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"When we bought our first Corvette, we didn’t know it was the start of a new lifestyle." Boy, can some of us relate! Enjoy these stories of the enthusiasts – and the cars – who prove that Corvette is a lifestyle!

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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  • 1964 Silver/Blue

    Gene Gottschalk

    My Corvette Story goes back a long way. The start was back in high school when I first got my drivers license. In 1963, I was sixteen and my 13 year older brother bought a brand new Silver/Blue Split Window Coupe. I started driving my parents 1962 Chevrolet Impala convertible, but when my brother showed up for Christmas dinner with the Corvette I was hooked.

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  • The One That Got Away

    Jeffrey Burgess

    In the summer of 1987, my life was finally coming together. I had just turned 26 and my wife and I owned our own home in Dearborn. One day, my wife’s uncle handed me a brochure on the 1987 Corvette. I fell in love.

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  • Graduated from Working Underneath Corvettes to Owning One!

    Mark Bockwich

    April 1, 1998. This was the first day of my employment at Corsa Performance. The day it all began.

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  • I Waited a Long Time for this Car

    Mick Vecchio

    My interest in cars began in 1951, when I was ten years old. My father passed on his interest to me. When I first saw a picture of the Motorama Covette, I was hooked.

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  • Recreating a Childhood Moment

    Larry Baker

    I was 12 years old in 1954 when a favorite neighbor came over to take me for a ride in his brand new Polo White 1954 Corvette. I dreamed about Corvettes for years after that.

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  • Father Son War. 1988 Memories vs. My Own Hot Wheel

    Berj Yepremian

    Bought cheap, but so far we have spent six times the amount it was bought for just to run, run like a Corvette with the performance chips it came with.

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  • Reunited with My Father's Corvette

    Scott Bachmann

    My dad bought his 1973 orange convertible Corvette in 1975. He passed away working on the car in 1977. Shortly after, my mom sold the car. I always wondered what happened to it.

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  • My C5 "Stress Reliever"

    Jay Wilhelm

    In 1999, my wife was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Her cancer was aggressive and she was getting treatment in Indianapolis, Indiana, which was over 150 miles round trip for us. In April, 2000, while my wife was in a chemotherapy session, I ventured to a nearby Chevy dealer to “window shop” and came across a newly-traded Torch Red 1999 Coupe.

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