100 Years of Chevrolet Exhibit – America on Wheels Museum
By: Chaiti Sen
July 4, 2011 9:00 am ET
To celebrate Chevy’s Centennial, the America on Wheels museum in Allentown, Pa., is showcasing a special exhibit of privately owned Chevy vehicles from years past. Chevy owners and enthusiasts gathered at the exhibit opening, where Dan Ahearn, Chevrolet Zone Manager, presented both the history and future of the iconic brand. At the celebratory opening day ride and drives, the 2011 Volt and Camaro Convertible were the most popular, but with so many original models, some of the oldies but goodies ended up stealing the show …
1912 Little Four (Lender: Robert L. Little): That’s right, 1912! The vehicle cost $600.
1957 Chevrolet Corvette (Lender: Bud Panick): The 1957 Chevy Corvette achieved one horsepower per cubic inch, a feat not previously achieved by an American production engine. Zora Arkus-Duntov, instrumental in the production of the ’57 Chevy, was both a superb engineer and capable racing driver. Duntov is known as the “Godfather of the Corvette.”
1967 Chevrolet Camaro (Lender: Henry Stetler): A USA without Camaro? Who can imagine! The first Chevy Camaro was unveiled in 1967 and chosen as the pace car for the 51st Annual Indy 500.
The 100 Years of Chevrolet Exhibit is running through January 2012 at the America on Wheels museum. More details are available here: http://www.americaonwheels.org