70th Anniversary Corvette Celebration

Back to the Bricks Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Corvette

Friday June 30th, 2023

We are delighted to announce that registration for the 70th Anniversary Corvette party is now OPEN! Back on June 30, 1953, the first Corvette came off the production line in Flint, and we want to celebrate this 70th Anniversary with a BIG party, Friday June 30th, 2023.
Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor General Motors, we will host this party at the former General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales HQ building just off Hill Rd. There’s a huge parking lot with tons of room for all, even spectator parking. This is the future home of the GM Heritage Center, and we are very excited for this to come home to Genesee County.
We have a very special 70th Anniversary Corvette Display coming, with a Corvette from each series with photos to be showcased. We are VERY thankful to our committee for connecting us to some fantastic owners, we even have one of the first 300 Corvettes ever made to be on display.
This event will run from 5pm – 9:30pm, it’s totally FREE to attend.
Special thanks to our Sponsor Scooters Bar & Grill for offering a Lunch Car Cruise-In Special, visit Scooters Bar & Grill from 11:30am – 3pm at 6004 Torrey Rd, Flint, MI 48507. They will have special parking for classic cars and trucks and a lunch special buffet.
Cruise on over to our sponsor and partner Applegate Chevrolet at 3637 S Saginaw St, Flint MI 48503 for a Photo Booth and Car Show entry from 11:30am – 5pm. Stop in and see their cars, their amazing staff and take part in the car show. Winners will be announced on Facebook and called to receive their prizes.
All Show Cars and Trucks can register and enter, but Corvettes will have a special entry time, starting at 4pm for parking. At 5pm the parking lot will open to all other registered cars.
DJ Scott Kuhl will be on hand rocking it out to your favorite tunes, until the Band takes the stage at 7pm.  Local rockers, “After It All” will take the stage just after 7pm to play all your favorite tunes. We will have Vendors, Sponsors, Food Trucks, and the Back to the Bricks Official Merchandise Booth on display.
Register today, receive more information in the beginning of June. Giveaways to be awarded, the first 500 cars to receive collectors dash plaque and so much more!!!

Parking Lot Opens at 5pm for all Registered Vehicles

Special thanks to our partners of this event:

Corvette History

On June 30, 1953, the first Corvette came off the production line in Flint. It was hand-assembled and featured a Polo White exterior and red interior, two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission, a wraparound windshield, whitewall tires and detachable plastic curtains instead of side windows.

The entire 1953 production took place in the back of a customer delivery garage in Flint Michigan. The first two were engineering test cars and according to official records, were destroyed. Of the first 300 Corvettes, approximately 225 are known to exist today.

Many ask… How much did a 1953 Corvette cost new? Starting slowly, building the cars largely by hand, the base price for Chevy’s new two-seater when it finally went on sale in September 1953, was $3,498.00. Today one of these 225 cars left in existance can be valued between $125,000.00 – $190,000.00, however the oldest known car might go for an upwards of $750,000.

Today the Corvette new, starting with the 2023 Corvette Stingray coupe in 1LT trim, the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $61,900, plus a destination charge. The convertible in the same trim is $69,400. It’s virtually $81K for a convertible in the top 3LT trim. There are many options.

The 2023 Z06 starts at $109,295.00, and the 70th Anniversary Package, with many add on options is somewhere near $140,630.00. Much more than the 1953, but boy have they came a long way.

Check out this amazing Promo Video
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