Bowling Green is one of seven cities to be selected as part of the 16th annual Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour. The event will take place June 8 at the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport and will be sponsored by Holley Performance Products, a Bowling Green-based aftermarket car part manufacturer that will also be one of some 80 vendors at the event. The tour is expected to bring nearly 3,500 cars to Bowling Green. According to Hod Rod Magazine, Power Tour events can create an economic impact of up to $1.2 million for the host cities.
The (Bowling Green) Daily Times reports that 75 more workers have been laid off at the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant, where the company produces the Chevrolet Corvette. The plant has been struggling in the face of decreased demand for luxury vehicles like the Corvette and closed for a total of 26 weeks in 2009 to adjust production level to demand. In addition to laying off employees – the plant now has around 400 workers, down from the 1,110 it once employed – production has been slowed to eight cars an hour, a dramatic reduction from the 18.5 cars per hour it produced in 2008.