Everywhere we go, we meet someone with a Corvette story. Whether it is multiple generations of families holding true to the Corvette love, a Corvette Club, a group of friends, or the neighbor, co-worker or acquaintance who thinks Corvettes are really cool, the Corvette passion keeps growing. This collection of stories is told by the people who live the Corvette passion. From a love of America’s Sports Car that ignited with its introduction in 1953 to a labor of love Corvette rebuild that lasted 2 ½ years, these are your stories told from your perspective. Thanks for keeping the Corvette passion alive!
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I am one of those Stock Corvette Guys
My name is Joe Shotwell and although I have always had a passion for cars, the Corvette started my sickness. When I was 8 years old my Dad, Joe Sr., purchased a new Corvette
Stingray, 4-speed with both hardtop and convertible tops. He still has the car sitting in his garage with 90,000 miles.
Christmas in July
On July 2, 2010, I received an offer to buy a “diamond-in-the-rough” Corvette that had been stored in a barn for
over 30 years. The local owner quickly peaked my curiosity. Excitedly, I involved my brother Kenny and son, Blake.
We grabbed a Corvette Black Book and away we went.
There’s Always Room for One More
30 years after riding in his cousin Janet’s boyfriend’s 1962 Corvette, Mike Terry purchased his first Corvette. Mike had to smooth things over with his wife, Kathy, because in addition to the 1977 T-top Corvette they had just purchased a larger home.