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  • Harley Earl and his " special projects" crew work on a GM sports car, it was code named, as "Opel"

  • Bob McLean was the designer of the car.

  • The bow tie logo was inspired in a wallpaper pattern in a Paris hotel in 1908 according to William Durant, the founder of GM

  • Myron Scott, Chevrolet's Chief photographer, was the person responsible for the name "Corvette"

  • The name "Corvette", was drawn from the small, fast warships of the "Corvette class" of ships.

  • Jaguar XK120, is the stimulation of the first Corvette design.

  • Flint, St. Louis, and Bowling Green, the cities where Corvettes have been assembled.

  • "Turbojet" with a horsepower rating of greater than 390hp, was first used on Corvette engine air cleaners.

  • Corvette was not the first to be made with a fiberglass body, but it was the first to be built by a company the size of Chevrolet.

  • The Corvette was the first and last car with a "Wrap-Around" windshield.

  • The emblem was designed by Robert Bartholomew, an interior designer at Chevrolet in 1953.

  • The original emblem, features a crossed American and checkered flags but it was change with a  front emblems and horn button contained a black and white checkered flag and a red Chevrolet bow-tie and fleur-de-lis because it is against the law to use an American flag on a product trade mark.

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