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Avanti II: Donated Car with Corvette Components

Studebaker Avanti II
1977 Studebaker Features Corvette Engine and Fiberglass Body Like many auto enthusiasts, Bernard “Mike” Hammer had set his sights on his dream car decades before he’d have the opportunity to actually own it. It was 1962, and his stepfather was in the market for a new car. “He took me with him one, to keep …

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1984 DeAtley Trans Am Corvette Racer Donated

1984 DeAtley Race Car
Michael (Mike) Moss started off life as a self-proclaimed motorhead, even as young as 13 years old. When he turned 16, he had his sights set on road racing, but a minimum age of 21 pushed him towards drag racing. Never mind that the minimum age for that was 18 – it didn’t stop Mike …

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1990 Indy 500 Festival Corvette Donated

1990 Festival Corvette Donation
“There were five of us, and it’s a two-seater, so it really was a car for mom and dad.” Daughter Melanie remembers how beloved the car was by her dad, Carl Whitlow, and how her and her sister were not allowed to drive it. “I think we all got to drive it once. He and …

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Museum’s Performance Gallery Undergoing Major Remodel

Performance Gallery
The National Corvette Museum has embarked on a major exhibit remodel bringing one of the Museum’s earliest display spaces up to date with a design that truly reflects the sleek and stylish nature of America’s favorite sports car. “The Performance Gallery is one space in the Museum that has been around since the building’s grand …

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Final C7 Stingray Corvette Delivered at Museum

Last C7 Stingray Delivered
The National Corvette Museum was created as a facility to house the history of the iconic American sports car, and a part of the car’s recent history has joined the Museum’s collections. On Wednesday, November 20 the final C7 Stingray to roll off the GM Bowling Green Assembly line was officially delivered at the Museum. …

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