Route 66 was the coolest show of it's time... see a clip HERE
The television show "Route 66" premiered with a story of two young men driving a 1960 Corvette around the US in search of adventure. And while deep see fishing in the Bahamas, Bill Mitchell lands a shark and thinks of the idea for the body shape of the XP-775, the Corvette Shark. The 1960 Corvette was the last to feature tail lights formed into the rounded fenders, and the last with the heavy "tooth" grill. The base exterior of the 1960 Corvette continued the smooth look of the previous years.The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car first manufactured by Chevrolet in 1953 and is built today exclusively at a General Motors assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It was the first all-American sports car built by an American car manufacturer. The National Corvette Museum is also located in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Read The Corvette Story HERE
1964 Stingray! Wow how hot that car was! It reminded us of the space ship on My Favorite Martian See it HERE My Uncle Roman had one and took me for my first trip over 110 mph! Who Hoo!! Cool first one with the fast back shape.
Nice video of the 64 and 66 HERE
The Marvelous British Leland MGB
We had a "75 MGB and it was the most fun car I have ever had.
SEE IT HERE
The MG Model B was produced from September 1962 until July 1980 at the Abingdon Works when the last MG B rolled off the production line. The Plant was closed by Margaret Thatcher as part of the British Government's Privatization Plan. The "B" was the successor to the MG A, and because of the popularity of the car became synonymous with the definition of sports car.
In fact when Mazda was creating the first of the MX5 Miata's their design team used the MG B as the starting point and design model. North American Export of sports cars became a larger and larger piece of the factory's sales, and the "B" was the most popular model ever produced. About a half million MG B's found their way to this side of the pond. This makes these cars still affordable as collector cars, and due to their rather primitive (by today's computerized standards) design still reparable by the shade tree mechanic. I always say, that if you need a finer adjustment, just use a bigger hammer. They are easy to repair, and replacement parts are plentiful and inexpensive to get, which makes them a very affordable car to drive. While some find their way into concours competition, in my opinion, the MG B is a poor choice. Because they are plentiful by collector standards, they never will achieve a high value, and therefore will rarely reflect the value of the investment to turn a 25+ year old car into a 100 pointer. Instead, why not capitalize on the lower purchase price, and easy maintainability, and let these little gems do what they do best. Use 'em, drive 'em, enjoy 'em, and yes love 'em. Take cross country trips, and picnics, rallies, hill climbs, and all the other club events. They were made for driving pleasure, so enjoy them.
The Austin Healy 3000
AUSTIN HEALY 3000 BRITISH RACING GREEN SUPER FINE CAR!The Austin-Healey 3000 was a sports car built from 1959 to 1967, by Jensen Motors for the Austin-Healey marque, and is the best known of the 'big' Healey models. The 3000 was a successful car which won its class in many European rallies in its heyday - and is still used in competition by enthusiasts today. The car was originally to be called the "Mille Miglia" after the famous sports car race, but the displacement-based "3000" name stuck instead. Both the 3000 and the 100 before it were known simply as "the Austin-Healey" in the 1950s, since the company was essentially a single-vehicle marque.
The Jaguar XKE leaped onto the world's sports-car stage in March 1961. To anyone for whom the automobile is more about romance than utility, the Jaguar XKE ranks among the most important cars ever created. And not only for its virtues as a vehicle. Yes, in itself the Jaguar XKE was a very exciting sports car, combining speed with style, savagery with civility. But then, Jaguar devotees had come to expect that from their marque.
The Jaguar XKE was something more -- much more. There are enthusiasts who hold that racing is the highest of the automotive arts, and thus a roadgoing automobile must be derived from racing experience. For them, a sports car based on a competition car is the best car. Jaguar Image Gallery
Last but not least is the 1969 Corvette Stingray! My personal favorite of all.I drove one for awhile when I was 16! Boys were never a problem during that time! Mine was "cadillac fire mist blue" It had a 427 with a 411 rear end! 1to1 ratio steering. It was a beast! Read more about this fabulous car's specs HERE