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Since the inception of the Corvette in 1953, it was no secret that many within General Motors and Chevrolet wanted to do away with the fiberglass bodied sports car. The car’s sales were low compared to other models. Ed Cole, Zora Arkus-Duntov and Bill Mitchell formed the team that would become Corvette's spokesmen. Bill Mitchell, who replaced Harley Earl as GM's design chief in 1958 was a major supporter of the Corvette. Ed Cole was the primary player in keeping Corvette alive despite a growing number of obstacles, was promoted to Chevrolet general manager in 1956. Zora Arkus-Duntov was Corvettes top engineer in 1957. With this group a talent bonding together, development began in earnest on an all new Corvette in the late 1950s that has lead to the Corvette of today.
But was the Corvette really an American dream? Zachary Arkus was born in Belgium from Russian parents. Larry Shinoda, although born in California, was Japanese. These two men were key figures in the production of car we know today. Let’s just hope there are more from where these guys came from to keep the American dream alive.
 

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fatherlarry said:
Since the inception of the Corvette in 1953, it was no secret that many within General Motors and Chevrolet wanted to do away with the fiberglass bodied sports car. The car’s sales were low compared to other models. Ed Cole, Zora Arkus-Duntov and Bill Mitchell formed the team that would become Corvette's spokesmen. Bill Mitchell, who replaced Harley Earl as GM's design chief in 1958 was a major supporter of the Corvette. Ed Cole was the primary player in keeping Corvette alive despite a growing number of obstacles, was promoted to Chevrolet general manager in 1956. Zora Arkus-Duntov was Corvettes top engineer in 1957. With this group a talent bonding together, development began in earnest on an all new Corvette in the late 1950s that has lead to the Corvette of today.
But was the Corvette really an American dream? Zachary Arkus was born in Belgium from Russian parents. Larry Shinoda, although born in California, was Japanese. These two men were key figures in the production of car we know today. Let’s just hope there are more from where these guys came from to keep the American dream alive.
AMERICA, LAND OF THE FREE

Yes, we all Americans. Land of the free and melting pot of the world.

Glad to be an American!

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There are.

Hill, Baldick, Nichols, Juriga, and the list goes on.

The Corvette gets better and better and the rest of the world is starting to admit it.
 

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Re: Re: Yes, We're all Americans

1fastdog said:
There are.

Hill, Baldick, Nichols, Juriga, and the list goes on.

The Corvette gets better and better and the rest of the world is starting to admit it.


Great:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
 
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