One of my favorite pictures, it was taken in July 2011 in Brunswick, Ohio.
I am a big fan of the Chevrolet Corvette in general and the 1959 Corvette is no exception. There is something about every body style that I like, and each car was a statement for it's time. Here are a few pictures of the 1959 Roadster. I hope you enjoy them and image you are back in 1959 seeing the new Corvette for the fist time. Remember, every Corvette body since 1953 has been made of fiberglass. Every year the salesman would tell you that this was the last year for the fiberglass body or the last year for the Vette. I drove a 1959 in the early 70's and what a shock that was. The steering wheel was gigantic compared to my 1972 and the clutch required a body builder to push in. Still, it was cool driving it around town.
Here are a few pictures I took in 2011 of two different cars. The blue car was at the car show in Brunswick, Ohio sponsored by Brunswick Family Restaurant. The red car was at the Riverfront Mall Cruise-In in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. I try to go to a couple of car shows a year. I normally take my camera with me, and if I don't I will regret it. The government managed to ruin cars completely starting in 1974. They have made their come back over the years but my favorites are still the classics from the 50s through the early 70s.
There is a lot going on with the front bumper of this car. It was a different time but the car had a character all its own.
In its time it was a low rider!
I love how the seats feel like they are actually a part of the car and not just in the car.
Now that is a steering wheel! The 1958 to 1960 Corvettes were similar to this design, In 1961 the rear of the car was changed and that carried forward into the Stingray years starting in 1963 and the famous split window coupe.