We schedule the Homecoming event up to five years in advance due to the demand for our Convention Center and the Holiday Inn itself. We are currently in our 4th year of that 5 year contract. In the past 30 years of Homecoming, we have tried many dates from June through August but as you might imagine, the summer months are full of competing schedules all across the country. In 2004, we settled on the third week of July for overall best convenience and so we can put some separation between the other major events for those who attend several events a season.
We of course have no control over whatever GM’s schedule may be and they would be the first to admit that it may change at any time. The plant usually schedules their regular annual shut down for the first two weeks of July. GM just recently announced they will again be participating in the annual corporate-wide shut down this July and will be closed the entire month this year.
We are as disappointed as you that this year our schedules (so far) do not accommodate a personal plant tour. We are currently in touch with several of BG's premiere manufacturers and attractions including Trace Die cast, Quick Fuel Technologies and RC Components. Trace Die Cast will show how automotive parts are conceived from a drawing, then a foundry casting, then processed and machined, and finally to production. Trace makes the bell housing for the current Corvette. Quick Fuel is becoming a leading carburetor manufacturer and offers some of the best products for the street and track. RC makes some of the highest quality motorcycle accessories on the market. All of these tours are limited as far as group size (20-30) so we will be adding these tours to the registration forms for your early registration. Don't miss these opportunities to see how these unique products are designed, manufactured and brought to market. Register early!
We are greatly looking forward to hosting this year’s 31st NCH and we have a fantastic schedule of events. We will be hosting at least two Corvette clubs including the ICCC (International Council of Corvette Clubs) of which former Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Wil Cooksey is the President. The most recent addition to join us is the Grand Sport Registry folks who own those beautiful blue and white '96's. Special guest speakers and invitees are scheduled for both