Corvette: A Lightly Armed, Fast Ship Ranging in Size Between a Destroyer and a Gunboat

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Corvette: A Lightly Armed, Fast Ship Ranging in Size Between a Destroyer and a Gunboat


Our April Fools Day website makeover is dedicated to Myron Scott, an assistant director in Chevrolet’s public relations department when the the two-door fiberglass sports car we know today as the the Corvette was being developed. In 1953, a special committee was formed to find a name for the new Chevrolet sports car. The company wanted a name that began with the letter “C” and a review of over 300 names began.

Apparently the group was uninspired until Myron searched the “C” section of the dictionary and found “Corvette” defined as a speedy pursuit ship in the British Navy.

The Chevrolet Corvette name was officially trademarked on September 1, 1953.

Myron would work for Chevrolet until retiring in 1971, Mr. Scott passed away on October 4th, 1998 at the age of 91.

His contribution to naming the Chevrolet Corvette would be recognized by the National Corvette Museum who inducted Myron in the 2002 Corvette Hall of Fame.

Hit our CorvetteBlogger.com home page to see our April 1st salute to Myron Scott and his contribution to the history of the Chevrolet Corvette.


Source:
National Corvette Museum

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