National Corvette Museum New DisplayJuly 13, 2023
The Corvette and many of its devoted fans partied Thursday night like it was 1953, the year GM introduced the iconic sports car.
Nearly 300 people crowded into the Skydome of the National Corvette Museum, which used the birthday bash to kick off its new “An American Love Affair” exhibit that celebrates the car’s seven decades.
Held the evening before the 70th anniversary of the day the first Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Mich., the celebration showcased a collection of some five dozen vintage Corvettes that trace the evolution of the sports car from that 1953 model to the brand-new hybrid E-Ray that goes into production later this year.
The theme is accentuated in the eight-minute video displayed on the new $800,000 “Skywall” wrap-around video screen in the museum’s Skydome.
“When we started talking about what we could do to celebrate the 70th anniversary of this amazing car, we wanted to not just tell the history but pull something together that would resonate with everyone,” said Sharon Brawner, the museum’s president and CEO. “We realized that this car has permeated popular culture in movies, TV shows, songs, and toys for years.
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It has been 70 years since the first Chevrolet Corvettes hit showrooms all across the United States, and ever since the iconic vehicle has been synonymous with American racing speed and success. Let’s celebrate the Corvette’s star-studded history and appreciate how one vehicle can bring so many gearheads together.
Join us for our Corvette Cruise-In and Celebration! Immersed in the heart of Los Angeles’s Miracle Mile, extraordinary cars will be gathered at the Petersen Automotive Museum for our monthly Cruise-In.
All Corvettes and Corvette-powered vehicles are welcome!
Every ticket purchase includes*:
Lunch by Pinks
*Passengers will need to purchase another ticket if they wish to enjoy lunch.
Spectator tickets do not include General Admission
Since our Cruise-Ins tend to fill up fast and in an attempt to provide a smooth entry and parking experience to show cars, the Petersen is offering two types of show car tickets:
P3 Show Car ticket includes premium parking and car display.
P4 Show Car ticket is offered at a slightly lower cost and it includes parking on the upper deck of the event
Members will have early access to the museum from 9am–10am by showing their membership cards. Not a member? Join today by Clicking Here!
Petersen Museum Members will have access to a discount code for the event. Please email email@example.com for the code.
Complimentary parking, coffee, and bagels are provided to those attending!
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