Celebrating 60 Years of Corvette
The Chevrolet Corvette has been a cornerstone of American automotive performance for six decades. This tradition is exemplified by the unparalleled style, unmistakable power and technology present in six generations of its offspring. The long and storied history of Corvette is available to download below in detailed timeline format. Since its birth in 1953, Chevy Corvette has grown, not by baby steps, but by leaps and bounds. It is this innovation and exhilaration that has propelled Corvette to such an elite level and that fuels Chevrolet to continue its dynamic tradition.
Chevy continued its rich heritage in the automotive industry, as well as the city of Detroit, by returning as the sponsor of the 2012 Woodward Dream Cruise. This year, Corvette took center stage as it celebrated its 60th anniversary by being the official ride of the Dream Cruise. This free annual event brings together 1.5 million people and over 40,000 classic cars from across the globe. While the event route is only 12 miles long, participants and bystanders are transported 30 to 60 years back in time to the golden era of big block V8s and rock ’n’ roll.
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