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TACOMA, Wash. (Aug. 9, 2013) -- The six-decade evolution of the Chevrolet Corvette was unveiled today at LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) with the debut of “60 Years of Vette,” an exhibit that runs through the end of December.
“Corvette is America’s most iconic sports car,” said Scot Keller, chief curator for ACM, the 165,000 sq. ft vehicle showcase in Tacoma, Wash. “It’s the epitome of design, power and technology wrapped in a beautiful package.”
The 20 Corvettes on display range from a 1953 (C1) to a 2013 60th Anniversary-edition (C6). Additionally, opening weekend at ACM features a special showing of some of the most important concept sports cars in GM history – the 1959 Stingray Racer, Mako Shark and Manta Ray – which are on loan from the GM Heritage Museum in Michigan and making their first Pacific Northwest appearance.
Aside from the concepts, all cars in the Northwest Chevy Dealers-sponsored display are owned by private collectors, many of whom participated in today’s introductory ceremonies.
About America’s Car Museum (www.lemaymuseum.org)
State Farm Presents LeMay – America’s Car Museum, which opened June 2, 2012 in downtown Tacoma, Wash., explores how the automobile has fulfilled a distinctive role at the core of the American experience and shaped our society. The spacious Museum with rotating exhibits is designed to be the centerpiece for automotive history as well as an educational center and library. The campus, located adjacent to the Tacoma Dome, also contains a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, banquet hall and meeting facilities. To get information on museum hours, becoming an ACM member, volunteer opportunities or to make a donation, visit www.lemaymuseum.org.