This is the last part of this post that discusses the top defining moment of Chevrolet down the years.
#4: It was Corvette vs. the remaining world
In 2008, Corvette beat the famous monsters like Porsche, Ferrari and BMW to emerge as the winner for the 8th consecutive time at the Manufacturer’s Championship. It became a highly successful team in the history of American Le Mans Series.
#3 When Impala and Daytona created magic together
The date was February 20 1959 when the Impala, now a legend in its own right clinched its first victory in its first race ever. Bob Welborn’s lead foot and steady hand guided it and a new trend of dominance of Daytona started for the Chevy and is continuing even during the present times.
#2: Mr. Corvette arrives at France
Factory racing was banned unofficially in 1960 and this prompted Briggs Cunningham, the legendary sportsman to introduce Corvette to the racing car enthusiasts in the Continent. Corvette, thus made an international debut and got the first-ever victory for Chevrolet at Le Mans. The winning tradition of Chevrolet continues even today. It won the winner’s trophy at the GTE Pro class in 2011 in Le Mans endurance race
#1 The first race of its kind
As the story goes, the founder of GM, William “Billy” Durant, invited the famous racing driver Louis Chevrolet and his brother Arthur in 1907 to race as an honor for being his own chauffeur. Louis was already a racing sensation internationally easily surpassed Arthur. Billy was completely stunned when he saw how Louis did not even pay heed to his personal safety and gave the coveted job to Arthur right there. Yet, Louis came out victorious in the long run. With continuous backing from Billy, just a few years later, world saw the birth of the first Chevy.
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