September 1, 1992: Corvette chief engineer
Dave McLellan formally retires, staying on as a consultant until his
replacement is named.
September 2, 1994: The National Corvette Museum
opens in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 4000 Corvettes attend. Over the three-day
weekend, 118,000 people visit the museum. The gift shop does US$1 million
September 3, 1996: Workers at the Bowling Green,
Kentucky, Corvette plant begin assembling the first production 1997
September 4, 1998: The following people were
inducted into The Corvette Hall of Fame at the National Corvette Museum:
The Corvette Hall of Fame inducts Ed Cole, General Motors President
and Chief Engineer of Chevrolet, Bill Mitchell, head of General Motors
Design staff, Joe Pike, Corvette promoter and editor of Corvette News
and founder of the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC), Larry
Shinoda, designer and member of the 1963 Sting Ray design team, Zora
Arkus-Duntov, first Chief Engineer of Corvette.
September 8, 1998: Baseball team St. Louis
Cardinals president Mark Lamping presents team member Mark McGwire with
a red 1962 Corvette, after McGwire hits his 62 home-run of the season.
September 9, 1955: Zora Arkus-Duntov races
a disguised 1956 model Corvette with a V-8 engine at the Pike's Peak
Hill climb, setting the stock car record of with a time of 17:24.05.
September 13, 1973: General Motors show a 266
ci two-rotor Wankel engine test Corvette at the 45th German Motor Show
in Frankfurt, Germany. The car is called Corvette 2-Rotor, (code name
XP-897GT) with a steel body.
September 24, 1974: General Motors president
Ed Cole announces that the company is postponing the introduction of
a Wankel-based rotary engine, due to difficulties in meeting proposed
September 29, 1953: The automotive press get
their hands on a Corvette for test and review, as the Corvette is officially
released. Eight Corvettes are made available to the press at the Milford
September, 1997: 9,000 Corvette owners attend
a special weekend gathering at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling
Green, Kentucky. Chevrolet introduces the 1998 convertible Corvette.