Louis Chevrolet grew up in France, but was actually born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. And to celebrate the pioneering entrepreneur, daring race car driver, and — most importantly — founder of the Chevrolet brand, GM commissions sculptor Christian Gonzenbach to create this humongous chrome statue. It’s tricky to make out the contents of the statue by looking at it head-on. Luckily, GM Authority reader Bruce sent us this image of the monument from the side, which clearly shows Louis’ shoulders, head, and racing helmet.
The enormous status is located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a Swiss city in the La Chaux-de-Fonds district in the canton of Neuchâtel. The town sits at an altitude of 1,000 meters in the Jura mountains, just a few kilometres south of the French border.
Hat tip to Bruce G.