The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car that has been manufactured by General Motors since 1953. Today it is built at a General Motors assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, but in the past it was built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri. The National Corvette Museum and annual National Corvette Homecoming are also located in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


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Corvette History

Year by Year

First Generation Corvette Models 1953 - 1962 | Advertising
Second Generation Corvette Models 1963 - 1967 | Advertising
Third Generation Corvette Models 1968 - 1982 | Advertising
Forth Generation Corvette Models 1984 - 1996 | Advertising
Fifth Generation Corvette Models 1997 - 2004 | Advertising
Sixth Generation Corvette Models 2005 - Present | Advertising

Prototypes and Concept Cars

What’s a prototype?
1951 How it all began
1952 Corvette EX-122
1954 Corvette Corvair Motorama showcar
1954 Corvette Hardtop Motorama Showcar
1954 Corvette Nomad Motorama Showcar
1955 Corvette Biscayne Show Car
1956 Harlow Curtis SR-2 Lookalike
1956 Corvette Impala Show Car
1956 Corvette SR-2 Sebring Racer
1952 EX-122 Concept Car
1957 Q Corvette
1957 Corvette SS Show Car
1957 Corvette SS XP-64
1958 XP-700
1959 Stingray Racer XP-87
1959 Corvette Stingray
1961 Corvette Mako Shark XP-755
1962 C2 Prototype XP-720
1962 Four Seat Stingray Corvette XP-720 2+2
1963 Corvette Rondine Pininfarina Coupe
1963 Corvette Grand Sport
1963 Wedge Corvette Split Windshield
1964 World’s Fair Styling Study
1964 Clay model for '66 update
1964 Grand Sport GS-II(b)
1964 CERV II
1964 Pontiac Banshee XP-833
1964 Corvette XP-819 Rear Engine
1965 Corvette Mako Shark XP-830
1966 Mid Engine Styling Proposal
1967 Astro I
1968 Corvette Astro-Vette
1968 Astro II-XP-880 mid engine
1969 Astro III
1969 Manta Ray
1969 Mid Engine XP-882
1970 Scirocco Showcar
1970 Corvette XP-882
1973 Corvette 2 rotor XP-897-GT
1973 Reynolds XP-895
1973 Corvette 4 rotor XP-882 Aerovette
1973 Corvette XP-898
1974 Mulsanne Showcar
1976 Corvette XP-882
1979 Turbo Corvette
1978 Corvette Astro-Vette
1980 Turbo Corvette
1982 4th Generation Concepts
1984 Bertone Ramarro
1985 Corvette Indy
1986 GTP Corvette
1987 Corvette Geneve
1989 Corvette DR-1
1989 Corvette ZR-2
1990 Corvette Conan ZR-12 V12
1990 Bertone Nivola
1991 ZR-1 Snake Skinner
1992 Stingray III
2001 Corvette Tiger Shark
2003 Corvette Italdesign Moray

Corvette Pace Cars

2008 Two Corvette Z06 E85 Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars (driver: Emerson Fittipaldi)
2008 Corvette Z06 Daytona 500 Pace Car
2007 Corvette Z06 Detroit Grand Prix ALMS (driver: Nicklas Lidstrom)
2007 Corvette Z06 Brickyard 400 Pace Car
2007 Corvette Convertible Indianapolis 500 Pace Car (driver: Patrick Dempsey)
2007 Corvette Z06 Daytona 500 Pace Car
2006 Corvette Z06 Brickyard 400 Pace Car
2006 Corvette Z06 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car (driver: Lance Armstrong)
2006 Corvette Z06 Daytona 500 Pace Car (driver: Jay Leno)
2005 Corvette Daytona 500 Pace Car (driver: Ashton Kutcher)
2005 Corvette Convertible Indianapolis 500 Pace Car (driver: Gen. Colin L. Powell)
2004 Corvette Convertible Indianapolis 500 Pace Car (driver: Morgan Freeman)
2002 (2003) Corvette 50th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 Pace Car (driver: Jim Caviezel)
1999 Corvette Rolex 24 of Daytona Pace Car
1999 Corvette 24 Hours of Le Mans Pace Car
1998 Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car (driver: Parnelli Jones)
1995 Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car (driver: Jim Perkins)
1986 Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car (driver: Gen. Chuck Yeager)
1978 Corvette 25th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 Pace Car (driver: Jim Rathmann)
1956 Corvette Speedweeks of Daytona Pace Car

Specials by General Motors

1957 Prince Bertil Corvette
1963 Z06
1969 Corvette ZL-1
1980 Duntov Turbo Corvette
1990 Corvette ZR-1
1996 Corvette Grand Sport
2001 Corvette Z06
2005 Corvette Z51 SEMA Showcar
2009 Corvette ZR-1

Specials by Others

1961 Vignale
1969 Baldwin Motion Phase III
1979 Caballista Corvette
1987 Callaway B2K Twin Turbo
1988 Callaway Sledgehammer
1989 Callaway Twin Turbo #10
1990 Dick Gulstrand GS90
1992 Callaway SuperNatural
1998 Callaway C12
2003 Dick Gulstrand’s 50th anniversary
2004 Tiger Shark
2007 C16 Callaway
2007 C16 Callaway Convertible
2008 Pratt & Miller C6RS (Jay Leno’s Corvette)

People Behind Corvette

Bill Mitchell: Head of General Motors Design Staff
Carl Renner: A Chevrolet designer who is believed to have had a significant influence on the the design of the 1953 Corvette and the solid-axle Corvettes to follow.
Chip Miller: A brief look at Chip Miller, one of the key organizers of the Corvettes at Carlisle event.
David C. Hill: Corvette Chief Engineer and Vehicle Line Executive from 1992 to 2006.
David R. McLellan: Corvette Chief Engineer from 1975 to 1992
Harley Earl: The "Father" of the Corvette.
John Cafaro: John Cafaro and the C5 Corvette: It was all by design.
Larry Shinoda: Corvette Designer most known for the design of the 1963 "split-window" coupe.
Myron Scott: The man responsible for naming the Corvette.
Noland Adams: Noland Adams - He Wrote the Book on Corvette Restoration
Will Cooksey: Willmer Cooksey, Jr., Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant Manager
Zora Arkus-Duntov: The "Godfather" and first Chief Engineer of the Corvette.
Zora's Letter: This is the letter by Zora that saved the Corvette from being discontinued!