On a recent visit to Cannon Motors, I stumbled upon these three incredible vehicles. More commonly known as the “Vette,” this amazing automobile is now in its seventh generation. Having its birth in 1953 when a mere 300 hand-built Polo White convertibles were produced (June 30th is the actual birthday), the vehicle took off in 1954 when 3640 were manufactured. That year the colors of Pennant Blue, Sportsman Red and Black were added.
Myron Scott is credited with coming up with the name after a small, maneuverable warship. The Corvette is also known by its other name, Stingray, which originally was two words. The two-door coupe and convertible sports a V8 engine with a front engine and rear wheel drive.
In 2013, the Indianapolis 500 honored the Corvette by having it serve as the pace car for the 12th time. The Corvette is now built in Bowling Green, Kentucky and is the official sports car of the Commonwealth. Initially, it was built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis.
If you have time over the Memorial Day weekend, drop by Cannon and take a “spin” down memory lane. And if you are truly adventuresome, drive off in one of these beauties and experience why so many Americans continue to endorse these amazing machines!
Steve Vassallo is a HottyToddy.com contributor. Steve writes on Ole Miss athletics, Oxford business, politics and other subjects. He is an Ole Miss grad and former radio announcer for the basketball team. Currently, Steve is a highly successful leader in the real estate business who lives in Oxford with his wife, Rosie. You can contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 985-852-7745.
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