If you’re at Corvettes at Carlisle this weekend, make sure you check out our friends at Scale Visions who specialize in making custom scale models of Corvettes and other vehicles. One of the featured models this weekend will help raise money and awareness for the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation.
For the 1954 Motorama, GM created a number of concept cars including the Corvette-based Corvair, Nomad and a Corvette Hard Top model. The Corvair (a name created from combining Corvette and Bel-Air) featured a front of a Corvette and then a fastback-style roof. Here’s a couple promotional photos from the 1954 Motorama:
Due to a slow start in Corvette sales, a skittish GM never put these concepts into production. However, A fastback style Corvette would eventually come nearly a decade later which we know today as the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe.
Scale Visions has expertly captured the smallest details to replicate the Corvair’s design in 1/25 scale. The sloping roofline, 3-vertical side vents and rear “gills” behind the windows were expertly recreated along with the unique baby-blue color that was featured on the original Motorama show car.
This weekend at Corvettes at Carlisle, look for the Donation Box at the Scale Visions display located in Building “T” as well as anywhere else you see the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation (CMCF). Tickets for this unique donation are only $5 for 1 ticket or $10 for 2 tickets.
To get your own custom Corvette model, talk with master model maker Don Thune at Carlisle this weekend or check out more of his work at www.scalevisions.com.
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