Classic American Dream / by Julio Aguilar

The beautiful city of Saint Petersburg played host to a National Corvette Museum car show on May 25, 2013, showcasing all body styles from the 1953 C1 to the 60th anniversary 2013 C6 Corvette. 

Classic round tail lights with a twist. 

Classic round tail lights with a twist. 

The Chevrolet Corvette is considered a classic American sports car. First introduced as a  concept in 1953, this dream ride seemed like it was doomed with slow sales and a lot of facelifts in the eight years following. Since then, we have seen six different body styles each with its own attitude, curve and power. 

As I walked through the colorful assortment of Corvettes this guy caught my attention:

Soaking up the rays.

Soaking up the rays.

And as I made my way around to the rear of the vehicle I was finally introduced....

Meet the C6 vette known as Tweety Bird.

Meet the C6 vette known as Tweety Bird.

Now I was on the search for the perfect C1 body style to compliment Tweety Bird and really show how far this car has come. Of course I stumbled upon an intricately restored red 1960 Corvette owned by avid Bay Area Corvette Club member Lance O. He so kindly allowed me to photograph his work of art.

1960 Chevrolet Corvette. 

1960 Chevrolet Corvette. 

Lance ended up winning an award in his C1 class (of course) and I am excited I was able to photograph his fully restored ride! Thanks again to Lance and all other owners that allowed me to take pictures of their sweet rides and if you want to learn more about the Bay Area Corvette Club you can go to their website here: Bay Area Corvette Club or you can visit the National Corvette Museum for a directory of all Vette clubs throughout the nation. 

All original GM components. 

All original GM components.