It was exactly 63 years ago, when the first Corvette was produced. It was known back then in 1953 as ¨Americaś Only Sports Car¨.
Since then the Corvette has become an American Icon, and a symbol of success. Thatś why the United State House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring June 30th ¨National Corvette Day¨.
The movie link above is an original General Motors promo film for the 1953 Corvette, and in it they say ¨They built her to handle like an Angel. They call her Corvette. Boy what a car¨.
Yes folks, today...all day...the whole day is dedicated to the Corvette.
Here is a link to the Corvette Museum, http://www.corvettemuseum.org/corvette-celebrates-63-years-of-production/
where you can learn more about the car, the history, and the reasons why June 30th is now dedicated to this automotive symbol of American pride. Below is the full text of the National Corvette Day resolution.
“H. Res. 970
In the House of Representatives, U. S., June 26, 2008.
Whereas the Chevrolet Corvette is America’s first sports car; Whereas the first production Corvette rolled off a Flint, Michigan, assembly line on June 30, 1953; Whereas the Corvette is now manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky; Whereas the Corvette is the most widely respected production sports car in United States history; Whereas the Corvette is truly a symbol of American pride; Whereas General Motors is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2008; and Whereas the 30th of June would be an appropriate day to designate as `National Corvette Day’: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the United States House of Representatives supports the designation of a `National Corvette Day’ to honor the Chevrolet Corvette.”