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84 Vette Motor Trend Car Of The Year
Nameplates that stay in existence for a considerable period of time go through multiple different generations of design and the Corvette is no different.
The first generation of the Corvette lasted from 1953 through the 1962 model year and the Sting Ray designation had not yet been introduced. The second-generation was created under the guidance of General Motors design chief Bill Mitchell, who took over for Harley Earl after Earl retired in 1958, and the Sting Ray was born. This era lasted from 1963 through 1967, and the third-generation of the Corvette began in 1968 and came to a close after the 1982 model year.
Harley Earl: The Father Of The Corvette
There are certain American institutions that have become so much a part of the culture that it is almost impossible to imagine a time when they weren’t around. Was there really a time when people walked around and there was no baseball? How could there have possibly been a time before rock ‘n roll was invented? And how could life be worth living if there was no Super Bowl to look forward to?