Sting Ray’s 50th birthday to be celebrated at Amelia

| 19 Oct 2012

The Corvette Sting Ray will join two other legends of motoring – Ford’s GT40 and Porsche’s 911 – in celebrating its 50th anniversary at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance from 8-10 March next year.

The addition of Chevy’s famed small-block V8 engine and the close attention of “father of the Corvette” Zora Arkus-Duntov, transformed the Corvette into a genuine sports car 10 years after it was launched.

Concours chairman Bill Warner said: “The Sting Ray changed everything. Men liked it, women liked it and you could get one serviced at any Chevrolet dealer. That’s the real brilliance of its world-class performance.”

Ed Welburn, GM’s global design vice president, and designer Peter Brock will open the event with 90-minute seminar on the car’s development.