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Four Ways to Celebrate Corvette’s 60th Birthday this Weekend

by Steve Burns on June 28, 2013

Four Ways to Celebrate Corvette's 60th Birthday this Weekend

Chevrolet’s Corvette officially turns 60 this weekend. It was June 30th, 1953 when that first Polo White two seater left the Flint, MI assembly plant. If you’re looking for a way to help celebrate Corvette’s 60 year legacy you’ve got several options this weekend. From Illinois to Kentucky to Detroit there are plenty of events taking place and we’ve neatly summarized them all for you after the break.

There’s a quartet of big events going on around the country this weekend. The weekend kicks of a little early with Drive Your Corvette to Work day on Friday, June 28th. Also kicking off that day is the Bloomington Gold Corvette show in Champaign, Illinois. The National Corvette Museum will be hosting celebration at Corvette’s current birthplace in Bowling Green, Kentucky and Corvettes in the D will be taking place in Detroit at GM’s World Headquarters.

Here’s a quick snapshot of each event.

  1. Drive Your Corvette to Work Day: This event promoted by Mid America Motorworks takes place each year on the Friday closest to June 30th, Corvette’s official birthday. Whether you’re working or retired make it a point to get out drive your Corvette. If you do take your Vette to work post a picture on our Facebook wall or Tweet us at @CorvetteBlogger.

  2. Bloomington Gold: Bloomington is celebrating its 40th anniversary in a new home in Champaign, Illinois. This great event has something for everyone including seminars, Certification judging, a road tour, autocross, and a Mecum auction among numerous other activities. This is where we’ll be this weekend so keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates from the show.

  3. National Corvette Museum 60th Birthday Celebration: The NCM will be hosting a 2 day event at Corvette’s current birthplace in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Corvette program team will be in attendance as will several new C7’s. There will also be a Corvette evolution display, limited plant tours, and the formal ground breaking for the new NCM Motorsport Park.

  4. Corvettes in the D: This event takes place at GM’s world headquarters in downtown Detroit. The inaugural get together will feature a Corvette caravan from Flint down to Detroit as well as C7’s and a GM ride and drive. Event organizers are expecting 200-300 Corvettes to attend.

So there you have it – 4 different ways to celebrate 60 years of Corvettes. Even if you can’t make it to any of these fine events just be sure to get out there and hit the road in your Corvette!

Related:
Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum’s 2013 Bloomington Gold Auction
Reminder! Drive your Corvette to Work Day is Friday, June 28th
Corvette Museum to Live Stream the Motorsports Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

 

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