1951 a group of Harley Earl's "Special Projects" crew began work
on a GM sports car. Bob McLean designed a general layout for the car.. The
project was code named, "Opel".
William Durant, the founder of GM, said a
wallpaper pattern he saw in a Paris hotel in 1908 inspired the bow tie
logo. Supposedly, he ripped off a small piece of it and brought it back to
The man who named the Corvette was Myron
Scott... Then Chevrolet's Chief photographer.
The Jaguar XK120 is believed to have been
the inspiration for the first Corvette.
The Corvette was the first and last car
with a "Wrap-Around" windshield.
Corvette was not the first to be made with
a fiberglass body, but it was the first to be built by a company the size
Corvettes have been assembled in three
different cities. Flint, St. Louis, and Bowling Green.
"Turbojet" as first used on
Corvette engine air cleaners with a horsepower rating of greater than