Sunday, April 7, 2013

An American Legend turns 60

The original idea was first conceived by Harley Earl and was put into production in 1953 but it wasn't until the V8 small block and Zora Duntov that the Corvette really took off. Considered by many as Americas Premier Sports Car, the Corvette turns 60 this year.
 With wins at Le Mans, Sebring, Laguna Seca, and many more over the years, the Corvette has earned it's spot among other great cars of the world.
 With the likes of Dick Thompson, Don Yenko, Mickey Thompson, Smokey Yunick, and Roger Penske driving and tuning the cars, the Corvette was hard to beat in the 60's at any race track.
 In the 70's even James Garner had a Corvette race team.
 The body style of the 68' thru 82' Corvette is unmistakable.

Now in its seventh generation the Corvette shows no signs of slowing down.
With a win at the 61st annual 12 hours at Sebring its sure off to a good year.
Happy Birthday Corvette. 

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