Category Archives: Corvette History

Great Corvette Billboard Flashbacks From GM

     

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Centennial Time Capsule Put Away for 2053

One of the many interesting activities at last Month’s Corvette Funfest was the assembling of a Corvette Time Capsule.Mike Yager, Chief Cheerleader of Mid-America Motorworks, led in the accumulation of quite a number of Corvette themed items.These items were on …

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Corvette’s Sixtieth Birthday?

2013 Corvette 427 ConvertibleJune 30, 1953 was the day on which the original Chevrolet Corvette was revealed.  This birthday is being celebrated in a number of ways this year.There was Drive Your Corvette to Work Day on Friday.  See our …

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1954 Corvette Woody Roadster Pickup

This snappy little car (about which we previously wrote) was the hit of the Corvette Corral.  It was there every day of the Detroit Grand Prix, and I couldn’t resist taking more photos.  Often the owner was present explaining how …

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One of a Kind 1954 Corvette Woody Roadster Pickup

Every Corvette has its story! Any time I visit any kind of an event that draws Corvettes, I discover another amazing story. Yesterday at the Detroit Grand Prix, I met George Prentice, retired from the General Motors Design Staff, and …

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Corvette Quick to Apply Technologies Which Later Became Mainstream in the Automobile

In a article by Jerry Burton, published in the special October 31, 2011 Chevrolet Centennial Celebration issue of Automotive News, a list of technologies introduced in the Corvette, beginning with the 1953 model, demonstrates the advanced thinking found in the …

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CorvetteBlog Receives 2.5 Million Hits

A number of years ago, a forward thinking Chevrolet dealership in the greater Detroit, Michigan area hit upon the idea of providing a service to Corvette enthusiasts around the world: a blog that would keep Corvette enthusiasts up to date on …

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Universal Studios Captures the Sound of Corvette Grand Sport

Automobile Magazine recently reported that Universal Studios has recorded the sound of the Corvette Grand Sport for use in future movies and television shows. We have a link to the article, with a short video clip as to the importance of …

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Corvette Sales Inch Higher

              General Motors‘ December Production Reports and Sales Deliveries were published Wednesday, together with the cumulative numbers for the year. These Corvette figures are getting bigger (good news), but unfortunately are still far lower than what we used to see (bad news). …

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Corvette – the Lone Survivor of the Fifties!

Bill Vance wrote recently in the Halifax (Nova Scotia) Herald that "the popularity of English sports cars in the 1950s enticed some American manufacturers into the field.  Nash introduced its beautiful 1951 British-American Nash-Healey, General Motors its 1953 Chevrolet Corvette, …

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