The Evolution of America’s Sports Car

Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, Michigan, United States

Until March 2023

This exhibition tells the story of the Corvette, an iconic American sports car if ever there was one. The Chevrolet Corvette was born as a prototype “dream car,” unveiled at the 1953 General Motors Motorama Auto Show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Given the excitement, GM accelerated the car’s production in a record time of 6 months, and the first production Corvette went into production in June 1953. Two dozen of the rarest and most important Corvettes make up this exceptional exhibition. It is organized in cooperation with Werner Meier, owner of Masterworks Automotive Services, and widely regarded as one of the best Corvette restorers in the world. Among the models presented are a 1958 Corvette C1 hardtop convertible , 2 “dream cars” of the 1958 Motorama Corvette, the Nomad (hunting estate) and Corvair, and a latest-generation Corvette Sting Ray C8, as well as some of Werner Meier’s finest Corvette.