National Corvette Museum Celebrates 30 Years of Callaway with the 1988 Callaway Sledgehammer
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Chris Chessnoe, Program Manager of Callaway Cars, takes us through this special exhibit designed to celebrate the 30 year history of their Corvette based sports cars. In this first segment of the series, we get a closer look of the legendary Callaway Sledgehammer.
For over 30 years, a small company in Old Lyme, Connecticut has been at the forefront of automotive forced induction. Callaway Cars started to make a name for themselves by hot-rodding Corvettes in the 1980s, and ever since, this incredible coach-builder has been building some of the most potent Corvettes, Camaros, trucks and SUVs to ever tear up the pavement.
In 1986, General Motors was so impressed with their work, that Chevrolet provided an official “B2K” Regular Production Option (RPO) code to allow customers to order a Callaway twin-turbo Corvette right from their Chevrolet dealership. The RPO code was available from 1987 – 1991.
With the help of automotive designer, Paul Deutschman and a select group of highly experienced, performance engineers, Callaway Cars has built some of the most exotic and beautifully stunning Corvettes ever seen.
Callaway Corvettes have not only come with stunning designs such as the Aerobody kit, but they’ve delivered rock-solid, blistering performance and reliability to back up their beauty.
To celebrate the 30 year anniversary of becoming the first aftermarket performance company to receive an official RPO code for production Corvettes, Callaway Cars has teamed up with the National Corvette Museum to offer an incredible historical display of Callaway Corvettes over the years. 15 Callaway Corvettes will be on display, including the legendary 1988 Callaway Sledgehammer, and the beastly, take-no-prisoners Callaway SC757 Corvette Z06.
The special exhibit is now open and will run through May 5, 2017. For a complete list of the Callaway Corvettes that will be on display, click on the link here.