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News Nearly 125 Chevrolet Corvettes Were Damaged in the Tornados

Nearly 125 Chevrolet Corvettes Were Damaged in the Tornados

Already in short supply, these 122 Chevrolet Corvettes will get first priority


  • A series of storms and tornados swept through Kentucky setting the Bowling Green plant on fire.

  • 122 Corvettes were smashed up and will need to be replaced.

  • The plant returns to building cars today.


If you were hoping to get your new C8 Chevrolet Corvette before the Holidays, it’s very possible that you received some bad news last week. The tornados that struck Kentucky two weekends ago caused a serious amount of damage to the Bowling Green plant, its surroundings, and to 122 Chevy Corvettes.

Chevrolet Corvette Production Halted After Plant Catches Fire

According to some sources, it’s highly possible that the number of new Vettes destined for the scrapper will increase. Inspectors are still looking in and around the factory assessing damages. One thing is certain, the replacement Corvettes will receive priority. Already in short supply, down to no more than 10 days’ worth, the demand remains extremely strong for America’s supercar.

The surrounding area which includes the National Corvette Museum also sustained a fair amount of damage to its outdoor Motorsports Park as reported by Muscle Cars & Trucks. As of now, the facility will remain closed for an undetermined period of time.

As a reminder, between 20 and 30 employees were at the plant when the storm hot however no one was injured.

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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