60th Anniversary Corvette Celebration at the Petersen Automotive Museum

February 28, 2013 – 10:39 pm
1966 AC Cobra 427 CSX

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60th Anniversary Corvette Celebration at the Petersen Automotive Museum. The event will include rare prototypes, seminars, a car show and a gala dinner featuring stars from the brand’s history capped by a presentation and Q&A session on the newly unveiled C7.

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The Petersen Automotive Museum will celebrate the 60th anniversary of “America’s Sports Car, ” the Chevrolet Corvette, with an unforgettable tribute March 1-2, 2013. The most anticipated and significant event of the weekend is the 60th Anniversary Gala featuring speaker Kirk Bennion, the Exterior Design Manager of the Corvette C7 Stingray. Bennion will discuss the C7’s radical departure in style from previous generations, allowing industry experts and enthusiasts alike the rare opportunity to gain insight into the design process and ask questions about one of the most anticipated new vehicle debuts in recent memory.

Other highlights include the Corvette Car Day Show, an exhibit inside the museum featuring the rarest examples of each generation including the very first Corvette “EX-122” which debuted at the GM Motorama in 1953 and a series of educational panels featuring Corvette legends and industry experts. More information below:

Source: Corvette Mike's Blog

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2010-06-03 11:26:34 by scram

Shelby, however, continues to maintain that he hasn't misled anyone: "If I said they were 1965 chassis or if I inferred it, it meant that they were built in the '60s and I was using '65 engines which means that they are '65 cars if I so choose to say so."
Chassis for all three models of the 1,100 original Cobras--also their bodies, suspension, wheels, seats and interiors--were built by AC Cars in partnership with Shelby American Inc. and Ford Motor Co. between 1962-70. The partially completed vehicles were shipped to Southern California to be fitted with Ford V-8 engines and transmissions.
As part of the certification process for racing the 400-plus horsepower Cobra 427 model, AC and Shelby-American assigned that series a block of 100 numbers.
But not all 100 cars were...

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