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Corvette History - November
- November 1, 1997: Corvette Assistant Chief
Engineer, John Heinricy is re-assigned to Chief Engineer of GM's F-Body
platform which builds the Firebird and Camaro.
- November 2, 1990: In a small shopping center
in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the National Corvette Museum Annex is opened.
- November 2, 1999: Chevrolet announces that
it will enter a C5R Corvette race car at the 68th annual 24 Hours of
Le Mans in France in 2000.
- November 7, 1969: The 250,000th Corvette (
a Riverside Gold convertible) rolls off the assembly line.
- November 16, 1997: Corvette Designer, Larry
Shinoda, (famous for the 1963 split window Corvette) dies of kidney
- November 1960: The CERV I (Chevrolet Experimental
Research Vehicle) is first shown in public at the Riverside International
Raceway. It is a mid-engine, open wheel, single seat prototype
- November 1992: The date of building 1997 Corvettes
is planned to be September 3, 1996.
- November 1992: Dave Hill, an engineer in General
Motors' Cadillac program, accepts a job offer to become Corvette Chief
- November 1992: Mercury Marine, in Stillwater,
OK, completes building all LT5 engines destined for Corvette ZR-1s for
- November 1996: The 1997 Corvette is unveiled
to the press.
Corvette history compiled
by Ken Pollson.
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