The Chevy Corvette is as much a part of American history as apple pie and baseball is. This sleek and powerful car is very popular and the people who own them are devoted to them. It is estimated that there are close to a million Corvettes on the road today. The Corvette is also a pretty successful racing machine. It has won awards in many different types of races around the world, including the 24 hour races at Daytona and Le Mans. The Corvette is also a popular choice as a pace car in the Indianapolis 500.
The first Corvette was designed by Harley Earl. He introduced his new concept car at the GM Motorama in 1953. Myron Scott is the person who came up with the name for this new car. A corvette is a fast and maneuverable warship. The very first Corvette was a convertible, but hardtop editions weren’t very far behind. The Corvette has been redesigned seven times, but still retains a lot of the look that first captured the hearts and minds of speed enthusiasts all around the world.
The first Corvettes were built in Flint, Michigan. Since then the factory has moved twice. Now Corvettes are made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The state of Kentucky has embraced the Corvette wholeheartedly. They named the Corvette the official car of the Commonwealth States. You can also find the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. The museum is devoted to all things Corvette. They exhibit a lot of classic and concept cars. They also hold rallies for Corvette owners where they can display their cars, and race against other drivers if they want to.