Sunday, June 30, 2019

National Corvette Day, June 30, 2019

On June 30, 1953, the first Corvette came off the rather cobbled-together assembly line in Flint, Michigan.  In 2008, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution that June 30 be declared "National Corvette Day." I had no idea but will always celebrate accordingly. 

The Politico blog was unimpresssed with the resolution:
My only other problem with this resolution — except for the fact that it is a stupid waste of time — is that it really doesn't even mention the most important stuff about the Corvette. Any resolution on the 'Vette that doesn't include the phrases "Whereas it will help you get chicks" and "Whereas it looks really cool" just fails to do justice to this legend on wheels (thanks to an unnamed colleague for that point).
In celebration of National Corvette Day (an Official American Holiday!) I took out the C6 for a short drive to Cumberland, figuring that going more rural would save the car from the horrific roads I banged over in central Ottawa yesterday. There is a bakery, the Black Walnut, in Cumberland where my order of two date squares and a coffee became three date squares and a coffee as it was nearing the end of business.

There was a couple there with a shiny C7 but for the first time I met a not-very-friendly fellow Corvette owner, although the lady seemed nice enough. I am still puzzled by people who spend all that $$$ for a Corvette and then don't drive it. No matter--I had a nice drive and then stopped by the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum for a photo op. Three date squares are now sitting in the kitchen meaning I probably will have to go running again.

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