FlashBack Facts: You May Not Have Known Before

Who where Harley Earl and Zora Arkus-Duntov?

Chevrolet in the 1950’s was a company that was known for producing high-quality cars, including their iconic Chevrolet Corvette. Designed by Harley Earl and engineered by Zora Arkus-Duntov, the Chevrolet Corvette was a 2-door sports car that quickly became a fan favorite among car enthusiasts.

Designer Harley Earl was inspired by the European sports cars he saw while on vacation, so he set out to create a car that would be Chevrolet’s answer to those foreign models. The first Chevrolet Corvette was introduced in 1953 and featured a distinctive fiberglass body. It was available in either red or black, and had two seats.

Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov was responsible for the car’s performance, and he worked to make the Chevrolet Corvette a powerful and fast car. He succeeded in his efforts, and the Chevrolet Corvette quickly became known as a high-performance sports car.

While the Chevrolet Corvette was not initially a huge success, it eventually gained popularity and began to sell well.

Movies where the Chevrolet Corvette appeared are:

  • Hot Rods to Hell (1967)
  • King of the Mountain (1981)
  • Con Air (1997)
  • Corvette Summer (1978)
  • Clambake (1967)

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Watch a compilation of Corvette from 1950’s & 1960’s. Beautiful cars!

FlashBack Facts: You May Not Have Known Before

3 little known facts about the history of Chevrolet Corvette:

1) The Chevrolet Corvette was originally going to be called the ” Chevrolet Falcon”.

2) The first Chevrolet Corvette was built by hand in Flint, Michigan.

3) Zora Arkus-Duntov, the engineer responsible for the Chevrolet Corvette’s performance, was once nicknamed “The Father of the Corvette”.

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Check out this mint 1957 Cascade Green Chevrolet Corvette convertible