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I'm on a Spring Break Road Trip with the family. Did a stop at Bowling Green, KY to see the museum and tour the factory. Museum was OK, and factory tour was way cool.

It wasn't until half way through the tour that our guide pointed out that some of the Z06s on the line were a non-standard color. After watching Speed Channel's 8 hour coverage of Sebring a few weekends a go, I can't believe I didn't put two and two togehter to realize that those were the Ron Fellows limited edition ZO6s being built.

Upon closer look, every fourth car on the line was a white ZO6!!!

With an average of 170 vettes a day, that's 42 RF Z06's a day for 9-10 days production to hit the 400 limit. Very cool!!!


Highlight of the tour was my 13 year old daughter being asked to assist with the final Cadillac XLR test before rolling off of the line...

She hops in, starts the car (push button, sweet!!!), and cycles the retractable hard top 2 times, and got a cool certificate for her help! Problem is, now she wants one. I told her to start saving now and she might have enough of the $77,000 price tag by the time she's 60!!!

One other cool fact: 33 hours to build a corvette (including paint and all sub-assemblies time). I'll be lucky if I can build my GS in 33 months!!!
 

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Thanks for the info to bad they won't let you snap a few pic in there. sounds like you had a great road trip...
 

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Well it's a small world. I bought your 66 Grand Sport two years ago - remember :partyon:

Well I'm totally going through it - I've had a custom chassis built for it, purchased a professionally built 502 to replace the 427 that was in it, putting a 5 speed tranny in it, and reworking some body panels and repainting the car. I'm staying with the deep blue metallic changing the white stripe to artic white trimmed with a red pin stripe, putting two red hashmarks on the left fender, have new seats in red and black, and a new dash. So guess I'd be safe in saying that about covers it.

BTW glad you went on the factory tour - My Ron Fellows Z06 is being built Friday of this week with the body, chassis marriage at 0800 Sat morning. I'm going up Friday to try and follow as much of it through as possible and of course be there Saturday for the marriage :D

I think I still have your private email - I'll send you some pics of the 66 GS when I get through with her - she's gonna be awesome ::cheers:
 

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Well it's a small world. I bought your 66 Grand Sport two years ago - remember :partyon:

Wow! What an awesome surprise! I've been scouring the Internet ever since I sold it looking to see if pictures of it would show up anywhere but no luck.

I'm glad to hear my old baby is being well taken care of. I would love to see pictures of it in progress. If you don't still have my e-mail let me know and I'll send it to you in a private message.
 

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Thanks for the info to bad they won't let you snap a few pic in there. sounds like you had a great road trip...
Yeah, I wish they would allow cameras but they don't mainly not to distract the workers. I realized while sitting in the waiting room that I still had my cell phone on my hip holster and they didn't check before I went in. Unfortunately my phone doesn't have a camera built in.

I did take pics at the museum, I'll up load a few when we get back home.
 
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