How I claimed a (very small) part of Corvette history

Sunday, August 23, 2009
Scott Burgess
The Detroit News

-- It's a rare opportunity to drive a piece of history.

But sure enough, sitting in a parking lot full of 2010 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport models was a white Corvette with 1,500,000 written across the top of its windshield.

The once-in-a-lifetime machine will spend its days at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., not far from the assembly plant that puts it together.

But on Wednesday, this beautiful ride was parked in Milford and Chevrolet officials said I could take this convertible for a ride.

No one hopped in with me and no one lectured me about the speed limits along meandering Kensington Road, which borders General Motors Co.'s proving grounds. It was just me and a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette.

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