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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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  • Corvette Racing, Circa 1960

    Chuck Klein

    At 50 +/- MPH, it had to appear that we were hurtling straight for the telephone pole...then at what must have seemed like the absolute last possible moment - as the tires chirped on the hard dirt in a full panic-stop - she was thrown forward, her knuckles white against the black chicken-bar

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  • My Very Own Corvette

    Michelle Hines

    When my husband and I got married, he had a C3 that was his "baby car." Being a little short, 5'2", the C3 was a little uncomfortable for me to drive.

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  • A Dream That Started in 1953

    Steve Barusso

    At the young age of sixteen, I was introduced to the 1953 Corvette at the Auto Rama show in Boston. The Corvette caught my eye as it was on the turn style going around for 360 degree viewing. I said to my friend, "That is what I want some day." I could not keep my eye of it for the rest of that show.

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  • My Love of the American Sports Car

    Thomas Tallman

    I am 63 and retired, but I purchased my first Corvette when I was twenty-two years old. It was a Maroon 1969 427/390hp four speed white convertible with both tops. That is when the love affair began.

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  • At 10 Years Old I Got the Corvette Fever

    Michael Beatt

    Hi, My name is Mike and I have a corvette problem. I currently own three corvettes and wife said if I bring another Corvette home she will divorce me, I sure will miss her....

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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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