From the "now you know it's bad" files, the Corvette assembly line in Bowling Green, KY will shut down for the week of October 6, then restart at a reduced line speed of 15 cars per hour, down from 18.5 now. Automotive News claims the stoppage will be the first inventory-related closure of the line since 1995, and could result in the layoff of as many as 75 workers. GM's current "employee pricing for everyone" event includes the Vette for the first time, and has been credited with rapidly shrinking inventories, but the company is concerned about continued market contraction. What? Incentives don't solve the problem for good? Hogwash. [Automotive News (sub. req.)]


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