July 1, 2000: Corvette brand manager Jim Campbell
is promoted, and replaced by Rick Baldick.
July 2, 1992: The one millionth Corvette is
built. It is a white LT1 roadster, with red interior.
July 10, 1994: At the four-hour endurance GT
Championship race at Vallelunga, Italy, a Callaway SuperNatural Corvette
LM driven by Andreas Fuchs and Enrico Bertaggia finishes first in GT-2
class and second overall, behind a Ferrari F40.
July 17, 1999: At Knebworth House in Essex,
England, 120 Corvettes take part in the longest convoy of Corvettes
ever in England. 344 cars in total take part in the main event, the
20th Annual Corvette Nationals of the Classic Corvette Club United Kingdom.
July, 1953: Zora Arkus-Duntov begins working
on the Corvette.
July, 1956: Work begins on Project XP-64, a
sports/racer built for the upcoming race in Sebring. The car is named
the Corvette SS (Super Spyder), or Sebring SS. A clay model of Zora's
design is made, and shown to management.
July, 1956: Richard Thompson races a production
Corvette to first place in C class - Production, in the Seattle Seafair
race, the first SCCA National title for the Corvette.
July, 1958: Bill Mitchell assembles the XP-700,
a highly modified Corvette with a long oval nose, and twin-bubble plastic
roof. The rear design is later adopted for the 1961 model.
July, 1962: Production begins on the Grand
Sport, designed for racing in World Championship races. Production is
intended to be 125.
July, 1975: The last 1975 model-year convertible
Stingray rolls off the assembly line.
July, 1977: Bill Mitchell resigns from General