Hi Folks! Here it is, the year is 2020. In the Corvette world Zora Arkus-Duntov's vision of a mid-engine Corvette has gone from being a futile pipe dream to becoming a reality! Who would have thought?! And how about the interest from the general public! It was amazing.
And had you been present at our annual convention in Detroit this past August, you would have been able to behold the new Vette not just once but twice!
But The Corvette phenomenon all started in 1953 with the first Corvette, yes, a solid axle.
My friend in Miami, Mr. Nick DeBenedetto, sent me a picture of the traffic jam at the local Chevrolet dealership when they announced an open house event for the public to come and inspect the new car. Nick is a leading realtor and he was trying to get to an appointment with a client, but he got delayed because of the traffic back-up at that Chevy dealership!
Here is a picture of only part of the crowd inside the dealership. Mr. DeBenedetto's good friend Cliff Gibson was right there on hand and shot several great pictures of not only the new fiberglass beauties, but also of the size of the crowd of enthusiasts who were on hand for this unveiling.
Cliff, many thanks for the picture!
We are the Solid Axle Corvette Club and our only duty is to serve those who own and/or appreciate the earliest Corvettes - the solid axle cars from 1953 to 1962. So click through and enjoy our website. Be sure to check our Membership page. Also check out the 2020 convention page, we will dove-tail with Corvettes at Carlisle in Pennsylvania.
Also, we have a panel of experts that answer technical questions, and at no charge, no less. If you have a question, you might browse through the questions and answers and you may just find a solution to the vexing problem that was on your mind. If you wish to ask a question, simply follow the instructions. We try to answer the question as soon as possible.
Be sure to check out the chapters page also. We have great active chapters.
So enjoy the ride...make sure every mile is a smile.
And here's an
interesting "aside"... While in Eastleigh, England in May, I was
the row of shops near my daughter's home..
When I rounded the corner near her house, what do I see but this Jaguar!
And what popped into my mind?...
This iconic picture of Zora!
Ok, the driver sits on the opposite side...
Different paint scheme, but look at the similarities!
It was parked in front of The Eastleigh Batteries and Spares Shop. It is an eclectic shop,
owned and operated by John Burton. In conversation with John I learned that he knows a lot about Corvettes, but
Jaguars are his specialty. In fact, he is the chairman of the E-Type International Registry of the Jaguar Driver's Club!
He gives seminars on E-Type Jaguars....
Does any of this affection for a car have a familiar ring for those of us in the Corvette hobby?
I think so...
It did for me, anyway..
Jack "Doc" Hollada (Holiday)
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Remember, stay wrapped in plastic fantastic...See ya at the events...Jack "Doc" Hollada.