AAH #376 – What The Heck Is Going On In That Corvette Plant?

May 5th, 2017 at 11:14am

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NEWS:
04:33 – GM shuts down Corvette Plant Tours: What’s up GM’s sleeve?
07:28 – McLaren 720S: Competition in the Luxury Market
12:21 – Sales: Are the numbers as bad as they’re saying?
21:28 – Intel Autonomous Driving Workshop
26:21 – Delphi: What does spinning off Powertrain mean?

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3 Comments to “AAH #376 – What The Heck Is Going On In That Corvette Plant?”

  1. Bob Wilson Says:

    Hi John,

    We are finding parts of the country where the electric utility rate makes charging a plug-in more expensive than running the engine on gas. Boston comes to mind but the same is true in parts of California. Electric is not always cheaper per mile than gas.

    This means a plug-in needs to be efficient both electrically and on engine power. This is one reason why we bought a Prius Prime with both excellent electrical and gas mileage.

    Bob Wilson, Huntsville, AL

  2. Daryl Smith Says:

    There was talk on this week’s AAH about missing artifacts from the Packard Plant. Some of those things you guys talked about are here in Dayton, Ohio at America’s Packard Museum. Ironically, a lot of our Wright Brothers artifacts are in Greenfield Village Museum. Thank goodness there are people with good foresight who recognized those treasures were in danger of being destroyed from vandalism or neglect. Check out our Packard museum when you get a chance

  3. Andrew W Says:

    Couple of items: Buick City has been torn down (I think completely) so there is literally nothing left to restore, however, several tenants now have built new, much lower headcount facilities, on small sections of the site.

    You have my email (necessary to post this message) if you’d like to take a look at GM Factory One, or the original GM offices which were in Durant’s house across the street, let me know.

    Size-wise it’s about the same dimensions as the original Ford Factory on Piquett (though that’s just from me having been in both).

    Again, if you’d like to come up for a look. Offer’s open.