Highly polished orange, red, black and other colors of Corvettes lined up in display of classic cars at World of Speed

World of Speed showcases iconic Corvette

Jarrod Lyman | 01/18/2018 | Arts & Heritage, Wilsonville

World of Speed Corvette Pace Car

Few cars are as recognizable as the Corvette. It's very name conjures images of speed and horsepower. The World of Speed museum in Wilsonville is celebrating the heritage of this American icon in a new exhibit, as they celebrate the car's 65th anniversary. 

The Corvette paved the way (yes, that's a road pun) for a whole host of great American muscle. Both old and new, these cars always turn heads. From the classic to the contemporary, you will enjoy these amazing examples of automotive art as examples of all seven generations of this beautiful car are on display.

You may have actually seen one of the cars in the exhibit already. The 1959 Corvette that made an appearance in the movie Animal House is a proud part of the exhibit. Also on view is the '63 split window, one of the favorite versions for fans of the vehicle. Another popular one, the '69 Stingray which came out the same year America landed on the moon. This Corvette arguably solidified the car as a household name when a marketing genius at GM decided that each of the Apollo 11 Astronauts should drive one. I'm still waiting for social media managers to get one, just in case anyone at GM is reading this. I guess we're still not as cool as the first people on the moon. 

Of course you'll want to see each one of the cars for yourself. World of Speed is open Tuesday through Saturdays and the exhibit runs until April 15. For full hours and other exhibits, visit them online

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Jarrod Lyman has more than 13 years tourism experience. He is currently loving his job overseeing content for the #omht Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest

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