- August 1, 1981: The last Corvette built in
the St. Louis assembly plant rolls off the assembly line.
- August 6, 2000: A Sports Car America Le Mans
Series race is held at Mosport International Raceway, Bowmanville, Ontario.
A Corvette C5-R driven by Ron Fellows and Andy Pilgrim finishes 2nd
in GTS class, 0.353 seconds behind a Viper.
- August 10, 1993: The 1997 Corvette program
begins Concept Alertnatives Selection, in which virtually every part,
procedure and design layout is presented, defended, and decided on.
The program provisionally passes, pending a two-week review of some
- August 20, 2000: In Ste. Croix, Quebec, the
Speedvision World Challenge, Round 5, is held. Bill Cooper takes 2nd
place in a C5 Corvette. John Heinricy places 3rd, also racing
- August 24, 1963: The Corvette Grand Sport records
its first victory, at Watkins Glen. Driver Richard Thompson achieves
an overal win.
- August 1958: Sales of the 1958 model reach
9168 units, enough to turn a profit for the Corvette for the first time.
- August 1985: Chevrolet calls Reeves Callaway,
ultimately resulting in Callaway building the Twin Turbo Corvette as
a Chevrolet dealer option.
- August 1998: Dave Hill officially introduces
the 1999 hardtop Corvette. Price is US$38,777.
Corvette history compiled
by Ken Pollson.