Friday, June 27, 2008

Drive Your Corvette to Work


Despite high gas prices, this is the day to drive your Corvette to work, if you own one. If not, just watch the parade of this iconic great drive.

Friday, June 28, 2008 is the annual "Drive Your Corvette to Work Day". It's a celebration sponsored by Mid America Motorworks, to say happy birthday to the vehicle known as "America's Sports Car".

The nationwide event is held on the Friday closest to June 30th, when the first Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. That was in 1953, which makes the Corvette the same age as the speed limit -- 55. This year -- 2008 -- also happens to be the 100th birthday of General Motors. To many car lovers, creation of the Corvette is GM's greatest contribution to the automotive world. Certainly more important than the Edsel or the Hummer H2.

The organizer of this annual event has a vested interest in keeping Corvettes rolling and purring and cornering and launching zero to sixty -- or 55 -- in a throaty blink. He is Mike Yager, founder Mid America Motorworks, the world’s leading supplier of Corvette parts and accessories.

These days, the Corvette is manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where the factory tour and Corvette Museum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Bluegrass State.

The image, BTW, is the 2008 Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car. Now that's a great drive!

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