The Chevrolet Corvette is one of the most iconic vehicles to ever hit the road. Since its introduction in 1963, it has been a beloved sports car that has helped redefine the automotive industry. This summer, you can celebrate your love of the Corvette at the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show in Indianapolis.
The show will be held June 20th through the 22nd at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Whether you’re looking to show off your Corvette or admire the cars on display, it’s a gearhead’s paradise. This year, three special Corvette models will join the lineup, including the Corvette Manta Ray, the Corvette Mako Shark, and the Corvette SR-2. The first two unique models were created by Bill Mitchell, who got the idea for the 1961 Mako Shark after looking at the shark mounted on his office wall. This inspiration in reflected in the paint job — he incorporated the lighter color of a shark’s belly onto the bottom of the Corvette.
In 1965, Mitchell created the Manta Ray — also known as the Mako Shark II. It would end up being the inspiration for the eventual C3 Corvette.
The third special Corvette model, the SR-2, draws some of its character traits from the C1 Corvette. Harley Earl and Zora Duntov designed this sleek Corvette for Earl’s son, Jerry.
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