As if we needed another reason to get behind the wheel of our prized Corvettes, we just wanted to let you know that this Friday, June 29th, is the official Drive Your Corvette To Work Day. For those that don’t have to go to work on that day, feel free to see some sights from the driver’s side of your ride.
Mike Yager, the head man at Mid America Motorworks, began promoting the day in 2001 as a way to promote the popularity of the Corvette brand world-wide. It is held on the Friday closest to the 30th of June, which is the day that the very first production Corvette rolled off the line back in 1953. Back then, the limited production of Corvettes (only 300 in the first year of production) were built in a renovated building adjacent to the Flint Assembly Plant.
While each one of the current seven-generations of Corvettes all have certain characteristics, it is encouraged that everyone participate in Drive Your Corvette To Work Day, no matter what generation of Corvette they may own. Of course, discretion is advised and we’d not promote any situation that might put you, or your Corvette in harm’s way, but if it’s possible, we also like to encourage getting out there with your Corvette and enjoying the open road.
Here are a couple of photos of Corvettes on the move to help get you in the mood. While we understand that there are cars who’s value is simply too high to risk driving, there are also so many good reasons to exercise our cars from time to time. If you’re able to put a few miles on the odometer in the name of Corvette’s special holiday, then by all means, please do! Until then, just imagine how much fun each of these folks are having while behind the wheel of their Corvettes.
Feel free to post any photos of how you participated in Drive Your Corvette To Work Day and we thought we’d start off by showing off some of the epic drives that we’ve been involved with over the years. Whether for work, play or just because you installed a new ashtray gasket and wanted to try it out, we suggest you enjoy your Corvette and be sure to wave when meeting with others who are doing likewise. Also, let the world see you smiling behind the wheel of your Corvette. Who knows, you may just encourage them to get one for themselves!