28th JUNE ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

June 28th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1953 : Workers assembled 1st Corvette in Flint, Michigan : Workers at the Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, assembled the first Corvette, a two-seater American icon sports car, on the 28th June 1953. The first completed Corvette production car rolled off the assembly line two days later, one of only 300 Corvettes made that year. The idea for the Corvette came from Harley J. Earl, a General Motors’ pioneering designer, who in 1951 began developing plans for a low-cost American sports car that could compete with Europe’s Jaguars, MGs,  and Ferraris. The project was eventually code-named Opel. In January 1953, GM debuted the Corvette concept car at the Motorama auto show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. | & more about history on this day in the video…