehicles on a one-shift, 8-hour, Monday-Friday production schedule. Approximately 50,000 tourists from around the world visit the plant annually to catch a glimpse of the manufacturing process at Bowling Green Assembly. In addition, the plant has partnered with the National Corvette Museum to enable Corvette enthusiasts the opportunity to watch their own Corvette being built, take a personalized tour of the facility and special delivery of their car, and acquire an exclusive photo book to commemorate the manufacturing process and “birth” of their Corvette.” ~ Bowling Green Assembly Plant website.