In 2008, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution that June 30th would from that point forward be known as National Corvette Day. Why June 30th, one might ask? Well, on June 30th, 1953, the first-ever Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan – marking the start of production of America’s first sports car.
Production moved from Flint to St. Louis, Missouri for the 1954 model year, at which point GM began to truly mass-produce the sports car. GM moved Corvette production to Bowling Green Assembly in 1981 as it prepared to put the vastly improved fourth-generation model into production. The Bowling Green plant, which was formerly a Chrysler air-conditioning factory, has remained GM’s only Corvette production plant for the past 39 years.
Celebrate today (and every day) – drive your Corvette!