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LTD Corvette Club
If you're a car buff or just like fine automobiles, then you're in the right place. View great photos of C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, corvette stingray and increase your knowledge about them. Also the opportunity of participating in our upcoming events as a member of our club by joining or as a spectator of one of the nicest car shows around, We strive to provide a well organized event wherever we go. Everything you would expect to see and more, provided by us is always a team effort. When you go to a LTD Corvette Club event it's always a memorabilia and entertaining in the most positive way. There's great food, entertainment, tee shirts, memorabilia, souvenirs in a family atmosphere. Including informative history about the different generations of America's first sports car. Living The Dream Corvette Club wants to share their dream with you. Be sure to bookmark our Upcoming Events page.
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History of the Corvette

C1 First Generation

Entering the 1950s, no corporation even came close to General Motors in its size, the scope of its enterprise or its profits. GM was twice as big as the second biggest company in the world. Standard Oil of New Jersey (forefather of today's Exxon/Mobil), and had a vast conglomeration of businesses ranging from home appliances to providing insurance and building Buick, Cadillacs, Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and locomotives. It was so big that it made more than half the cars sold in the United States and the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust division was threatening to break it up. In the diversified 21st century, it's almost hard to imagine how overwhelmingly concentrated corporate power was in GM back then. But it didn't make a sports car. The idea of a car coming from stodgy GM that could compete with Jaguar, MG or Triumph was almost absurd. Still, there was room inside GM for dreams even if there wasn't any room for whimsy. Harley J. Earl, GM'S chief designer (formally the head of the Art and Color Section) and the man who invented the "concept car" with the 1938 Buick Y-Job, was in charge of the corporation's ambitious musings.
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C2 Second Generation

The second generation (C2) Corvette, which introduced Sting Ray to the model, continued with fiberglass body panels, and overall, was smaller than the first generation. It was designed by Larry Shinoda from a previous concept design called the "Q Corvette".
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C3 Third Generation

The third generation Corvette, patterned after the Mako Shark II concept car, was introduced for the 1968 model year and was in production until 1982. C3 coupes featured the first use of T-top removable roof panels.
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C4 Fourth Generation

The fourth generation Corvette was the first complete redesign of the Corvette since 1963. Production of the 1983 model year but quality issues & part delays resulted in only 43 prototypes for the 1983 model.
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C5 Fifth Generation

Production of the C5 Corvette began in 1997 and ended with the 2004 model year. The C5 had a top speed of 181 mph and was judged by the automotive press as improved in nearly every area.
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C6 Sixth Generation

The C6 Corvette retained the front engine and rear transmission design of the C5, but was otherwise all-new, including new bodywork with exposed headlamps (for the first time since 1962).
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C7 Seventh Generation

The next-generation (C7) Corvette had been in development since 2007. Originally set to be introduced for the 2011 model year, its introduction was delayed for 3 years. It was finally released for the 2014 model year.
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Introducing the New C8 2021 Corvette..... (read more)

Concept to Reality
The first 300 Corvettes were hand built at a plant in Flint, Michigan in 1953.

The LTD Founder

Brian K. Westmoreland

Living The Dream was founded by Brian K. Westmoreland in Harrisburg, PA. In 2007, Brian purchased his second corvette, a 2003 which inspired his vision of starting a Corvette Club. Brian had friends and neighbors who also owned corvettes and they'd get together at his home on weekends to barbeque, wash and wax their cars and talk shop about Corvettes. These get togethers' inspired other friends to purchase the American sports car.

The annual Corvette show, held in Carlisle, PA, the last weekend in August, is a big event for Brian and his enthusiastic friends. Brian held barbeques at his home after these shows. Many of his neighbors would come and look at the cars parked at the barbeque as they looked forward to this as an annual event. From these gatherings, discussions ensued around starting a club. Brian took the bull by the horns and started contacting friends and others local enthusiast with a love for “America’s Sports Car”.

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C7 corvettes in production on the assembly line.
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