The car that would become synonymous with cool was first assembled in Flint, Michigan on this day in 1953.

The Corvette was designed to be the U.S.'s answer to European sports cars, like Jaguars and Ferraris. I think it's safe to say that we did good.

Just how popular has the Corvette been? There are Corvette conventions and Corvette clubs all over Michigan. In our area alone, there are two:

Plus, this year's Rocker Classic Car is a 1974 Black Cherry Pearl Corvette. It could be yours...

Check out this awesome '74 Vette:

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