Happy Birthday, Chevy Corvette (June 30, 1953 and counting)

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    Happy Birthday, Chevy Corvette (June 30, 1953 and counting)

    Belated wishes (one day) for a Happy Birthday to one of the most historic and unique cars in American automotive history.   

    "No other car has ever achieved 60 years (and counting) of production, and no other car has come close to the romantic reputation of Chevrolet's powerful two-seat sports car.

    The Corvette was invented in 1951 by GM designer Harley Earl, who was inspired by the great European sports cars of the day and wanted to create an American sports car that could compete and win at the race track.

    The name "Corvette" was borrowed from a line of small, fast navy ships used in World War II.

    The first Corvette reached the end of the assembly line on June 30, 1953.

    The first 15 cars were built, all by hand, in the back of a customer delivery garage in Flint Michigan."

    Go Corvette!

     
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      Each of these first-year Corvettes was a white roadster with red interior. The Corvette was made with fiberglass bodywork for light weight, but the first cars were produced with a comparatively weak 150 horsepower 6-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission. The result was more of a cruising car than a racing-inspired sports car.   Of the first 300 Corvettes, approximately 225 are known to exist today. 
     
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Chevy Corvette (June 30, 1953 and counting)


    Happy Birthday......but i'd still rather have a 911

     
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Chevy Corvette (June 30, 1953 and counting)

    No other car screams 'overcompensating' as much as the corvette : )

     
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Chevy Corvette (June 30, 1953 and counting)

    In response to FortySixAndTwo's comment:

    No other car screams 'overcompensating' as much as the corvette : )



    They were pretty sexy in their day.  The older sports cars -- ahhhh.    :)

    There are car clubs (as you well know) all over the USA.  I've had friends whose fathers were in car clubs, some of them the president of the club in their region.   Serious car guys.  

    I worked for a publisher of automotive technical manuals and recreational books and it was the most testosterone-injected place I've ever worked.    Crazy place, but absolute fun.   Very, very competitive.   

     
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Chevy Corvette (June 30, 1953 and counting)

     

     Why would i spend close to a $100,000 dollars for a new corvette when i could spend $60,000 on one of these

     And have it beat the everliving bejesus out of a corvette.

     

     

    At the end of your rope                                                                                                     

    Hanging by a thread

    He'd give anything for this to just go away

    This grip is only so strong

     

    I try to hold on tightly

    But it's all slipping through my fingers

    In a fleeting moment 

    Aspirations bled dry

    Eyes that once beamed with hope now only stare in remorse.

     

    -Times of grace

     
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Chevy Corvette (June 30, 1953 and counting)

    In response to xXR3S1NXx's comment:

     

     Why would i spend close to a $100,000 dollars for a new corvette when i could spend $60,000 on one of these

     And have it beat the everliving bejesus out of a corvette.

     

     

     



    For all those drag races you're involved in? : )

     
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Chevy Corvette (June 30, 1953 and counting)

    Dont you listen to your Nanny State ????

    Corvette??? A symbol of greed and individualism.

    Comrades, how dare you poison the planet and exceed your carbon quota by driving around such a capitalist symbol of the greedy "1%"ers  wealth and status? Why,  the hated Romney's father worked to produce such status symbol cars for other elite capitalist pigs.

     Along with ObamaCare, all of us must sacrifice for the common good; you all will have Obamaphones and Obamacars! From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs!

     
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Chevy Corvette (June 30, 1953 and counting)

    In response to bigdog2's comment:


    63 would be my pick



    Now that's what we're talking about, or a red on white '57

     
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    In response to UserName99's comment:


    Happy Birthday......but i'd still rather have a 911



    I can understand a 911.  :)  What I cannot understand is a Cayenne.   

    Point of the thread aside, German cars are quite the thing.   Volkswagen: the people's car.   =)

     
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Chevy Corvette (June 30, 1953 and counting)

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    In response to xXR3S1NXx's comment:

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     Why would i spend close to a $100,000 dollars for a new corvette when i could spend $60,000 on one of these

     And have it beat the everliving bejesus out of a corvette.

     

     

     

     



    For all those drag races you're involved in? : )

     

    [/QUOTE]

    Lol. More just to see the look on the faces of corvette owners who got beat by a car with an engine half it's displacement and almost half the price.

     
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