Today, June 30, 2016, is the eighth celebration of National Corvette Day, as it was declared on June 26, 2008 by the U.S. House of Representatives.
The resolution reads as follows:
Whereas the Chevrolet Corvette is America’s first sports car;
Whereas the first production Corvette rolled off a Flint, Michigan, assembly line on June 30, 1953;
Whereas the Corvette is now manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky;
Whereas the Corvette is the most widely respected production sports car in United States history;
Whereas the Corvette is truly a symbol of American pride;
Whereas General Motors is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2008; and
Whereas the 30th of June would be an appropriate day to designate as `National Corvette Day’:
Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the United States House of Representatives supports the designation of a ‘National Corvette Day’ to honor the Chevrolet Corvette.
The Corvette has long been branded with the title of “America’s sports car”, coming from humble beginnings, and flourishing over seven continuous generations. The Corvette first was born from Flint, Michigan before moving to St. Louis, Missouri in 1954 for mass production. In 1981, the Corvette would find its most permanent, and recent, home in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Cheers to 63 years, Corvette. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for such an adored nameplate.