Sixty-Five Years And A Job Offer

On this day in 1953 the first Corvette rolled off the production line in Flint, Michigan. That was the only year the car was produced there; production was moved to St. Louis the next year where it remained until the Bowling Green, Kentucky plant opened in 1981.

The Corvette is, in my opinion, the quintessential American car both for good and for bad, but mostly for good. Despite what the Guinness Book of World Records claims the Corvette is the best selling two-seat sports car in history with over 1.7 million sold and, despite what Mercedes-Benz claims, the Corvette is the longest-running car model in the world.

To me, the ultimate Corvette: a 1967 convertible with side exhaust. I took this picture during a recent visit my wonderful wife and I made to the Newport Car Museum, which is actually in Portsmouth, Rhode Island and not Newport. We began chatting with Dan, a docent at the museum, and within two minutes he offered me a job based on his perception of my automotive knowledge. When I told him we lived more than 300 miles away he nodded and remarked, “That’s too bad.”

I no longer possess the swiftness with which to chase my dreams.

It’s Friday…

Reader Maurice has correctly guessed the car from yesterday’s What Car Is This? post. The car is a Pierce-Arrow and the photo is from piercearrow.org. (In the interest of full disclosure, Maurice and I have known each other since freshman year of high school, which wasn’t yesterday.)

Given the makes of the two “mystery” cars so far and that I indicated that the first three were “related” a car devotee should be able to figure out the make of next week’s What Car Is This? car.

Do tags help blog readers find posts? Today is the first post for which I have included a tag. I would like to know what you think. In general, this blog will be better if it is interactive.

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From cargurus.com a picture of a 1967 Corvette, which is probably my choice as the best-looking American car ever.