2011 Chevrolet Corvette

The History of the Chevrolet Corvette

General Motors Excellence
General Motors is and always has been America's greatest automotive car manufacturer. Edmonds says that
"Entering the 1950s, no corporation even came close to General Motors in its size, the scope of its enterprise or its profits. GM was twice the size of the second biggest company in the world - Standard Oil of New Jersey (forefather of today's ExxonMobil), and had a vast conglomeration of businesses ranging from home appliances to providing insurance and building Chevrolets, GMCs, Pontiacs, Oldsmobiles, Buicks, Cadillacs and locomotives."
With this in mind, it is no surprise that General Motors was the company that produced the first two-seat sports car in America. General Motors has always been "ahead of the game" when it comes to innovative concepts and producing cutting-edge vehicles. The Corvette was just another day in world of GM dream-making perfection.
The Corvette Concept
In 1927 Chevrolet hired a man by the name of Harley Earl, who in the near future, would be responsible for the design of the Chevrolet Corvette. After WWII, soldiers returning from overseas were bringing home MGs, Jaguars, Alfa Romeos and other cars of similarity. Equipped with this information, Earl was able to convince General Motors of the need for a two-seat American sports car. The result was a 1953 Corvette, that was originally hand-built in Chevrolet's Flint, Michigan delivery center.
The Corvette Name
Myron E. "Scottie" Scott, will always be highlighted in history as the man who gave the Corvette its name.
In 1937, Chevrolet hired Myron Scott as an assistant director for the Public Relations department. Here Myron was responsible for the photography, marketing and public relations of the new cars. Her served this job for many years.
In 1953, a special executive meeting was arranged to find a name for a new Chevrolet sports car that was being developed. Following suite, the company wanted a name that started with a "C". Over 300 names were thought up and submitted for the running, but none of the 300 names made the final cut.
That night Scott was at home searching through the "C" section of the dictionary and discovered the definition of "corvette" - "a speedy pursuit ship in the British navy". The next day Scott suggested "Corvette" to the group and everyone loved it.
The Corvette Lives On
Since 1953, there have been 6 generations of Corvettes manufactured - C1 - C6 - as well as various models ranging from the Stingray to the newest Corvette super-car... the Corvette ZR1. Corvette lovers around the world have chosen Maxie Price Chevrolet as their Corvette dealer of choice for Corvettes for sale Corvette Smart USA by Maxie Price is the largest Corvette dealer in the Southeast and among the top Corvette dealers in the United States.
Kevin Webb


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