1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

1969 Chevrolet Corvette stingray
1969 Chevrolet Corvette stingray

On the wall in my office is the above photo of a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette stingray, convertible. This outstanding photo, taken against graffiti in Vancouver, is poster child for the month of June in my 2019 calendar. The photo is by Gavin Mah for a custom car company called EFI and was included in the yearly calendar of an auto insurance company.

Today I add the category “Cars” to this blog, so that I could add these photos and admit to my love of autos. I’ve never owned a stingray and probably never will but I’ve driven a few, including a 1969 convertible, and rented a ZR1 Grand Sport for a week in California, and drove the “Pines to the Palms” hwy from Palm Springs to San Diego, then back to Malibu and LA.

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray front

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1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray top view

Looking at this photo every day and admiring that amazing muscle car all month (so far), today rather than add the story to “Design” category, which is where is really could belong. I was reluctant to add “Cars” as a category because it’s one of my temptations, along with women, that I try not to lust after.

These 60’s muscle car photos are meant to inspire people of a great car era. The Chevrolet Corvette is arguably the only American sports car, you would have had to drive one to understand what I mean, these are really fun cars to drive. Combustion engines created some really radical designs and very cool style for a carriage.

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray interior

The 4 photos are borrowed from the gallery here: EFISystemPro.com

The Chevrolet Corvette, colloquially known as the Vette or Chevy Corvette, is a front engine, rear drive, two-door, two-passenger sports car manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet across more than sixty years of production and seven design generations — with GM confirming in early 2019 an eighth generation Corvette in a mid-engine configuration. With its generations noted sequentially from C1-C8, the Corvette serves as Chevrolet’s halo vehicle and is widely noted for its performance and distinctive plastic — either fiberglass or composite — bodywork.

In 1953, when GM executives were looking to name the new Chevrolet sports car, assistant director for the Public Relations department Myron Scott suggested Corvette after the small maneuverable warship — and the name was approved. The first model, a convertible, was introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept and was followed ten years later, in the 1963 second generation, in coupe and convertible styles. Originally manufactured in Flint, Michigan as well as St. Louis, Missouri, the Corvette has been manufactured since 1981 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The Corvette has since become widely known as “America’s Sports Car.” Automotive News said that after ‘starring’ in the early 1960s television show Route 66, the Corvette became synonymous with freedom and adventure,” ultimately becoming both “the most successful concept car in history and the most popular sports car in history.

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