9th Annual “Drive Your Corvette to Work” Day is Friday, June 26th

Ninth Annual

I hope all of you are aware that Friday is the 9th annual “Drive Your Corvette to Work” day. On this day, Corvette enthusiasts are urged to take to their Corvette to the road as a way to say happy birthday to the Corvette, which first rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan on June 30th, 1953.

The idea for the “Drive Your Corvette to Work” comes from Mike Yager of Mid America Motorworks, who launched the event in 2001. The yearly event is held on the Friday closest to June 30th. This year, Mid America Motorworks wants to get as many Corvettes on the road as possible to show support for General Motors. Many believe (us included) that the Chevrolet Corvette is GM’s greatest contribution to the automotive world.

“We understand why many owners consider their Corvette to be a special car and only drive it occasionally,” said Yager. “But we think driving your Corvette to work, at least one day a year, is an excellent way to demonstrate just how popular Corvettes are. Wave to other Corvette owners: it’s a perfect chance for Corvette owners to meet new Corvette owners.”

If you participate in “Drive your Corvette to Work”, take some pictures and submit them to Mid America Motorsports via [email protected] and they will be posted at www.mamotorworks.com/corvette

Check out the video of us driving our Corvette to work from 2007’s “Drive Your Corvette to Work” day.
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  1. Hello, I just wanted to let you know that Flint, Michigan, the birthplace of the Corvette is having an event tomorrow to celebrate Drive Your Corvette to Work Day. It’s the first time we’ve participated in this and we expect to have 200 to 250 Corvettes in Flint tomorrow.

    Here’s the press release on it:

    June 24, 2009
    Contact: Larry Ford, (810) 767-8363

    Downtown Flint to celebrate ‘Drive Your Corvette to Work Day’ Friday
    DDA and Applegate Chevrolet sponsor free parking in Flint for Corvette drivers; Businesses offer $2-off coupons; Recognition helps show support for GM

    FLINT, Michigan – Flint will take part in the national “Drive Your Corvette to Work Day” on Friday (June 26), by giving free parking and gift certificates to those who drive their Corvettes to downtown Flint, Michigan.

    The first Corvette rolled off an assembly line in Flint on June 30, 1953, so Flint is the perfect place to participate in this nationwide event, said Larry Ford, chief operating officer for the Flint Downtown Development Authority. The national Drive Your Corvette to Work Day is always the Friday before June 30.

    “We’re doing it to help celebrate Flint as the birth place of the Corvette,” said Ford. “And it’s perfect timing because the Sloan Auto Fair starts Saturday and we expect a lot of Corvette owners to be in the area for that.”

    Event sponsors are The Flint Downtown Development Authority and Applegate Chevrolet.

    “Our goal is to have as many Corvette owners as possible drive their car to downtown Flint on Friday,” said Ford, of the DDA. “We do this not only to celebrate the Corvette – one of the greatest vehicles ever made – but also to show our support for General Motors in this difficult time.”

    Jim Applegate, longtime owner of Applegate Chevrolet in Flint said his company is proud to sponsor Friday’s event in Flint. During a news conference Wednesday, Applegate talked about the history of the Corvette and how it was difficult to get the project going at first, but eventually 183 Corvettes were produced in that first year in 1953. He said the very first Corvettes were built by hand in Flint.

    “While it is no longer produced in Flint, the Corvette will always be a Flint, Michigan native,” Ford added.

    Those who drive their Corvette to Flint between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday get to park for free in a designated area in the main surface lot at Kearsley and Saginaw street. When arriving at the lot, the Corvette drivers will get coupons for $2 off of a $5 purchase on Friday at downtown Flint participating businesses.

    Flint businesses involved in the promotion include Bailiwick Pub & Grill, Blackstone’s Pub & Grill, Brown Sugar Café, Churchill’s Food and Spirits, Economy Print and Graphics, the Lunch Studio, the Masonic Temple, Mike’s Triple Grill, Pages Bookstore and others, Ford said. Details: Contact Larry Ford at the DDA at (810) 767-8363.

    On the Web:
    – 9th Annual Drive your Corvette to Work Day: http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/news-announcements-forum/114079-june-26-2009-9th-annual-drive-your-corvette-work-day.html
    – Sloan Auto Fair details: http://www.sloanautofair.com

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