The Corvette Culture

Posted by Carlos Zamora on 5/28/2013 to About Corvettes
After World War II America started it long love affair with the automobile. In the 1950s Chevrolet introduced a model called the Corvette. It was met with mixed reviews and some people dismissed it as more image than substance. Some referred to it as a plastic bathtub and Chevrolet even considered ceasing production. Then the 1960s happened.

The Corvette seemed to mold itself into the fabric of the sixties generation. It was mentioned in songs and seen in movies. It had starring role in the television show “Route 66.” To many people the corvette became a symbol of independence and adventure on the highways of America.

The Corvette attracted dedicated followers and subsequent generations of car buyers have given their allegiance to this famous sports car. People don’t just want to own a Corvette; they also want other Corvette owners to know they have one. This level of pride has created clubs around the world of devoted Corvette owners. In the United States there are the National Council of Corvette Clubs as well as the National Corvette Restorers Society and more. There is even a National Corvette Museum located in Kentucky. There are several events dedicated to the Corvette held around the United States each year.

The Corvette is a vehicle with a history of being the car manufacturing industry’s technological forerunner. Innovations such as fuel injection, antilock brakes, stability control and more were first found on the Corvette. It is also a vehicle that was a pioneer in the use of lightweight materials to make sports cars.

The 2013 Corvette ZR1 is the seventh generation. It is able to provide lovers of speed the chance to go 200 mph. It is the fastest and most powerful Corvette ever produced. When it comes to luxury, it rivals other top name brand cars. Corvette enthusiasts may love the speed and luxury, but its 21 MPG highway makes nearly the perfect Corvette.

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