1955 & 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coronado Speed Festival 9-22-2011

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The first generation Corvette was introduced late in the 1953 model year and ended in 1962. Often referred to as the “solid-axle” models because the independent rear suspension did not debut until the 1963 Sting Ray. 300 hand-built polo white Corvette convertibles were produced for the 1953 model year. The 1955 model offered the 265 cu in (4.34 L) V8 engine as an option; however, the first seven off the production line featured the standard “Blue Flame” Inline-6. The origin of the Chevrolet Nomad was a two-door wagon concept car built off a 1954 Corvette.

A new body was introduced for the 1956 model featuring a new “face” and side coves; the taillamp fins were gone. An optional fuel injection system was made available in the middle of the 1957 model year. It was one of the first mass-produced engines in history to reach 1 bhp (0.75 kW) per cubic inch (16.4 Cubic cm) and Chevrolet’s advertising agency used a “one hp per cubic inch” slogan for advertising the 283 bhp (211 kW) 283 cu in (4.64 L) Small-Block engine. Other options included power windows (1956), hydraulically operated power convertible top (1956), four speed manual transmission (late 1957), and heavy duty brakes and suspension (1957).
Coronado Village Fleet Week Car PROCESSION
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Location: Rotary Plaza and Isabella Avenue
The kickoff to a fun-filled weekend at the Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival.
Procession Route: The procession will begin at Naval Air Station North Island, travel down Orange and terminate at Rotary Plaza and Isabella Avenue.
Come visit this grand gathering of the Coronado and San Diego communities along with racers from all over the nation. The Coronado Speed Festival is a premier motorsports event, saluting our nation’s military. Please join us for “The Race at the Base.” Nothing like race cars, nascar, driving down the street during very busy traffic down the city streets with a tow truck in tow.

2011 Race Categories at coronado
Race 1 — 1952-1959 Sports Racing and Production Cars
Race 2 — 1962-1972 Sports Racing and Formula Cars under 2000cc
Race 3 — 1969-1980 Sports Racing and Formula Cars
Race 4 — 1953-1966 Production cars under 2000cc
Race 5 — 1959-1966 Production Cars – Disc Brake
Race 6 — 1962-1966 Production Cars over 2500cc
Race 7 — 1965-1988 FIA Manufacturer Championship Cars
Race 8 — Historic NASCAR – 1972 thru –
Race 9 — 1966-1972 Historic Trans-AM
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