In 2008, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution that June 30th would annually be known as “National Corvette Day.”
Below is an excerpt from the 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.”
How this car win the hearts of car enthusisasts? Below is a brief history on the corvette.
In the early 1950s, General Motors’ designer, Harley J. Earl developed an idea. Mr. Earl dreamed of creating an American sports car that would sell for about the same price as a mainstream American sedan. Earl was deeply inspired by the great European sports cars of the time and wanted to create an American sports car that would be able to hold its own against them. increasing popularity of European sports. As Europen sports cars gained popularity in America, he saw a window of oppotunity. In 1953 Earl introduced the Corvette as his latest “dream car.” The Corvette was only intended to be a part of General Motors’ traveling display, located at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. However, the Corvette was an instant hit with car lovers. From the moment the prototype Corvette was put onto display, the history of “America’s sports car” was set into motion.
Learn more about the history of the corvette by visiting https://www.corvettemuseum.org/corvette-celebrates-63-years-of-production/