On this day: 01-16-1953
Corvette introduced in New York
The Chevrolet Corvette was introduced as a show car at New York´s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The car became an American classic almost instantly. Its sporty fiberglass body didn´t look like anything else on the road. Although some car buffs criticized the sportscar for being underpowered, that didn´t stop Corvettes from speeding off the showroom floors.