Today in Michigan History

June 30, 1953

America is introduced to the Corvette.

The nation’s first sports car with a fiberglass body, the Chevrolet Corvette, rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. Impressed with other sports cars, General Motors’ design guru Harley Earl began work on the Corvette in 1951. Today, the Corvette remains one of the nation’s most popular sports cars. It even has its own museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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