If you spot an unusual number of Corvette’s on the road Friday, July 1, there’s a reason for. It’s “National Drive Your Corvette to Work Day“.
The annual tradition is celebrated every year on the Friday closest to June 30th, the day the first Corvette was produced back in 1953. Yesterday, marked the sportster’s 63rd birthday.
The first Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan back in 1953. The first 300 Corvettes were all Polo White convertibles with black canvas tops and red interiors. Since that day, over 1.6 million Corvettes have been produced.
The “Drive Your Corvette to Work Day” is a tradition that started in 2001 thanks to Mid America Motorworks founder Mike Yager.
“We understand why many owners consider their Corvette to be a special car and only drive it occasionally” said Yager.” “But we think driving your Corvette to work, at least one day a year, is an excellent way to demonstrate just how popular Corvettes are. And it is a chance for Corvette owners to meet new Corvette owners.”
The the goal is to get as many Corvettes on the road as possible, transforming the everyday work commute into an ode to America’s Sports Car.
— Corvette Museum (@corvettemuseum) June 23, 2016
You can share your Corvette at work photos on July 1st on the National Corvette Museum’s Facebook page. A winner will be randomly selected to receive one of the historic bricks from the Flint, Michigan factory that was demolished in 2003.
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