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Museum Hawk: London Science Museum by Mike
Just guess how many Model Ts they have.
Museum Hawk: The Chrysler by Mike Davis
Walter P.'s namesake makes Auburn Hills a little less of a drive-by.
unique thing about the
That’s because the Museum,
celebrating its twelfth anniversary this year, is a mere quarter-mile across the
road from General Motors’ Corvette and Cadillac XLR assembly plant along I-65 at
If Ford Motor Company had devised
such a scheme for delivery of Thunderbirds at its Wixom plant outside
It “yoostabee,” fifty years or so
ago, that many new-car buyers of various makes would journey to the Mecca of
Corvette owners, of course, are a
special breed, a cult you might say. They pay a $490 premium for the R8C
privilege of getting delivery of their new ‘Vette at the twin facilities in
In addition, the Museum offers a separate VIP treatment called the NCM Xperience for owners of Corvettes other than the current model. This $350 program has many of the same features as the R8C new-car delivery. Obviously, they can’t have an old car “pre-delivered” but they do get a spiffy cleaning and their ’Vette is then displayed on the floor of the Museum for photos.
Incidentally, public tours also are offered of the Corvette/XLR assembly plant, where all ’Vettes have been manufactured since 1981. Last year, a minor five-dollar charge per person started for the tour. To celebrate the plant’s Silver Anniversary this year, there will be a no-doubt memorable program at the plant and Museum August 31 through September 3.