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A HERO'S WELCOME PLANNED FOR THE 1-MILLIONTH CORVETTE

 A HERO'S WELCOME PLANNED FOR THE 1-MILLIONTH CORVETTE
 WARREN, Mich., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A hero's welcome is planned


for the 1-millionth Chevrolet Corvette when it arrives at the General Motors Building at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 12.
 Police sirens, band music, flags, and the Goodyear Blimp hovering above will join the large crowd on Second Avenue between Milwaukee and West Grand Boulevard to greet the white convertible. Festivities will begin at 11:30 a.m.
 Chevrolet General Manager Jim C. Perkins will drive the milestone Corvette onto a stage on Second Avenue. He said the 1-millionth Corvette has dual significance for Chevrolet and GM.
 "In addition to producing far more units than any other single sports car in history, Corvette has become a global symbol of American innovation and technical excellence," Perkins said.
 "We are particularly pleased that a host of engineers, designers, race drivers, marketers and journalists who have contributed to Corvette's enduring greatness will join us for Wednesday's celebration."
 Afterward, Chevrolet will host a lunch in their honor.
 Adding to Wednesday's excitement on Second Avenue will be a continuing raffle of Corvette-related prizes. Brightly dressed Corvette hostesses will distribute free raffle tickets. A drawing will be held every 15 minutes until 1 p.m.
 The 1-millionth Corvette will arrive at the GM Building from Road America, the renowned race track at Elkhart Lake, Wisc., where it was honored over the weekend. It will appear next weekend (Aug. 15-16) at the Michigan International Speedway at Brooklyn, Mich. During visits to the two race tracks, the car will be viewed by more than 150,000 spectators.
 At the GM Building, the milestone Corvette will join a one-of-a-kind display which traces the history of the sports car since it was introduced in 1953. Fifteen special and production Corvettes are included plus graphics and other displays. The exhibit continues, admission free, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Thursday.
 The 1-millionth Corvette has been donated by Chevrolet to the National Corvette Museum which will be completed late next year on a site in Bowling Green, Ky., near the Corvette Assembly Plant where the car was the focus of national ceremonies when it was produced on July 2.
 A silent auction of Corvette memorabilia to benefit the museum is being conducted in the current GM Building Corvette exhibit.
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 /CONTACT: Dave Hudgens of Chevrolet, 313-492-8846/
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