GRAND DADDY OF ALL CORVETTES
"1952 - The EX-122 concept car, which had been in
Development since 1951, is officially named "Corvette'" after a type
of fast warship. Sports car aficionado and GM Vice President Harley Earl is the
major force behind the development of the vehicle."
Source: GM 2001
Corvette Specialists Data Book, Produced for Chevrolet by Gail & Rice