By Bill Buys, Community Newspaper Group motoring editor
A convoy of classy Corvettes will set off from Midland Gate on Sunday.
THE Corvette has been something special since the day in 1953 when old number one rolled off the GM assembly line in the US.
The classic lines of Chevrolet’s sports car made it an instant hit and the car is now in its sixth generation, with more than 1.35 million of them having turned heads wherever they went.
That will be the case on Sunday, September 9 when upwards of 50 of the beauties meet at Midland Gate shopping centre for a cruise to Bindoon, where the Corvettes of WA club is having a get-together and a show and shine.
Club member Andy Weatherburn said it would be the biggest local gathering of Corvettes in history.
“We usually get about 10, but 50 or 60 will be a first for WA and will make a phenomenal sight,” he said.
The cars will gather at Midland Gate from 9.30am on Sunday, then head off to Bindoon an hour later.
Two of the later model Corvettes were in the recent Targa West rally, driven by Chris Caruso and Keith Hawley.
Corvettes have been pace cars at Indianapolis, General Colin Powell owned one, so did controversial cycling star Lance Armstrong, F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi, thousands of film stars, pop singers and tens of thousands of enthusiasts.