C1 Corvette Overview: The Making of America’s Sports Car

C1 Corvette Overview: The Making of America’s Sports Car

How The C1 Corvette Was Made: See The Car's Evolution We are looking at the C1 Corvette's history in our overview of the first generation Vettes. Although the C1 Chevrolet Corvette ran from 1953 through 1962, its legacy lives on in cars from more recent generations. Let's explore the significance of the Chevrolet Corvette C1's impact on America's car culture by going back and understanding the details of its history. Chevrolet created the C1 Corvette and called it the solid-axle Corvette due to the independent rear suspension that was absent until the 1963 Stingray model. Throughout its lifetime, the car had many changes, but the most important one for the C1 was when in 1955 the fuel-injected V8 engine was put in place of the straight-6 engine. The C1 Corvette…
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Dave Kindig 1953 Corvette Concept Debut

Dave Kindig 1953 Corvette Concept Debut

1953 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvette News and Archives
Dave Kindig 1953 Corvette Concept that Debut at SEMA 2021 The 2021 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center was November 2-5, 2021, and there were some of the most awesome cars in the world on display. Today on the Vette Vues’ blog, we are looking at the One-Of-A-Kind Dave Kindig 1953 Corvette Concept that made its Debut. Make sure you check out the video at the end where Dave Kindig gives us a tour of his custom 1953 Corvette C1. Dave Kindig 1953 Corvette Concept that Debut at SEMA 2021 side shot photo. Carbon fiber body designed by KINGDIG-IT DESIGN and manufactured by Doug’s Performance Corvettes. Photo Credits Gary Rosier David Kindig and his talented team have been designing some of the best cars on the planet.  But Dave…
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1953 VIN 003 Cutaway Corvette Donated to the NCM

1953 VIN 003 Cutaway Corvette Donated to the NCM

1953 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
Car Revealed as part of National Corvette Museum's Gateway Remodel Gateway Exhibit at the National Corvette Museum A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held during the National Corvette Museum’s annual Michelin NCM Bash, introducing the more than 1,500 Corvette enthusiasts in attendance to the newest exhibit area of the Museum. Thanks to the generosity of donors to the 2018 giving campaign, visitors to the Museum will now be greeted by a welcoming admissions area leading to the completely revamped Gateway exhibit. A surprise announcement was made as part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Ed and Teresa Foss of Roanoke, Indiana, owners of the 1953 Corvette Chassis #003 (the earliest existing Corvette chassis) donated their educational cutaway utilizing the chassis to the Museum. The fully functional vehicle was built explicitly for educational and display…
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C1 Corvette – THE HISTORY OF BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

C1 Corvette – THE HISTORY OF BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

1953 Corvette Information, 1954 Corvette Information, 1955 Corvette Information, 1956 Corvette Information, 1957 Corvette Information, 1958 Corvette Information, 1959 Corvette Information, 1960 Corvette Information, 1961 Corvette Information, 1962 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvette History
C1 Corvette History of Body Kits and Dress-up This is the first re-post of six-part series that looks back at the various custom modifications that could be installed by an owner, contracted to a shop, or purchased as turn-key vehicles. This re-post presents additional photos to those who were selected for print in VETTE VUES. At the end of the article are links to the rest of the series or Corvette Body Kits by generations. In this series, VETTE VUES presents a photographic summary of the major trends in customization, as it has evolved through the various year groups. The treatment for each year group follows a set format. Examples of kits (or parts) that were offered in that actual time period will be presented first, followed by various retro-themed…
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1953 Chevrolet Corvette Goes to Auction

1953 Chevrolet Corvette Goes to Auction

1953 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvettes at Auction
This 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Goes to Auction is the 30th of 300 produced and goes to auction in January 2018.  In this article, we look at several 1953 cars that were in the Motorama that year. MOTORAMA MEMORIES: From the DeAtley Collection come four shining General Motors dream vehicles Article Courtesy of Barret-Jackson and written by independent automotive journalist Tom Jensen Fine examples from the very first GM Motorama in 1953: a Buick Skylark (Lot #1353), Cadillac Eldorado (Lot #1353.1), Oldsmobile Fiesta (Lot #1353.2), and Chevrolet Corvette (Lot #1353.3) – all selling at No Reserve at the 2018 Scottsdale Auction. The American auto industry after World War II reflected both the unflappable optimism of our nation’s population and the enormous capabilities of the manufacturing sector. There was no dream too…
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1953 Corvette Specs, Colors, Facts, Production Statistics

1953 Corvette Specs, Colors, Facts, Production Statistics

1953 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information
Bob McDorman's 1953 Corvette Lot T123 Sold for $220,000 a the Mecum 30th Spring Classic in 2017 The EX122 Motorama Experimental Prototype Corvette is at Kerbeck Corvette, making this the oldest Corvette in the World.    It was first shown to the public at the 1953 General Motors Motorama at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on January 17, 1953.  It was six months before the first 1953 drove off the assembly line on June 30, 1953. The first Corvette came off the assembly line on June 30, 1953. There were 300 Corvettes produced. The first two were destroyed... they were engineering test cars. This is still the rarest of all model year production Corvettes. It is estimated that about 225 1953 Corvettes still exist. This radically different sports car…
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1953 Corvette Motorama Show Car Video

1953 Corvette Motorama Show Car Video

1953 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette History, Corvette Videos
In this blog, we will look at a 1953 Corvette Motorama Show Car Scenic running footage of the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette unveiled at the 1953 Motorama in New York.  We will also look at a video called "Hall of Wonders" where the 1953 is introduced by Dave Garroway. 1953 Corvette Motorama Show Car Scenic running footage of the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette was unveiled at the 1953 Motorama in New York. This is another interesting video with Dave Garroway for a Chevrolet Corvette Promotional Film.  This is one of a series of films made by the Jam Handy Organization for Chevrolet.   "Hall of Wonders" features "Today Show" host Dave Garroway talking about General Motors as an innovator in the field of automotive design. The film ends with a look at the…
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1953 Corvette Postage Stamp History

1953 Corvette Postage Stamp History

1953 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette History
America on the Move: 50s Sporty Cars' postage stamps and Postal Cards roll out of Detroit RELEASE DATE: August 20, 2005 In this article, we will look at the 1953 Corvette Postage Stamp History. The US post office came out with five commemorative stamps in 2005: "America on the Move: 50s Sporty Cars." Corvette historian and author, Noland Adams' 1953 Corvette was on one of these stamps. America on the Move: 50s Sporty Cars' postage stamps and Postal Cards roll out of Detroit (in 2005). Among them was a 1953 Corvette Postage Stamp. DETROIT - Millions of classic cars from the 1950s rolled out of the Motor City today, guaranteed to cross the country for just 37 cents. Available in five makes and models, the "America on the Move: 50s…
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1953 Chevrolet Corvette Video

1953 Chevrolet Corvette Video

1953 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette Videos
This is a promotional video that details the design and engineering of the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette. It was created prior to the introduction of the production car. This promotional film from Chevrolet details the design and engineering features of the 1953 Corvette. As it was created prior to the introduction of the production car in June 1953, the car shown is actually the original Motorama Corvette show car which can be easily identified by unique front fender trim and the "Corvette" script on the hood. ⇒  Here are some more articles you might enjoy… Did you know that there was a commemorative postage stamp with the 1953 Corvette on it? https://vette-vues.com/1953-corvette-postage-stamp/ 1953 Corvette Motorama Show Car Scenic running footage of the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette was unveiled at the 1953 Motorama…
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1953 Corvette Motorama Vintage Ads

1953 Corvette Motorama Vintage Ads

1953 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette History, Vintage Corvette Advertisements
More than 1.4 million visitors the Motorama. Motorama's opening day in New York drew 45,000 visitors. There was a revue, with orchestra, singers, and dancers, and all the General Motor cars were beautifully displayed. Here are a couple of ads for the Motoramas which traveled around the country. 1953 Corvette Motorama Show Car was unveiled at the 1953 Motorama in New York. We are looking at some Motorama Vintage Ads 1953 Motorama Corvette Print Ad 1953 Motorama Print Ad 1953 Motorama Corvette on display
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