As an automotive buff and especially as a Corvette enthusiast, I love to look at the drawings made by members of the GM design studio as they sketched out new designs and ideas for America’s sports car. Before you could buy a Corvette, GM’s studio artists first had to sketch it. And now thanks to Route 427’s “Art in Motion”, you can own some of the most iconic automotive artwork ever produced during the heyday of automotive design.
We met the folks of Route 427 at the Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash where they had an awesome display of the framed artwork set up. GM has licensed the reproductions for some of the original corvette designs from the studio’s legends like Larry Shinoda’s 1963 split window coupe to Kirk Bennion’s 2009 Blue Devil/ZR1 concept.
Many of these images have not been seen for 40+ years and according to Route 427’s agreement with GM, they are only able to release the reproductions in limited quantities of between 250 and 1,000 piece maximums, depending on the specific piece of artwork. And when they’re gone, they’re gone.
The studio drawings are printed on thick, heavyweight papers and you can select a wide variety of frame styles. Each of the prints also comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Here are some examples of what we saw at the Corvette Bash:
If you love Corvettes and industrial automotive art, visit the gallery over at Route 427. These make great gifts for Father’s Day, birthdays and other special occasions. Celebrate your passion with Route 427’s Art in Motion.
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