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2003 Corvette Photos

GM Reveals 2003 Corvette to Press, and the NCM is there.

The long awaited 50th Anniversary Corvette; Corvette pace car and 2003 models were unveiled as hundreds of media from across the globe with camera in hand stood in amazement. The National Corvette Museum was fortunate enough to be part of the spectacular event hosted by Chevrolet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway April 10, 2002 and we want to share it with you… Corvette enthusiasts, admirers and friends.

Seconds before the unveiling, the cover was slowly removed from the car and a breath taking moment of silence stood in the air until Baldick excitedly shouted, “Now is that a rich anniversary red or what?” Everyone agreed, that this was a striking car that represented everything a 50th Anniversary car should be! It has a stand up and take notice look that is unmistakably - Corvette!

“Pacing the Indy 500 was a great way to showcase our 50th Anniversary Corvette,” said Rick Baldick, Corvette Brand Manager. “I have the most privileged job, working side by side with America’s performance icon, both on the track and with its popularity. The Corvette is not only a great sportscar, it offers excitement and dynamics and stays consistent at being the #1 sports car. The 50th edition Corvette is a sophisticated tribute to Corvette.”

In addition to the many other exciting new features, the new Corvette offers a “tour and sport” mode. “The tour mode hooks the car to the sky, while the sport mode hooks the car to the road.” Baldick stated. “The list of expectations are astounding when it comes to Corvette, and we continue to network with the customers and the dealers to meet those expectations.” “Chevrolet and dealer networking is second to none in the country.” There are approximately 4,500 Chevrolet dealers across the states and 3,700 of whom recognized as a “certified Corvette dealers.

“Corvette owners are not shy about expressing their wants and needs,” Baldick said. “A convertible power top seems to be the most highly requested change requested. Whether it is the Internet, conventional mail, or phone calls, we hear from the Corvette community and want to continue to keep a strong relationship with them.

“We are going to do our best to meet the market demand on the 50th Anniversary model,” Baldick said. We haven’t released prices and do not see any major price changes. The C5 Corvette attracts a different customer, and is probably the best value proposition in the world. There is no place in the world where you can buy that much performance for that kind of money.”

For a detailed view, click the photo.

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Rick Baldick

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Jim Caviezel, Elaine Irwin-Mellencamp

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Kirt Ritter

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Jim Caviezel

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Rick Baldick

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Elaine Irwin-Mellencamp, Bobbie Jo Lee, Jim Caviezel

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1957 "SS" Corvette donated by Zora
Arkus-Duntov to the Indy Motor Speedway Museum

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Kirt Ritter and Rick Baldick unveil the coupe

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