We commemorate our weddings and our children with plenty of photos. Why not do the same for our cars?
The Chevrolet Corvette has become a legendary cultural icon over the past six-and-a-half decades. It's American as baseball, but several times more exciting. Naturally, the car has built up a loyal and devoted fan base, many of whom live and breathe the American sports car.
In short: there's no casually liking the Corvette.
For these enthusiasts, the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky has an intriguing offer: a photo album showcasing the build process of an interested customer's brand-new C8 Corvette as it rolls down the assembly line. For a fee, the Museum will collect unique photographs from the GM Bowling Green Assembly factory floor as the customer's car is bolted together, assembling the pics, along with some relevant text, into a 20-plus-page leather-bound album.
At $700, the New Corvette Owner's Photo Album isn't cheap, but it's the ultimate coffee table book for the Chevrolet Corvette fanatic.
Previously, the National Corvette Museum offered photo albums like this for interested C7 Corvette customers, and it's good to see the museum continue the program as the Corvette moves to a rear-mid-engine layout for 2020. The album measures 15 by 12 inches and includes a letter of authenticity, along with letters from the GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager and the National Corvette Museum Executive Director.
It's hard to think of another car so attainable that inspires quite the same level of fanaticism as the Chevrolet Corvette. Perhaps the Ford Mustang, which has its own national holiday - although to our knowledge, Mustang customers don't have the option of ordering a photo album showcasing their car's build process.
For Corvette customers who want the absolute fullest experience available, the National Corvette Museum also offers an "R8C" museum delivery package. The $995 package can be purchased like a production option from the dealer, and it affords customers the opportunity to take delivery of their new Corvette at the Bowling Green museum, with a guided VIP tour and the opportunity for complimentary laps at the NCM Motorsports Park next door.