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Chevrolet Corvette Production Halted After Plant Catches Fire

The weekend’s catastrophic storms have damaged the already busy Chevrolet Corvette plant in Kentucky


  • This happened as a result of last weekend’s deadly storms.

  • GM’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant’s roof caught fire.

  • No one was injured in the incident.


Last weekend’s storms impacted a huge portion of the US and Canada. With wind gusts reaching 150 mph, the tornados created havoc in their numerous paths. One building that was damaged was GM’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky, the worst-hit state. This facility assembles the Chevrolet Corvette.

A fire broke out on the facility’s roof but thankfully no one was injured. Enough damage was caused however as GM has called a production suspension for the week of December 13th. Both the first and second shifts at the plant will be off while GM scrambles to fix the facility.

It is unknown if any cars were damaged in or around the facility during the storm although it seems clear that deliveries will be once more delayed. The new C8 Corvette has been plagued by various supply issues including the global microchip shortage throughout the year causing significant backlogs.

CarBuzz also reports that the National Corvette Museum and the NCM Motorsports Park both experienced some damage due to the storm.

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