Video: Why Corvettes are Synonymous with Astronauts?

Posted by David Alkire on Nov 22nd 2021

It’s the summer of 1969 and you’re driving home on the sandy back roads near Cape Canaveral when two Corvettes come screaming past. It’s nothing you haven’t seen before. Everyone near The Cape in the 60’s knew that America’s latest hometown heroes had made the town a personal racetrack while they were grounded. But you still take notice of those new Corvettes and how great they look in their gold and black livery. The next day you find the nearest Chevrolet dealership, sell the family hauling station wagon, and purchase a brand-new Corvette… or at least that’s what GM wanted to happen.

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